mercoledì 12 settembre 2012

Deadly Target (刑侦风云)

Deadly Target (刑侦风云)


Dir: Godfrey Ho / Phillip Ko
Cast: Oshima Yukari , Sharon Yeung Pan-Pan, John Cheung, Edu Manzano, Phillip Ko Fei
Plot: The Hk police force and the Mainland police force work together to stop one of the largest arms dealers in Asia.
Year: 1994
Country:
Mainland China 
Trailer (Source Material: Original Mainland Dvd): http://youtu.be/vHQk4f9c6XY
Notes:  The movie is considered as a Filipino/Hk co-production by lots of people. On Chinese websites the movie is stated as Mainland production. I don’t know which version is true though. The print I have is the Mainland’s. I will spend some words about the dvd (I will talk about the movie later). The print used was in really bad condition, sometime the video just becomes like somebody peed on it, vintage feeling at its best. The movie was broadcasted on cctv with much higher resolution and quality. I am pretty sure the movie was released in HK on vcd or LD or vhs with English subtitles. Be aware that if you buy the Mainland vers. You won’t have English subs.
Personal Opinion: Here I am reviewing a movie from director Godfrey Ho (famous for Ninja movies) set in Manila. When I bought the movie I did not know anything about it, only that there was Oshima Yukari as one of the main protagonists. Let’s say this straight: the movie is bad. The story is nothing new, the acting is less than average, the action is… pretty decent, I admit that.
Both Oshima Yukari and Sharon Yeung show their skills with weapons and not, but the movie is something you do not want to scream about. I mean ,yeah, you have some good moments (thanks to those 2 girls), you have bullet ballet (cheap special effects), you have stupid comedy (the ladyboy saving the cop? Oh yes!), but the movie just did not take my interest, sometimes I just wanted to fast forward to see how it ended. You wanna skip it? Do it, you will not lose anything. You are a big Oshima Yukari fan? Give it a try, you might like it.
Some snapshots (source: official mainland dvd):





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