China Strike Force / Lei ting zhan jing / Шанхайский связной
Режиссер: Stanley Tong
Страна: Hong Kong
Год выпуска: 2000
Актеры: Aaron Kwok (as Darren Tong), Norika Fujiwara (as Norika), Coolio (as Coolio), Mark Dacascos (as Tony Lau), Lee-Hom Wang (as Alex Cheung), Ruby Lin (as Ruby Lin), Paul Chiang (as Sheriff Lin), Siu-Ming Lau (as Uncle Ma), Ken Lo (as Tony's Henchman), Jennifer Lin (as Jennifer), Jung Yuen (as Lee)
Описание: Жестокое убийство одного из наркобаронов во время VIP-приема в фешенебельном клубе развязывает настоящую войну между воротилами наркобизнеса, уже поделившими рынок Юго-Восточной Азии, и дерзкими "новичками", стремящимися войти в дело и получить свою долю. Автомобильные гонки на головокружительной скорости, ожесточенные перестрелки и практически непрерывные рукопашные сватки с участием мировых звезд боевых искусств наполняют фильм сумасшедшим драйвом, подобным катанию на "американских горках". Весь этот ошеломляющий аттракцион несется сквозь парилки китайских бань, заброшенные доки, многолюдные улицы и сверкающие ночи Шанхая.
GOLDEN HARVEST COMPANY LTD./CENTRAL PARTNERSHI
Рецензии: *warning- spoilers* The film is reasonably acted as far as Hong kong actioners go and this is the best non-chan, non- woo HK film I have seen. The actors are all okay ranging from adeqaute to moments of cheesyness or woodenness. Mark Dacascos is very good in this as the bad guy and he makes an excellent baddie in a limited part. His demise was also a let down, I felt there wasn't a big enough showdown between him and Aron Kwok. Mark was excellent in this as usual with his fighting, he did not look out of place infact his form and acrobats beat the others hands down and he did some impressive stunt work whereas say Van Damme would have been consistently doubled. The film has a good pace, Coolio is funny in an over the top way and there are some exceptional stunts. The fight scenes are first class although as far as Hong Kong goes I have seen better and some unrealistic stunts and wire work also look dodgy but overall I was entertained. Dacascos stole the show for me and his only weak moment was where he was smoking a cigar, it is obvious he's not really a smoker with his strict training he undertakes and the fact he looked like he was going to throw up, aswell as a sore sounding throat. Overall this is a good way to pass 90 or so minutes although the DVD I own has a bad picture and mediocre sound. 7/1