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The Dragon from Russia
The Dragon from Russia
Actors: Samuel Hui, Maggie Cheung, Nina Li Chi, Carrie Ng, Loletta Lee
Director: Clarence Fok Yiu-leung
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Mystery & Suspense
UR     2001     1hr 36min


     
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Actors: Samuel Hui, Maggie Cheung, Nina Li Chi, Carrie Ng, Loletta Lee
Director: Clarence Fok Yiu-leung
Creators: Dean Shek, Chi Wai Wong, Peter Ngor, Clarence Fok Yiu-leung, Catherine Lau, Kazuo Koike, Ryoichi Ikegami
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Tai Seng
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 01/23/2001
Original Release Date: 01/01/1990
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1990
Release Year: 2001
Run Time: 1hr 36min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

Cool fight sequences - overlooked but good
S. L. Cranshaw | Tokyo Japan | 04/26/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"While the world is now familiar with Jackie Chan and Jet Li, not many perhaps will have heard of Sam Hui. Also a comedy star in Hong Kong, appearing with his brothers Michael and Ricky, Sam made a surprisingly good action hero in this adaptation of the Japanese manga, Crying freeman (which has recently been remade in the US under the same title). He was certainly physically up to the part. At one point, during the 'training sequence' which seems to come up at some point in almost every martial arts movie, Sam is hanging with his knees hooked over a beam doing verical sit-ups while swinging nunchakas. There can't be many people that can do that. Stylistically it's slick and fast paced, in the manner of the Tsui Hark or John Woo movies. The fights are fast and acrobatic. I saw it in a Hong Kong cinema where it was punctuated by vocal audience responses, "Wah!... Woo!...". The movie also features the fabulous Maggie Cheung, long before she became the arthouse star she is today.Although perhaps unknown outside HK, the movie has a good story and is packed with creativity and wild action. I was most impressed by the opening fight scene which appears to be shot in the grandeur of the Moscow underground. If you like martial arts this one is definitely also worth a try."