Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Last Blood|
Actors: Alan Tam, Andy Lau, May Lo Mei-Mei, Eric Tsang, Ka-Yan Leung
Director: Jing Wong
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House
Studio: Tai Seng Entertainment Release Date: 01/30/2007 Run time: 93 minutes
Lots of blood
glen davis | Yuba City, Ca USA | 06/07/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This movie is a great example of HK action. Starring Alan Tam as a strait laced cop and Andy Lau as a gangster. When the Japanese Red Army shoots both a tibetan lama and Andy Lau's girlfriend the two must work together to find the only blood donor in world with the correct blood type, a con man reluctant to give blood. The Japanese Red Army tries to kill the donor, as well as the protectors. This movie has all of the chase scenes, fight scenes, and shootout you could shove into a move and still make sense. Great stuff!"
A good crazy Wong Jing movie
morgoth | omaha, NE | 11/17/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Wong Jing is the king of all hack directors in Hong Kong. Most of the time his movies are horrible, but 1 out of every 10 of his movies are actually good. The reason this is good is because of the star power and how much action there is. There is barely any hand to hand fighting, but there are shootouts galore. It is very fast paced and entertaining all the way through.
Andy Lau and his girlfriend are travelling and when they get to the airport there are terrorists there to assassinate the Daka Lama. They shoot the Daka Lama, and they also shoot Andy Lau's girlfriend. It turns out that she and the Daka Lama have the same blood type and there are only 3 possible donors that can help save their lives. Andy Lau is worried that they will only save the Daka Lama and not his girlfriend, so he steals the info of the 3 donors and looks to track them down himself. Eric Tsang plays one of the possible donors and he gives a great comedic performance. Leung Kar Yan and Alan Tam play cops and they are also after Tsang.
Chin Ho stars as one of the terrorists and this guy is one of my favorite actors. He is the mean looking guy who fights Sammo at the end of Ghost Punting, and he is one of the coolest looking villains I have ever seen. Jackson Lau plays the other main terrorist and he is the guy who killed Jet Li's master in Fist of Legend.
If you are looking for nonstop shootouts and explosions with a lot of comedy mixed in, then be sure to check this out. I enjoyed it very much.
Picture quality on the Megastar DVD is very good and the subtitles are written well enough. Sound is good.
Almost--but not quite--'so bad it's good'
Justin Mclaughlin | Los Angeles, CA | 08/17/2002
(1 out of 5 stars)
"From HK schlockmeister Wong Jing comes The Last Blood, which was inexplicably marketed in some areas as Hard Boiled 2. Inexplicable not only because it has no connection whatsoever to the John Woo action masterpiece, but also because it was released some time before that film. There's little to recommend here. Some fun can be had with the moronic character of 'Fatty', played by the overqualified Eric Tsang. Andy Lau makes little to no impression here. The tone shifts from comedy to brutal violence within seconds, as endless comic scenes of Andy Lau attempting to convince the cowardly Fatty to save the Dalai Lama's life (don't ask) are followed by scenes in which women and children and machine-gunned. Normally this makes for great viewing, but in this film it's only made palatable after a few Tecates. I'm not sure what the desired effect of the film was, but I'm not sure Wong Jing knows either. Watch out for this nightmare."