Cool Hong Kong Gangster Movie
Thomas Yan Ong | Azusa, CA | 07/09/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The new Hong Kong movies usually aren't that great. The triad theme has been done to death in Hong Kong and the new stuff doesn't hold a candle to the older Chow Yun-Fat movies. This movie is quite a suprise though. A real good cast of characters with new Hong Kong star Daniel Wu, an ABC from the bay area. I think this is one of his first starring roles. Either this one or "Gen X Cops". Anyway, the theme of the movie is quite intriguing and with the good undercover cop becoming a hardcore triad leader. I rather liked the ending when Daniel Wu's character gets his 'reward' for being such a jerk. Anyway,it is quite cool that ABCs are making it big in Hong Kong cinema. Anya Wu another Chinese American is in the film. I think this is a great movie and it kept me interested through out the duration of the film."
Suki Kwan/Shooky Kwan Sau Mei
Pretty | 10/27/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Daniel Wu was a hopeless cop. Eric Tsang Chi Wai is the chief of Hong Kong mafia (Hung Heng). Suki Kwan Sau Mei (Pauline) was the wife of Eric Tsang. Suki Kwan Sau Mei has always acted as big mafia's wife. Only Suki Kwan Sau Mei has the kind of quality to portray a beautiful, intelligent, and powerful woman.
Daniel Wu was having breakfast in a restaurant with her annoying girl friend. Eric Tsang was having gathering with other mafia bosses. Eric Tsang is very proud to bring Suki Kwan Sau Mei with him wherever he goes (who wouldn't). Suki Kwan Sau Mei will socialize with other bosses. All the other bosses will only envy Eric Tsang, not for his powerful status but his beautiful woman. As the most powerful man in Hong Kong and a triad leader, Eric Tsang never goes for prostitution. Suki Kwan Sau Mei has it all.
Suddenly, wines are spill at Suki Kwan Sau Mei's dress. The captain quickly escorts Suki Kwan Sau Mei to a room to clean up. Daniel Wu accidentally entered the room and peep at Suki Kwan Sau Mei. Suki Kwan Sau Mei undressed and started wiping her body. Suki Kwan Sau Mei was so sexy. Daniel Wu was very high.
After that night, Daniel Wu is obsessed with Suki Kwan Sau Mei. He masturbates and thinks about Suki Kwan Sau Mei's dazzling look and sexy body. Daniel was asked to go into Eric's triad as undercover. One night, Suki Kwan Sau Mei came out from a nightclub and few people attempt to attack Suki Kwan Sau Mei. Daniel quickly protects Suki Kwan Sau Mei from being wound and sensibly uses his own body to wrap the entire stab. Whoever who is attempting to hurt Suki Kwan Sau Mei is insane.
Daniel Wu gained the trust of Eric Tsang. One day, in Macau, the triad boss took Suki Kwan Sau Mei as hostage and asked Eric Tsang for a negotiation. Eric Tsang send Daniel Wu there and even instructed not to lose face even if it means losing Suki Kwan Sau Mei's life. Eric Tsang is really insane for saving his face to sacrifice Suki Kwan Sau Mei.
Anyway, Daniel Wu is determined to save Suki Kwan Sau Mei. When Daniel Wu went in to the room, Suki Kwan Sau Mei was being tied up. The boss said, Eric Tsang has the greatest woman in the globe, and he's not treasuring her for sending such jerk for negotiation. He asked his men to rape her. Suki Kwan Sau Mei was very scared. Then, the boss offered a deal to ask Daniel to have sex with Suki Kwan Sau Mei in front of all his men and he will let them go. Daniel agreed with the offer. Who wouldn't? The other entire guy was erotic to see such scene. They all want to have sex with Suki Kwan Sau Mei. While paying undivided attention to the act, Daniel's men arrived and killed all of them. Beauty is saved.
When Suki Kwan Sau Mei came back to meet Eric, Eric does not want to talk to her. Suki Kwan Sau Mei was surprised. With her sexy tone, she said "Eric." but Eric asked her to go away. Suki Kwan Sau Mei was totally stunned. This is really unreasonable. Suki Kwan Sau Mei was in such a dangerous situation and Eric did not send his whole troops to rescue her. Now, Suki Kwan Sau Mei is back with no scratch! Eric should be down on her knees kissing every inch of Suki Kwan Sau Mei. Suki Kwan Sau Mei even lean her face towards him but he rejected her?
Suki went out of the room and have sex with Daniel. But later, Eric found out her secret. Suki admitted that she had sex with Daniel. Under tradition, as the woman of the head of triad, Suki should be brutally punished to death. Of course, Eric let her go without even harming her or scolded her. That's the kind of privilege no other woman can get.
At the end, Eric found out Daniel's plan of betraying him and wanted to burry him alive. Daniel begged for help. He begged Suki to ask Eric to let him go. Eric said "If Pauline (Suki) says so, he'll live". Again, only Suki can order the boss to change his directive order in front of all his people. But, Suki didn't help and just let him die.
Daniel's first erotic dream came from looking at Suki's face. The last image he sees before dying was also the beautiful Suki. Considered a very lucky man."
Not Much New Here (Except A Decent Print)
Ralph Brown | Suffern, New York | 02/12/2002
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Hong Kong cop (Daniel Wu, sporting better Cantonese than Michael Wong) goes undercover to bust Triad chief (Eric Tsang) and other mob bosses. The problems are that (a) he likes money, (b) he likes watching the boss's wife undress, and (c) he likes to kill. Maybe you can guess where this is going?Well, Wu takes a lot of showers, and Tsang doesn't fully abandon his clownish nature (I'm not a fan of his comedy work). These two create more fully rounded characters than your usual HK crime story, but there's not much else besides that to recommend here. There's one nice theme song used on the soundtrack, but there's a lot of jazz that I did not appreciate.At least, Tai Seng has provided a nice, clean picture. English subtitles are removable, there are some trailers, and also included is an audio commentary."