Great movie - dubious DVD
Leealike | London | 09/08/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"From director Kirk Wong, who also gave us Jackie Chan's most serious film "Crime Story", comes this gritty, fast paced, gun-totting CAT III classic!Begining with estentially a mis-matched cop premise, in pre-1997 Hong Kong and China, this takes a straight laced Mainland cop and teams him up with the reckless goateed Rock N' Roll cop of the title. If this was a Hollywood picture you would know every move from then on, but as this a not your typical fare, the action is orignal, energetic and sometimes breathtaking. Great action sequences in shopping malls (very different to Chan's classic Police Story, mind you), sliding down sides of buildings shoot-outs in domino halls and bustling street market sting operations.The film has some very touching sequences - but be warned, it's pretty violent in places.The downside is the disc. With no extras, and no chapter selection (oh dear) it's worth it's current price only if you can do without all the fancy stuff. Estentially it's more like a VCD copy with a very good image than a proper DVD - but, still, the movie is well worth seeing and compares well to the best of Woo (John Woo, that is)."
Get the ocean shores version
morgoth | omaha, NE | 09/09/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The ocean shores version is widescreened and is about 93 minutes long. Not very much nudity and not a ton of violence, but I guess it earns it's CAT III rating because of the ending. If you are an old school kung fu fan you have definitely heard of Ocean Shores. Don't worry though, that infamous logo only shows up for a second or two, literally.
Rongguang Yu plays the leader of the Red Scarf Gang. Because they are so extremely cold blooded, the hong kong and mainland chinese cops are trying to work together to capture them. I really liked how the movie was called rock and roll cop and while there was a rock and roll cop, he was equal to the other lead cop and the lead villian. This will detract some viewers but it is really interesting when you don't have a 'main' character becasue there is so much else going on.
While it all comes together at the end, I didn't like the ending. The shootouts I thought were only average, and when the Iron Monkey is in a movie, I expect a better fight than what was in this.
Edited release and bad framing sinks this cool movie.
Joseph P. Ulibas | Sacramento, CA, USA | 07/03/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Rock n' Roll Cop was one of the few movies in which Anthony Wong Chau Sang doesn't play a weird, psycho or a slimeball. The super hot Carrie Ng co-stars as a gun moll and Yu Rong Guang co-stars as well playing the evil mainland Chinese criminal who's on the run looking for Carrie. Kirk Che Wong shot this movie with several brutal scenes which earned it a Cat. III rating. But the DVD release is edited and full screen. When will they re-release this action packed gem?
Recommended for Anthony Wong fans."