Directed By: John Woo Starring: Yun-Fat Chow Danny Lee

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Studio Universal (Music)
SKU 214514964
UPC 883476013039
UPC 14 00883476013039
Format DVD
Release Date 2/8/2011
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Editors Note
Note A hired killer accidentally blinds a beautiful nightclub singer during what was supposed to be his last murder. When he falls in love with her and accepts another contract in order to finance her cornea surgery, the stage is set for a long and bloody confrontation. A boisterous bullet opera from Woo, tempered as usual with his fascination with the notion of the honorable killer and with the doubling of similar men whom circumstances have placed on opposite sides of the law. Very heavy on the Catholic imagery and redemption motifs.
Plot Summary
Summary When Jeffrey, a hit man, accidentally blinds a young nightclub chanteuse, his guilt makes him leave the racket to take care of her. Falling in love with the vulnerable singer, he eventually agrees to do one last hit to raise the money needed for a cornea transplant that might restore her vision. His assignment is to assassinate mob leader Tony Weng during the crowded Dragon Boat Festival. The hit is successful, despite all the police protection, and he almost gets away. But a child is injured during his escape, and Jeffrey nearly gets caught while taking the time to drive her to a nearby hospital for medical attention. Because his identity was revealed while saving the child, the new crime boss now wants him killed. Refusing to pay him for the successful hit, he puts a contract out on his life instead.
Rolling Stone "...Dizzying thrills..." 07/12/1990 p.42
New York Times "...Balletic splatter and camp sentimentality have rarely if ever been stretched to [these] extremes....Outrageous..." 04/12/1991 p.C11
Film Comment "...Woo pushes the already gonzo conventions of Hong Kong action-melodrama into the stratosphere....It's a hellzapoppin' gunfight festival..." 11/01/1989 p.70-2
Los Angeles Times "...An example of the highly addictive, supercharged, go-for-broke Hong Kong cinema at its most deliberately outrageous..." 03/01/1991 p.F6
USA Today "Cult action director John Woo's U.S. rep was established when this bullet-ridden Hong Kong import rode a healthy art house run onto some year-end 'best' lists..." 10/08/1993 p.3D
Premiere "[T]he scenes of balletic gunplay are often genuinely beautiful -- even spiritual -- as well as disturbing..." 12/01/2003 p.14
John Woo
Yun-Fat Chow
Danny Lee
Cast & Crew
Sally Yeh - Star
Chu Kong - Star
Fui-on Shing - Star
Kenneth Tsang - Star
Parkman Wong - Star
Yun-Fat Chow - Star
Barry Wong - Star
Danny Lee - Star
John Woo - Screenplay
Peter Pau - Director of Photography
Tsui Hark - Producer
John Woo - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1989
UPC 00883476013039
Number of Discs 2
Running Time 106 minutes
Color Color
DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.35:1, Dolby, English, Spanish, Subtitled
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Video Format DVD

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