HKSS.com
HKSS.com Banner



Play MusicMusic | What's New | Help HKSS | Search*
Discussions | HKE Chat | Reflections of Life | Virtual Cards | Member Galleries
Please excuse our mess. HKSS is currently under re-construction and some links/sections don't work yet.
What's New: Latest updates | Member Galleries | Music | HKE Chat | About
HKSS.com

Community
Discussions
HKE Chat
Reflections of Life
Member Galleries
Virtual Cards*
Play Music Opens in a New Window

Superstars
Profiles*
Galleries*
Reviews
Gossip & News

Other
Privacy Policy
Terms of Use
Link to HKSS*

HKSS.com
What's New
About
Contact*
Advertise*
Help HKSS

Links
YesAsia Opens in a New Window
yuenStudios Opens in a New Window

Do you like HKSS?

 
HKSS.com Forum Index
My Watched Topics | My Favorites | My Profile Private IMsPrivate IMs RegisterRegister Log inLog in
Help | Stats | Members | Groups Search ForumSearch Forum

Movie: Police Force

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    HKSS.com Forum Index -> Reviews
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Contrai
Fan
Fan


Joined: 08 Oct 2003
Posts: 57
Location: greifswald, germany

PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2005 3:07 am    Post subject: Movie: Police Force Reply with quote

Film Director(s): Chang Che (Chang Cheh), Choi Yeung Ming (Tsai Yang-Ming)
Action Director(s): Liu Chia Liang (Lau Kar Leung)
Released: 1973 [Hong Kong]
Genre: Crime
Sub-Genre: Action/Adventure




Liang Kuan [ Alexander Fu Sheng ] is killed during a robbery; his girlfriend Shen Yan [ Lily Li ] and best buddy Huang Gao-tung [ Wang Chung ] are seeking for revenge. 5 yrs later Huang is a promoted cop, he fought hundreds of criminals, but the very special guy isn't found yet. Till now....

Very solid, but too experienced [ or even - tempered ] 70ies action crime movie, a little frumpy , less violence for a Chang Cheh pic and less modern action scenes, more on pure martial arts. The most interesting and dramatic points in the script are hardly scratched; Huang is fallen in love with Shen Yan, but she's only for vengeance. You don't know, what happened the last 5 yrs to them and their friendship and what Huang is thinking. Instead the moral conflict between revenge and task of the police is shown, unusual for Chang Cheh, who's just out for revenge in his other movies.

Police Force was set as 1 of the first police crime movies in HK, and got full support of the police; the production really looks quite impressing because of that. Realism isn't the main thing, mostly in favor of the action: Huang alone rushes into danger to single-handedly tackle at least 20 thugs.and he isn't using his gun, so.... These sequences are well filmed, but nothing special, too static and slightly non-effective. And it's Karate, not Kung Fu.

Acting is quite good, especially by Wang Chung in a rare leading role; Fung Hak On is unfortunately underused. Fu Sheng has 1 of his first screen moments here, a short but important one.

Slightly above average, I expected a more gritty, more excessive movie.

6/10

Buy the DVD here
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message MSN Messenger
Display posts from previous:   


Post new topic   Reply to topic    HKSS.com Forum Index -> Reviews All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


 Back to topBack to top

Copyright © 1996-2014 HKSS.com™. All Rights Reserved.
About | Link to HKSS.com | Advertise | Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use
Information and images accessed from this site are protected by international copyright and/or other intellectual property rights. You may infringe these rights if you download, copy, publish, distribute, transmit, or exploit such content without the explicit consent of HKSS.com.
> Site design by yuenStudios.com (2006)