He slams the toilet seat down. Yuen does a backflip off from the top of a three-story burning building!!!! Glendon Wasey is a fortune hunter looking for a fast track out of China. Features Rare Deleted Scenes Express Delivery: An Interview With Director And Star Sammo Hung Way Out West: An Interview With Action Legend Yuen Biao Trailblazer: A Featurette With Co-Star And Martial Arts Champion Cynthia Rothrock Feature Commentary With Hong Kong Cinema Expert Bey Logan Trailer Gallery. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statue that might otherwise be infringing. After refurbishing the town hotel, Chin plans to sabotage the maiden voyage of a luxury express train full of wealthy passengers on their way to Shanghai. But perhaps I am being too greedy, because on the whole, this is a fun film with some of the most breathless fights Sammo has ever packed into a single movie.
This slapstick Hong Kong action film follows the passengers of the Shanghai Express, a train running to the small village of Hanshui. Stars such as Yuen Wah, Lam Ching-ying etc. Meanwhile, a gang of thieves try to rob the local bank, but are thwarted by the local fire chief. Yuen Biao, Lam Ching-Ying, Rosamund Kwan, Usauki Kurata, Dick Wei, Yukari Oshima, Yuen Wah, Richard Norton, Cynthia Rothrock, Phillip Ko, even Hsiao Ho is in this movie! Well, let's just say the Titanic had a smoother maiden voyage. There is so much talent in this film, and Sammo Hung and his team really know how to make each individual shine in their own light. Hilarious escapades and breathtaking action collide in this stunt-filled thrill ride from the director of Jet Li's Once Upon A Time In China and America.
But first, I have to tell you about Earthquake Boy. Fong-Tin Ching Sammo Hung left his small town years ago promising his mother he would return when he had become wealthy. With one of the greatest action finales, the movie culminates in an all-out showdown of martial arts icons. By the time he returns home his mother has died and he is a wanted criminal. Featuring an all-star cast of Sammo Hung Kill Zone , Yuen Biao Once Upon A Time In China , and Cynthia Rothrock Above The Law , this action-packed caper follows a band of unlikely heroes who team up to protect their hometown from ruthless bandits. But not as fun as torturing Earthquake Boy to death. Although many films in Hong Kong cinema are associated with low production values, Shanghai period pieces are often executed with a surprising level of consistency, and director Hung has succeeded in this genre on many occasions.
Stuck in his town they will have nowhere else to spend their money but on the local amenities! Cynthia Rothrock and Richard Norton also acquit themselves admirably in their roles. Yuen Biao, the fire chief of this little backwater Chinese village, does a flip off a the roof of a two-storey building and then just walks down the road like nothing happened. The comic scenes with Richard Ng and Lydia Shum always make me laugh, and their performances are spot on. Needless to say, there will be no further expolits of Earthquake Boy in future reviews. Cantopop singer Kenny Bee catches Sammo, leading to a Looney Tunes cartoon-like struggle in the snow, with Sammo in just his boxer shorts! The martial arts sequences are top-notch the acrobatic Yuen Biao nonchalantly jumps off a two-story building as if it's an everyday thing , and the plot is an object lesson in how Hong Kong directors can borrow from Hollywood to create schizophrenic, enjoyable cinema.
Jeremy, however, was unable to draw as much enjoyment from the movie as he should have. We are writers, martial arts practitioners and film-makers consumed by a passion for everything connected to the martial arts, and we love sharing it! The only disappointing thing with the action scenes is that with so many stars, you only wish you could see more of them. Anyone who sits through the first 75 minutes and bitches about the lack of action, remember this: the longer you suffer, the sweeter your reward. The matching attributes are highlighted in bold. The plot, such as it is wanders all over the planet…where is this exactly? If you're looking for a substantial plot with lots of characterization, find something else to curl up on the couch to. The soldiers were just pretending, and they take Sammo back to their lodge, where they dress him in a bra and a mop-head for a wig! Plus, Casablanca did not show Humphrey Bogart busting into his hometown with a truckload of whores accompanying him.
There is no time to develop character traits aside from a few cliches , but this is a slapstick so that shouldn't really be expected. He just performs one of the most amazing stunts I have ever seen here. If any of you do know, please email me. Before Hollywood produced Shanghai Noon, Hong Kong created Shanghai Express: a fun-filled adventure where The Far East meets The Old West. This movie makes for good entertainment only because of the fights. The Action's From The Far East, But The Thrills Are Way Out West! For a film packed with adult talent, it is a pair of children that deliver the next action scene. Fast forward to said fight scene.
Directed by , a master of comedic action and martial arts fight choreography, this film stars Hung, as well as a an all-star cast of Hong Kong favorites, including , , , and. Shanghai Express is nothing but a good time. As the various factions converge on the town, the scene is set for one of the most action-packed showdowns to feature in a Hong Kong feature film! En 1931, la guerre civile déchire la Chine. In addition to the prominent action cast, several popular actors, actresses, singers and filmmakers also appear, including Richard Ng, Rosamund Kwan, Lydia Shum, Kenny Bee, Anthony Chan, Olivia Cheng, Billy Lau, Mang Hoi, Corey Yuen and Philip Ko. Fate sets them on a hectic, exotic, and even romantic quest for stolen drugs. He does kinda sink into the ground a little so maybe a landing mat was involved. Gloria Tatlock is a missionary nurse seeking the curing powers of opium for her patients.
There are a few misfires with the broad Chinese humour, which can be a little sexist, although the women in the film do occasionally get the upper hand over the men, and a couple of scenes are just ridiculously silly and goofy. Wir verwenden Cookies, um ein verbessertes Online- Erlebnis zu bieten und Ihnen speziell auf Sie zugeshnittene Inhalte und Dienstleistungen bereitzustellen. However bad you remember it to be, you must re-see it to believe it. In the trinity of Sammo Hung, Jackie Chan and Yuen Biao, Biao is probably considered the most acrobatic, often combining those talents with some incredible kicking skills. The robbers have set a fire as a distraction leading Tsao Cheuk Kin Yuen Biao away from his law enforcement duties, as he is also Fire Chief and a reluctant mayor. It gives Sammo a brief chance to demonstrate that despite his burly size, he can still make an acrobatic escape.
Sammo Hung brings back a carload of half-bit whores, all of whom are inexplicably clean, although Sammo himself and the car and totally caked with mud and traildust. Explore interactive visualizations about the cast, ratings, recommendations, and more. They are joined by frequent Sammo Hung supporting players and stars in their own right, Lam Ching-Ying Mr Vampire , Yuen Wah , Wu Ma Encounters of the Spooky Kind , Eric Tsang , Lau Kar-wing Odd Couple , Dick Wei , James Tien and Hsiao Ho My Young Auntie. Trust me, this is the most fun you can have watching a kung fu movie. The mercenary army looks like escapees from a reenactment of the American Civil War. Uncover detailed information about The Millionaire's Express 1986.