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Downtown Torpedoes DVD


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SKU #:809 (4890391100658)
Title:Downtown Torpedoes
Starring: Jordan Chan , Takeshi Kaneshiro , Charlie Yeung , Theresa Lee
Director:Teddy Chan
Producer:Chan Sek Hong
Aspect Ratio:Letter Box
Media Format:DVD - NTSC
Region Code:All Regions
Studio: Universe Laser & Video Co. LTD.
Production: 1997
Price: US$7.95
Shipping Unit: 1
Audio Spec:Dolby Digital Surround
Dialogue:Cantonese , Mandarin
Subtitles:English, Chinese

Quite an enjoyable film, actually. It's not just a fabulous idol-celebration, though Charlie Yeung, Takeshi Kitano, and Jordan Chan are among the most stylish and popular young east Asian celebrities du jour. But we get more than an exercise in star worship exploitation. This techno-thriller is loaded with fast, quickly breaking plot twists; imaginatively cartoonist technological goodies (like a Bond film, but without the heaviness and camp). Best of all, it sports a collection of breathtakingly inventive, supercharged stunt-work. The action sequences (built on the usual gunplay and vehicle chase motifs) are among the most original and energetic that I've seen in Hong Kong cinema this year: Stephen Tung Wai, who devised them, d.p. Cheung Man-po, along with crack editing team Kwong Chi-leung and Cheung Ka-fai should receive co-star billing. What's missing? Well, not much time was left over (the film is too short, at just 90 minutes) for character development. Jordan Chan has so much screen presence that he can do it on his own, but Takeshi and Charlie's roles are underdeveloped. And Theresa Lee, with buckets of energy and charm, has far too little to do: what a waste! Nevertheless, it's a pleasure to see how youthful energy can breath a little life back into the apparently somnolent HK action film world.

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