Pretty good martial arts thriller with a somewhat
lacking plot and characters. Recommended if you like action and martial
A young man, Ma Wing-Jing (Kaneshiro) journeys to
Shanghai, where he encounters a number of gangsters and crime lords.
After a severe drought, Ma Wing Jing (Takeshi
Kaneshiro) and Tai Cheung (Yuen Wah) leave Shantung for Shanghai. They
are forced to work as coolies. Ma - a fierce fighter - saves the life of
crime boss Tam See (Yuen Biao), thereby earning the hatred of Tam's
rival, Yang Shuang (Yuen Tak).
Ma takes control of a club run by Yam Yueng Tien
(Valerie Chow) and soon becomes a famous underworld figure. His swift
rise to power leaves him ill-prepared to deal with Yang's cunning and he
must pay a bloody price for his success.
List Price: US $20.95
Cantonese / Mandarin
English / Traditional Chinese
/ Simplified Chinese
(Can be played on any DVD player in the
- "Adult Material;
Parental Guidance Recommended" (roughly equal to an
MPPA rating of "R") Films rated Category IIB
contain large amounts of violence and/or nudity and
sexual situations in addition to possible explicit
language and adult situations.