| The Legend of Speed (1999)
Director: Andrew Lau
Cheung, Ekin Cheng, Kelly Lam
A killer street racing flick! In or opinion, this
film is a lot more fun and exciting than Full Throttle or Roaring
Wheels! Great effects and incredibly stylish direction keep you on the
edge of your seat all the way through!
Sky lives only for his passion for racing and his
girlfriend. After his rivals frame him for drug possession and murder
his girlfriend, he must get revenge in a street race to end all street
"The Legend of Speed" is the third collaboration
between director/cinematographer Andrew Lau and matinee idol Ekin Cheng.
Prior collaborations were: "The Storm Riders" (1998), one of the
highest-grossing Hong Kong films of all time, and "A Man Called Hero" a
Sky (Cheng) is the Dare Devil of Hong Kong — He's
the best at drag racing sports cars from one end of the island to the
other. He takes all wagers, including side bets that, if you win, you
get to break the loser's leg.
He's got a loyal gang around him, including his
girlfriend Kelly (Kelly Lin). Except that one of his group of admirers,
mousy Nancy (Cecilia Cheung), thinks she's the girl who will love him
Sky's life is complicated by the release from
prison of the Dare Devil of the 1980s, Hung (Simon Yam of cult favorite
"Naked Killer"). Seems that way back when, Hung defeated Sky's father,
known as Black Tone, who since has disappeared to Thailand. Depressed
after Kelly's death in a drag-racing accident, Sky goes to Thailand
looking for dad.
"The Legend of Speed" has tremendous drag-racing
scenes, fluidly edited, with creative computer effects.
List Price: US $22.95
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.