| Option Zero (1997)
G 4 特工
Director: Dante Lam
Chi-Lam, Anthony Wong, Carman Lee, Monica Chan
Ai (Julian Cheung) is a young member
of the action unit operated by the Political Department of Hong Kong's
Security Branch (apparently the Hong Kong counter-intelligence agency).
He finds himself forced to choose between his heart and his duty when a
major case causes conflict between himself and his girlfriend.
The head of the unit, Sing (Anthony
Wong) advises him that romance does not mix with their line of work and
the failure of his own relationship is proof of this. Another member of
the team, Carmen (Carman Lee) has her own reasons for seeing Ai separate
from his girlfriend. She is secretly in love with him. While on the
trail of a ruthless illegal arms dealing syndicate, the SB Team members
must confront their most deadly threat ever.
Like the first film in the series,
Option Zero spends as much time on the characters' relationships as upon
their work in the Special Branch. Option Zero genuinely explores the
emotional lives of its characters. Julian Cheng's acting is bit weak,
although he is not so bad as to ruin the film. Fortunately, the rest of
the cast is better so they are able to pick up the slack. The action
scenes are exciting and production values are pretty high.
This is the third of the "Option"
movies, the first two of which were Final Option and First Option. The
third installment features Julian Cheng as Ben, along with with Carman
Lee as his girlfriend Kelly.
List Price: US $24.95
Cantonese / Mandarin
English / Traditional Chinese
/ Simplified Chinese / Japanese / Korean
/ Malaysia / Thai
(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.