Shanghai Affairs (1998)

Not Rated   |    |  Action, Drama, Romance


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A Shanghai doctor named Tangsan, is trying to help the town's poor people. Meanwhile, he has the murderous Axe Gang to deal with as well as his feelings for the gang leader's sister.


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23 June 2001 | drngor
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| Great fighting
This was actually quite a good film. It was directed by Donnie but the film is a lot more straight-forward than Legend of the Wolf and the characters are lot more likeable and the story is more easy to follow. The movie tells the story of a western-trained doctor that sets up a clinic in Shanghai. He gets into with the local axe gang who are kidnapping and killing children for medical research. Donnie also falls in love w/ the gang leader's sister also.

The fighting is really good with none of the stylistic touches that he used a lot in Legend of the Wolf. Everything is clear and every hit can be seen. Donnie uses his wing chun/wushu combination like in Iron Monkey 2. There is no speeding up in this movie. Yu Rong Guang does a good job as well. There's one fight where both Yu and Yen do nothing but chin na, or joint locks. I wish there was some more or longer fighting.

Overall, it's a good movie. Good plot. Compelling performances. Moodiness. Great, pure martial arts fighting. Athena Chu is pretty. Yup, what more can one ask for?

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Action | Drama | Romance

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Release Date:

3 July 1998

Language

Cantonese


Country of Origin

Hong Kong

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