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    Unique ID Code: 0000017358
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    Added on: 30/4/2001 01:30
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    Eastern Condors (UK)

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    1988 nominated Hong Kong film award
    Certificate: 18
    Running Time: 93 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
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    Synopsis:
    Three years after the Vietnam War ends, a group of Chinese convicts are recruited by the US Army to return to Vietnam. Their mission - to destroy a missile ammunition dump left behind by the Marines before it falls into the Vietcong`s hands. With the vicious enemy in hot pursuit, this bunch of misfits must rely on their firepower - and themselves - to accomplish their mission, and to get out of the treacherous jungle alive.

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Biography
    Original theatrical trailer
    Interview Gallery

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 Cantonese
    Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 English

    Subtitle Tracks:
    English

    Directed By:
    Sammo Hung Kam-Bo

    Starring:
    Joyce Godenzi
    Billy Chow
    Charlie Ching
    Kar Lok Chin
    Kwok Keung Cheung
    Lung Chan

    Producer:
    Corey Yuen
    Ma Wu
    Jeffrey Lau
    Leonard Ho

    Distributor:
    Hong Kong Legends

    Your Opinions and Comments

    8 / 10
    A great film. The story is similar to the Dirty Dozen with some convicts being given the chance to redeem themselves with military service.
    What we get is Sammo Hung and a great supporting cast in a gritty and entertaining movie. This should be pointed out, this is darker and more emotional than your average HK film and all the better for it.
    As expected, the action scenes are well designed and executed. The characters are stereotypical (your loony, pyscho, tough guy etc) but you end up caring for them all. The film features death, betrayal, freindship and loyalty. There is no cop out from the harsh environment of war.
    The DVD has a nice transfer and useful extras as well. See it NOW.
    posted by morpheus177 on 22/12/2002 16:55