Michal Mak's second sequel to his brother's action classic finds an ex-soldier/escaped death row prisoner fleeing to Hong Kong and forced to work for a gang of criminals when they kidnap the woman he loves.
Island of Greed is a 1997 Hong Kong action crime thriller film directed by Michael Mak and starring Andy Lau and Tony Leung Ka-fai. The film is set and filmed in Taiwan and deals with corruption in the Government of the Republic of China.
A con-team couple (Andy Lau & Rene Liu) head west after taking a city businessman for his BMW. But an encounter with a naive young carpenter travelling home with his life savings challenges their fate as thieves.
The second part of the trilogy chronicling the rise and fall of Hong Kong's top corrupt official. During this time period, Lee Rock enjoys his sucess and has found a new love. But jealousy ... See full summary »
The Hong Kong police are hunting a counterfeiting gang led by a mastermind code-named "Painter". In order to crack the true identity of him, the police recruits gang member Lee Man to unmask "Painter's" secret identity.
A widowed father and taxi driver who drives a German reporter from Seoul to Gwangju to cover the 1980 uprising, soon finds himself regretting his decision after being caught in the violence around him.
Some speculate that this sequel is equally as good as the first but I must disagree. This sequel is more so just a standard HK action film at best. Not saying that is was bad by any stretch of the imagination, it does nothing to innovate the genre in anyways shape or form. Still it's a fun happy violent movie with plentiful bloody gun fighting action and a coherent enough story about these 3 guys who are trying to infiltrate the "O Gang" to take down some ****. And at some point in the movie, you'll be greeted with a very awful and gory execution scene when some gangsters chop off a guys head while being hung upside down. WEEEEEEEE! WHAT FUN!!! :D
Recommended to HK action film lovers at best.
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