💀 ᴄɪɴᴇᴍᴀ ᴇxᴄʀᴇᴛᴀ 💀’s review published on Letterboxd:
Men from the Gutter (暗渠) (1983, dir. Lam Nai-Choi)
This is such an awesome movie! I felt like a kid watching it.
It’s got some of the most inventive, wonderfully well-staged & choreographed and convincingly executed action set pieces of any movie I can think of, and some of the most impressive stunt work I’ve ever seen.
It sets things up a bit confusingly for the first half - with some rad fight sequences punctuating the exposition - but in that final 40 minutes this goes balls-to-the-fucking-wall with its brutal action. Car and foot chases, hand-to-hand combat and gunplay, and some absolutely exhilarating stunt work.
It even makes time for some melodrama in its swift 82-minute runtime.
The music is excellent, too.
What a great find! This filmmaker doesn’t get talked up enough - he also made Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky (力王) (1991) and The Seventh Curse (原振俠與衛斯理) (1986), both also awesome and excitingly inventive.