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Chow Yun Fat (Actor) | Ti Lung (Actor) | Tanny Tien (Actor) | Teresa Carpio
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City War (DVD) (China Version)
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Product Title: City War (DVD) (China Version) 義膽紅唇 (DVD) (中國版) 义胆红唇 (DVD) (中国版) City War (DVD) (China Version) City War (China Version)
Artist Name(s): Chow Yun Fat (Actor) | Ti Lung (Actor) | Tanny Tien (Actor) | Teresa Carpio | Michael Chow | Norman Tsui | Lee Ka Ding | Lo Lieh | Hon Ma Lei | YI FAN WEI 周潤發 (Actor) | 狄龍 (Actor) | 恬 妞 (Actor) | 杜麗莎 | 周文健 | 徐少強 | 李家鼎 | 羅烈 | 韓馬利 | 伊凡威 周润发 (Actor) | 狄龙 (Actor) | 恬 妞 (Actor) | 杜丽莎 | 周文健 | 徐少强 | 李家鼎 | 罗烈 | 韩马利 | YI FAN WEI 周潤發 (チョウ・ユンファ) (Actor) | 狄龍(ティ・ロン) (Actor) | 恬[女丑](ティアン・ニウ) (Actor) | 杜麗莎(テレサ・トー) | 周文健(マイケル・チョウ) | 徐少強(チョイ・シウキョン) | 李家鼎(リー・カディン) | 羅烈 (ロー・リエ) | Hon Ma Lei | YI FAN WEI 주윤발 (Actor) | Ti Lung (Actor) | Tanny Tien (Actor) | Teresa Carpio | Michael Chow | Norman Tsui | Lee Ka Ding | Lo Lieh | Hon Ma Lei | YI FAN WEI
Release Date: 2003-12-02
Language: Mandarin
Subtitles: Simplified Chinese
Place of Origin: Hong Kong, China
Picture Format: PAL What is it?
Disc Format(s): DVD
Region Code: All Region What is it?
Publisher: Zhong Guo Lu Yin Lu Xiang Chu Ban Zong She
Other Information: 1 DVD
Package Weight: 100 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1002983483

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Director: Suen Chung


  十年前恩怨,令強十年後中計,並遭紀律處分,而達亦準備加以起訴,身為強的摯友,超當然義不容辭,為強四出奔走,此時超與Penny 才互相知道對方的真正身份,由此,超更覺痛苦,但為了強仍收拾心情,向達提出希望達與強之間可以大事化小,庭外和解,達終應允。可惜,強根本不同意超的做法,亦不願意與達和平共處,且聲言兵賊不能兩存﹗二人的分歧更大,加上強亦發現超與Penny 的關係,對超的誤會更深,而與此同時,達表面應允和解,暗裡卻另聘殺手……

Two heroes, Chow Tun Fat and Ti Lung cooperate once again after “a better tomorrow”. City War continues the great series of police gangster movie.
(Chow Yun Fat has received the honor of Best Actor many times from Golden Horse Awards, Hong Kong Film Awards, and American Films Association)

  Ten years ago, when Ken and partner Ho Ka Ting arrested a drug dealer by the name of "Ted". In the shootout, stray bullet rendered Ted impotent. Ten years ahead to the present, ho is mysteriously killed on the eve of Ted's release from prison. Ken and Dick, distressed at the death of their colleague wander how the police can keep the public safe, when they cannot even protect their own! The police are in the hot pursuit of the case, and have assembled an elite task force including Ken and Dick. They soon reach a dead end as no evidence turns up. Little do they realize, however, that Ted's brother Bobby hired a hit squad from China to take Ho out as a 'welcoming back' present to Ted....
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Professional Review of "City War (DVD) (China Version)"

May 10, 2006

This professional review refers to City War (1988) (DVD) (Joy Sales Version) (Hong Kong Version)
A gritty, grubby urban action yarn lensed by Shaw Brothers vet Sun Chung, this is one of a number of post-A Better Tomorrow spin-offs, and is identified from the rest of the litter due to its off-kilter story structure and the chemistry between Chow Yun-fat and Ti Lung. Chow plays Dick, a hostage negotiator who wears swanky multi-pleated pants and has a silver tongue for talking down sweaty-palmed potential psychopaths. Ti Lung plays a nub-headed old cop who has been in the force for twice as long as Chow, but whose rank stays low due to his tendency to wave his gun in the faces of volatile kidnappers while screaming at them.

Meanwhile, on the wrong side of the tracks, Norman Tsui gets out of prison and climbs right back into his triad zoot suit, picked up in a limo at the prison gates. Growling at everyone who comes within spitting distance, he quickly teaches his girlfriend how they do things in prison. Ouch. Her feelings hurt, she falls for Dick whom she meets while singing in the kind of bar where everyone swizzles champagne and the ladies wear mesh gloves with jumbo ruffles around the wrist.

Playing as a straight drama for three quarters of its length City War offers three good actors (Chow, Ti, and Tsui) taking turns chewing up the scenery, and each other. When conflicts crop up they are as often resolved through negotiation as bloodshed lulling the viewer into a sense of security that this is nothing more than a tense drama. But it's not. It's a Shaw Brothers movie. Not technically, but Sun Chung got his chops at Shaw, and he knows how to turn on the afterburners. Which, in one sudden burst of bloodshed, he does.

The filmmakers sprung for the family-sized squibs which are held in reserve until the final third of the movie when they explode promiscuously. The bad guys stage the final showdown during an arms deal, providing everyone with plenty of firearms, although Ti Lung and Chow Yun-fat have thoughtfully brought their own. Spurting squibs and blood in a grotty bus terminal, everyone gets punched so full of holes by the end of this film that they look like lawn sprinklers. A serious remake of Tiger on Beat, City War is low-key but lots of fun.

by Grady Hendrix

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Customer Review of "City War (DVD) (China Version)"

Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10 (1)

Kevin Kennedy
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March 14, 2010

This customer review refers to City War (1988) (DVD) (Joy Sales Version) (Hong Kong Version)
Gritty crime drama Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
"City War" boasts a stellar cast at the top of their games in a gripping drama. CID officer Ken (Ti Lung), known as 'Kerosene' Ken for his explosive temper, is disturbed to learn that psychotic mobster Ted (Norman Tsui) has been released from prison; Ken not only had sent him to prison, but had neutered the vicious criminal in the course of arresting him. Meanwhile, Ken's pal (Chow Yun Fat), a police hostage negotiator, becomes smitten by sultry saloon singer Penny (Tien Niu). Unbeknownst to Chow, Penny is Ted's moll. After hot-headed Ken confronts murderous Ted, this combustible situation becomes headed toward a fateful conclusion.

This may be the best performance of Ti Lung's post-Shaw Brothers career; he makes us believe that the same uncompromising righteousness that makes him such a wonderful husband, father, and friend also makes it difficult for him to yield when confronted with evil. Chow Yun Fat shows off his usual charm and charisma. Norman Tsui is convincingly chilling as the embodiment of evil. And Tien Niu will leave male viewers weak in the knees, a gorgeous vixen trapped by bad decisions in a life from which there may be no way out. The film's emphasis on drama instead of action (until the mandatory orgy of violence in the last 15 or 20 minutes) pays off in a very engaging story.
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