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Alex Fong Chung Sun (Actor) | Moon Lee (Actor) | Saijo Hideki (Actor) | Elaine Lui (Actor)
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Iron Angels (DVD) (Hong Kong Version)
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High octane Hong Kong action lives with Iron Angels! Also called Angel, this celebrated 1987 action film presents Hong Kong action just how the fans like it: fast, brutal, and administered by attractive and deadly females. The evil Madame Sue (Oshima Yukari) initiates a dastardly plan after Interpol successfully stages an operation to burn down some lucrative Opium fields. Her plan results in a number of top Interpol agents being killed, so the powers-that-be hire the "Iron Angels", a super-secret team dedicated to just one thing: justice via generous amounts of lethal force.

The Iron Angels team consists of tough females Moon Lee (Mr. Vampire) and Elaine Lui (The Red Wolf), as well as a male agent played by legendary Japanese popstar Saijo Hideki. Teaming with CIA agent Alex Fong Chung Sun (One Nite in Mongkok), the trio goes after Madame Sue with bullets blazing and fists flying, leading to some of the most brutal and insane action sequences put to film! When Hong Kong action aficionados speak of the genre's "Golden Age", they typically refer to the violent, artful excess of movies like Iron Angels, which feature only a modicum of plot and virtual bucketloads of action and attitude. Upon release, Iron Angels cemented the reputations of Oshima Yukari and Moon Lee as premier battling babes, and the ensuing years have only raised Iron Angels to classic status among action fans worldwide.

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Product Title: Iron Angels (DVD) (Hong Kong Version) 天使行動 (DVD) (香港版) 天使行动 (DVD) (香港版) 天使行動 (DVD) (香港版) Iron Angels (DVD) (Hong Kong Version)
Also known as: Angel Angel Angel Angel Angel
Artist Name(s): Alex Fong Chung Sun (Actor) | Moon Lee (Actor) | Saijo Hideki (Actor) | Elaine Lui (Actor) | Oshima Yukari 方中信 (Actor) | 李賽鳳 (Actor) | 西城秀樹 (Actor) | 呂少玲 (Actor) | 大島由加利 方中信 (Actor) | 李赛凤 (Actor) | 西城秀树 (Actor) | 吕少玲 (Actor) | 大岛由加利 方中信(アレックス・フォン) (Actor) | 李賽鳳(ムーン・リー) (Actor) | 西城秀樹 (Actor) | 呂少玲(イレイン・ロイ) (Actor) | Oshima Yukari 방중신 (Actor) | Moon Lee (Actor) | Saijo Hideki (Actor) | Elaine Lui (Actor) | Oshima Yukari
Director: Teresa Woo 胡珊 胡珊 胡珊 (テレサ・ウー) Teresa Woo
Release Date: 2007-09-20
Language: Cantonese, Mandarin
Subtitles: English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese
Country of Origin: Hong Kong
Picture Format: NTSC What is it?
Aspect Ratio: 1.78 : 1
Widescreen Anamorphic: Yes
Disc Format(s): DVD-5, DVD
Region Code: All Region What is it?
Duration: 96 (mins)
Publisher: Mei Ah (HK)
Package Weight: 120 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1005042743

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* Screen Format: 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
* DVD Type: DVD-5

Director: Wu Shan


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Professional Review of "Iron Angels (DVD) (Hong Kong Version)"

October 2, 2007

Hong Kong Cinema was once known for movies like Angel, i.e. over-the-top action vehicles with barely disguised B-grade movie plots. This late eighties actioner should be a welcome diversion for those bemoaning the current cinema's lack of robust action entries, as it possesses the violent excess that helped propel Hong Kong Cinema to midnight movie staple status. That, and it has pretty girls who fight.

Also called Iron Angels, Midnight Angel, and probably a trillion other B-movie names worldwide, the film tells the tale of a suave mercenary group called the Iron Angels. Presided over by a white-suited David Chiang, the group assembles when they're hired by Interpol to take down a violent drug cartel led by the haughty Yukari Oshima. She's assassinating Interpol agents responsible for burning down some of her gang's opium fields, and when some of her allies get nervous about her extreme actions, she offs them too. She's obviously in charge, and the regular authorities seem unable, or maybe unwilling to do anything about her.

But the Iron Angels are willing to do something to stop her - as long as the monetary reward is sweet enough. Composed of Japanese popstar Hideki Saijo, popular female fighting star Moon Lee, and relatively unpopular female fighting star Elaine Lui, the trio is as tough and unprofessional as you can get, meaning they take breaks in their job for sassy pouting and minor romance, plus go about their business in distractingly inappropriate outfits. In one sequence, the trio stage a nighttime building break-in while wearing white track suits, off-the-shoulder sweaters, and large, dangly hoop earrings. The fashions presumably prevent them from getting hit by vehicles at night, but ninja-like stealth is probably not aided by this choice in attire.

Nevertheless, when it's time to kick ass, the trio does, with satisfying results. Angel isn't much of a movie, in that it possesses little in the way of acting, story, or direction. On the other hand, it's got excellent, if not too brief flashes of action, including many scenes of Yukari Oshima whacking people around with her powerful legs. In one scene she takes on both Elaine Lui and Alex Fong (as a smarmy young FBI agent), and is both pretty and powerful in her lithesome ass-kicking ability. There's also a nifty, if not distractingly edited raid on a bad guy hideout where the Iron Angels come calling with grenades and machine guns, leading to plenty of blood and broken glass. Hideki Saijo, whose Hong Kong Cinema output consists of this lone film, even gets a couple of entertaining mano a mano bouts with Korean fighter Hwang Jang-Lee.

The above is nothing, however, compared to the jaw-dropping knockaround between Moon Lee and Yukari Oshima, where the two attack each other with nails, two-by-fours, and whatever sharp or blunt objects happen to be within their reach. The fight is still over far too quickly, but the speed and impact with which it's portrayed are probably responsible for a good 70% of Angel's status as a certified Hong Kong Cinema classic. Truthfully, that label may be a bit overstated. Angel accomplishes much less than some of its contemporaries (Righting Wrongs and On the Run, to name two) as it delivers little emotion to go with its outstanding action. The absolute best Hong Kong films delivered more than just kinetic thrills; they were frequently cathartic too. But hey, Angel has girls who can do both attitude and action, and they do it very, very well. To some, that's what Hong Kong Cinema is about. That parade shall not be rained on.

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