SDU: Sex Duties Unit (2013) (DVD) (Taiwan Version) DVD Region 3
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The Special Duties Unit is the elite paramilitary tactical unit of the Hong Kong Police Force with the goal to counter terrorism and the most notorious and dangerous of criminals. After a disappointing international selection process, four members of the B team, Keung (Chapman To), Fu (Shawn Yue), Ho (Chow Hoi Kwong) and Mic (Derek Tsang), organize a private mission codenamed "Sex War." Hiding their true identities, the team illegally sneaks into Macau to visit the bordellos. Their seamless plan, however, is met with an unexpected anti-vice operation. To avoid charges, the four of them work together to break out of prison, turning their ambitious sex mission into a hilarious emergency escape plan…
|Product Title:||SDU: Sex Duties Unit (2013) (DVD) (Taiwan Version) 飛虎出征 (2013) (DVD) (台灣版) 飞虎出征 (2013) (DVD) (台湾版) 飛虎出征 (2013) (DVD) (台湾版) SDU: Sex Duties Unit (2013) (DVD) (Taiwan Version)|
|Artist Name(s):||Chapman To (Actor) | Shawn Yue (Actor) | Chow Hoi Kwong (Actor) | Derek Tsang (Actor) | Simon Lui (Actor) | Siu Yam Yam (Actor) | Lam Suet (Actor) | Jim Chim (Actor) | Dada Chan (Actor) | Lam Siu Ha (Actor) | Lawrence Chou (Actor) | Joe Cheng (Actor) | Michael Wong (Actor) | Ken Wong (Actor) | Stephen Au (Actor) | Tony Ho (Actor) | Hui Siu Hung (Actor) | Ken Lo (Actor) | Pang Ho Cheung | Lau Kwong (Actor) | Chun Wong (Actor) | Pong Nan (Actor) | Szeto Roy (Actor) | Lu Yi Xin | JJ Jia (Actor) 杜汶澤 (Actor) | 余文樂 (Actor) | 鄒凱光 (Actor) | 曾國祥 (Actor) | 雷宇揚 (Actor) | 邵音音 (Actor) | 林雪 (Actor) | 詹瑞文 (Actor) | 陳靜 (DaDa) (Actor) | 林 兆霞 (Actor) | 周 俊偉 (Actor) | 鄭敬基 (Actor) | 王敏德 (Actor) | 王合喜 (Actor) | 歐 錦棠 (Actor) | 何華超 (Actor) | 許紹雄 (Actor) | 盧惠光 (Actor) | 彭 浩翔 | 劉江 (Actor) | 秦煌 (Actor) | 藍奕邦 (Actor) | 司徒慧焯 (Actor) | 陸以心 | 賈曉晨 (Actor) 杜汶泽 (Actor) | 余文乐 (Actor) | 邹凯光 (Actor) | 曾国祥 (Actor) | 雷宇扬 (Actor) | 邵音音 (Actor) | 林雪 (Actor) | 詹瑞文 (Actor) | 陈静 (DaDa) (Actor) | 林 兆霞 (Actor) | 周 俊伟 (Actor) | 郑敬基 (Actor) | 王敏德 (Actor) | 王合喜 (Actor) | 欧 锦棠 (Actor) | 何华超 (Actor) | 许绍雄 (Actor) | 卢惠光 (Actor) | 彭 浩翔 | 刘江 (Actor) | 秦煌 (Actor) | 蓝奕邦 (Actor) | 司徒慧焯 (Actor) | 陆以心 | 贾晓晨 (Actor) 杜汶澤 （チャップマン・トー） (Actor) | 余文樂（ショーン・ユー） (Actor) | 鄒凱光（マット・チョウ） (Actor) | 曾國祥（デレク・ツァン） (Actor) | 雷宇楊（ルイ・ユーヨン） (Actor) | 邵音音（シウ・ヤムヤム） (Actor) | 林雪 （ラム・シュー） (Actor) | 詹瑞文（ジム・チム） (Actor) | Dada Chan (Actor) | Lam Siu Ha (Actor) | 周俊偉（ローレンス・チョウ） (Actor) | 鄭敬基（ジョー･チェン） (Actor) | 王敏徳 （マイケル・ウォン） (Actor) | 王合喜（ケン・ウォン） (Actor) | 欧錦棠（オー・カムトン） (Actor) | 何華超（トニー・ホー） (Actor) | 許紹雄（ホイ・シウホン） (Actor) | 慮恵光（ロー・ワイコン） (Actor) | 彭浩翔（パン・ホーチョン） | Lau Kwong (Actor) | Chun Wong (Actor) | 藍奕邦（ポン・ナン） (Actor) | Szeto Roy (Actor) | Lu Yi Xin | 賈曉晨 （ジャー・シャオチェン） (Actor) Chapman To (Actor) | 여 문락 (Actor) | Chow Hoi Kwong (Actor) | Derek Tsang (Actor) | Simon Lui (Actor) | Siu Yam Yam (Actor) | Lam Suet (Actor) | Jim Chim (Actor) | Dada Chan (Actor) | Lam Siu Ha (Actor) | Lawrence Chou (Actor) | Joe Cheng (Actor) | 왕민덕 (Actor) | Ken Wong (Actor) | Stephen Au (Actor) | Tony Ho (Actor) | Hui Siu Hung (Actor) | Ken Lo (Actor) | Pang Ho Cheung | Lau Kwong (Actor) | Chun Wong (Actor) | Pong Nan (Actor) | Szeto Roy (Actor) | Lu Yi Xin | JJ Jia (Actor)|
|Director:||Gary Mak 麥詠麟 麦咏麟 Gary Mak Gary Mak|
|Producer:||Pang Ho Cheung 彭 浩翔 彭 浩翔 彭浩翔（パン・ホーチョン） Pang Ho Cheung|
|Subtitles:||English, Traditional Chinese|
|Place of Origin:||Hong Kong|
|Picture Format:||NTSC What is it?|
|Aspect Ratio:||1.78 : 1|
|Sound Information:||Dolby Digital 5.1|
|Disc Format(s):||DVD, DVD-5|
|Region Code:||3 - South East Asia (including Hong Kong, S. Korea and Taiwan) What is it?|
|Video Codecs:||MPEG-2 (H.262)|
|Package Weight:||100 (g)|
|Shipment Unit:||1 What is it?|
|YesAsia Catalog No.:||1035161202|
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Category III rated Hong Kong comedy SDU: Sex Duties Unit is another of the recent attempts to cash in on the success of Pang Ho Cheung's foul mouthed and raunchy hit Vulgaria Following a motley foursome of Hong Kong cops who head to Macau in search of women, the film does at least have a decent pedigree, being produced by Pang and based upon stories of his creation, with a script by Vulgaria co-writer Jody Luk. Gary Mak (The New Option) directs, with Chapman To (The Midas Touch), Shawn Yue (Motorway), Chow Hoi Kwong (Overheard) and Derek Tsang (Lover's Discourse) taking the lead roles as the perverted policemen.
The four are members of the Special Duties Unit B Team, who, clearly not being as good as the A Team, are turned down for an international competition to prove their skills against other squads around the world. Deciding to boost morale, team leader Keung (Chapman To) persuades Josh (Shawn Yue), Ho (Chow Hoi Kwong) and Dried Shrimp (Derek Tsang) to take smuggle themselves into Macau in order to have some fun with prostitutes - a mission he codenames "Sex War." Unfortunately for them, their schemes are derailed by the local vice squad, and they end up mistaken for drug dealing gangsters and are forced to go on the run as they try to find a way home.
The ambitions of SDU: Sex Duties Unit are pretty clear from the start, aiming to appeal very much to the Pang Ho Cheung and Vulgaria crowd, the latter in particular, going for the same kind of creatively obscene use of the Cantonese language. As Pang-lite, the film does have a lot to offer fans, and while it's not up to his standard by any means, there are plenty of laughs to be had for those who enjoy crude humour and bawdiness, both of which it has a great deal of, not to mention cameos from a number of the director's regular team, including Lam Suet, Simon Lui, Jim Chim, and Dada Chen. Essentially a comedy of errors charting mission "Sex War" spiralling out of control, the film has some very funny scenes and entertainingly manic moments, and while it's likely that some of the gags will mean more to local viewers and Cantonese speakers, the action and daftness come thick and fast. Category III aficionados won't be disappointed, the film serving up a fair amount of nudity and with most of the attractive female cast appearing unclad at one point or another, though the film has an odd air of innocence, and as a result never feels particularly sleazy and comes across as a harmless bit of old school naughtiness.
Crucial to the film's modest success is the chemistry and camaraderie between the male leads, and the four are suitably convincing as buddies, even if their characters are fairly sketchy genre cut-outs. Chapman To predictably dominates, though Shawn Yue also puts in a solid shift, with Chow Hoi Kwong and Derek Tsang being mainly on-hand for comic relief. Where the film does let itself down somewhat is in that rather than capitalising on male bonding and the group dynamic, it lurches off into drama, giving them all inconsequential backstories and subplots (in particular Yue's pointless burgeoning relationship with kindly prostitute trainee stereotype Liu Anqi), and wandering into territory reminiscent of Pang's popular 2003 black comedy Men Suddenly in Black, Mak and Luk lack the finesse or insight to pull this off unfortunately, and the film is at its weakest when trying to convince the viewer that it's far more moving or relevant than it really is.
More of a focus on ribald humour would definitely have been a good idea, though SDU: Sex Duties Unit still should go down well with anyone who enjoys this kind of thing. With most of the gags hitting their targets, a likeable cast and a reasonably sharp script, while it's not quite Pang Ho Cheung, it's agreeable and entertaining, and perhaps most importantly, feels very Hong Kong, something that's sadly becoming rather rare these days.
by James Mudge - BeyondHollywood.com