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Full Alert (1997) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) Blu-ray Region All

Lau Ching Wan (Actor) | Francis Ng (Actor) | Jack Kao (Actor) | Monica Chan (Actor)
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All Editions Rating: Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8.5 out of 10 (2)

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Director Ringo Lam (City on Fire) helms the gripping cat-and-mouse cop thriller Full Alert, starring the dynamite acting team of Sean Lau Ching Wan and Francis Ng! Officer Pao (Sean Lau Ching Wan) is a hard-boiled cop who investigates a routine murder committed by a sullen loser named Mak Kwan (Francis Ng). He immediately cops to a manslaughter charge, but there may be more up Mak Kwan's sleeve. Pao's team has discovered suspicious explosive-making materials among Mak Kwan's belongings...but just how and when does he plan to use them? All they can do is follow Mak Kwan until he reveals his plans. But Mak Kwan knows he's being watched, and the game is afoot...

Ringo Lam brings a riveting intensity and astounding complexity to Full Alert, a seemingly routine cop thriller that becomes so much more in the hands of the master director. Lam paints fully-realized portraits of his two lead protagonists, revealing characters that are more gray than black or white. Considered one of the best Hong Kong films of 1997, Full Alert received awards for both Best Picture and Best Actor (for Sean Lau Ching Wan) from the Hong Kong Film Critics Society.

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Product Title: Full Alert (1997) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) 高度戒備 (1997) (Blu-ray) (2018再版) (香港版) 高度戒备 (1997) (Blu-ray) (2018再版) (香港版) Full Alert (1997) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) Full Alert (1997) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version)
Artist Name(s): Lau Ching Wan (Actor) | Francis Ng (Actor) | Jack Kao (Actor) | Monica Chan (Actor) | Amanda Lee (Actor) | Blackie Ko (Actor) | Chin Ka Lok (Actor) | Raymond Cho (Actor) | Emily Kwan (Actor) | Peter Yung (Actor) | Ng Chi Hung (Actor) | Marco Mak | Angie Lam 劉 青雲 (Actor) | 吳鎮宇 (Actor) | 高捷 (Actor) | 陳法蓉 (Actor) | 李蕙敏 (Actor) | 柯受良 (Actor) | 錢嘉樂 (Actor) | 曹永濂 曹永廉 (Actor) | 關寶慧 (Actor) | 容錦昌 (Actor) | 吳志雄 (Actor) | 麥子善 | 林安兒 刘 青云 (Actor) | 吴镇宇 (Actor) | 高捷 (Actor) | 陈法蓉 (Actor) | 李蕙敏 (Actor) | 柯受良 (Actor) | 钱嘉乐 (Actor) | 曹永濂 曹永廉 (Actor) | 关宝慧 (Actor) | 容锦昌 (Actor) | 吴志雄 (Actor) | 麦子善 | 林安儿 劉青雲(ラウ・チンワン) (Actor) | 呉鎮宇 (フランシス・ン) (Actor) | 高捷(ジャック・カオ) (Actor) | 陳法容(チャン・ファッヨン) (Actor) | 李蕙敏 (アマンダ・リー) (Actor) | 柯受良(ブラッキー・コー) (Actor) | 錢嘉樂(チン・ガーロッ) (Actor) | 曹永濂(チョー・ウィンリム) (Actor) | 關寶慧(エミリー・クワン) (Actor) | 容錦昌(ピーター・ヨン) (Actor) | Ng Chi Hung (Actor) | 麥子善 (マルコ・マック) | Angie Lam Lau Ching Wan (Actor) | Francis Ng (Actor) | Jack Kao (Actor) | Monica Chan (Actor) | Amanda Lee (Actor) | 가수량 (Actor) | Chin Ka Lok (Actor) | Raymond Cho (Actor) | Emily Kwan (Actor) | Peter Yung (Actor) | Ng Chi Hung (Actor) | Marco Mak | Angie Lam
Director: Ringo Lam 林嶺東 林岭东 林嶺東(リンゴ・ラム) Lam Ling Dong
Producer: Ringo Lam 林嶺東 林岭东 林嶺東(リンゴ・ラム) Lam Ling Dong
Writer: Ringo Lam 林嶺東 林岭东 林嶺東(リンゴ・ラム) Lam Ling Dong
Blu-ray Region Code: All Region What is it?
Release Date: 2018-12-21
Language: Cantonese, Mandarin
Subtitles: English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese
Country of Origin: Hong Kong
Picture Format: [HD] High Definition What is it?
Sound Information: 7.1, Dolby TrueHD
Disc Format(s): Blu-ray, 25 GB - Single Layer
Screen Resolution: 1080p (1920 x 1080 progressive scan)
Video Codecs: AVC (MPEG-4 Part 10)
Rating: IIB
Duration: 102 (mins)
Publisher: CN Entertainment Ltd.
Package Weight: 100 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1071059187

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An investigator apprehends a murderer and discovers that he is also involved in planning a major robbery. A grueling race against the clock begins in order to discover the criminal’s accomplices and to thwart the operation. With Full Alert, Ringo Lam delivers one of the most striking thrillers of the 1990s and a gripping portrait of Hong Kong at a truning point in its history – the film was shot the year that the British colony was returned to China. Lau Ching-wan and Francis Ng excel in this desperate confrontation of two men who relentlessly obsessively pursue their fight.
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Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8.5 out of 10 (2)

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October 21, 2007

This customer review refers to Full Alert (Remastered Version)
Excellent HK Action/Drama Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9 out of 10
This little known action/drama from Hong Kong director Ringo Lam features fine performances, expert direction, and a natural style that may be more appealing to those who are turned off by more well known and off-the-wall HK fare. Lau Ching-wan plays the tenacious Officer Pao, and he's on to Mak Kwan (played with subtle gusto by Francis Ng), a known criminal who is planning to rob the Hong Kong Jockey Club. In cahoots with a gang from China, Mak Kwan must avoid the cops at all costs if his plan is to succeed. This setup, while not eliciting copious amounts of action, leads to some excellent character development. Officer Pao, married with a young son, is dedicated without being a total loose cannon. Hints of naivete when he is confronted with tough choices and setbacks also add to his character. Mak Kwan, being a true sympathetic villain rather than a hardened master criminal, also has his reasons for doing what he does. Also featuring amazingly tense moments of conflict as well as a standout car chase through the streets of Hong Kong, Full Alert is a prime example of downbeat, complex cinema that also comments on the 1997 changeover to China. Highly recommended!
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November 27, 2006

This customer review refers to Full Alert (Remastered Version)
Hong Kong Heat Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10
Solid entertainment with Lau Ching Wan (does this guy make bad films?) as a cop becoming ever more obsessed with catching his quarry - professional robber Francis Ng. Combining thoughtful reflection with action - a great car chase through Hong Kong, probably filmed ilegally and a tense heist at the Hong Kong Jockey club supply the action high-points - the film culminates in a none too cheerful ending. Difficult to understand why this film is not better known, as it's just as good as some of the better known Hong Kong actioners and can hardly fail to succeed with two leading stars of such quality. Not to be missed. The English sub-titles are a-ok by the way.
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