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To Be Number One (1991) (Blu-ray) (2019 Reprint) (Remastered Edition) (Hong Kong Version) Blu-ray Region A

Ray Lui (Actor) | Kent Cheng (Actor) | Cecilia Yip (Actor) | Lawrence Ng
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Inspired by a real-life case, the film To Be Number One follows the rise and fall of one of the most powerful drug dealers in Hong Kong history. In the vein of the American classic Godfather, the film won the Best Picture and Best Screenplay awards at the 1991 Hong Kong Film Awards as a proof of its high quality. Ray Lui brings to life an ambitious, calculating, and arrogant crime boss whose innate qualities have almost determined his fate. The cast also includes veterans such as Kent Cheng and Kenneth Tsang, and also the beautiful Cecilia Yip and sexy Amy Yip. With an engaging story and meticulous depiction of characters, To Be Number One is a must-see among Hong Kong crime action movies.

Newly immigrated to Hong Kong, Ho (Ray Liu) joins a triad gang lead by Fat Ball (Kent Cheng) and he is so smart that Fat Ball soon feels threatened. He therefore plots against Ho, but the plan only turns Ho into a cripple. After that, Ho decides to beat Fat Ball at any cost, and he eventually puts him in jail. Bribing the police chief with money from drug dealing, Ho extends his influence to all triad gangs and even the force. Everything seems to be going smoothly until the Hong Kong government establishes the Independent Commission Against Corruption...

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Product Title: To Be Number One (1991) (Blu-ray) (2019 Reprint) (Remastered Edition) (Hong Kong Version) 跛豪 (1991) (Blu-ray) (2019再版) (經典復刻版) (香港版) 跛豪 (1991) (Blu-ray) (2019再版) (经典复刻版) (香港版) 跛豪 (1991) (Blu-ray) (2019再版) (經典復刻版) (香港版) To Be Number One (1991) (Blu-ray) (2019 Reprint) (Remastered Edition) (Hong Kong Version)
Artist Name(s): Ray Lui (Actor) | Kent Cheng (Actor) | Cecilia Yip (Actor) | Lawrence Ng | Elvis Tsui | Tommy Wong | Kenneth Tsang | Amy Yip | Waise Lee 呂良偉 (Actor) | 鄭則仕 (Actor) | 葉童 (Actor) | 吳啟華 | 徐錦江 | 黃光亮 | 曾 江 | 葉子楣 | 李子雄 吕良伟 (Actor) | 郑则仕 (Actor) | 叶童 (Actor) | 吴启华 | 徐锦江 | 黄光亮 | 曾 江 | 叶子楣 | 李子雄 呂良偉(レイ・ロイ) (Actor) | 鄭則仕(ケント・チェン) (Actor) | 葉童(イップ・トン) (Actor) | 呉啓華(ン・カイワー) | 徐錦江(チョイ・ガムゴン) | 黄光亮(トミー・ウォン) | 曾江(ケネス・ツァン) | 葉子[木眉](エイミー・イップ) | 李子雄(レイ・チーホン) Ray Lui (Actor) | Kent Cheng (Actor) | Cecilia Yip (Actor) | Lawrence Ng | Elvis Tsui | Tommy Wong | Kenneth Tsang | Amy Yip | Waise Lee
Director: Poon Man Kit 潘文傑 潘文杰 Poon Man Kit Poon Man Kit
Blu-ray Region Code: A - Americas (North, Central and South except French Guiana), Korea, Japan, South East Asia (including Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan) What is it?
Release Date: 2019-01-10
Language: Cantonese, Mandarin
Subtitles: English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese
Place of Origin: Hong Kong
Picture Format: [HD] High Definition What is it?
Disc Format(s): Blu-ray
Screen Resolution: 1080p (1920 x 1080 progressive scan)
Rating: II
Publisher: Panorama (HK)
Package Weight: 100 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1071431094

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In 1962, Hou escaped from the despotic terrors in the Mainland China and came to Hong Kong, threw himself into the lap of Boss Kun. After a few bloody fights, Hou gained his credit in the gang. Boss Kun felt threatened so he asked Hou to hijack Boss Gong’s narcotics shipments on the high seas and tiped Gong off later. Hou got survived after Gong’s hunting but is lamed for life. So Hou turned to Kun. He exposed Kun through the newsman he has befriended. Kung was put behind the bars. Hou then became a boss and he planned to wipe out all the other bosses. The tide finally turned to his favor and yet the law cought him. With ICAC was set up in 1973, grafters were panic and started running away. Some old cops were forced to retire early. Because of Hou’s hubris, he eventually got betrayed and turned to be a number, working in the prison carpentry while he is still lame.
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Customer Review of "To Be Number One (1991) (Blu-ray) (2019 Reprint) (Remastered Edition) (Hong Kong Version)"

Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10 (2)

Kevin Kennedy
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June 5, 2010

This customer review refers to To Be Number One (DVD) (Joy Sales Version) (Hong Kong Version)
1 people found this review helpful

This movie IS number one (or close to it)! Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
Hong Kong has produced a host of terrific gangster movies and "To Be Number One" is among the best of them. Ray Lui stars as Ho, who has immigrated illegally from mainland China determined to carve out a niche for himself in Hong Kong's underworld. Initially rebuffed by gang boss Cool Kwan (Kent Cheng), Ho simply forces his way into Kwan's gang by commandeering the drug trade in a part of Hong Kong that had been beyond Kwan's grasp. As Ho climbs the gangland career ladder, he displays a relentless ruthlessness that makes him both feared and respected. Will his heedless pursuit of boundless ambition cause him to misread the changing times and discount the rise of the ICAC?

This richly atmospheric film is stylishly lensed, crisply edited, and sharply acted by a brilliant ensemble cast. Particularly good are Waise Lee and Tommy Wong, as Ho's lieutenants who grow increasingly troubled by their boss's cruel recklessness. Cecilia Yip also is excellent as Ho's wife, as her association with Ho causes her to devolve from an appealing single mother into a hardened shell of a woman. While the English subtitles in this Joy Sales release are distinctly sub-par, the image quality is surprisingly good. "To Be Number One" is essential viewing for fans of this genre.
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February 21, 2001

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To Be Number One Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
This DVD is worth every penny. I would buy this DVD for one famous scene. The scene where Kent Cheng slaps Amy Yip's huge...
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