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|Product Title:||Zombie Fight Club (2014) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) 屍城 (2014) (Blu-ray) (香港版) 尸城 (2014) (Blu-ray) (香港版) 屍城 (2014) (Blu-ray) (香港版) Zombie Fight Club (2014) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version)|
|Artist Name(s):||Andy On (Actor) | Jessica C. (Actor) | Michael Wong (Actor) | Jack Kao (Actor) | Terence Yin (Actor) | MC Hotdog (Actor) | Ng Chi Hung (Actor) | Derek Tsang (Actor) | ZHANG CHI (Actor) | Candy Yuen (Actor) | Chang Han (Actor) | Sharon Hsu (Actor) | Chou Heng Yin (Actor) | Philip Ng (Actor) 安 志杰 (Actor) | Jessica C. (Actor) | 王敏德 (Actor) | 高捷 (Actor) | 尹子維 (Actor) | MC Hotdog (Actor) | 吳志雄 (Actor) | 曾國祥 (Actor) | 張馳 (Actor) | 袁 嘉敏 (Actor) | 張翰 (Actor) | 許 維恩 (Actor) | 周 姮吟 (Actor) | 伍 允龍 (Actor) 安 志杰 (Actor) | Jessica C. (Actor) | 王敏德 (Actor) | 高捷 (Actor) | 尹子维 (Actor) | MC Hotdog (Actor) | 吴志雄 (Actor) | 曾国祥 (Actor) | 张驰 (Actor) | 袁 嘉敏 (Actor) | 张翰 (Actor) | 许 维恩 (Actor) | 周 姮吟 (Actor) | 伍 允龙 (Actor) 安志杰（アンディ・オン） (Actor) | Jessica C. (Actor) | 王敏徳 （マイケル・ウォン） (Actor) | 高捷（ジャック・カオ） (Actor) | 尹子維（テレンス・イン） (Actor) | MC Hotdog （MCホットドッグ） (Actor) | Ng Chi Hung (Actor) | 曾國祥（デレク・ツァン） (Actor) | ZHANG CHI (Actor) | Candy Yuen (Actor) | 張翰 （チャン・ハン） (Actor) | Sharon Hsu (Actor) | Chou Heng Yin (Actor) | Philip Ng (Actor) Andy On (Actor) | Jessica C. (Actor) | Michael Wong (Actor) | Jack Kao (Actor) | Terence Yin (Actor) | MC Hotdog (Actor) | Ng Chi Hung (Actor) | Derek Tsang (Actor) | ZHANG CHI (Actor) | Candy Yuen (Actor) | Chang Han (Actor) | Sharon Hsu (Actor) | Chou Heng Yin (Actor) | Philip Ng (Actor)|
|Director:||Joe Chien 錢人豪 钱人豪 錢人豪（チェン・レンハオ） Joe Chien|
|Producer:||Gordon Chan | Paco Wong 陳 嘉上 | 黃 柏高 陈 嘉上 | 黄 柏高 陳嘉上（ゴードン・チャン） | Paco Wong 진가상 | Paco Wong|
|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?|
|Subtitles:||English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese|
|Country of Origin:||Hong Kong, Taiwan|
|Picture Format:||[HD] High Definition What is it?|
|Aspect Ratio:||2.40 : 1|
|Sound Information:||Dolby Digital 5.1, 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)|
|Publisher:||Kam & Ronson Enterprises Co Ltd|
|Package Weight:||120 (g)|
|Shipment Unit:||1 What is it?|
|YesAsia Catalog No.:||1037858145|
- Making Of
It’s the end of the Century, at a corner of the city in a building ridddled with crime…. Everyone in the building has turned into zombies. After Jenny’s boyfriend being killed in a zombie attack, she faces the challenge of surviving in the face of adversity. In order to stay alive she struggles with Andy to flee danger.
The originally kind annd warm hearted chemistry teacher, Wu Ming, who is now the zombie leader after the kayos broken out, has transformed into a cruel, vicious and selfish character.
Violent activists match prisoners against zombies in a malicious killing game, the good side of humanity has seemingly all but vanished. Now that all order is lost, how will humans create a new century? A World of uncertainty awaits: The end? Hope? Or Death?
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Professional Review of "Zombie Fight Club (2014) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version)"
Joe Chien is nothing if not dedicated, following up his 2012 gore explosion Zombie 108 with (much) more of the same in the excellently-titled Zombie Fight Club. The Taiwanese helmer certainly sticks to his guns, and if anything throws in even more blood, viscera and questionable content in his continuing quest to shock and offend - not to mention baffle and bemuse, as the film is another crazed and near incoherent melting pot of barely connected ideas.
Set sometime in the near future in a large metropolis (presumably Taipei), the film kicks off in a rundown apartment block, where Jenny (Jessica C, Double Trouble) lives with her drug pusher boyfriend. Unfortunately, a batch of contaminated drugs starts a zombie epidemic, coinciding with the arrival of a SWAT team lead by the corrupt Michael Wong, who turns up at the building planning to rob one of the dealers. All hell breaks loose, and Jenny links up with decent cop Andy (Andy On, As the Light Goes Out) in a bid to escape, while a school teacher called Wu Ming (Jack Kao) tries to protect his daughter and her friends from the undead. Although Jenny and Andy do manage to survive, their future looks bleak, as the plague lays waste to the city and a barbaric organisation, run by the now evil Wu Ming takes over, forcing humans to fight zombies to the death for their entertainment.
Asian takes on the western style zombie genre are still relatively rare, as are full-on category III rated gore and sleaze epics these days, so Zombie Fight Club should be of some interest to genre fans, or at least to those who value schlocky and morally questionable thrills over logic and good taste. Joe Chien really is a cinematic madman, grabbing ideas from other films and wildly throwing them together with scant regard for sense - Rec and The Raid in particular are ransacked for scenes, though motifs and more are recognisable from a fair number of other films. As a result, the film is disjointed and frequently jarring, especially when it comes to the sudden shift into its apocalyptic final act, and some viewers might well be put off by its many plot holes and narrative lapses.
At the same time though, Chien clearly isn't concerned by niceties like story or exposition, and he succeeds in his aim of keeping the film hurtling onwards at breakneck pace, never wasting time on questions which in fairness probably don't need to be answered. The film also benefits from a cavalier ruthlessness when it comes offing characters, with several sympathetic possible protagonists being slaughtered in amusingly unexpected fashion. Given that the film features a large cast, this results in a mightily impressive body count, and though it's inevitably hard to keep track of the living and the dead, there's a determinedly homicidal air to the proceedings. Chien's enthusiasm for the genre and his desire to keep notching things up is apparent throughout, and, for better or worse, the film feels very much it was made by a fan, for the fans.
Appropriately, Zombie Fight Club is an amazingly violent film, packed with non-stop brutality, never pausing for breath in its constant avalanche of carnage. While low budget and relying far too much on fake looking CGI blood and gore, it's relentlessly creative in finding ways to dispatch and dismember the cast, and there are several standout and gruesomely imaginative money shots scattered throughout. The action scenes are all well-handled, and the choreography by Philip Ng (Once Upon A Time in Shanghai) is surprisingly solid, his one-on-one duel with Andy On being one of the film's real highlights. Like Zombie 108, the film is dizzyingly random when it comes to tone, jumping suddenly from amusing rock 'n' roll horror excess to scenes of genuinely unpleasant sadism and nastiness. The film's sexual content is similarly very questionable indeed, from its relatively harmless leering at the constantly underclad female cast early on, through to some appalling misogyny and rape - it's this aspect of the film which, quite understandably, is most likely to prove a step too far for many.
Though hard to justify at times, Zombie Fight Club is exactly what Joe Chien clearly intended it to be - a sick, sleazy piece of grindhouse cinema turned up to the max, flying in the face of good taste and common cinematic sense. Likely to entertain, disgust and stupefy in equal measures, it's an almost hypnotically incoherent and often incompetent hour and a half of blood-soaked insanity that some viewers will whole-heartedly embrace while others kick it back into the gutter whence it doubtless came.
by James Mudge - EasternKicks.com