ABOUT THE MOVIE
Starring: Wu Jing, Ronald Cheng, Miki Yeung,
Eddie Cheung, Lam Suet, Andy On, Timmy Hung, Ken Lo
Director: Dennis Law
Rating: NC16 (Some Violence)
Year Made: 2006
Chinese & Cantonese
Subtitles: Chinese & English
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen
Sound: Dolby Digital 2.0
Running Time: 1 hr 46 mins
Region Code: 3
Distributor: Scorpio East
Gao Gang (Wu Jing) is a renowned figure in underground boxing.
He gets involved in several fierce challenges with his foe,
Brother Xin. The underground boxing team leader (Ronald Cheng),
who usually retains a low profile is actually highly skilled
and trains Gang to win a strong opponent. However, Gang is later
forced by Hao Qiang (Eddie Cheung) to fix a match by losing
to a weak opponent. Gang becomes severely injured as a result...
MOVIE REVIEW :
hard to decide if director Dennis Law wants to make "Fatal
Contact" an all-out action flick or a tragic love story
or a comedic affair. Law who also co-wrote this movie apparently
incorporated all these elements into it thus ruining a potentially
good popcorn movie.
Wu Jing who hails from the prestigious Beijing Wushu Academy
in real-life plays Gang, a member of an opera troupe who is
being coerced into underground boxing for the sake of hard
cash. Little does he know that he's falling into a trap more
deadly than the matches. And this is the part where the plot
starts to spiral downwards.
The numerous excellent fight sequences choreographed by Nicky
Li (from Jackie Chan's stunt man group) append with Wu Jing's
martial arts background gives it a very energetic raw edge.
Jing's career has not been thrown into the limelight even
though this young lad has appeared in notable productions
such as Tsui Hark's "Zu Warriors" and "SPL".
What's missing is definitely a good script to go with Jing's
deadly kicks. And to make things worse, can someone enlighten
me why Ronald Cheng is here as a concealed, highly skilled
martial arts practitioner?
Comes with nothing but a truckload of trailers including
Battle of Wits", "Exiled",
Last Dance" and the Chinese and Cantonese trailers
of "Fatal Contact".
good thing about the audio is it comes equipped with both
the original Cantonese track and the horribly dubbed Chinese
version. At least, you got the choice to choose between the
two of them. As it comes only in fullscreen version, some
of the shots during the fighting sequences are unfortunately
impaired by the format which might torment your viewing enjoyment.
by Linus Tee
review is made possible with the kind support from Scorpio East