On Bluray this week from director Teddy Chan and Well Go USA is a search for the “Kung Fu Killer.”
This film tells the story of Hahou Mo (Donnie Yen), a former police self-defense instructor who is serving time for the death of an opponent during a fight. Doing his time calmly that is all about to change.
Fung Yu-Sau (Wang Baoqiang) goes on a deliberate killing spree, and the police don’t understand the clues. Inspector Luk Yuen-Sum (Charlie Young) is assigned to the case and receives a call from Mo wanting to help. His condition is simple: he cannot help from the inside so Inspector Luk must obtain his release.
Once released, Mo tells them that he knew the men killed and that he knows who will be next. His biggest fear is keeping Sinn Ying (Michelle Bai) as far from all of this as possible. As more victims are found, Mo is well aware of who is responsible and breaks away from the police to find him.
It must be a duel to the death!
Yen as Hahou Mo is completely amazing with his martial arts. Playing this role Yen solidifies his ability to act as well. His ability to play such calm characters in the face of chaos there is no way I couldn’t root for him. My first exposure to Yen was is role in “Ip Man,” which is such a stellar piece of filmmaking and this film confirms what I knew then is equally true now.
Baoqiang as Yu-Sau is insane, utterly insane! That being said he is the right kind of crazy and the fight scene between he and Yen on the road is one for the books. I have also seen Baoqiang in the films “Iceman” and “Running Man” and loved them both.
Young as Inspector Luk is a woman who wants to see the job done right and isn’t sure Mo can be trusted. Once they begin working together, Bai portrays her character as a strong woman with a badge. See Mr. & Mr. Single and “Let the Bullets Fly” for more of this actresses work.
Bai as Sinn Ying knows Mo’s history and wants to help him regain his life. It is Fung that takes her on knowing it will bring him the duel he has been waiting for.
Other cast include: Louis Fan as Hung Yip, Zing Yu as Tam King-Yiu, David Chiang as Master Pak-Kwong, Yu Kang as Wong Chit and Christie Chen as Shum Suet.
TUBS OF POPCORN: I give “Kung Fu Killer” three and a half tubs of popcorn out of five. I have a spot for Donnie Yen so anything he does is absolutely okay with me. His body of work is impressive and his awards are well deserved. In this film he once again gives a worthy performance as well as some frakken good martial arts with great action and a story that unravels as it should!
The Bluray includes the bonus feature Making Of Kung Fu Killer, and the trailer in English, Spanish and French. The 101 minute film in Cantonese is worthy of anyone who loves good martial arts films.
Well Go USA Entertainment is an amazing company that brings the best of Action and Independent films from around the world. There format includes theatres, digital, cable and VOD along with Bluray. For more of what they have to offer go to www.wellgousa.com.
In the end — nobody’s going down without a fight.