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The Bare-footed Kid
Year: 1993  
Director: Johnnie To Kei-Fung  
Action: Lau Kar-Leung  
Cast: Aaron Kwok Fu-Sing, Maggie Cheung Man-Yuk, Ti Lung, Wu Chien-Lien (Ng Sin-Lin), Eddie Cheung Siu-Fai, Kenneth Tsang Kong, Paul Chun Pui, Jue Tit-Woh
The Skinny: Entertaining kung-fu period piece that's weighed down by the usual Johnnie To overwrought melodrama.
by Kozo:
     Aaron Kwok is the title character, a recently orphaned kid whose almost-annoying innocence and incredible kung-fu skills are his benefit and ultimately his downfall. After dad croaks, he seeks out family friend Ti Lung and gets involved with him and local cloth queen Maggie Cheung, who is receiving illegal pressure from the local magistrate. In an effort to please his benefactors, he inadvertently does something illegal, whereupon he gets thrown out only to end up with the bad guys, who use him to exact their revenge on Cheung and Lung. Wu Chien-Lien is the local love interest, a perky school teacher who teaches Kwok the benefit of writing his own name. An interesting script with well-choreographed fight scenes. Ti Lung and Maggie Cheung turn in notably charismatic performances, while Aaron Kwok just acts cute and Wu Chien-Lien does the same. A tad confusing but overall not bad. (Kozo 1995)
Availability: DVD (Hong Kong)
Region 3 NTSC
Intercontinental Video, Ltd.
16x9 Anamorphic Widescreen
Cantonese and Mandarin Language Tracks
Dolby Digital 5.1 / DTS 5.1
Removable English and Chinese Subtitles
Various extras
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