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Casino
Year: 1998
Director: Billy Tang Hin-Sing
Producer: Henry Fong Ping
Action: Ma Yuk-Sing
Cast: Simon Yam Tat-Wah, Kent Cheng Juk-Si, Alex Fong Chung-Shun, Kenix Kwok Ho-Ying, Michael Chan Wai-Man, Ng Chi-Hung, Ada Choi Siu-Fun, Ben Ng Ngai-Cheung, Moses Chan Ho, Michael Lam Wai-Leung, Ha Ping, Henry Fong Ping, John Ching Tung
The Skinny: Average triad flick that sinks below the median line thanks to poor production values and a hackneyed script.
Review
by Kozo:
     This based-on-fact triad drama does the impossible: it bores us from start to finish. Simon Yam is Giant, whose rise to triad kingpin is chronicled by a pretty reporter (Kenix Kwok). Sadly, the entire story is punctuated by annoying posturing and some of the most boring gang fights youíll see anywhere. Besides being a total snoozer, the film says the usual about triad lives. Simon Yam is his usual self, but that did nothing for this movie. It's also noticeably cheap-looking. Sure, being cheap doesnít necessarily hurt a film, but when nothing shores up the cheapness then you're in trouble. Old Hong Kong Cinema would compensate for the cheapness by showing amazing stunts or really smacking us with the emotional highs and lows. This film dares us to care - and we donít! Poor Ada Choi - wasted again. (Kozo 1998)
Availability: DVD (Hong Kong)
Region 0 NTSC
Mei Ah Laser
Widescreen
Cantonese and Mandarin Language Tracks
Removable English and Chinese Subtitles
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