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Best of the Best
Year: 1996


DVD (Hong Kong)
Region 0 NTSC
New City
Cantonese and Mandarin Language Tracks
English and Chinese subtitles
Director: Andrew Lau Wai-Keung
Producer: Manfred Wong
Action: Dion Lam Dik-On
Cast: Daniel Chan Hiu-Tung, Julian Cheung Chi-Lam, Karen Mok Man-Wai, Roy Cheung Yiu-Yeung, Damian Lau Chung-Yun, Blacky Ko Sau-Leung, Jerry Lamb Hiu-Fung, Michael Tse Tin-Wah, Jason Chu Wing-Tong, Raymond Tso Wing-Lim, Hong Yin, Amanda Lee Wai-Man, Annie Wu (Ng San-Kwan), Marianne Chan Miu-Ying, Ng Chi-Hung, Kenny Wong Tak-Bun, Sammy, Herman Yau Lai-To, Samuel Leung Cheuk-Moon
The Skinny: Incredibly average and unoriginal SDU movie from Andrew Lau and his BOB crew.
by Kozo:

     Triad moviemaker Andrew Lau turns his free-floating camera on the SDU, HK’s own SWAT team. After a  pitched battle with Vietnamese refugees cripples HK’s SDU forces, they form a replacement called the BOB, the “Best of the Best” (and a shameless plug for BoB, the new production company run by Andrew Lau, Wong Jing, and Manfred Wong).
     Chan Hiu-Tung (played by Daniel Chan Hiu-Tung) is the young recruit whose dad (Damian Lau) runs the whole show. Also in the BOB are top trainer Roy Chueng and wacky chef Blacky Ko, as well as Karen Mok, who’s somewhat sexy as the shooting instructor. Julian Cheung is Coolman, a former SDU member who’s angry at the Vietnamese for the death of his comrades and angry at Chan Hiu-Tung for personal reasons. The Young and Dangerous crew (Michael Tse, Jason Chu, and Jerry Lamb) are along for the ride. 
     The acting, while passable, suffers in the casting of Julian Cheung, who’s just isn’t that cool as Coolman. Daniel Chan fares better, but he’s starting to look like the male equivalent of cute and wooden Gigi Leung Wing-Kei. Andrew Lau continues his streak of capably directed films. This unoriginal film is far from earth-shattering, but it’s passable HK entertainment that doesn’t offend or embarrass. Instead, it bores us with its sheer mediocrity. The catchy end credit song is performed by Karen Mok. (Kozo 1996)

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