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A Better Tomorrow
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Lung Ti Lung Ti
Sung Tse-Ho
Leslie Cheung Leslie Cheung
Sung Tse-Kit
Emily Chu Emily Chu
Waise Lee Waise Lee
Feng Tien Feng Tien
Father Sung
John Woo John Woo
Inspector Wu
Yanzi Shi Yanzi Shi
Mr. Yiu

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Hing-Ka Chan Hing-Ka Chan
Suk-Wah Leung Suk-Wah Leung


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By now, I have realized that I have a somewhat difficult relationship with John Woo. I mean, like many other directors, when I was a younger, I heard the most incredible things about his work and I became fascinated by the guy, even before watching one single movie he directed. I think I started with 'The Killer' which is supposedly a great masterpiece but which turned out to be one of the most di... read more
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Ho and Mark are close friends, as well as high ranking gangsters working for a counterfeit crime syndicate. Ho wants to quit the Triad, since his younger brother is about to become a cop, and knows nothing of his criminal activities. During one last job delivering a money transaction, Ho is doublecrossed and ambushed by the cops. Mark gets crippled, while trying to avenge the doublecross. After released from prison, Ho wows to go straight, but is torn in his loyalties between his cop brother, and his friend Mark who wants to overthrow the Triad bosses.
Release date: 2 August 1986
UPC: 601643006642
Tags: Hong Kong (8), 1980s (7), Action (4), Chinese (4), Crime (4), Drama (3), Thriller (3), Action Hero (2), 1986 (2), Brothers (2), Sort (2), East Asia (1), Foreign Language (1), Retro Asian (1), HQ (1)
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"March 7th Directed by: John Woo A Better Tomorrow precedes The Killer, which was probably the turning point of what people know John Woo films to be. The Woo-isms are there, such as the spectacular violence in wonderful slow motion. I don't know if I've seen more satisfying looking squibs. There are a few scenes in this that will stick with me, it was my first time seeing them but they were instantly iconic to me. This is a smart thriller, they build a sense of family and loyalty, and it's put"

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"28.1.2018, DVD Kova toimintaleffa, josta löytyy ihan hyvä rikostarinakin. Räiskintäkohtauksia ei nähdä yhtä paljoin kuin Woon muissa honkkarileffoissa, mutta se ei harmita kun ammuskelut ovat niin hiton siistejä. Näyttelykin on ihan hyvää Emily Chun ajoittaista ylinäyttelyä lukuun ottamatta. Nyt tekisi mieli katsoa Better Tomorrow 2 uudestaan. "

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"19th of August, DVD John Woon ehkä merkittävin elokuva, joka nosti Hongkong-toimintaelokuvan genrenä maailmankartalle. Ultratyylikkäänä rikoselokuvana alkava Better Tomorrow sisältää monia Woon elokuville ominaisia teemoja. Veljeyttä ja toveruutta käsitellään tässäkin, tosin reilusti klassisemmasta näkökulmasta: kahden hyvin erilaisen veljeksen (joista toinen on poliisi ja toinen gangsteri) välinen suhde on siis juonessa keskiönä. Chow Yun-Fatin roolihahmo edustaa puolestaan"

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