Sunday, December 7, 2008

John Woo collection

A Bullet in the Head (2 DVD) ,The Killer , Once a Thief

A box set bursting with bullet ballet from acclaimed Hong Kong maestro John Woo.

Once A Thief (1990) They only stop to reload!A close-knit trio of dashing art thieves (Chow Yun-Fat, Leslie Cheung, and Cherie Chung) undertake one last lucrative job before their planned retirement, only to be torn apart when the heist goes awry as the result of a double-cross from their criminal mentor. Once reunited, the team resolves to get revenge.

Bullet In The Head (1990) Powerful, sweeping and uncompromising, John Woo pulls out all the stops to deliver a film of unforgettable intensity and emotional gravity that is guaranteed to set the pulse racing with some of the finest action sequences of his distinguished career.When three longtime friends (Tony Leung, Jacky Cheung and Waise Lee) become involved in the death of a rival gang member, they are forced to leave Hong Kong in order to escape the police. Their only ticket out is a free ride to Saigon working as smugglers on the black market. But it is the late 1960s and, with Saigon embroiled in the madness of the Vietnamese war, it's very much a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. When their plans to double-cross a local gangster and steal a box of gold from him go awry, the men find themselves captured by the Viet Cong and accused of working for the CIA. Incarcerated in a prisoner of war camp, their loyalties are tested to the very limit when one of the trio sets about betraying his closest friends...

The Killer (1989) Hong Kong's preeminent director John Woo transforms genres from both the East and the West to create this explosive and masterful action film. Featuring Hong Kong's greatest star Chow Yun-Fat as a killer with a conscience trying to pay for an operation to restore the sight of a nightclub singer he accidentally blinded in a shootout, the film is an exquisite dissection of morals in a corrupt society, highlighted with slow-motion sequences of brilliantly choreographed gun battles on the streets of Hong Kong...

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