After Full contact, chow yun fat made a few mistakes, or so i've heard. God of gamblers return (which I haven't seen), and treasure hunt(critically hated, i personally enjoyed). Apparently, Yun-fat was so eager to have another hit, he wrote the story himself, and a great one it is. A sweeping Hong Kong "Eastern Western", I found the cinematography breathtaking, and the montage where chow yun fat and cecelia yip fall in love particularly touching. My only problem in the film was that it tried to be too much of an epic in an hour and a half, it was probaby rushed. The finale stands up there with A Better tomorrow 1,2, and the killer as one of chow's final moments of blazing glory.