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Police Assassins [DVD]


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  • Actors: Michelle Yeoh, Cynthia Rothrock, John Sham, Hoi Mang, Hark Tsui
  • Directors: Corey Yuen
  • Writers: Barry Wong, James Clouse
  • Producers: John Sham, Dickson Poon, Ma Wu, Mei-Yee Sze, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: Hong Kong Legends
  • DVD Release Date: 25 Feb 2002
  • Run Time: 92 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005UWT9
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 48,812 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Police Assassins combines a mismatched detective buddy movie with Three Stooges-style buffoonery. Making the mixture more unusual still, both detectives are female, Michelle Yeoh (Magnificent Warriors), in only her second film, joining forces with American martial arts legend Cynthia Rothrock (China O'Brien), in her then debut, to track down some missing microfilm. After introducing Yeoh in a direct steal from Dirty Harry the plot stagnates as the microfilm falls into the hands of small-time crooks, Asprin (Hoi Mang), Strepsil (John Sham) and Panadol (action movie producer Hark Tsui). Though their physical comedy is ingeniously choreographed the routine rapidly becomes tiresome, far too little space being given to Yeoh and Rothrock. The latter's 1980s' fashions date the movie and the dubbing is dreadful, though entertainment is to be had from a supporting villain who looks strangely like Groucho Marx on a very bad hair day. For martial arts fans the film nevertheless delivers several excellent fight scenes and an inventive and exciting finale. Collectors should know Police Assassins has also been released as In the Line of Duty 2, Super Cops and Yes, Madam, the last of which is actually the English title on this print. --Gary S Dalkin

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By kimil on 29 Jan 2008
Format: DVD
This film was a HK smash hit when it was first shown in 1985. If you watch it in now, you will still notice this as the movie that popularise the female super cop characters (eg In the line of duty 3,4).
The copy I ordered was from Amazon itself, it had Cantonese and English audio. Both audio sets were fine to me.

Why 4 stars?
Well, I felt that the main attractions, Michelle and Cynthia did not get enough screen time as much as I would have liked. A proper interview and a biography showcase of Rothrock should have been included as everyone knows that she made her name first in HK before being famous in the USA.
It's a pity Cynthia and Michelle could not have made anymore movies together as I really enjoyed their work in this film.
Despite the flaws, this action film is still worthy of collection for those that like women martial kicking!

1986 Hong Kong Film Awards
1) Best Supporting Actor (Hoi Mang) as Aspirin
2) Nominated Best Action Choreography (Corey Yuen + Hoi Mang)
3) Best New Performer (Michelle Yeoh)

Like this? Have you tried:
Royal warriors (Michelle Yeoh)
In the line of duty 3 (Cynthia Khan)
In the line of duty (Cynthia Khan)
Police Story 1, 2, 3 plus New Police Story (Jackie Chan)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Calculon on 15 April 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This is a really great movie if you like this kind of thing. The story is a bit standard, but not terrible, and the characters a bit over the top. The action is really great, and it's quite funny in parts too.

Michelle Yeoh and Cynthia Rothrock look really good, and the fights are very well choreographed. Their main opponents are Dick Wei and Chung Fat who are always good. The end fight is great.

The music is pretty cheesy, 80s style, like most of the decor and costume.

I got the Hong Kong Legends version on DVD so the picture and sound were good. The extras were a bit lacking.
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A generic plot and painfully 80's with a decent end fight sequence. Hardly an action-packed experience and not very engaging overall. Some great stunt work and fight choreography in the final set peice but on the whole not worth sitting through the rest of the movie to get there. A smattering of other action pads out the build up and provides the odd moment to alleviate the dull plot, but not enough to make this highly recommended. Watch the end fight on YouTube then walk away.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. A. G. Suddaby on 15 Jan 2014
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This is one of the best films I have seen in a long time Cynthia Rothrock is great in her part and so is Michelle Yeoh both are very good in this film.
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