A cruise-liner security guard (Kenny Ho, who has starred with Jackie Chan in some of his earlier movies) who had his wife brutally murdered whilst in his previous occupation as a policeman, is forced to go into action once again as the aforementioned ship is taken over by a terrorist gang led by the first officer (played by Ngai Sing). It turns out that the only staff member he can trust is a golden-hearted-bit-ditzy pickpocket waitress (Christy Chung).
If that all sounds very 'Die Hard' then you would be in for a shock at the hard-core action in this (it is a Hong Kong movie after all), and, being directed by the now-very-well-known Yuen Woo-Ping (action choreographer of 'The Matrix' and 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon') you expect some superb action sequences, which certainly do not disappoint, and Elaine Lui (who guest-starred in a couple of episodes of Sammo Hung's TV series 'Martial Law') gets to kick butt and play a baddie with some relish.
It's a pity the movie is a little on the brief side, though, and that the adrenaline rush that Hong Kong fans yearn for is not quite there.
Being one of Hong Kong Legends' Platinum Editions, there are hordes of extras including the usual interviews and documentaries (although I've not seen them at the time of writing, but there are a lot more of them), and the very welcome return of audio-commentary regular and Hong Kong Cinema expert Bey Logan, this time accompanied by Christy Chung. Of course there is also the option to watch the cartoon-show dub edit or the preferable Cantonese version with subtitles.