Chow Yun-Fat stars as a
This mostly boring, wholly forgettable action/drama benefits from a decent performance by a fresh-faced Fat, but little else. The occasional action scene spices things up (the kung fu is kept to a minimum), but are no match for the thoroughly turgid romance stuff. The opening dream sequence in which Fat gets his head cut off is pretty memorable, but I could have done without the overly dramatic red tinted flashbacks. Since Fat’s character is largely absent for a good chunk of the film, it makes for some rough going in spots, so even die hard Fat fans may have trouble sitting through all of this one. It also doesn’t help that it takes FOREVER for Fat to start chopping off people’s heads.
Some fun can be had from the swinging music that sounds like it was stolen from a late 70’s porn movie and of course the horrible dubbing, but the most hilarious thing about this movie is that the rival gangsters are called the “Eagles” and the “Bears”. Every time someone talks about the warring factions it sounds like a
AKA: Hunting Head. AKA: The Long Goodbye.