filmmaker Chu Yin-Pin directs
Yukari Oshima in her First Film
Original Chinese Title: HUAN LE LONG HU BANG [Happy Dragon and
director: Chu Yen-Ping (Chu Yin Pin)
starring: Yukari Oshima · Elsa Yeung (Yang Hui-San) · Lan Hsin-Chuen
· Yasuaki Kurata · Kua Hu
film is often considered Yukari Oshima's first movie. But that depends
on one's perspective. She initially went to Hong Kong in 1986 to star
in Sammo Hung's Shanghai Express, but the production was taking
longer than expected, so she took this project during the downtime. As
it turned out, this movie got finished and released before EXPRESS.
So, technically... it is her first. Unless--- well, there's also that
1984 Baioman Japanese movie, Chodenshi, where she
plays the Farrah cat [but most fans would rather forget that one].
a Japanese crime lord named Yamashita makes a move on a Triad-controlled
Hong Kong turf, it sets off a chain reaction which results in the disappearance
of a valuable gold bar shipment. Of course, Yamashita wants to get his
hands on the gold. But so do a number of other people. There's a hopelessly
ineffective cop named Hu Pai and his loose-cannon female assistant Yang,
plus - also in the mix - a brazen lady fighter named Shanshun who is more
interested in getting revenge against Yamashita than the gold. However,
the Japanese gangster has a secret weapon... a Bruce Lee trained body
guard (played by Oshima) who may not be what she seems.
Chu Yen-Ping has enjoyed a long, prosperous career. He is still working
today in Beijing (KUNG
FU DUNK and TREASURE
HUNTER) but he's best known for his earlier films (under the pseudonym
Lawrence Full) GOLDEN
QUEEN COMMANDO, PINK
FORCE COMMANDO and Pauline Chan's SLAVE
OF THE SWORD.
Kong Chinese film in English language; fullscreen format,
uncut 81 minutes; DVD encoded for ALL REGION NTSC WORLD FORMAT.
Extras include various Yukari Oshima trailers
for Adult Audiences