Yen-Ping's Excessive CAT III Actioner!
Chinese Title: TAO SE ZHUI QI SHA [Chasing the Sand]
director: Chu Yen-Ping
starring: Ray Lui · Lu Shu-Fang · Vivian Hsu · Tan Li-Wen · Paul Chun
· Feng Ku · Jackson Lau
many years in hiding, Chu Chi Kit (Ray Lui) returns to Hong Kong from
Taiwan. He immediately resumes his lusty relationship with former flame
May and he joins his old friend, an insane killer named Cramp, in an
illegal drug operation. Violence erupts without notice and bodies clutter
the streets. But times are different now. Triad boss Lui is more motivated
by money, rather than loyalty. He turns on Chu and Cramp when things
start to go sour.
Chu Yen-Ping delivers an excessive Category III actioner - influenced
by the 'heroic bloodshed' films of John Woo and Ringo Lam - but he's
willing [and anxious] to go further into utter and complete mayhem.
And, while many Hollywood filmmakers have been stealing from Asian directors
for years, Chu blatantly lifts a major scene from Quentin Tarantino's
True Romance script. But despite all the melodrama and the explosive
narrative, there is no humor in Chu Yen-Ping's film. Many critics and
fans have called this motion picture 'The most violent of all the
HK actioners.' It is an amazing excursion into CAT III territory
with truckloads of gratuitous violence, rape and sexual mania.
Yen-Ping has enjoyed a long, prosperous career. He is still working
today but he's best known for his earlier films (under the pseudonym
Lawrence Full) GOLDEN
QUEEN COMMANDO and Pauline Chan's SLAVE
OF THE SWORD.