Tsui Hark's Live Action SciFi Fantasy Actioner
Hong Kong Chinese title YAO SHOU DU SHI [Beast City]
also known as MUTANT CITY
Mak Tai Kit (as Peter Mak) producer:
starring: Leon Lai · Michelle Reis · Jacky Cheung · Carmen Lee · Tatsuya
Nakadai · Reiko Hayama
from the Japanese adult hardcore animation DEMON
BEAST INVASION, this is quite a departure from producer Tsui Hark's
usual fare. Here is the futuristic story of two undercover agents on a
frantic mission against the Rapters, a society of alien creatures who
live off human blood. There is no explanation for the Rapter's existence;
instead, the film's only concern is with stopping them. In fact, little
time is spent on anything except the breakneck pace, the nonstop conflict
between humans and the creatures.
The thread of plot deals with Shudo, the son of the king Rapter, who wants
to nullify his father's decision to live in harmony with humans. He and
his followers are bent on world domination through complete annihilation.
This, of course, give the film ample excuse for the frenzied carnage and
bloody madness that follows. The result is a sensory overload of shape-shifting,
exploding body parts and staggering special effects.
Michelle Reis (winner of Miss Hong Kong Beauty Pageant 1989) retired from
acting in 2009 after marrying business tycoon Julian Hui. Her final film
AND ASSASSINS. She enjoyed a 20 year career of 35+ movies including
GHOST STORY and SWORDSMAN
Hong Kong Film in English language; widescreen uncut (88 min.),
for ALL REGIONS, playable on any American DVD machine.
Extras include original trailer
for Mature Audiences