Shanghai Affairs (1998)

Am I the only one who liked Shanghai Affairs? It has a different 'style' for sure. I liked both of Donnie Yen's films from 1998 [Ballistic Kiss is the other]. As a director, he sure is making interesting choices. In Shanghai Affairs, I liked the performance of Yu Rong-Guang as the bad guy. The fight at the end between him and Yen was great!

On the other hand, it was hard to take the sappy 'romantic' cinematography where you can just about see the grips off-camera tossing hands full of leaves into the wind machine. Blame the bad stuff on Executive Director Alan Lo Shun-Chuen, a "real" hack.

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