There is some prime real estate in Hong Kong that is now ready for redevelopment, at least that’s the appearance of things after taking in the action of writer/director Alan Yuen’s Firestorm, which is coming to the DVD and Blu-ray market place courtesy of Well Go U.S.A. on Sept. 23.
This mega-budget, all-star action flick stars Andy Lau (Infernal Affairs III, House of Flying Daggers, The Warlords, etc.) as Hong Kong-based Police Inspector Lui, who has his hand’s full (and perhaps outmatched) with Cao Nam (Jun Hu — as Zhao Yun in the Red Cliff sagas) and his gang of heavily armed and well-prepared stick-up artists.
Explosive and elaborate set-pieces (an armored car robbery, buildings exploding, etc.), state-of-the-art technical specs and wall-to-wall action fit nicely with a plot that features Lau’s attempts to infiltrate Nam’s organization with Tou Sing Bong (Gordon Lam), a veteran criminal in his right, who may, or may not, have reasons of his own to bring Nam down … the question is, can he be trusted?
Also getting both a DVD and a Blu-ray release date this past week from Well Go U.S.A. is director Leong Po-Chih’s cursed house thriller, Baby Blues. The street date is Sept. 2.
Newlyweds Tao (Raymond Lam) and Snowy (Sing Kwan Janelle) move into their new digs — an older house, remodeled — and discover what seems to be a gift left behind by the previous occupant. It is a doll, perhaps a collectible … of some value to be sure.
What they don’t realize is that the seemingly innocent gift is actually possessed and as filmmaker Leong Po-Chih slowly ratchets up the tension as the two come face to face with the horror of the doll’s power … will they be its next victims!!
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