"Long Arm of the Law"
Directed by Johnny Mak
A hard-edged action
film, notable for its highly critical portrayal of mainland China and for
what some have called one of the most violent shootout finales in film
history. A band of thieves from China try to knock off a Hong Kong jewelry
store, but their plan goes terribly wrong. "...generally considered
the first of the HK heroic bloodshed movies, released two years before A
Better Tomorrow" (Asian Cult Cinema). Cantonese and
Mandarin with English subtitles. 103 minutes.