Run And Kill - 1993 - Hong Kong - Action/Revenge
The action in Run And Kill is completely over the top and hyper-violent. In traditional Hong Kong style, fight scenes are of grand scale. and include people flying about the screen, kicking punching shooting and stabbing at breakneck pace. There's plenty of bloodshed and arterial spray, as well as a few shockingly creative kills. This all leads up to an epic, one on one showdown to the death finale, which is my favorite part of the film by far.
The lead performances are all great and highly entertaining. Kent Cheng gives it his all as Fatty, a highly enjoyable, over the top and immensely physical performance, which manages to evoke a few good laughs with his facial expressions alone. Simon Yam is also great as the depraved madman Ching Fung, certainly an intimidating actor. The Inspector is also played by well known Hong Kong actor Danny Lee (from John Woo's The Killer and video nasty The Untold Story).
The DVD is the only version available to the US, unfortunately it is not without its issues. Not only are the subtitles badly translated at times, but they can be pretty hard to see during certain brightly lit scenes. Don't let this deter you from grabbing it though, its a massively entertaining action movie and well worth your time, grab a copy. Certified gem.
Plot - 7.5/10
Action - 8.5/10
Blood n' Guts - 5/10
Acting - 8/10
OVERALL - 8/10
Fatty makes a fateful drunken decision in an alleyway.
Ching Fung takes out the trash.
...And ventilates an entire room.