Sadly only a few high quality motion movies are popping out of Hong Kong today, so while you see a movie that stars Donnie Yen and is directed by Benny Chan you recognize that you’re usually in for a deal with and Raging Hearth actually delivers in a number of departments.
Whereas conducting a raid to arrest a drug lord, the police encounter a bunch of masked, armed males. In a violent act of sabotage, the gang steals the medication and murders the cops on the scene. Arriving late, Inspector Cheung Shung-bong (Donnie Yen) is devastated to see the brutal aftermath, discovering the cop killers are led by Ngo (Nicholas Tse), his former protégé. As soon as a rising star within the police who was pushed to a lifetime of crime, he now bears a grudge. As their fates develop into entangled once more, a rating will likely be settled as soon as and for all…
Sadly, this was director Benny Chan’s final movie earlier than passing away final yr, and it’s a becoming solution to finish his nice profession. The story is strong and strikes at a cracking tempo, Nicholas Tse steals the present because the seething former cop who simply can’t forgive his colleagues for not standing up for him and his cop buddies throughout a trial the place they have been accused of homicide and have been despatched to jail.
The motion is quick and brutal with gun play, weapons, and bone-crunching combat scenes, particularly within the finale which takes place in an deserted constructing website. Whereas Donnie Yen is getting on in age, he nonetheless reveals that he has loads of talent on the subject of motion scenes. The remainder of the solid are all good, and look out for Simon Yam in a cameo as a Police inspector. Whereas there may be nothing new within the story of an excellent cop / unhealthy cop, it’s actually offered in a classy and thrilling method.
The Blu-ray launched by Cine Asia has a superb switch and an actual bombastic encompass sound combine. Extras are a bit disappointing, there’s a making-of and a choice of trailers. It might have been good to see a tribute to the director who had made some nice motion pictures in his time. This launch by Cine Asia can also be the primary from the corporate to be launched in UHD 4K.
A strong and thrilling motion movie.
FILM – 8 PICTURE 8.5 AUDIO – 9 EXTRAS – 5