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  • Actors: Jet Li, Jacky Cheung, Chingmy Yau, Charlie Yeung, Kelvin Wong
  • Directors: Jing Wong, Wai-Lun Lam
  • Writers: Jing Wong, Domonic Muir
  • Producers: Jing Wong, Ging-Sing Tin, Hsiang Chuan Pei, Kei-Mei Goon
  • Format: Color, Letterboxed, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Subtitles: English
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Number of tapes: 1
  • Studio: Tai Seng
  • VHS Release Date: April 13, 1999
  • Run Time: 101 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 6304745346
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #523,692 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Editorial Reviews

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Mild-mannered Jet Li is bodyguard and secret stunt double to Jackie Chan-like action-movie superstar Jacky Cheung in this action-packed spoof of the Hong Kong movie industry. Li, playing a former demolition squad commander haunted by the loss of his family, takes a job with the womanizing Cheung, an action hero with a reputation for performing all his own stunts. Li surreptitiously performs the most dangerous bits with quick-switch secrecy, but when a TV journalist catches sight of him sneaking from a spectacular fall they suspect an elaborate publicity conspiracy. The showbiz scandal becomes sidetracked when high-tech jewel thieves take them all hostage in a skyscraper heist that smacks of Die Hard. Li turns stealth fighter, stalking perimeter guards and taking out the heavily armed bad guys with a smooth display of acrobatic martial arts moves, while glory hound Cheung proves his own skills in a brave confrontation with the thieves. The swipes at Jackie Chan are mean-spirited and undeserved, but Cheung's manic, mugging performance is awfully funny (unlike much Hong Kong humor), and Li plays his usual moral backbone with quiet authority, impressive agility, and explosive fireworks. High Risk is broadly played and Wong Jing directs bluntly, but the movie packs plenty of explosions, great martial arts work, and a driving sense of energy. --Sean Axmaker

Customer Reviews

I would say it is a movie that makes you love Die Hard even more.
"swinger270"
Any fan of Jet Li, Hong Kong films or action in general will enjoy this a lot.
Philip V
Jet Li plays Cheung's bodyguard and ends up doing the a stunt for him.
morgoth

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 21, 1999
Format: VHS Tape
Take a plot stolen from Die Hard and mix it together with poking fun at Jackie Chan and you've got High Risk, one of Wong Jing and Jet Li's best efforts. Jet Li plays the stuntman for Asia's leading action hero, who's famous for doing his own stunts (wink, wink). The parody of Jackie Chan is hilarious, depicting "Frankie" as a bumbling boob with an inflated movie star ego. The whole movie moves briskly and has enough decent action and oddball humor to keep one deeply entertained. I rank it up there as one of Jet li's best and as one of the funnier Hong Kong movies I've seen. Definitely worth owning if you're a Hong Kong fan.
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How great of a film is DIE HARD? DIE HARD left such an indelible mark in cinema that movie producers all over the world have been rehashing its film premise ever since. MELTDOWN (aka SHU DAN LONG WEI, aka HIGH RISK), released in 1995, is only one film of many which blatantly [...] Bruce Willis's action opus. On its own merit, MELTDOWN isn't bad but isn't near the top of Jet Li's best flicks in terms of acting, storyline, or kung fu throwdowns. What it's got going for it is its infusion of mayhem and graphic violence, so if you're into that (and what dude isn't?), then it's good times for the viewer.

The far-fetched plot: A deadly early encounter with a terrorist mastermind simply known as the Doctor leaves military Lieutenant Kit Li (Jet Li) a widowed man feeling guilt and in search of revenge. Two years later, Li is now toiling away as a bodyguard to crass, world-renowned kung fu movie star Frankie Lone (Jackie Cheung), who much like Jackie Chan, insists on performing his own stunts. But, unbeknownst to the public, Li actually also serves as Frankie's stunt double on occasions when Frankie has had his drink on. Frankie used to be a heralded martial artist but has "forgotten" the wushu way and is now basically a craven womanizer.

When the posh Grandeur Hotel hosts an invaluable set of Russian jewels, it becomes the point of convergence for Kit, Frankie, and the Doctor and his gang of terrorists. Kit, at last, has a chance to atone for his blunder two years ago. Can he find a way to overcome the mastermind's cunning and ruthlessness? And can Frankie find his long-missing kung fu? Will the plucky girl reporter find love with Kit? Will the dubious film director be defenestrated? Can Jackie Chan forgive MELTDOWN for making a caricature of his persona?
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By "dvd7" on December 26, 1999
Format: DVD
High Risk is an action packed movie. Not like anything Hollywood has to offer. This is real HK action. Jet Li plays the role of a Stunt-double/ Bodyguard to Jacky Cheung. The first part of the movie really sets the pace of the rest of the film with explosive action. There are some great fight clips and lots of comedy. This is not a Hollywood movie so the effects are not perfect. One of the coolest clips was of the car in the elevator.
The DVD had no options other than the choice of Cantonese or Mandarin it did not even have a menu. Further more the subtitles where small and hard to read and where fixed English and Chinese, so you could not turn them off if you wanted. Other than that the picture quality was Great.
(I took of 2 stars for the lack of options and the hard to read subtitles)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Christopher Wicker on October 14, 2002
Format: DVD
This is a new style of film for Jet Li. True there is some of the greatest action sceens ever shot in this film but mosst of the film is based on making fun of the Hong Kong film bissness. While Jet's charater Kit Li does have some great fights in the movie the best fight is the fight near the end of the movie involving Frankie Loan(I think that's how you spell it who's played be Jackie Cheung), who hires Kit as a bodyguard, and Kong (I don't know who plays him). Frankie is a parody of Bruce Lee(The greatest martial artist ever) and Jackie Chan (I don't really see the Jackie Chan parody but I can uderstand how some people will.) The final fight sceen also reminds me of a Bruce Lee style fight (Jackie even wears a yellow and black jumpsuit like the one Lee wears in his final movie "The Game Of Death"). This is a masterwork of Hong Kong comedy and action. If you are not a fan of both of these I wold be wary of buying this moive.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Philip V on February 13, 1999
Format: DVD
I just finished watching this movie and I have to say it was money well spent.
The best description of High Risk would be a homage to Die Hard and a parody of Jackie Chan. Jet Li plays a former bomb squad commander who's last run in with the villain cost him his family. He has since has become the double and bodyguard of Frankie, a Kung Fu superstar. Frankie is a cowardly, boozing, womanizer who has forgotten how he achieved his stardom.
Various elements play like Die Hard scenes including the characters and dialog. Mixed in with this are other subplots and some original scenes (at least to me). I won't spoil them by elaborating. Suffice to say, High Risk is an excellent blend of comedy, action (both martial arts and gunplay) and suspense with some romance thrown in. This movie does not take itself too seriously. Sometimes it parodies the martial arts genre with its voices, dialog and facial expressions!
On the down side, the subtitles leave something to be desired, blending into the background and being poorly translated on occasion. The disc has no features, just different subtitles. The video quality is average, audio Dolby Digital 2.0/Pro-Logic.
Any fan of Jet Li, Hong Kong films or action in general will enjoy this a lot. There is little if any wire Fu.
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