Mad Mission Collection
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The box set contains the first four films in the Mad Mission series (Sadly the fifth film Mad Mission V: The Taracatta Hit is not present) with Mad Mission 4: You Never Die Twice being exclusive to this box set.
Apparently these films are better known in Asia as Aces Go Places and are extremely popular over there (should be since they made 5 films). These films are an interesting mish-mash of genre's. First of all they are action films with amazing (but sometimes too staged) stunts. Second they are comedies with slapstick. Third they are spy spoofs making multiple references to James Bond and Mission: Impossible. These make for an incredibly fun time.
The main characters of the film is a bumbling bald headed cop that makes friends with a high class jewel thief. All the main characters are present throughout the films.
Out of all the films, I found the first film to be the strongest (as usual with film series). It just mixed the action and comedy perfectly. The second film is more of the same. The third film (directed by Tsui Hark, famous for his Once Upon a Time in China epics with Jet Li) takes a little of a nose dive as it just gets a little too goofy. Fans of James Bond will get a kick out of this entry though as it does have cameos by Jaws of The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker and Oddjob of Goldfinger. The fourth film does the complete opposite as famed Hong Kong director Ringo Lam takes the series in a dark, serious direction.Read more ›
This series comes to you with 4 parts. More were eventually made...most of them in the 1980's. Each Mad Mission deals with a different James Bond/Mad Max/Clint Eastwood types of characters, were they usually play the bad guys. The trio that gets pulled into each action is a small time crook with a thing for electronic gadgets (think inspector Gadget or Q from James Bond films). Another character is a bald and comical inspector that goes by the name Kody Jack (think Kojak meets Pink Panther inspector) and his wife who also happens to work for police. The three always get themselves involuntarily pulled into international heists involving diamonds, jewels, money, people, and sometimes world destructive devices...
The film feature a lot of stunts involving cars, robotics, acrobatics, martial arts, explosives, and chases...all of which still make a great impression even though they have been filmed 30 or more years ago.
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Mad mission is to spy movies what airplane is to suspense movies. It's Austin Powers before Austin Powers but with the ultra campy straight faced Hong Kong action flick excess! Read morePublished 12 months ago by Karbon
Clearly this is a not so serious take on James Bond classic films. For the price this is a steal!Published 20 months ago by Arvelle L. Lanham
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