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Shamo (2008)

Bruce Liang , Ryo Ishibashi , Soi Cheang , Cheang Pou Soi  |  Unrated |  DVD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Bruce Liang, Ryo Ishibashi, Francis Ng, Shawn Yue, Bruce Leung
  • Directors: Soi Cheang, Cheang Pou Soi
  • Format: Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: Cantonese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Tai Seng
  • DVD Release Date: November 25, 2008
  • Run Time: 105 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #484,164 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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From the director of the bloody Dog Bite Dog, Cheang Pou-Soi, comes this long-awaited and equally brutal live-action adaptation of the cult Japanese manga by Izo Hashimoto. Ryo Narushima (Shawn Yue from Initial D and Invisible Target) is a talented, colle

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Shamo aka Hong Kong version of Rocky September 1, 2012
This movie differs from the original manga. In the manga the main character Ryo Narushima is actually an unrepentant and often unsympathetic person. In the film they change the chracters and plot a bit to make Ryo more likeable. The story starts with Ryo killing his parents at the young age of 16 and being sent to a juvenile detention center for two years where he learns to survive or be killed. Living a life on the streets selling his body to old rich women to make money after he is released. He wants more to his life and wants to prove he is strong and defy the public eye of everyone who sees him as nothing but a parent murderer. More or less a darker version of "Rocky". Without ruining the story let's just say along the way you learn more about Ryo and get to like a character that you know you shouldn't but respect by the end of the film. The fighting is excellent and everything moves at a more brisk pace where the manga would sometimes drag. The director Cheang Pou-Soi knows how mix brutal action with emotions perfectly just like his previous film before this "Dog Bite Dog". Deserves a rental at least for fans of the manga and a buy from anyone that loves a good underdog movie.
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth to buy September 8, 2009
By LoBo
I saw it a over 1 year ago. I liked the film. I think the story was
good and interesting. Good realistic and brutal fights in my opinion. I
think they made it like Shawn Yue actually knew martial arts.

What was rare in this was that they didn't use much wires in the fights.
I noticed 1 or 2 wires in the film. I think Shawn did a good job in the
fight scenes, and acting. It had enough action scenes for me. I hope a sequel will be made to this film.

It think it deserves a sequel. If you like
a action film with a good enough story, and a film with well made fight
choreography and realistic, brutal fights, then i can for sure
recommend this film to you.
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