Above the Law
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The story is not bad, but the action is definitely the best thing about this movie. Yuen Biao gives one of his very best physical performances, and Rothrock has a few nice fights including one of the better woman on woman fights of all time against Karen Sheperd. I always love to see the chain rope in action, and Karen Sheperd seems to be very skilled using it. Peter "Sugarfoot" Cunningham plays an assassin and has my favorite fight of the movie against Biao. They don't pull any punches and it is very intense. The final fight is good, but then there is a thrilling chase sequence that I was not expecting at all. Don't give up on this movie half way through if you don't like it, the last 30 minutes are worth a watch for any fan of action cinema.
Picture and sound quality are VERY good, and big thanks to Dragon Dynasty for including the original Cantonese mono track.
Special features are as good as it gets.Read more ›
And, it is here, in the fight scenes that one can indulge in martial mayhem! This is a young Rothrock and she is at some of her best (actually, her Hong Kong films far surpass any of her American work). The fight scene with Karen Sheppard is just fantastic! There is so litle work of Sheppard on film, that this makes the movie even more of a treat. Of course, Biao is great and one will enjoy his fight scene against Pete Cunningham.
These fights are great and fun and Rothrock and Biao fans will you it.
The premise is a throw away: a disillusioned lawyer takes the law into his own hands, coming up against gangsters and a crooked cop. The characters lack any and all coherent motivation or consistent behavior. The narrative is so sloppy and disjointed, in many places, you'll be scratching your head wondering how one event even connects to another. For example, by the end of the movie, our heroes, Cynthia Rothrock and Yuen Biao, are pursuing a crooked police captain. How and why they find this police captain suddenly moonlighting as an airplane mechanic, in a hanger where his coworkers are apparently also his paid henchmen, is never explained in any way. Clearly there was no thought whatsoever behind it, except it sets up the showpiece stunt in which the guy takes off in a plane as Biao is dragged down the runway and 4,000 feet into the air on the end of a rope!
But that stunt, among the zillions of others, is truly amazing. And so are the fights.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Even though there is no visible damage on the disc, it freezes at around fifteen minutes into the film. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Eric Hunting
The dvd came intact as promised and in good shape I am enjoying the movie now.Published 19 months ago by adelante777
I was familiar with the film as I once had a VCD of it but this dvd has a great audio commentary wherein Bey Logan explains all the different versions that exist - fascinating. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Mr. Ae Rayner
Very clear pictures even if this film has been around for sometime.Quick action film and worth the penny. Plays on almost any DVD player !Published 23 months ago by Mike Alfa
This movie is pretty good it does have some good fight scenes thou it far better then some other b movies as far as the fight scenes and for the price its worth it just remember... Read morePublished on June 29, 2014 by The Dragon/Wind Ninja
I was not sure after watching this movie if it was suppose to be a comedy or an action movie so I am calling it just that -- a comedy action movie. Read morePublished on July 18, 2013 by B. J.
Although Yuen may not have the charisma of a Jackie Chan, he is an equal when it comes to fighting. This is a good action movie and I think any action fan will enjoy it.Published on January 3, 2013 by Gerald Berry