In the Line of Duty 4
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The plot is not original-basically its the good guys vs the bad guys with one or two twists in the movie. Cynthia Khan and Donnie Yen both play cops who must seek out and protect a dock worker (the actor is Yuen Woo Ping's brother in real life)from the bad guys. But those like myself watch this for the action scenes and there is definitely alot, in fact there is one almost every 10-15 min. Many classify this as a girls with guns flick which is true since the real star is Cynthia Khan. She can fight very well and is in some pretty good action scenes. Donnie Yen gets a lot of screen time and his fights with movie foes Michael Woods and John Salvitti are the best. He pretty much steals the show but the character he plays can be a little annoying and impulsive in the beginning.
Yuen Woo Ping is both director and fight choreagrapher. That right there is a plus. Some say that this is the best in the "In the Line of Duty" series (pertaining to action) with no real relation to the others except for Cynthia Khan. Unlike Iron Monkey, there is no "wire-fu", the actors do their own stunts and martial arts without the use of wires so really you could actually see how capable and amazing these actors are with their abilities.
The dvd is actually pretty good when you consider the fact that the movie is over a decade old. Both the sound and picture are pretty clear.Read more ›
The action (thanks to the great Yuen Woo Ping) is typical of the series, inventive and brutal, but what sets this one apart is the sheer number of action scenes. Here is a rough tally- in the first 15 mins there are three kung fu fights and a shoot-out, by the 30 min mark add four more kung fu fights and an interrogation room beating, in the next thirty mins (1 hr mark) add three more kung fu fights and include some torture, yet another interrogation room beating, and a car bomb, and finally, in the last thirty mins add four more fights, including the big finale, and another shoot-out. Cynthia's main moments are in a great fight on a moving ambulance in witch she is shoved though the window, her head dangling above the pavement, fighting on top of it, hanging off the front grill, and another fight with a fugly gwailo woman in a warehouse that involves some precarious scaffolding and elevator shaft fu. Donnie, however, has a the majority of the good fights, like a motorcycle chase and joust, as well as his fantastic final fight with a beefcake Ike Turner lookalike. If you are looking for action every three minutes, look no further.
The DVD is fair by Hong Kong standards. The picture is a little worn and there is some lack of clarity and spotting in certain scenes, but not enough to heavily distract most people form this entertaining film.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I am a big fan of martial arts films & this is no exception. The fighting is well choreographed but the voice overs are a little unusual at times. Read morePublished on April 29, 2014 by Richard Price
First, there are two major directors for this film; Martial Arts Directors Yuen Shun Yee, Wong Hun and Cho Wing and the principal director Yuen Woo Ping. Read morePublished on October 27, 2013 by Doc
This is one of Donnie Yen's earlier pictures. He is in top form like usual. The cover of this DVD is a little deceiving. Read morePublished on February 26, 2013 by Michael M. Long
5 STARS for this movie like most hong kong movie this is great.There are plenty of fights here and action.There are also nice stunts.The plot like many movies are well done.Published on December 27, 2012 by michael thomas mailey
Donnie Yen movie -- awesome. He plays a cop in Seattle of all places. The female lead actress Cynthia Khan is fabulous. She is another Michelle Yeoh. Read morePublished on June 4, 2012 by B. J.
A fun action film, lots of crazy stunts, and great fights scenes. It is not Donnies best film, but it is very close, I am a fan of his,so if you are, its a must for your... Read morePublished on February 26, 2012 by ringerfiona1900
One of Hong Kong's great movies. The version I see has terrible/strange/fun subtitles not unlike a too drunk poet's. Read morePublished on February 4, 2012 by T. Coonen
Like all of the 20th Century Fox DVD's in this set, this movie has excellent digitally restored video and sound. As good as the Dragon Dynasty's restored DVD's. Read morePublished on December 3, 2011 by hx1
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