Uncut, Remastered print, of Simon Yam's Notorious Sleazy Opus
director: Lee Gwing-Gai (as Johnny Lee)
starring: Simon Yam · Li Yu · Kwong Leung Wong ·
Chan Hau-Ngoc · Fan Oi-Git · Ricky Ho · Wai Ming
Simon Yam plays a
cop reassigned to a remote island community after a messy divorce; he's
a man who lives in a constant haze of drunkenness and marijuana smoke,
suffering from a mortal fear of AK47 machine guns. The story deals with
a gang of psychos who take over the police station and terrorize the
village. These wild thugs are determined to rape and kill everybody
they see. Interestingly, even though Simon attempts to stop the brutal
assault, the females are the bravest and strongest members of the cast
as they fight back against the rabid gang.
French magazine HK Orient Extreme Cinema exclaimed - "The
most gory of all the Category III films!" in their article on the
Ten Best Cat III motion pictures of all time. The other titles on the
list are well known (i.e., "Sex and Zen," "Dr Lamb,"
"Untold Story," "Run and Kill," "Ebola Syndrome,"
etc) but A DAY WITHOUT POLICEMEN is conspicuously unknown. Back
in '94, after getting blasted by a group of outraged HK critics, the
movie literally fell through the cracks into oblivion. Now, finally,
it's back... an absolute "must have" for fans of extreme cult
cinema. But take note, this one IS one of the strongest, ultra-violent
movies you're likely to see.