Be (And Probably Is) the Most Nihilistic Film Ever Made!
Now Fully Uncut at 115 Minutes
Hong Kong (Cantonese) Title: DI YI LEI XING WEI XIAN
also known as DON'T PLAY WITH FIRE
director: Tsui Hark
starring: Lo Lieh · Chen Chi-Lin · Albert Au · Tin Sang Lung · Biu Law
Che (as Paul Che) · Ray Lui
legendary Category III film has seldom been seen in its entirety. It
was censored by the Hong Kong government, animal activists, distributors
and even individual theaters (fearing it could inspire cinema bombings
as depicted in the film). This motion picture - now fully uncut at 115
minutes - could be [and probably is] the most nihilistic movie ever
made. Angry. Offensive. Belligerent. Warning: It's not for everyone.
story deals with three nerdy friends - Paul, Lung and Ko - who accidentally
kill a pedestrian while cruising in daddy's car. The only witness is
young, psychotic woman named Pearl. She decides to blackmail them, not
for money but rather for their morality. She enjoys dominating the spineless
teens as she forces them to participate in her wave of reckless activities.
They begin detonating bombs in theaters, accosting innocent civilians
and generally creating unhinged moments of anarchy. Their dangerous
games lead to a confrontation with the Triad and ultimately to a dire,
Here is the third film from director Tsui Hark (preceded by BUTTERFLY
MURDERS and WE'RE
GOING TO EAT YOU), made long before he became one of Hong Kong's
most successful filmmakers with his blockbuster actioners THE
SWORDSMAN and the ONCE
UPON A TIME IN CHINA franchise. It must be seen to be believed.
A Hong Kong
film with English subtitles; widescreen format, uncut (115 minutes),
DVD encoded for ALL REGION NTSC WORLD FORMAT; extras include original