...We just cut up our girlfriend with a chainsaw. Does that sound "fine"?
Friday, November 28, 2008
Aka "The Dragon Flies." Director Brian Trenchard-Smith ("Stunt Rock") takes my favorite Asian action hero Jimmy Wang Yu and showcases him under this Aussie production with a special appearance by Sammo Hung to boot. Oh yeah, George Lazenby ("On Her Majesty's Secret Service") plays a drug trafficking, gun toting evil son of a bitch with an arsenal of firepower that could take down any motherfucker in his way.

Right off the top this movie kicks ass from the beautiful locations all the way down to the edgy synthed out soundtrack. Even the opening title track called "SkyHigh" is very catchy and fits the pic perfectly. I need this friggin' soundtrack!
Also, it must be noted that the stunts in this movie are hardcore. The car crashes and real looking fight sequences are all wild. One shot in particular, a car blows up and the door comes flying at the cameraman making for a sick shot but was obviously an accident. An accident that could have been deadly. Yeah, that's a nice pic with Jimmy Wang Yu rockin' the full Adidas tracksuit!

Minus a few slow points this Aus-Chopsocky mash up is one to check out, fo' sho. As usual, enjoy the original theatrical trailer - you'll get a good feel from the trailer how crazy these stunts actually are...

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Blogger The Lightning Bug said...
This is a movie I am so wanting to see. The only thing holding me back is the prohibitive price of old VHS copies. Great to see some clips from it, but it only made me want to see it more. I've been dropping hints to folks that I would like this film for a x-mas present. Let's hope Santa does me a solid.

Blogger Neil Sarver said...
I agree with everything you said. This is a movie that everyone should see eventually.

Of course Wang Yu and George Lazenby together at last meant I had to see it eventually, but it really ought to get out into the world. It's a terrific little action spectacular.

Blogger Samuel Wilson said...
The trailer does its job. But shouldn't you make "man on fire" one of your labels? I know it's a selling point for me.

Anonymous L1F3 said...
This film is so awesome!
there are spectacular stunts (people REALLY on fire, car crashes, EXPLOSIONS!). Some of the hanglider footage & other random stunts are featured in Trenchard-Smith's docu-film "Stunt Rock". Jigsaw & Sorcery would be great in concert. Reunion tour...?

Anonymous L1F3 said...
btw - Jigsaw's soundtrack is fantastic

Blogger geekzapoppin said...
There's a really nice DVD of this in Japan right now. If you're a member over at then they have a rip of it there. Lord knows I'm gonna check it out.

Tommy or LightningBug, if you all need invites to there, I'd be happy to oblige. You'd dig it the most.

Shoot me an email at geekzapoppinATyahooDOTcom

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