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aTomiK
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Damn it was great to watch The Man from Hong Kong (aka Dragon Flies in the US) again.
Last time i saw this was way back in mid 80s.

This Australian/Hong Kong co-production action flick stars Yu Wang, George Lazenby, Hugh Keays-Byrne (Toecutter from the first Mad Max),
Roger Ward, Rosalind Speirs, Rebecca Gilling and legendary Sammo Hung.

The movie was directed by Brian Trenchard-Smith (Turkey Shoot, BMX Bandits, Dead End Drive-In etc.)
This was his feature film debut, Yu Wang and Sammo Hung helped him with the fight scenes.

The fight sequences are pure hong kong style class and the longest one lasts about nine minutes.
This film also includes one of the craziest car chases ever filmed.

The cool score was composed by Noel Quinlan and you can also hear a tune called "Sky High" performed by Jigsaw.
The song went number one in several countries.

Supercool action, crazy stunts, great locations and Lazenby as a villain. Awesome stuff!

Opening titles Jigsaw - Sky High

The Man from Hong Kong trailer

Finnish VHS cover art:

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Hell yeah.. now that's a movie ! [Big Grin]

I practically forgot all about this one, untill a couple of years ago it was featured quite
extensively in the excellent 'Ozz-ploitation' documentary Not Quite Hollywood (2008).

I never saw it again after it was screened on Dutch television somewhere in the late 80s,
so i remember very little of it.

Apparently there are only region 3 and region 4 dvd releases of The Man from Hong Kong available,
which is quite a shame. You'd think that after the release of Not Quite Hollywood there would
be some interest from some company (any company!) to release this on dvd in Europe and
the US as well.. but no such luck. [Frown]

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Yeah, it´s a shame that it isn´t available here.
Every Bond collector would buy it asap and there´s lots of them around the world.

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I saw this on the bottom of a double bill at a scary grindhouse in Philadelphia around 1981. I can't even remember what the main attraction was, The Hong Kong Cat or something. This was a lot of fun. It really needs a DVD. Yay Brian Trenchard Smith!
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