The Man From Hong Kong
"You, you've blown it all sky high
By telling me a lie
Without a reason why
You've blown it all sky high"
Ah, The Man From Hong Kong, I can't
believe I haven't seen it 'til now. Released in 1975 and directed by the
great Brian Trenchard-Smith (his first feature film), it's about a Hong
Kong policeman, Inspector Fang (Jimmy Wang Yu of so many kung fu classics)
who comes to Australian to pick up a prisoner (played by the great Sammo
Hung), but when the crim is assassinated, Fang launches a one-man campaign
to bring down who was responsible. And it ends with Jack Wilton (George
Lazenby), a notorious drug baron/entrepreneur and martial arts expert.
With the help of two local cops, when they can catch up, Fang's gonna take
Possibly the most
awesome Australian film ever, an old-school
actioner that's a bit cheesy, but with such great action sequences that
you'd wish you saw in modern films instead of the fast editing, camera
shaking, can't see a thing style that pervades today. I wish more
Australian films were this fun, it's not like you need a massive budget to
do so either.
Rebecca Gilling film clip