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1920's China is a lawless land. Corrupt government officials buy and sell their positions, while marauding gangs of bandits roam the countryside. One of the most feared is the Mah-jongg Gang, led by the infamous and hyper-intelligent Pocky Zhang (Jiang Wen). Zhang and his gang execute a routine train robbery, but find the train doesn't contain any silver, just a petty con artist, Tang (Ge You). Tang is on his way to Goose Town, where he's bought himself a position as governor - which he plans to use to bilk as much as he can from the citizens before moving on to the next town. Desperate to survive, Tang convinces Zhang that if he will spare him, Zhang can assume the position of Governor insteawd... and with Tang as his counselor, he can make more money in a month than he could in a year's worth of train robberies. Zhang, intrigued and looking for a break from the road, accepts. They arrive at Goose Town, but find that the entire town is already firmly under the iron rule of the wealthy Master Huang (Chow Yun Fat), whose charming exterior conceals a ruthless, conniving crime lord. Huang and Zhang immediately sense the threat the other poses, and being an escalating series of hyper-violent (and often hilarious) mind-games, while the devious Tang tries playing both sides. The stakes quickly rise to ludicrous proportions in masterfully vicious action-comedy filled with Machiavellian double- triple-crosses, razor-sharp wordplay, and hundreds of thousands of bullets. The rare international comedy that translates perfectly, China's highest-grossing domestic film of all time will have you laughing and cringing, often at the same time.
Chinese Language Film with English Dub and English Subtitles.
|Starring:||Chow Yun-Fat, Jiang Wen, Ge You|
|Studio Name:||Well Go USA INC|
|Blu-ray Release Date:||04/24/2012|
|Run Time (in minutes):||132 minutes|
|Audio Tracks:||AC, DTS-HD Master Audio|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.25|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||5.5 x 0.5 x 7.44|
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