Hong Kong 2001
Directed by Wilson Yip.

Nicolas Tse is the head cop in a special, secret ghostbusting crime unit, and his partner, played by Sam Lee, is a ghost. But when Lee reincarnates, he needs to find someone new -- and ends up with fresh-faced traffic cop Stephen Fung. Together they track down a "fire ghost" in a burned out rave club, where they find the ghost's boyfriend, a "water ghost" to be a deadly opponent. This film is a visual delight, borrowing liberally the look and feel from films like MEN IN BLACK, THE MATRIX, and BATMAN AND ROBIN, though for some reason I felt most of all reminded of THE LOST BOYS. They're all blended into a stew which pours out uniquely Hong Kong and completely enjoyable.

Rating: Recommended (Recommended)

Posted by Peter Nepstad on March 29, 2004.

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