Yiu sau dou si (The Wicked City) (1992)
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Critic Reviews for Yiu sau dou si (The Wicked City)
Seek this one out. A Hong Kong style Men in Black, with monsters instead of aliens, and more sex. Very cool stuff.
Audience Reviews for Yiu sau dou si (The Wicked City)
This Hong Kong sci-fi movie faithfully re-creates some scenes from the similarly titled Japanese animated film and also draws inspiration from Alien Nation and Blade Runner. The special effects and make-ups look average.
"The Wicked City" is Cheez Wiz cinema, which may help explain why the film has a modest cult following in the West.
Some nice allegorical touches aside, this is [yet] another poorly adapted Japanese anime/manga given a Cantonese live action overhaul. The leads are fine, the photography is competitive, and even some of the make-up and costumes are fun but Peter Mak's direction is amateurish and Tsui Hark's script resembles the popular 1987 anime of the same name in few if any ways.
Package this with a miniscule Hong Kong budget that fails to parallel the capital of animation with gross, cheap-o special effects, and "The Wicked City" is almost a complete bust.
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