Yiu sau dou si (The Wicked City)

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Peter Mak Tai-kit spins this exuberant, visually dense adaptation from the popular similarly named Japanese anime. The film is set in a world where shape-shifting alien creatures known as Raptors have infiltrated human society. To deal with this problem, Hong Kong has fashioned a secret government task force aptly known as the Anti-Raptor Bureau, recruiting young talent with telekinetic abilities such as Taki (Leon Lai Ming) and Ken (Jacky Cheung Hok-yau). The bureau's current interest is in Japanese billionaire Daishu (played by Japanese screen legend Tatsuya Nakadai, who spends much of the film looking like he is going to kill his agent) who they figure is well over 150 years old and a likely Raptor. For his part, Daishu preaches peaceful co-habitation with humans. His deranged son, Shudo (Roy Cheung Yiu-yueng), on the other hand, espouses the wholesale destruction of the human race. Of course, the presence of a mysterious drug called Happiness, which gives Raptors fantastic strength and a hair-trigger temper, is not helping the cause of the peacemakers. ~ Jonathan Crow, Rovi


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  • Seek this one out. A Hong Kong style Men in Black, with monsters instead of aliens, and more sex. Very cool stuff.

    Jul 16, 2003 | Rating: 5/5

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  • Feb 20, 2007
    This Hong Kong sci-fi movie faithfully re-creates some scenes from the similarly titled Japanese animated film and also draws inspiration from <i>Alien Nation</i> and <i>Blade Runner</i>. The special effects and make-ups look average.
    Dean M Super Reviewer

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