In which I attempt to watch every film in The Criterion Collection and end up watching a lot that aren't. Click here for the rating system.


Hard Boiled

"Hot-Handed God of Cops."

Lashou Shentan is translated literally as "hot-handed god of cops" from the cantonese. And with a name like that, you know this film has to be really dorky. But fortunately, this is John Woo we're talking about and he doesn't really do dorky. No, no, he does cool and amazing and awesome.
This was the film that launched him solidly into international stardom. After which, he moved to Hollywood and directed the likes of Nicholas Cage in Windtalkers and Face Off. Chow-Yun Fat stars as Tequila, the hot-handed god of cops.

Favorite Moments: Papered car, baby puts out fire.


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