This crime drama, based on true events, tells the story of Crippled Ho (Donnie Yen) and his rise to the top of Hong Kong's drug trade in the 1960s. He fights dirty cops and rival dealers along the way, but the creation of an anti-corruption commission in 1974 threatens his empire. Jason Kwan and Wong Jin directed this remake of the 1991 film To Be Number One. Andy Lau, Kent Cheng, Philip Keung, and Wilfred Lau co-star.~Ben Schultz
Great film, as usual Donnie Yen and Andy Lau were good at portraying their roles. If you are looking for Donnie to rip it up martial arts style per usual then you will be dissapointed. The film plays out as a gangster crime drama, so the fights reflect a more realistic brawler style approach. The audio and video on the disc were great, just wish that Well Go would start releasing 4k UHD Blu-Rays.
This story plots a similar tale of ascending power and fortune inside the drug crime empire. Rising from rags to riches , an unstoppable figure rises to rule all until the price has to be paid.
A Chinese style Scarface story.
Chasing the dragon is a good movie. Just watched it with my parents. They enjoyed the true story. Donnie Yen’s character is awesome. You watch as he goes from struggling to making it big in the world. Eventhough he goes up he never forgets the people that helped him get there.
This latest offering by Donnie Yen grabs at the heart strands of brotherhood, loyalty, and corruption. Supposedly based on true life events, Chasing The Dragon is definitely a worthy entry into the world of Triads and police corruption. Andy Lau is great as usual. Worth a peek.