Triad Trilogy [DVD]

Experience three of acclaimed Hong Kong director Johnny To's most popular crime thrillers in this collection featuring Election, Triad Election, and Triad Underworld, and starring Andy Lau, Tony Leung, and Simon Yam.
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Synopsis

Triad Election
Superstar action director Johnny To's Hong Kong gangster picture Triad Election (aka Election 2) revolves around Jimmy (Louis Koo), a second-tiered triad member vying aggressively for the position of godfather in the current election. He is restrained in his pursuits by the current mob boss, Lok (Simon Yam), who wants to hold on to his seat, despite the fact that his two years are up and he isn't officially eligible for reelection. This leads to a bloody, cutthroat, do-or-die battle of wills between the two men, carried out in some of the most astonishing set pieces ever constructed for an action opus, including a psychotic interrogation with knives and rabid dogs, a hide-and-seek battle at an outdoor café, and a shocking, ultraviolent denouement. To ads an additional level to the film by turning it into a scathing critique of the voraciousness encouraged by a laissez-faire economic system. Wong Tin-lam, Yao Yung, Lam Suet, Nick Cheung, Lam Ka-tung, and Mok Sing-lun co-star. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi

Triad Underworld
A respected gangster ponders leaving his life of crime after becoming a father, and a pair of young thugs scheme to rise up through the ranks by killing a high profile crime boss in this tense crime thriller starring Andy Lau and Jacky Cheung. Mr. Hung ( Lau) is the head of Hong Kong's most notorious crime family. When Mr. Hung fathers a child, his longtime friend and right-hand man Lefty (Jacky Cheung) suggests that he retire to look after his family. Meanwhile, as rumors surface that Mr. Hung may have a target on his back, two ambitious teenage hoodlums deduce that the fastest way to gain power is to seize it from someone who has it in abundance. When the past and present collide, the violence that erupts will shake Hong Kong to its very core. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Election
A crime family flirts with democracy, leading to a fierce gangland battle in this stylish crime drama from Hong Kong director Johnnie To. With over 50,000 members, the Wo Shing Society is one of the largest and most powerful Triads in Hong Kong, and when the leadership committee needs a new head man, they decide to put the matter to a vote of their underlings. The two candidates are Lok (Simon Yam), a cool leader who doesn't rattle easily, and Big D (Tony Leung Kar-Fai), who has a short temper and is prone to violence. After Uncle Weng (Wong Tin-lam), an elderly and well-regarded member of the Triad, gives Lok his endorsement, he wins by a landslide, which does not sit well with Big D's uncertain temper. A ceremonial walking stick which is given to the Wo Shing Society's elected leader has disappeared, and Big D will stop at nothing to make sure it stays out of Lok's hands; meanwhile, the Hong Kong police are determined to bring down the Triad, and Big D ends up behind bars. The Wo Shing Society falls into chaos as in-fighting threatens to tear the Triad apart before the walking stick can be returned and Lok can be inaugurated as their new chief. Election (aka Hak Sewui) was a major box office success in Asia, and the story continued the following year in Election 2 (aka Hak se wui yi wo wai kwai). ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Simon Yam
    Simon Yam - Lok
  • Louis Koo
    Louis Koo - Jimmy Lee
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    Wong Tin-lam - Uncle Teng
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    Yao Yung - Xi
  • Lam Suet
    Lam Suet - Fat Head
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