Speaking in his native Cantonese dialect optional English subtitles are of course provided Cheung offers a lengthy and honest discussion on his career that focuses mainly on Flaming Brothers. Did you know there are thousands of additional movies and shows you can watch by changing your Netflix country? To make amends for killing one of Kao's men Alan must head off to Thailand for a deal that sees him become sucked into a world of guns and prostitutes while Ah Tien is left in Macau only to find the girl who left such an impression on him as a young boy has returned. Unfortunately however this is an action movie so not only does Tangs story gradually begin to take precedence over Chows but it soon almost completely replaces it as we see Ah Tien leave for a normal life putting the focus squarely on Alan who by this stage is intent on revenge against Kao. Tseng also performs the title song, in what was to be her last acting role to date. Lai Siu Tin Michael Tao is the spoilt son of a very rich woman who is not his real mother. People die, oaths of revenge are sworn, and you know Someone Must Pay. A lesser known Chow Yun-Fat film, with a good, simple story and a great action finale.
Fortunately for the viewer we are given a villain portrayed by veteran actor Patrick Tse Yin who brings with him a look and performance that when combined with some utterly ruthless acts of violence one including a child make for a character that you want to see crushed by Alan. Several years later we see that Ah-Tien Chow Yun-Fat and Alan Alan Tang are running a successful nightclub business as a pair of relatively decent gangsters considering their chosen careers who steer clear of drugs. This development sets off a love story between Ah Tien and Ka-hsi Pat Ha that eventually sees Ah Tien and Alan go their separate ways as one chooses a normal life while the other continues down that destructive path of the gangster world leaving only the often-tragic bond of a chivalrous nature between them. I couldn't really tell if this movie was a parody on John Woo's use of homosexual undertones or if it was a genuine movie about two men who loved each other more than their respective female parteners. One day, while Tin was stealing food in a church, he is discovered by Ho Ka-hei , who encourages him not to steal and subsequently brings food to him and his friends everyday until one day, when Ka-hei was adopted and the two farewell in tears. Long Story Short : Though enjoyable, Flaming Brothers is marred by a lack of chemistry between its leads and is mostly by-the-numbers Heroic Bloodshed.
Ming Chi Git Patrick Tam is the son of Ming Sing Deannie Yip , a poor, uneducated woman who came from China. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statue that might otherwise be infringing. Also integrated into this topic are his thoughts on the Hong Kong film industry and most interestingly his opinion on the state of the acting talent in today's Hong Kong movies which should raise a few smiles from the viewers. Both of this men would never have known each other if not for the fact that they both share the same mother and father. Chow leaves the Triad, only to return to save his brother.
When Ko discovers that Alan safely returned from Thailand, he falls out with him and annexes all his purchased arms, formally declaring war with Alan. Having to choose between his lover and his brother, Tin sadly leaves Alan. Turns out that Chu works for Mr. This appears to be a literal translation as it certainly bears little resemblance to the English dub script, while the songs featured in the film are also pleasingly subtitled. Alan Tang is his older brother who wants nothing more than to remain a Triad boss. Unlike some directors Joe Cheung manages this by keeping the exposition sequences short and to the point which results in a finely crafted opening that outlines the difference in approach taken by Ah Tien and Alan to various situations, then by throwing in a relatively well choreographed gunfight Cheung ensures the action element of the film also gets off to a fine start. Although now semi-retired from the oft-exploitative world of genre print, he has previously contributed to numerous print magazines and video labels that have included Eastern Heroes, Chinatown Video Australia , Hong Kong Superstars, Manga Max, Impact, Sex Gore Mutants and Screem.
Rounding off the discs bonus features is a selection of Trailers. Sound The original Cantonese language audio is presented here in a remixed Dolby Digital 5. Just when you think everyone is going to ride off happily into the sunset, Mr. Chow Yun Fat and a few unusual touches make it worthwhile nevertheless. To be fair Tang has been dealt a character who is not particularly well written and comes off as a very two-dimensional gangster figure as a result. Once he returns to Macau, dormant rivalries flare and a feud erupts with Kao; this time so volatile that it threatens no resolve between the bitter enemies until one, or both, of them is dead.
Yes, The Flaming Brothers is now available on Taiwanese Netflix. However, the arms dealer turns out to be Ko's rival, Uncle Pui, and Alan nearly lost his life. But when Alan is in trouble, Tien drops everything and comes to his rescue and finds himself in a final showdown with Kao. The matching attributes are highlighted in bold. To make amends, Alan heads off to Thailand for a deal while Tien runs into his childhood sweetheart Ka-Hsi Pat Ha and decides to leave the triad and live a normal live. Well the simple answer is no.
Subtitles The optional English subtitles are presented in an easy to read white font with a thin black outline to make sure they stand out above the onscreen image. The plot and the way it unfolds are completely routine except for a few lively bits of action, and it all concludes on a note of nihilism for the sake of nihilism. Now, before we get into the nitty-gritty of how you can watch 'Flaming Brothers' right now, here are some particulars about the crime drama flick. Most of the time it would appear as though the actors were simply told to run around and shoot at each other leaving the real impact of these gunfights to be brought home by some really quite gruesome effects that director Joe Cheung is only more than happy to focus on. Chow Yun-Fat plays the younger brother who seeks to get out of the life of crime.
While Alan was highlighting danger in Thailand, Tin re-encounters Ka-hei in a Catholic school and after lay each other's heart bare, they get engaged. . As it transpires one such violent encounter lands Ah Tien and Alan in the middle of a gang war with the local crime boss Kao Patrick Tse Yin. Immediately I began to wonder - had I been wrongly passing up a rare collaboration between Chow Yun-fat and Wong Kar-wai? We are not associated with Netflix, nor do we pretend to be. One day while searching for some food Ah Tien is befriended by Ka-hsi, a young girl who teaches him that stealing is not the only way to feed himself but when she has to leave for Hong Kong Ah Tien and Alan are too weak to choose the honest path through life and decide the only way to get ahead is to become someone everyone looks up to through fear. Only making matters worse is how the direction of Tangs story felt very slack in comparison to that of Chows with often pointless glamour shots that I can only presume are there to boost Tangs bloated ego. The final action sequence is however quite well choreographed and sees Alan Tang at his best in the film as he moves around with more confidence than we have previously seen which makes for an energetic showdown that defies all logic - but then who sits down to watch a Hong Kong action movie expecting realism? Released 1987, 'Flaming Brothers' stars , , , Pat Ha The movie has a runtime of about 1 hr 38 min, and received a score of out of 100 on Metacritic, which compiled reviews from respected critics.
It is unlikely moments such as these that when combined with the natural performances of Chow and Pat Ha keep you interested in their characters and will no doubt leave you wanting for more as we sadly discover that once their relationship is defined it becomes secondary to that of the gangster storyline. As with all the bonus material on this disc the trailers are presented in Anamorphic Widescreen. It arrived for online streaming on December 28, 2018. We soon discover they are not phased by the violent element of their world so despite the glamorous facade are not much different from their fellow triads. Throughout this blossoming relationship we are even treated to a few sequences I was not expecting to see in a film of this genre as Ah Tien is roped into volunteering at an old folks home where he stages a variety show that includes him performing in drag! During a , Alan and Tin kill Chiu, the underling of a major Macau triad leader Ko Lo-sei. The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Even the relationship we see Alan develop with Jenny Tseng's character is cold and not particularly appealing, though you can at the very least say the characters deserve each other.
Embarking to Thailand to seal an arms deal with local gangster Uncle Pui Fong Yau , a fierce opponent of Kao and his methods, Alan leaves Tien in Macau to shadow-manage their business. Overall Despite some early promise Flaming Brothers soon developed into an underwhelming gangster movie that relies very much on the draw of Chow Yun-fat and a few decent action set pieces to keep you entertained making it strictly one for the hardcore fans. On the whole this audio experience is exactly what I would hope for as it does the job and nothing more. Sadly a decision was made somewhere along the line to allow these final scenes to outstay their welcome which results in a needlessly protracted conclusion that due to its content both infuriated and ultimately bored me, though I guess it does work within the Heroic Bloodshed genre boundaries. Tin summons his courage to tell Alan about this, but Alan, while preparing big business with Tin, becomes enraged. These aspects of the film are certainly well placed in that they serve as a striking contrast to the character and relationship of Ah Tien but combined with a merely adequate and often forced performance from Tang does not make for compelling viewing. Whether or not this will bother you will ultimately depend on how sensitive you are to such issues.