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1h 29min
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Synopsis:
Behind the dark shadows of Hong Kong's triad underworld, one man, Wong Po (Sammo Hung), rules with an iron fist. After years of dedicated service, veteran detective Chan (Simon Yam) finally puts him behind bars. However, on the eve of his trial, Po orchestrates the execution of the prosecuting attorney from his jail-cell, and walks away as a free man. Having been diagnosed with terminal cancer, Chan persuades his men to take the law into their own hands in a last desperate attempt to bring their arch-nemesis to justice. Ma Kwun (Donnie Yen), a detective inspector with a hard-as-nails reputation, begins to uncover their illegal methods and a bloody confrontation ensues.
However, when Po's most deadly assassin (Wu Jing) begins to dispatch Chan's team with lethal efficiency, he is compelled to join forces with Ma to take down the greatest criminal empire of their generation.
Actors:
, , , , , , , , , Tat Chi Chan, , , , Ching-Lam Lau, , Kin Leung Yuen, , , , Jeff Kam
Directors:
Writers:
Wilson Yip, Kam-Yuen Szeto
Aka:
Saat po long / SPL: Kill Zone
Studio:
Showbox
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Drama, Thrillers
Countries:
Hong Kong, Action & Adventure, Drama, Thrillers
BBFC:
Release Date:
08/03/2010
Run Time:
89 minutes
Languages:
Cantonese
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Audio Commentary by Hong Kong Cinema Expert Bey Logan
  • Trailer Gallery
  • Kill Zone: The Making-of Documentary
  • Interview Gallery
  • Born to Be Bad: An Exclusive Featurette with Incomparable Martial Arts Legend Sammo Hung
  • First Amongst Equals: An Exclusive Featurette with Legendary Leading Man and Action-Director Donnie Yen
  • Echoes of Darkness: An Exclusive Featurette with Prolific co-star Simon Yam
  • A Man Apart: An Exclusive Featurette with Visionary Director Wilson Yip
  • A Dragon Rising: An Exclusive Featurette with Explosive Lead-Villain Jacky Wu
  • Behind The Scenes – Anatomy of a Scene
  • Alleycats: Option to view with Bey Logan and Donnie Yen commentary
  • Challenge of the Masters: Option to view with Bey Logan commentary
Disc 1:
This disc includes the main feature
Disc 2:
This disc includes the special features
BBFC:
Release Date:
08/03/2010
Run Time:
89 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Audio commentary by Hong Kong cinema expert Bey Logan
  • Trailer gallery
  • Kill zone: The making-of documentary
  • Interview gallery: Born to be bad – Exclusive featurette with incomparable martial arts legend Sammo Hung, First among equals – Exclusive featurette with legendary leading man and action-director Donnie Yen, Echoes of darkness – Exclusive featurette with profile co-star Simon Yam, A man apart – Exclusive featurette with visionary director Wilson Yip, A dragon rising – An exclusive featurette with explosive lead-villain Wu Jing
  • Behind the scenes: Anatomy of a scene
  • Alleycats: Option to view with Bey Logan and Donnie Yen commentary
  • Challenge of the masters: Option to view with Bey Logan and Donnie Yen commentary

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Reviews (1) of Kill Zone

Visceral Hong Kong crime thriller - Kill Zone review by Alphaville

Spoiler Alert
27/02/2018

The film begins haphazardly, with the plot all over the place, the camera matching it and a soundtrack that belongs to a different film. Once it settles down and star Donnie Yen appears things improve. It’s not a patch on director Wilson Yip’s subsequent film with Donnie – the wonderful Dragon Tiger Gate, but it becomes increasingly watchable. Donnie gets to show off some of his martial arts moves and has climactic fights with a charismatic punk hit man (Wu Jing) and the legendary (though portly, ageing and injured) Sammo Yung. There’s also a surprisingly heavy ending you won’t see coming.

Overall, there’s nothing new here and it will make no new converts to Honk Kong crime thrillers, but it’s a visceral and watchable piece of cinema. The DVD also contains a good commentary as well as an analysis of the main fight scenes by Donnie himself.

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