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The Killer

The early films of John Woo (this, as well as Hard Boiled and Bullet in the Head) are what got me obsessed with HK cinema back in the day, and although I’ve barely seen any (HK films that is) in recent years, it’s fun to revisit that particular era. Sure, some bits haven’t aged particularly well — especially the cheesy HK music and the doves, oh the doves — but the energy and over-the-top violence is still there, as well as the charisma of Chow Yun-fat. It does suck that the audio on these movies are always so bad (due to them completely dubbing after the fact).

By Jean Snow

Senior Manager, Esports at Ubisoft. Before that, half a life spent in Tokyo.