Khamis, 8 April 2010
YOUNG AND DANGEROUS!
The Young and Dangerous film series is a collection of Hong Kong films about a group of triad members, detailing their adventures and dangers in a Hong Kong triad society. The series is based on a popular comic book series known as "Teddy Boy".
The series contributed a lot to the public image of triads and was condemned by certain quarters as glorifying secret triad societies. However, it was immensely popular in Hong Kong and spun 9 sequels and spin-offs. Its main actors and actresses have also became major stars in their own right.
Andrew Lau served as cinematographer and director for parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6, including a prequel with radio personality Manfred Wong writing scripts for the ongoing franchise.
Young and Dangerous (1996)
Young and Dangerous tells the story of Chan Ho Nam (Ekin Cheng), "Chicken" Chiu (Jordan Chan), Tai Tin Yee (Michael Tse), Pao Pan (Jerry Lam) and his brother Chow Pan (Jason Chu) during their inclusion into the "Hung Hing" Society. The focus is on internal squabbling within the triad, spearheaded by "Ugly Kwan" (Francis Ng).
Young and Dangerous 2 (1996)
The story in Young and Dangerous 2 is told in two parts: the first focuses on Chicken and his exile in Taiwan skipped over in the first film. The second half deals with the Hung Hing Society trying to ally with Chicken's Taiwanese triad "San Luen". The character "Banana" (Jerry Lam) is recruited into Ho Nam's circle. At the same time, an election to obtain the branch leadership status of Causeway Bay is underway, with Chan Ho Nam as its prime candidate, until a rivalry breaks out between him and another Hung Hing member, "Tai Fei" (Anthony Wong).
Young and Dangerous 3 (1996)
Chan Ho Nam and Chicken are back again in Young and Dangerous 3, this time taking on the rival "Tung Sing" triad, who is attempting to usurp Hung Hing influence in Hong Kong by having Tung Sing member "Crow" (Roy Cheung) frame Ho Nam for the murder of Hung Hing Chairman Chiang Tin Sang (Simon Yam). On the plus side, Chicken finds a new love interest in Wasabi (Karen Mok), the daughter of the comedic priest, Father "Lethal Weapon" Lam.
Young and Dangerous 4 (1997)
When the branch leader position is open for Tuen Mun, Chicken decides to run for it and is up against fellow Hung Hing member "Barbarian", who resorts to ruthless Tung Sing member "Thunder Tiger" (Roy Cheung) for help in his candidacy. The triad also has to deal with finding a new chairman to the Hung Hing Society, Chiang Tin Yeung (Alex Man), Chiang Tin Sang's older brother, who resides in Thailand. Young and Dangerous 4 also brings in new characters first appearing among the Hung Hing ranks, such as Ben Hon (Wan Yeung Ming), "Sister 13" (Sandra Ng) and "Prince".
Young and Dangerous 5 (1998)
Although Chicken does not make an appearance, Chan Ho Nam finds a new love interest in the form of Mei Ling (Shu Qi). Meanwhile, Tung Sing returns to cause trouble again for Hung Hing, in the form of new leader Szeto Ho Nam (Mark Cheng). Young and Dangerous 5 occurs during the transfer of Hong Kong sovereignty to China, with the "boys" becoming "men", as they develop and mature into more business-like dealings.
Born to Be King (2000)
Born to Be King, also known as Young and Dangerous 6, is the last and final installment to the mainstream franchise and characters. This film is a return to form for the series with what is considered a fitting end by fans. Chicken is set to marry Nanako (Anya), the daughter of Japanese yakuza boss Isako Kusaraki (Sonny Chiba), to tie relationships between the Taiwanese San Luen triad and Kurasaki's clan. When Chicken is set up and framed again for murder, he seeks his old friends from Hung Hing to clear his name.
Antara pelakon2 hebat yang menggerak cerita ini ialah …
Ekin Cheng Yee-Kin as Chan Ho Nam / Cool Nine Dragon or Mr Cool or Lung Gor (In Goodbye Mr.Cool)
Jordan Chan Siu-Chun as Chicken / Little Chicken (In Those Were The Days)
Gigi Lai Chi as Smartie / Tuan Mu Ruo Yu (In Born To Be King)
Francis Ng Chun-Yu as Ugly Kwan
Frankie Ng Chi Hung as Uncle Bee
Simon Yam Tat-Wah as Chiang Tin Sang
Michael Tse Tin-Wah as Dai Tin Yee
Jason Chu Wing-Tong as Chow Pan
Jerry Lamb Hiu-Fung as Pou Pan
Suki Chan Sau-Yue as Ho Yan
Joe Cheng Cho as Boss Ba Bai
Teresa Ha Ping as Kwan's mother
Spencer Lam Seung-Yi as Priest / Lethal Weapon
Priest / Lethal Weapon as Boss Keith
Shing Fui-On as Boss Saur
Johnny Wang Lung-Wei as Boss Wai
Anthony Wong as Tai Fei
Malangnya, yang ke-5 dan 6.. aku tak tengok lagi… tapi siri sebelum ini.. memang best of the best… Kebetulan lak aku tengah buat cerita Gangster kongsi gelap cina kat KL ni… dan ini memberi sedikit impak maksima yang diluar dugaan aku… Chan Ho Nam memberi aku inspirasi untuk membina watak ketua gangster cina di KL, Ken Wong, watak jahat kongsi gelap cina yang aku bangunkan… Insyallah akan bakal berentap dengan SOLO… dalam novel SOLO bakal terbit tahun depan… saat ini aku masih menonton episode ke 5..hari ini pasti habis dan esok aku akan habis yang ke 6… born to King!... Yeah Hung Hing Triad!
well.. sapa-sapa nak tengok... belilah siri ini di kedai2 DVD anda... aku ada sekeping je movie ni... tapi 6 dalam satu DVD la... heheheeh