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Dances with Dragons - 與龍共舞

Last night around 2:30 am I was flipping through the channels and came across this classic 1991 HK movie showing on Mei Ah's movie channel:

Its ' Dance with the Dragon' ( 與龍共舞 ),  a Wong Jing produced early 90s comedy w/ Andy Lau (  劉德華 ), Cheung Man ( 張敏 ) and Ng Man-tat ( 吳孟達 ).

Andy Lau is a billionaire playboy tychoon who falls off a yacht and washes up in a Lantau village and is mistaken for a illegal Mainlander immigrant.  Much hilarity ensues... lots of sit-com level comedy as Andy goes w/ the Lantau village people to his own company's office and tries to avoid divulging his true identity, etc.  The whole film is very typical Wong Jing...

Actually I was amazed when I was watching it because with the exception of Stephen Chow, it was almost entirely the same cast as 1990's ' God of Gamblers 2', which coincidentally (or not) happened to have been on earlier in the night on the same channel.  Both movies even feature Tan Lap-Man ( 單立文 ) as the universal super A-hole villain with the strange name: ' Hussein' in GoG2 and ' Mister Shi'(first name Mister, last name Shi) in DwtD!

One of the most interesting things to me is seeing retro HK... big cell phones, bizarre fashion, old skyline, etc.  Back then I'm sure Lantau was a lot different than it is now (w/ bridges, subway, the new airport and disney land, etc).  I'll give it a 6/10 on the entertainment scale...

(note, this is one where the poster does not represent any actual scene in the movie)

over 12 years ago 0 likes  5 comments  0 shares
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When I step into HK, you'll guide me through the city ;D
over 12 years ago
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oh for sure. no problem!
over 12 years ago
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i LOVED this movie as a kid!!! my brother and i watched it many many times (we watched numerous "wong jing" movies many many times. i loved all the "god of gamblers" movie series, btw. teehee)... we thought 與龍共舞 was sooo funny! and i liked the theme song. 張敏 was soooooo pretty... =)
over 12 years ago
Tinlunlau 06 tinlunlau
i actually worked on "Dances with Dragons" recently for a dvd re-release. i had the english subtitles completely redone. made several drafts before i was okay with it. i purposely made it much closer to the original dialogue than the original subs did but also kinda gave it a "movie-english" kinda feel to it. north americans may fancy my translation but from what i gather, the british are pissed about it. to be honest, i couldn't give a rat's ass about that either. their complaints were beyond unreasonable.
over 12 years ago
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wow, i'm surprised someone's willing to go through the expense on these types of films. is it a cleaned up print too?
over 12 years ago


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