|A Book of Heroes (1986)|
|Writers:||Sit Hing-Kwok, Chu Yen-Ping|
|Starring:||Elsa Yeung, Pauline Lan Hsin-Mei, Yukari Oshima, and Kurata Yasuaki|
The action found in Book of Heroes is the main selling point here, there’s no question about it. Whereas the comedy may occasionally overstep its boundaries and the film inevitably starts to feel like a madcap ensemble comedy, but as soon as an action scene pops up – viewers are instantly reminded why they should be watching this film. The movie is an absolute smorgasbored of undercranked (a term referring to action choreography that has been slightly sped up) action. The choreography is brutally violent and extremely fast, and every member of the cast gives it their all. Most of all, the stuntmen of Hong Kong/Taiwan once again manage to scare even the most jaded viewers. Included amongst these stunts, we see a bit where a man stands on a pedestal directing traffic while a car flips and goes vertical only a few unsafe feet away.