369 – The one about Meltdown (High Risk)

After failing to save his wife from ‘The Doctor’, Kit Li is working as a bodyguard and secret stunt double for the cowardly martial arts film star Frankie Lane. Frankie attends an exhibition of the crown jewels of Russia at a Hong Kong hotel, and when the Doctor’s gang take over the building in attempt to steal them, Kit is the only thing standing in their way. Will Frankie regain his courage? Will romance blossom between Kit and the nosy reporter? Who has the best Kung-Fu?

Join Scott, Randy, Dunaway, and Ibbott as they feel all die-hardy.

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2 thoughts on “369 – The one about Meltdown (High Risk)

  1. It’s funny that you all kept mentioning how cartoonish and excessively lowbrow this movie was, because the director of High Risk/Meltdown, Wong Jing, has built a career out of being this John Waters-esque, super low-brow exploitation-y director. A lot of his movies push the boundaries of that cartoonish toilet humor, the T&A quotient, etc. Actually, to call him the Hong Kong John Waters would lend too much art to what he usually puts out. Maybe he’s more like a Lloyd Kaufman from Troma, or a Roger Corman. Ibbott and Scott were right in assuming this movie was actually more on the bigger budget side. High Risk was one of Wong Jing’s forays into mainstream cinema, and yeah. Results were mixed. I remember watching this on VHS in the 90’s as a kid, and immediately washing it out of my mind. There are way better Jet Li movies you could occupy your time with.

    Funny story, while still a struggling writer/director in the 80’s, he used to live in the same apartment complex as my grandparents in Hong Kong, and every time they’d see him in the elevator, he’d be standing all the way in the corner with his face to the wall, and generally being a weirdo. Apparently not much has changed from the early 80’s to his current, uh….”stardom.”

  2. After watching this entire movie and seeing the credits I noticed a few hip hop songs. I realized that you get a completely different sound track if you watch this in English or in Chinese with subtitles ( which is how I prefer to watch most foreign cinema).

    The main guy sounds like the replacement ( son) boss for the later seasons for IT crowd. I think he was also in Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace. I only switched over for a few scenes after I finished. I may have to watch it again in English. WHOA, RANDY SAID WHAT I TYPED!!! This is why I love you guys. You say the stuff on my mind.

    Not sure if you noticed, but in the credits that guys name was like Jacky Cheung.

    Fred Tatasciore is a SUPER FAMOUS voice actor.

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