THE ENFORCER (known as MY FATHER IS
A HERO in China)
was one of the first Jet Li films I watched. It was one of those movies
I watched on late night TV on a Saturday night. The action is the prime
element that helped set this one and many of Jet Li’s other Hong
Kong movies apart from the films he did in the USA and
France (plus it featured the lovely Anita Mui of HEROIC TRIO).
I always liked Jet’s style of fighting more than the physical comedy style of Jackie Chan. Jet Li
is a an undercover cop sent to Hong Kong to infiltrate a gang headed by a psychotic baddie (who looks like the main bad guy
from BLACK RAIN). In mainland China, his wife dies and the Hong Kong detective (Anita Mui) hunting him decides
to watch over his son. The three eventually collide as the big bad guy and his gang want to rob a boat selling
The only disappointment about this
disc is that it doesn’t include the Chinese language track.
Hong Kong cinema Bey Logan is back for another feature audio commentary as he reveals several things
about the production of THE ENFORCER.
Three interviews are also on this
CROWD PLEASER- producer Wong Jing tells how it is to work with Jet Li and others who starred in THE ENFORCER. He reveals Jet Li is quiet around strangers and Anti Mui was looking for that perfect romance she never
found in her short life.
LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON- an interview with Tse Miu, who played Jet Li’s son in the film.
BORN TO BE BAD- an interview with Kan Lu
FINAL ANALYSIS: It’s wonderful to watch THE ENFORCER on DVD, but the lack of a Chinese language track
and no interview with jet Li takes away from the disc.
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