The Heroic Trio
Saturday, May 27: 7:30 pm
Sunday, May 28: 6:00 pm
Monday, May 29: 6:00 pm
Someone's kidnapping babies from a hospital in Hong Kong! A figure known as The Evil Master has been looking for the child destined to become emperor. Police are overwhelmed and call for outside help. Wonder Woman (Anita Mui), the wife of a police officer who fights crime with her bladed weapons, Thief Catcher (Maggie Cheung), a motorcycle-riding bounty hunter who takes a liking to her shotgun, and the Invisible Woman (recent Academy Award-winner Michelle Yeoh), the troubled servant of the Evil Master, band together. Their goal: take down the Master and his decapitation-happy demon assassin Kau (Anthony Wong) before the structure of power in Hong Kong is overthrown by pure evil.
In Cantonese with English subtitles.
Saturday night’s showing will be presented by Kung Fu Clubhouse and will include a SECRET SECOND FEATURE along with an exclusive pre-show full of fun martial arts clips! Two movies for the price of one! The second feature involves a bank heist that goes sour in an impressive display of fast-paced action. Shot by a Taiwanese crew with martial artists in each main role and featuring an array of stunt performers who crash into everything breakable in sight. Essential DIY kung fu with a true star performance in a lead role. Don’t miss it!
“babies in birdcages covered in cobwebs; Maggie Cheung just straight launching guys with dynamite and being cute and funny; skeleton abductor; melodrama scientists and glass cages; sister tattoos; badass girl power baybee” Emalie Soderback, Scarecrow Video
“I don’t ask for much from a movie, only that three of the brightest stars of HK cinema share the screen as superheroes, there’s crazy awesome action throughout, Maggie Cheung rides a motorcycle wielding a shotgun, Anthony Wong shoots poison needles from his finger stumps, and a part where a bloody skeleton wraps around Michelle Yeoh and makes her do kung-fu against her friends. That’s all.” Kevin Clarke, Scarecrow Video
“It’s a movie that, perhaps literally, has everything. Family drama. The horrors of war. Bank heists. Martial arts tournaments. Teen love triangles (that the girl isn’t aware she’s in.) Redemption. Forgiveness. Breakin’. Rubber pizza slices. And gold.” Curtis on Letterboxd