Who Needs Words When Dennis Law's THE CONSTABLE Has Plenty Of Guns And Knives?

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Who Needs Words When Dennis Law's THE CONSTABLE Has Plenty Of Guns And Knives?
Arguably the pulpiest of Hong Kong's current crop of mainstream directors - a title he has claimed from Herman Yau in recent years with Yau going all respectable on us - director Dennis Law returns to big screens with Simon Yam star vehicle The Constable.

Lam Kwok Kuen, nearing retirement and raising a mentally challenged son by himself, is a police officer whose sole requirement on the job is oversee the department fleet. Despite this, he remains active in the front line of police service, putting his life on the line for sake of others, his heroism bettering even the most seasoned professionals. He fights the bad guys, putting criminals behind bars, upholding the law at any cost, for as his adage proclaims, to live a day surmounts to pursuing justice relentlessly, whether life or death proceeds in its aftermath.
the first trailer for the film promises very little in the way of drama or story but a whole lot in terms of action - so much so that you wonder if every action sequence of the film is represented here. True to Law's general form the approach feels more like a late 1980's Cat III grindhouse picture than anything more recent so take a look below if that's your thing.

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E. Lee ZimmermanJuly 2, 2013 2:06 PM

Looks perfect!

QinlongJuly 2, 2013 6:49 PM

I loved how bare-bones and trashy BAD BLOOD was, and FATAL CONTACT was actually genuinely good, so I love me some Dennis Law in small doses.

Todd BrownJuly 2, 2013 8:52 PM

Totally agree with you on Fatal Contact. Best stuff Wu Jing did post SPL were the films with Dennis Law. That's probably true vice versa, too, actually.

markJuly 3, 2013 12:09 AM

so when's the release date?

jennyJuly 3, 2013 10:27 PM

wire work is kind of apparent.

simon yam is a bit old for the actiony stuff but he seems to be pulling it off.

BillyJuly 4, 2013 3:35 PM

does seem to have that 80s vibe... nonetheless, this seems to be a decent popcorn flick :>