Move through Fantasy and Reality while watching Asian Drama!
Description: The opening narration reveals that in 2001, all government institutions, including the prisons, have been privatized. Ricky Ho, a martial arts expert and former music student, arrives at a prison to serve a ten year sentence for manslaughter after attacking the man who was indirectly responsible for his girlfriend Ying's (Gloria Yip) death. Flashback scenes reveal that a group of thugs had captured her after she had witnessed their heroin deal. Ying was so scared in captivity that she ran upstairs and then leapt off the roof to her death. Ricky soon becomes involved in fights with other prisoners and the fearsome "Gang of Four", a group of thugs who each control a wing of the prison. The Gang of Four are backed up by the sadistic, one-eyed assistant warden in their quest to defeat Ricky. The Gang of Four illegally grow opium for profit in a secret section of the prison. The arrival of the warden and his overweight son from vacation in Hawaii only make matters worse. Ricky's martial arts skills allow him to defeat and violently kill his opponents one by one. A constant struggle between the warden and Ricky climaxes with a brutal fight that ends when Ricky throws the mutated warden into an industrial meat grinder. After Ricky topples the tyrant, he then breaks through the outside prisons wall, allowing the prisoners and himself go free. Ricky's moral refusal to fight back until forced draws out the conflicts.
December 7th, 2009