Heaven and Hell (1980)
Reviewed by: j.crawford on 2012-04-14
Summary: Holiday Extravaganza
The Lunar New Year Holiday season has always meant big box office returns for the Shaw studios in the Hong Kong market. The blockbuster movie of the 1980 holiday was this way out feature from director Chang Cheh featuring his young action star Alexander Fu Sheng called Heaven and Hell. Besides having every major and not so major studio star in the cast, this movie has everything in it that Hong Kong audiences loved going to the movies to see. There is a subtext of irreverance that pokes fun at the real world, the film makers, and the audience with the various views of hell, heaven, and the earth [the 1980's version of reality]. This is one of those films that has to be seen in the theater projected in glorious Cinemascope on the big screen.
Reviewer Score: 9