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KUNG-LO
KUNG-LO

Great video concept, i really enjoy the idea of video games and movies sharing certains tones. Great movie choices and Hard Boiled is one of my all time favs. But i would also add "Dog bites dog" & "S.P.L." aka "Kill Zone" for some nice HK Martial action with a good story.

jbm77
jbm77

Love those classic HK action movie. The Sleeping Dogs is another version of GTA.

Carlos_D_F
Carlos_D_F

I've been looking for some HK movies to watch after seeing the game so should get a few here, thanks. And you would have got so much hate if you hadn't put HB and IA in there, I know, so good job ha!

thepayne78
thepayne78

To me one of the movie Protege is very close to Sleeping Dogs in terms of the theme that his loyalty to the cops and his gang are both tested. In the movie Daniel Wu is deep undercover and is the Protege to the leader of one of the gangs and he is being groomed to take over as the leader. Very Excellent movie.

 

It terms of combat would say Flaspoint and SPU with Donnie Yen are very closed to Sleeping Dogs. 

 

kevincove
kevincove

Hard Boiled and The Killer are my two favorites.

driftglass
driftglass

My list would certainly include Hard Boiled, Infernal Affairs, A Better Tomorrow and the Young & Dangerous series.

 

Then try Hong Kong Godfather (1985), The Big Heat (1988), and though not a triad film Full Contact (1992) is a gritty HK crime classic.

 

And any of Johnnie To's crime movies are worth seeing...just be aware that some are more dramatic than action packed.

 

Of course, I also have to recommend the sloppy but exciting Tiger on the Beat (1988) starring Chow Yun Fat and Conan Lee (the voice of Sleeping Dogs' Two Chin Tsao). Notably for the ending, featuring a chainsaw fight between Lee and Gordon Liu (Kill Bill's Pai Mei).

 

Good times!

anvilone
anvilone moderator

Ha ha ha. City on Fire. The movie Tarantino stole shamelessly from for Reservoir Dogs.

lordbyro
lordbyro

Not for me. They dont already created GTA?

sethfrost
sethfrost

I give you my list without a 30 seconds Microsoft Video ad, or a boring 5 min video compilation: 1. In the Mood for Love [Wong Kar-Wai; 2001] #272 - Hong Kong-France [photo rt] 2. Raise the Red Lantern [Zhang Yimou; 1991] #303 - Hong Kong 3. Farewell, My Concubine [Chen Kaige; 1993] #456 - Hong Kong-China 4. Chungking Express [Wong Kar-Wai; 1994] #534 - Hong Kong 5. Killer, The [Woo, John; 1989] #709 - Hong Kong 6. Happy Together [Wong Kar-Wai; 1997] #1085 - Hong Kong 7. Days of Being Wild [Wong Kar-Wai; 1990] #1118 - Hong Kong 8. Fallen Angels [Wong Kar-Wai; 1995] #1147 - Hong Kong 

GameWads
GameWads

Can't stop laughing at the swearing that they've thrown in

Zzombielemur
Zzombielemur

Whoops typed that up before the video finished. Well see Election and The Killer while you are at it.

Zzombielemur
Zzombielemur

By focusing on action movies alone you are missing some amazing HK crime thrillers. Election has long been one of my favorite movies and if you've ever seen The Departed and missed Infernal Affairs then you should see that.

topeira
topeira

the end fight of "flash point" is one of the best i've seen. donny yen is remarkable. and the entire action pieces of "raid: redemption" are amazing and brutal and really well choreographed.  

AceBalls
AceBalls

The Stranglehold game was supposed to be a direct sequel to the movie Hard Boiled. It certainly felt like it haha!! Oh man, Hard Boiled is still the best action movie ever made in history.. I still can't think of anything else that comes close.

magicmo
magicmo

Some great movies are: Wheels on Meals, Enter the Dragon, and Return of the Dragon

MasterTheHero
MasterTheHero

Nice video, but check your audio levels next time. It was way too hot.

okidoll821
okidoll821

Stranglehold was alot of fun as a simple action game. It wasn't a huge open world environment, and it mainly just dealt with fighting and gun play but it was just a fun game for an afternoon of stress relief. 

 

I just got Sleeping Dogs yesterday and excited to try it out. 

SpazldNinjaDude
SpazldNinjaDude

WOW Game looks terrible on console (compared to PC).....sorry I know I sound elitist but seriously this game on PC is like EPIC. Not that it actually looks bad, but the upgrade to PC just looks soo amazing.

brok
brok

Again: Could've just written a list, but nooooooo...

yim320
yim320

I am a HongKongese !! This game is awesome because it is similar to our films

havocmerc
havocmerc

Thanks for the movie tips mate. 

Tempmerc
Tempmerc

wow they really did it all.........well done guys....

 

vieri_hornray
vieri_hornray

Young and Dangerous 3 was my favorite HK triad film, along with School on Fire, some of the story elements present in Sleeping Dogs can be found in those films.

simon1812
simon1812

I was so totally waiting for GS to do this!!! what took you guys so long ;D

JangoF-76
JangoF-76

I loved Sleeping Dogs too, so I watched Infernal Affairs, but I found it really difficult to follow. I found that the subtitles flashed up too quick to read sometimes. It gave me a headache trying to read the subtitles and follow the action on screen at the same time, I had to turn it off half way through...

Never had this problem before with subtitled films. Anyone else have this problem?

King-gamer
King-gamer

Police Story, Dragons Forever. Though my personal favorite is Drunken Master, sure it has no police/triad whatever, but the movie was awesome.

23Jarek23
23Jarek23

Rumble in the bronx, ong-bak and enter the dragon should be on this list since they've got outfits you unlock in game resembling the wardrobe the actors wear in the movies. Police Story, A better tomorrow, The killer, there so many more great films, even big trouble in little china, it's not an HK action flick, but it's john carpenter at his best. 

Fandango_Letho
Fandango_Letho

I'm more of a mid 90's Jackie Chan fan myself. I would go to the video store as a kid and rent his movies all the time. And then, trying his moves myself with my friends in front of the shameful eyes of my parents. God.

inkyspot
inkyspot

I will admit, this game is wicked. I wasn't expecting to like it this much. After my Darksiders 2 save crashed on me. I popped this in. The game is Awesome.

Sleeping Dogs 2 please.

ydnarrewop
ydnarrewop

This doesn't surprise me at all  lol  :)

KUNG-LO
KUNG-LO

 @driftglass Wow some good stuff. You just reminded me of that wacky/awesome chainsaw fight in "Tiger on the Beat" great stuff. ;)

thepayne78
thepayne78

 @driftglass Yeah anyone of Johnnie To's crime movies are great Triad Election is one my favorites by him. 

thepayne78
thepayne78

 @anvilone Well to be fair to Tarantino he admitted that City on Fire was the inspiration for Reservoir Dogs and that he did pretty much rip it off. 

anvilone
anvilone moderator

 @sethfrost Wong Kar-Wai is the least iconic of Hong Kong action directors. In fact, I don't think you could fairly argue that he even qualifies. Fallen Angels and Ashes of Time, maybe. ITMFL is right out and Days of Being Wild has one scene that comes close to fitting the genre. What about Tsui Hark and Ringo Lam, not to mention the legacy of the Shaw Brothers?  Also, The Killer is a great film, but the Better Tomorrow films and Hard Boiled deserve to be on that list long before anything by Wong.

xsonicchaos
xsonicchaos

 @topeira the raid redemption has nothing to do with hong kong or th triads, but i agree it was a nice action movie.

Devbinks
Devbinks

 @SpazldNinjaDude Yeah, I tried to play Sleeping Dogs on the PC but since my PC sucks I had to get the PS3 version. The difference in graphics quality was actually distracting at first. That said, I'm still definitely enjoying the game.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Psycold
Psycold

Oh yea and the subtitles for one of the versions of Hard Boiled are SO BAD, one part the girl is supposed to say, "There's still a baby in the nursery". I swear to god they released it saying, "Theres still a baby in the pussary". 

Devbinks
Devbinks

I think there were maybe two subtitles that went by a little too fast, but nothing that caused any real issue. I didn't have any trouble following the storyline either. I thought it was a very good film!

Chronologo
Chronologo

 @JangoF-76 Not at all, I watched the 3 infernal affairs movies subtitled. Believe me you should try to watch them, they're a masterpiece of the asian cinema, I dare to say they're the asian equivalent to the godfather movies, except that the 3 are awesome.

Lhomity
Lhomity

 @JangoF-76 There is a dubbed version on DVD.

 

I don't recall the problem you described happening the last time I saw it.

KUNG-LO
KUNG-LO

I would have to disagree with you  John Carpenter at his best would have to be "The Thing". And if your going to pick a Jackie Chan film for HK modern action you would pick "Police Story" those crazy stunts and fighting action was out of this world compared to the lame "American Effort" of "Rumble in the bronx"

Devbinks
Devbinks

 @Psycold I have never seen Hard Boiled, sad to say. However, I just ordered a used copy off of amazon for $3 (including shipping) I'm almost hoping it's the version you're talking about just for the amusement of that one line XD

 

Still, if I like the movie, what version would you say is currently the best one available?