In The Line of Duty 1 - 4 : Disc 1 - In the Line of Duty: Royal Warriors (1986); Disc 2 - In the Line of Duty 2: Yes, Madam! (1985);
Disc 3 - In the Line of Duty 3 (1988); Disc 4 - In the Line of Duty 4 (1989)

US 88 Films 4 disc 2023 Blu-ray collection - Region A

Finally restored Blu-ray editions of this legendary 80's film series that introduced the great Hong Kong Girls With Guns genre
and with tough female cops and lots and lots of martial arts fighting. Films from the glorious Golden Era of HK filmmaking.

Above: Book with text and pictures

This film series was a Hit in Hong Kong and besides presenting the new film genre - "Female Fighters Girls with Guns" it
also were the film debut of The Queen of Martial Arts - Goddess Cynthia Rothrock, the action film debut of Malaysian
ballet dancer and beauty queen - Michelle Yeoh, and the action film debut of Taiwanese actress Cynthia Khan. Also, a
young Donnie Yen can be seen doing his stuff in no. 4, Tsui Hark doing comedy stuff in no. 2, Michael Wong being
annoying in no. 1 and 4. This nice bluray box edition has a lot of extras as interviews and audio commentaries


Disc 3. In the Line of Duty 3: Yes, Madam! (Royal Big Sister III: Male and Female Thieves, 1988)
Direction: Arthur Wong and Brandy Yuen

Taiwanese ex-ballet dancer Cynthia Khan (Yang Li Qing/Yeung Lai Ching) became one of the icons of
the Girls with Guns film wave that emanated from Hong Kong in the second half of the 1980's.
Her actor name alias is a mix of the legendary fighters Cynthia Rothrock and Michelle Yeoh, and Khan
went through tough training to become The One who could supersede the Malaysian star Michelle Yeoh
in the popular "In the Line of Duty" film series. Khan works really hard and even though she's not as
agile as Yeoh she "looks" slightly stronger, more physical, maybe.

Cynthia Khan plays the Hong Kong rookie cop Yeung Lai-Ching and in the fabulous intro to the film she
stops a robber from getting away by using her martial arts moves (in "In the Line of Duty 2" Michelle
Yeoh stopped a gang of robbers). Mr. Paul Chung is the police inspector and as his unsolved cases are
starting to pile up the higher brass gives him extra help. As Lai-Ching did so well as a rookie street cop
she's assigned to the task and she's the new member of the Serious Crime unit.
But, as she's Chung's niece he always worries about her safety and he tries to hold her back all the time,
good luck with that, as a duo of japanese robbers is about to cause havoc in Hong Kong.

Above: Reversible sleeve

The japanese jewel designer Yamamoto is having a display of his latest collection in Tokyo, with not
just VIP guests but also a horde of guards. But two bestial japanese robbers and terrorists, Kazuo
Nakagawa (Stuart Ong) and Michiko Nishiwaki (played by Michiko Nishiwaki) who also both are
members of the terrorist organisation The Red Army, attacks and robs the Jewellery show. They do
so by showing inhuman violence and slaughtering a mass of guards, cops and guests. The japanese
cop Hiroshi Fujioka (played by Hiroshi Fujioka) loses his buddy cop colleague who's shot by the
perps. The robbers finances the terror organisation with the loot and Fujioka suspects Yamamoto
to be in cahoots with the robbers. Yamamoto is to powerful to arrest in Japan, so Fujioka will try and
get to him when Yamamoto returns to Hong Kong.

Above: Old Hong Kong DVD in letterbox ratio and with cantonese 5.1 audio with english subs

So back to Hong Kong where not just Yamamoto is but also the terrorist duo is hiding, and Fujioka
who's going full vigilante when he tries to avenge his dead colleague. The bloodbath continues
with bloody shootouts whereby Lai-Ching manages to kill one of the robbers, Nakagawa and now
Dick Wei turns up, another terrorist who teams up with Nishiwaki. Both of them out for revenge
on Lai-Ching and the Hong Kong police. The film is a more violent crime action than No. 1 and 2

The film is presented in 1.85:1 widescreen and with cantonese 2.0 mono or english mono audio.
Region A release. English subtitles to be turned on and ff from the remote.
Extras: Audio commentary by Frank Djeng and Michael Worth, Interview with John Sham (in
english, 25 minutes, Hong Kong and English trailer


Back to Female Fighters Film Page