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 4. In the Line of Duty 4: Yes, Madam! (Royal Big Sister IV: Eyewitness, 1989)
Direction: Yuen Woo Ping

A great entry to the series and with almost constant action all through, shoot-outs and martial arts
fighting. A young Donnie Yen shows his stuff and impresses and Cynthia Khan have had time to
train and better her moves and skills even more. Many think this film is the best in the series.
Cynthia Khan plays Hong Kong cop Yeung Lai-Ching (again ... also in In the Line of Duty 3) on a
mission to Seattle US trailing a drug gang, and Donnie Yen plays the Seattle cop ... Donnie Yen
(maybe this has something to do with which dub you watch, i always use the cantonese audio and
maybe in the english audio dub the actors names doesn't have the same names as their real ones ?).

Please note: This film supposedly takes place in Seattle, USA and the cops wears US uniforms and
they have put US flags everywhere in the film. BUT, the film was shot in Vancouver, Canada and
not in Seattle. You even see Canadian flags at the harbour, canadian signs, buildings and the foggy
draped mountains surrounding Vancouver. Yes, there couldn't be any mistake about this and the
only Seattle pics we see would be some seconds of probably stock footage in the intro (of the tower).
So, the film takes place in Vancouver for the first part (then in HK) and it's strange that the audio
commentary doesn't mention this, and Michael Wong maybe whispers that fact (and he acted in the
film ...) but Frank Djeng doesn't budge and insists that the American action takes place in Seattle, USA.

Above: Reversible sleeve

Innocent but illegal harbour worker Luk Wan-Ting (Yat Chor Yuen) accidently gets hold of a film roll
with information about corrupt CIA agents involved with drug smuggling. The Vancouver cops .... OK,
Seattle cops xxx and Donnie also, just like Cynthia's Lai-Ching, monitors the movements of the
chinese smugglers. Somehow young hothead and violence proned cop Donnie suspects poor Luk
Wan-Ting and arrests him and beats him up on an almost torture level.
Poor Luk is chased by both the police and the drug gangsters and Luk flees to Hong Kong by boat
whereby the action moves to another location, to Hong Kong.

Luk is still chased by the drugsters who wants the film roll and to kill Luk as he witnessed the boss
bad guy killing a cop in Vanco ... eeh, Seattle, and the US cops still wants him too as a suspected drug
criminal, and Hong Kong cop Lai-Ching wants him also, to protect him.
There are a lot of amazing action done the Yuen Woo-Ping way and some Donnie Yen stuff too, and
the western underlings that are called in to stop the police are delightfully skilled in martial arts, as
John Salvitti, Michael Woods and Female kung fu world champion farlie Ruth Kokdica.
Cynthia can be seen in a daring stunt on an ambulance, in a fight in an elevator shaft against the
blonde Kokdica fighter, and Donnie i.a. in a tough roof fight against Michael Woods.

Above: Old Hong Kong Universe DVD edition

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 off from the remote.
Extras: Audio commentary with Frank Djerf and Michael Worth, Archive audio commentary with
Stefan Hammond and Michael Wong, Export version with classic english dub, Archive interview
with Donnie Yen (20 minutes, in english, 2001) and an Hong Kong and English trailer


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