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Royal Warriors
AKA: In the Line of Duty
"I also have credit cards!"
The cutest cop ever: Michelle Yeoh
Chinese: 皇家戰士
Year: 1986
Director: David Chung Chi-Man
Producer: John Sham Kin-Fun
Action: Mang Hoi
Cast: Michelle Yeoh, Hiroyuki Sanada, Michael Wong Mun-Tak, Chan Wai-Man, Lin Wei, Kenneth Tsang Kong, Lau Siu-Ming, Dennis Chan Kwok-San, Blacky Ko Sau-Leung (cameo), Paul Chun Pui (cameo)
The Skinny: A typical Hong Kong police film that's notable thanks to incredible action sequences and the presence of action goddess Michelle Yeoh.
 
Review
by Kozo:

Eighties Hong Kong action classic featuring a young Michelle Yeoh before her first retirement. Yeoh is a Hong Kong policewoman who joins forces with security officer Michael Wong and Japanese cop Henry Sanada to foil a hijacking. Made heroes, they become targets for some brutal war veterans out for revenge. Then fighting occurs.

This is typical eighties HK Cinema, which means the music, subplots, and dialogue are cheesy as all hell. When Sanada meets up with his family, it's sap city. Likewise, Michael Wong is overly annoying as the earnest security officer who's the "gee whiz" member of the gang. Get used to overdone histrionics, too. Subtlety, thy name is not Royal Warriors

However, Michelle Yeoh shows some amazing moves when its action time, and Henry Sanada isn't too bad, either. He shows some definite charisma and screen presence, and more than makes up for Michael Wong's lightweight presence. And the fight sequences are brutal, energetic and unbelievably staged. For fans of fighting females or just out-and-out brawling, this is an absolute must-see. (Kozo 1997)

 
Availability: DVD (Hong Kong)
Region 0 NTSC
Joy Sales
16x9 Anamorphic Widescreen
Cantonese and Mandarin Language Tracks
Dolby Digital 5.1 / DTS 5.1
Removable English and Chinese Subtitles
*Also Available on Blu-ray Disc
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