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Love on Delivery
Chinese: 破壞之王
Stephen Chow and Ng Man-Tat
Year: 1994
Director: Stephen Chow Sing-Chi, Lee Lik-Chee
Action: Ching Siu-Tung, Dion Lam Dik-On
Cast: Stephen Chow Sing-Chi, Ng Man-Tat, Christy Chung Lai-Tai, Lam Kwok-Bun, Wong Yat-Fei, Vincent Kok Tak-Chiu, Leo Koo Ka-Kui, Joe Cheng Cho, Lee Lik-Chee, Paul Chun Pui, Gabriel “Turtle” Wong Yat-San, Leung Wing-Chung, Jacky Cheung Hok-Yau (cameo), Billy Chow Bei-Lei, Peter Lai Bei-Tak, Lee Kin-Yan, Candy Hau Woon-Ling, Philip Chan Yan-Kin (cameo)
The Skinny: Popular Stephen Chow comedy that has about a gag a second. Most of them are uproariously funny, too.
 
Review
by Kozo:

Hilarious Stephen Chow comedy that features Hong Kong's King of Comedy at his most likable. Chow plays a dumb, endearing delivery boy who tries to win the heart of local beauty Christy Chung, but he’s a wimp who can’t protect her from the likes of Cheng Cho as the sleazy judo instructor. Chow decides to undergo training from Ng Man-Tat, who plays a crippled huckster called Devil Killer. He swindles Chow out of large sums of money while teaching him useless kung-fu. Not realizing it, Chow thinks he's become an invincible kung-fu master and resolves to protect Chung.

Eventually Chow has the opportunity to save her while wearing a large Garfield mask, which could qualify as one of the funniest things ever put on film. Still, he cannot reveal his identity because everyone, including his karate-wielding nemesis (Lam Kwok-Bun) wants to take credit for his heroic deeds. To prove himself and win Chung's love, Chow can only do one thing: challenge his arch-rival to a duel. 

This movie is drop-dead funny, though the comedy tends to unsubtle and of the "out-of-nowhere" variety. What pulls the film together is Chow's endearing, self-effacing performance and the direction, which relies on sports-film construction and timing that you'd usually see in Japanimation. Some may find the relentless gags tiring, but those who enjoy Stephen Chow's particular brand of comedy won't be disappointed. (Kozo 1996)

 
Availability: DVD (Hong Kong)
Region 3 NTSC
Intercontinental Video, Ltd.
16x9 Anamorphic Widescreen
Cantonese and Mandarin Language Tracks
Dolby Digital Mono
Removable English and Chinese Subtitles

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