HK Cinema - 1984
One film that is often forgotten about is a small
action thriller that is called The Long Arm of the Law and was directed
by Johnny Mak. It tells the story of a Mainland gang that crosses the border
into HK to pull a series of heists. The film was extremely violent in a
gritty realistic way – none of this was made romantic. Mak used amateur
actors and got incredible down to earth performances from them. It is considered
to be a forerunner of the "heroic bloodshed" movies later in the decade..