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..