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A Cop, A Criminal, and A Doctor all are in a hospital.......no that's not the start of some joke, its the 3 main character in Johnnie To's new film Three
Three focuses on 3 characters in a hospital. Detective Chen, a police inspector has brought in a perp that he shot in the head during a badly botched interrogation. The perp is named Shun, and he is a total psycho. The final character is Dr. Tong Qian. See Shun has a bullet logged in his head that Dr. Tong needs to remove fast, because in six hours he will become inoperable. Now as Chen shot him during a police interrogation he needs him dead so he doesn't get caught. And Shun wont let the Dr. operate, not because he wants to die but because if he can waste enough time his gang will show up and help him escape.
As all this unravels we get to see Shun's gang commit crime after crime on the TV's throughout the hospital as Detective Chen tries to figure out how to tie Shun to all of them. The films moves at a break neck speed while only really focusing on the Three characters. It all sets the stage for one of the most spectacular final gunfights I have seen in many years.
Johnnie To has always been a favorite director of mine, and he brings all his tricks to Three. It quite frankly one of the best Cat and Mouse games out there right now. And his action scenes, although a bit heavy on the CGI for my taste harken the old classic John Woo films from back in the day.
Well Go USA has acquired the rights tot this fil and have done an amazing job on the Blu -ray which is presented in the original Cantonese language with English or Chinese subtitles. It also includes a making of featurette.
If you love action and suspense then this is the film for you. The Blu-ray hits stores on April 4th so be sure to pre order it now. or CLICK HERE to enter our contest to win a copy
Overall 3.5 out of 5 Stars!