If you are a fan of old school Hong Kong actin crime thrillers you are going to enjoy Benny Chan‘s Raging Fire. We know not everyone will be able to see the film in a cinema near you, however Trinity CineAsia have your back covered. In January they are set to release the film as a 4K Ultra HD, (exclusive to Zavvi) their ever.
Raging Fire stars Chinese action star Donnie Yen (Ip Man, Rogue One) and tells the story of a noble cop (Yen) whose sting operation is ripped apart thanks to a group of criminals led by a former protégé. A rising star in the force driven to a life of crime and bears a grudge with a core to settle.
Our genre editor Bradley Hadcroft last month watched the film at Fantasia Fest, giving it 5 star rating. Calling it ” a towering behemoth of escapist destruction. One that effortlessly destroys virtually all other action flicks in terms of scale, ambition, off-the-charts violence, and not least technical purity.”
Sadly the film was the final film for director Benny Chan who sadly died of cancer in 2020.
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Get ready for Raging Fire, an action-packed, modern Hong Kong crime classic starring international superstar Donnie Yen (Ip Man 1-4, Flash Point, Rogue One) also marking the final film of writer and director Benny Chan (Invisible Target, Call of Heroes).
While conducting a raid to arrest a drug lord, police encounter a group of masked thugs. In a violent act of sabotage, the gang steals the drugs and murders the police officers on the scene. Arriving late, Inspector Cheung Shung-bong (Donnie Yen) is devastated to see the brutal aftermath, discovering the cop killers are led by Ngo (Nicholas Tse, New Police Story, Shaolin), his former protégé. Once a rising star in the police who was driven to a life of crime, he now bears a grudge. As their fates become entangled again, a score will be settled once and for all.
Packed full of exhilarating action and Yen’s signature world class fight scenes, Raging Fire is one of the best Hong Kong movies of recent times and a throwback to the golden age of action cinema.
Co-starring Nicholas Tse, Jeana Ho, Ray Lui, Patrick Tam, Ben Lam, Deep Ng, and Kang Yu.
The 2 disc Raging Fire Steelbook (including 4K UHD disc + Blu-ray) includes:
• 2160p Ultra High Definition
• DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 & 2.0 with Cantonese audio and English subtitles
• 6 x “Making of” featurettes (UHD + Blu-ray)
• 3 x trailers (UHD + Blu-ray)
• 4 x Behind the scenes clips (UHD exclusive)
• Collectable booklet featuring new writing on Benny Chan and the stars
Raging Fire is in select UK cinemas from now with Limited Edition 4K Ultra HD Steelbook, along with Blu-ray & DVD available from 31st January 2022.