When Hausu became a Criterion-approved art-house hit in North America in the late 2000s, I kept wondering: when will Fantasy Mission Force be reclaimed???
Largely remembered as the movie Jackie Chan appeared in because he owed a favour to Jimmy Wang Yu for helping him get out of a dispute with the Triads. Jackie pops in and out of this stream-of-consciousness action/comedy/fantasy oddity, which flagrantly rips off The Dirty Dozen and Mad Max, and contains ridiculous slapstick, a baffling musical number, Amazon women, ghosts, Chinese hopping vampires, kung-fu, acrobatics, and gruesomely violent massacres.
Charmingly tactile and lo-fi, with lots of cool explosions and stunts. Made in Taiwan, where life is cheap. The climactic Jackie Chan/Jimmy Wang Yu fight is top-notch.
The cinematic equivalent of a greasy but tasty Chinese food buffet.