Criterion Spine #9
I watched the Dragon Dynasty version of this as well, on DVD this time. It looked good on my CRT, which is where I usually watch DVDs now.
Man, John Woo does chaotic cinema so much better than, say, Michael Bay (more on that when we get to his movies, I guess) or anyone who overuses the shaky-cam method.
This movie has one of the most impressive oners (I guess series of oners because he does it twice) I've ever seen. In fact, the whole second half in the hospital is classic. Also, it has Tony Leung being amazing. He's honestly one of the greatest and most handsome actors alive, so that really added to my enjoyment. The Killer was more intimate and thematically potent than this one, but the sheer scale here is breathtaking and I'm not sure I'd trade that it in. I'm really glad I watched both movies.