If you like Hong Kong action at its highest level, then look no further than works of action master Johnnie To. Now To’s latest work of action-packed mayhem, Three, lands on DVD and Blu-ray. Though I haven’t seen the film yet, Three looks to be an extensive shootout set in a hospital which brings to mind thoughts of the climax of the classic Hard Boiled.
As you can see in the above gif, To frames his action clearly and elegantly, something that is so rare in Hollywood action these days. Knowing the filmography of Johnnie To also all but guarantees that Three will be so much more than just a simple shootout that carries on for the length of an entire movie. To is able craft moments of intense tension with violence always teetering on the brink.
Get locked and loaded, Buster, because Johnnie To’s Three is now available on DVD/Blu-ray from Well Go USA.
The official synopsis for Three:
When three disparate souls—a doctor desperate to redeem her reputation (Vicki Zhao), a policeman who will go to any length to seek out justice (Louis Koo), and a criminal with a gunshot wound to the head (Wallace Chung)—are thrown together in the hustle and bustle of an emergency room, a hospital descends from a pristine sanctuary to an explosive battleground.