Wednesday, June 10, 2009

vice squad 633

no relation to 633 squadron...


this is a pretty odd film. it starts with what appears to be a flashback, complete with a voice-over that tells you about two undercover cops who were killed in a love hotel: i thought it must have been a sequel, but it is actually an event which will occur later in the film. what is even stranger, is that this is followed by funky, comic song, which accompanies the opening credits, with lyrics that talk about the crappy life of a bus driver...

it is this bus driver who becomes the focus of the film, working hard to support his wife and kid, who live in a run-down hovel. he accidentally becomes a heroin addict and then starts working with the police, after they realise he is not just your average junkie bus driver. the police then begin to investigate a murders, which are made to appear as if they are suicides...

yep, it is a pretty incoherent, mess, that juggles the serious and the ridiculous, and only just manages to finish up having something that remotely resembles a narrative. still, it was kinda fun to watch, mainly because of it's late-seventies stylings and a canto-funk soundtrack which, at times, can only be described as killer.

hard to recommend, but not without its merits...

the dvd is hk$35 from buyoyo.com

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