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Poster for The Heroic Trio 2: Executioners (1993) 4K Restoration

The Heroic Trio 2: Executioners (1993) 4K Restoration

Opens on June 23

Director: Johnnie To, Tony Ching Siu-Tung Run Time: 101 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 1993

Starring: Anita Mui, Anthony Wong, Damian Lau, Maggie Cheung, Michelle Yeoh

Country: Hong Kong
Language: Cantonese

About the film:

The kung fu crusaders known as Thief Catcher (Maggie Cheung), Invisible Woman (Michelle Yeoh), and Wonder Woman (Anita Mui) return in this gritty, postapocalyptic sequel to the blockbuster Hong Kong action hit The Heroic Trio (1992). Following a devastating nuclear attack, Hong Kong’s clean water supply has fallen into the hands of a masked maniac intent on seizing political power—forcing the three fearless fighters to settle their differences and once again unite to stop him.

Notably darker in tone than its predecessor, The Heroic Trio 2: Executioners (1993) finds director Johnnie To continuing to push his whirlwind action set pieces to new heights of cartoon craziness while adding grungy, dystopian atmosphere and a fresh dose of anti-authoritarian attitude.

About the filmmakers:

Johnnie To is one of Hong Kong’s most prolific and masterful filmmakers. He has directed and produced more than 70 features in a career spanning five decades. Though he has crafted gripping and touching stories in a variety of genres, he is best known internationally for his action and crime movies – such as The Mission (1999), Election (2005), Exiled (2007) and Vengeance (2009) – that have earned him cult status and critical acclaim, as well as commercial success and recognition at major film festivals, including Cannes, Venice, Berlin and Toronto. Among his other acclaimed features, Life Without Principle (2011) was selected as the Hong Kong entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 85th Academy Awards. In 1996, he co-founded production company Milkyway Image, working closely with writer-director Wai Ka-fai.

Tony Ching Siu-Tung is a Hong Kong action choreographer, actor, film director and producer, who has directed over 20 films, including the critically acclaimed supernatural fantasy A Chinese Ghost Story (1987). As an action director and choreographer, his high-profile projects include international successes like Shaolin Soccer (2001), House of Flying Daggers (2004), and Hero (2002), which earned him Best Action Choreography at the Hong Kong Film Awards.

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