History Film / TheKiller

7th Jan '17 9:17:54 AM nombretomado
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''The Killer'' (''Die Xue Shuang Xiong'', or "Bloodshed of Two Heroes") is considered one of JohnWoo's all time greatest films, drawing from such influences as Jean-Pierre Melville's hitman drama ''Film/LeSamourai'' and Chang Cheh's bloody masterpiece ''Vengeance''. Creator/ChowYunFat plays HitmanWithAHeart Ah Jong, whose life changes forever when, in the middle of carrying out a hit at a restaurant, he accidentally blinds a beautiful lounge singer by the name of Jenny, played by Sally Yeh, with the muzzle flash of his gun. Several days later, Jong rescues Jenny from muggers who are out to rob her and gets to know the girl a bit better and is all the more wracked with remorse for it. Jong wants to leave the business behind so that he can be with her, but in order to raise the money to have Jenny's eyes fixed, he will need to perform one last job for his triad, which is to kill a guy by the name of Wong Dung-Yu.

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''The Killer'' (''Die Xue Shuang Xiong'', or "Bloodshed of Two Heroes") is considered one of JohnWoo's Creator/JohnWoo's all time greatest films, drawing from such influences as Jean-Pierre Melville's hitman drama ''Film/LeSamourai'' and Chang Cheh's bloody masterpiece ''Vengeance''. Creator/ChowYunFat plays HitmanWithAHeart Ah Jong, whose life changes forever when, in the middle of carrying out a hit at a restaurant, he accidentally blinds a beautiful lounge singer by the name of Jenny, played by Sally Yeh, with the muzzle flash of his gun. Several days later, Jong rescues Jenny from muggers who are out to rob her and gets to know the girl a bit better and is all the more wracked with remorse for it. Jong wants to leave the business behind so that he can be with her, but in order to raise the money to have Jenny's eyes fixed, he will need to perform one last job for his triad, which is to kill a guy by the name of Wong Dung-Yu.



This movie built on the genre that was started with ''Film/ABetterTomorrow'' and ''Film/HeroesShedNoTears'' and expanded upon it. In addition to the HeroicBloodshed favorites of GunsAkimbo, slow-mo and themes of loyalty and betrayal. ''The Killer'' also popularized the use of the point-blank MexicanStandoff and introduced the DisturbedDoves, a motif that would show up in JohnWoo's later movies and made their first appearance during the [[BloodstainedGlassWindows apocalyptic church shootout]] that ended the movie. It also has one of the most tragic endings that Woo has ever done, in keeping with the tendency of Hong Kong and Asian cinema in general to end their more dramatic movies on a downer note.

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This movie built on the genre that was started with ''Film/ABetterTomorrow'' and ''Film/HeroesShedNoTears'' and expanded upon it. In addition to the HeroicBloodshed favorites of GunsAkimbo, slow-mo and themes of loyalty and betrayal. ''The Killer'' also popularized the use of the point-blank MexicanStandoff and introduced the DisturbedDoves, a motif that would show up in JohnWoo's Creator/JohnWoo's later movies and made their first appearance during the [[BloodstainedGlassWindows apocalyptic church shootout]] that ended the movie. It also has one of the most tragic endings that Woo has ever done, in keeping with the tendency of Hong Kong and Asian cinema in general to end their more dramatic movies on a downer note.
12th Dec '16 11:41:12 AM Dravencour
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* ShootTheShaggyDogShootTheShaggyDog: [[spoiler:While Wong Hoi does end up dying in the end, neither Ah Jong nor Inspector Li succeed in restoring Jenny's eyesight, one of them is dead and the other is arrested for gunning down Wong Hoi in front of his comrades]].
1st Dec '16 9:52:12 PM chizo
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* ChurchOfSaintGenericus: John Woo is a Protestant and the church featured looks like a Protestant one in architecture but it has many [[ChristianityIsCatholic Catholic]] features - lots and lots of candles, a statue of Mary, and a priest who performs the sign of the cross. The doves flying inside the church are completely random though.
14th Nov '16 2:14:12 PM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: Ah Jong and Inspector Li both.
22nd Oct '16 5:24:56 PM eroock
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->''One vicious hitman. One relentless cop. Ten thousand bullets.''
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4th Oct '16 3:26:18 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* ReCut: A longer version exists, as detailed here, http://www.movie-censorship.com/report.php?ID=1037.
21st Sep '16 6:57:59 AM CumbersomeTercel
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''The Killer'' (''Die Xue Shuang Xiong'', or "Bloodshed of Two Heroes") is considered one of JohnWoo's all time greatest films, drawing from such influences as Jean-Pierre Melville's hitman drama ''Le Samourai'' and Chang Cheh's bloody masterpiece ''Vengeance''. Creator/ChowYunFat plays HitmanWithAHeart Ah Jong, whose life changes forever when, in the middle of carrying out a hit at a restaurant, he accidentally blinds a beautiful lounge singer by the name of Jenny, played by Sally Yeh, with the muzzle flash of his gun. Several days later, Jong rescues Jenny from muggers who are out to rob her and gets to know the girl a bit better and is all the more wracked with remorse for it. Jong wants to leave the business behind so that he can be with her, but in order to raise the money to have Jenny's eyes fixed, he will need to perform one last job for his triad, which is to kill a guy by the name of Wong Dung-Yu.

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''The Killer'' (''Die Xue Shuang Xiong'', or "Bloodshed of Two Heroes") is considered one of JohnWoo's all time greatest films, drawing from such influences as Jean-Pierre Melville's hitman drama ''Le Samourai'' ''Film/LeSamourai'' and Chang Cheh's bloody masterpiece ''Vengeance''. Creator/ChowYunFat plays HitmanWithAHeart Ah Jong, whose life changes forever when, in the middle of carrying out a hit at a restaurant, he accidentally blinds a beautiful lounge singer by the name of Jenny, played by Sally Yeh, with the muzzle flash of his gun. Several days later, Jong rescues Jenny from muggers who are out to rob her and gets to know the girl a bit better and is all the more wracked with remorse for it. Jong wants to leave the business behind so that he can be with her, but in order to raise the money to have Jenny's eyes fixed, he will need to perform one last job for his triad, which is to kill a guy by the name of Wong Dung-Yu.



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28th Jul '16 11:26:49 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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''The Killer'' (''Die Xue Shuang Xiong'', or "Bloodshed of Two Heroes") is considered one of JohnWoo's all time greatest films, drawing from such influences as Jean-Pierre Melville's hitman drama ''Le Samourai'' and Chang Cheh's bloody masterpiece ''Vengeance''. Chow Yun-Fat plays HitmanWithAHeart Ah Jong, whose life changes forever when, in the middle of carrying out a hit at a restaurant, he accidentally blinds a beautiful lounge singer by the name of Jenny, played by Sally Yeh, with the muzzle flash of his gun. Several days later, Jong rescues Jenny from muggers who are out to rob her and gets to know the girl a bit better and is all the more wracked with remorse for it. Jong wants to leave the business behind so that he can be with her, but in order to raise the money to have Jenny's eyes fixed, he will need to perform one last job for his triad, which is to kill a guy by the name of Wong Dung-Yu.

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''The Killer'' (''Die Xue Shuang Xiong'', or "Bloodshed of Two Heroes") is considered one of JohnWoo's all time greatest films, drawing from such influences as Jean-Pierre Melville's hitman drama ''Le Samourai'' and Chang Cheh's bloody masterpiece ''Vengeance''. Chow Yun-Fat Creator/ChowYunFat plays HitmanWithAHeart Ah Jong, whose life changes forever when, in the middle of carrying out a hit at a restaurant, he accidentally blinds a beautiful lounge singer by the name of Jenny, played by Sally Yeh, with the muzzle flash of his gun. Several days later, Jong rescues Jenny from muggers who are out to rob her and gets to know the girl a bit better and is all the more wracked with remorse for it. Jong wants to leave the business behind so that he can be with her, but in order to raise the money to have Jenny's eyes fixed, he will need to perform one last job for his triad, which is to kill a guy by the name of Wong Dung-Yu.
2nd Jun '16 2:44:56 PM Dravencour
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This movie built on the genre that was started with ''A Better Tomorrow'' and ''Heroes Shed No Tears'' and expanded upon it. In addition to the HeroicBloodshed favorites of GunsAkimbo, slow-mo and themes of loyalty and betrayal. ''The Killer'' also popularized the use of the point-blank MexicanStandoff and introduced the DisturbedDoves, a motif that would show up in JohnWoo's later movies and made their first appearance during the [[BloodstainedGlassWindows apocalyptic church shootout]] that ended the movie. It also has one of the most tragic endings that Woo has ever done, in keeping with the tendency of Hong Kong and Asian cinema in general to end their more dramatic movies on a downer note.

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This movie built on the genre that was started with ''A Better Tomorrow'' ''Film/ABetterTomorrow'' and ''Heroes Shed No Tears'' ''Film/HeroesShedNoTears'' and expanded upon it. In addition to the HeroicBloodshed favorites of GunsAkimbo, slow-mo and themes of loyalty and betrayal. ''The Killer'' also popularized the use of the point-blank MexicanStandoff and introduced the DisturbedDoves, a motif that would show up in JohnWoo's later movies and made their first appearance during the [[BloodstainedGlassWindows apocalyptic church shootout]] that ended the movie. It also has one of the most tragic endings that Woo has ever done, in keeping with the tendency of Hong Kong and Asian cinema in general to end their more dramatic movies on a downer note.
27th Apr '16 1:15:32 PM TheHestinator
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* MohsScaleOfViolenceHardness: It rates a 8, due to its high number of blood-splattering gunshot wounds (some in slo-mo).
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