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Paradox (aka SPL 3) -- (2017, D: Wilson Yip) -- S: Louis Koo, Tony Jaa




This movie story about a Hong Kong cop Lee (Louis Koo) goes on a search in Thailand for his missing daughter Chi (Hanna Chan). Thai police officers Chui Kit (Wu Yue) and Tak (Tony Jaa) let Lee join the investigation, and they begin tracking down the culprit.
As they get closer to the truth, they realize that the case is more complicated than they expected, and the mastermind behind it is not someone they can deal withÖ

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I know Asian cinema doesn't get talked much here, but the SPL series is kind of a guilty pleasure. Anyone else fans of this series? The 1st movie with Sammo Hung and Donnie Yen was fucking awesome. The 2nd movie was Tony Jaa had some awesome fight scenes and was decent, but not great.

This totally flew under my radar. Apparently it was released in Asia last August. And it looks like this movie has made over $80M worldwide. I had no idea this sequel existed until I saw that City on Fire did a review.

http://cityonfire.com/paradox-2017-r...-yue-tony-jaa/

They gave it a 7 out of 10.

This looks pretty cool from that trailer. Crazy sword fights. Looks like the Chinese version of Taken for this story.

I only see 1 retailer that sells the BD and it's really expensive.

https://www.yesasia.com/global/parad...0-en/info.html

Hopefully this makes it's way to streaming or a USA distributor soon. I'd like to see it.
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Re: Paradox (aka SPL 3) -- (2017, D: Wilson Yip) -- S: Louis Koo, Tony Jaa

Thanks for this. I wish there was more discussion about Asian Cinema. There used to be in the international dvd section but that is all but dead.

Completely forgot about the website you added; just put it in my favorites so I can keep up with this stuff.

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Re: Paradox (aka SPL 3) -- (2017, D: Wilson Yip) -- S: Louis Koo, Tony Jaa

I managed to watch this last night and it was pretty awesome. Better than SPL 2 that's for sure.

Amazing fight choreography and hand to hand combat scenes with swords and butcher knives. Sammo Hung directed all the fight scenes, so I'm not surprised they were awesome.

Basically this was a darker and more sinister Chinese version of Taken. Hong Kong cop's young daughter gets kidnapped while on vacation in Thailand. He comes to Thailand to try to find her and teams up with a Chinese cop working in Thailand and Tony Jaa. It didn't have to rely on cheesy coincidences like SPL 2. It's a tight 99 minutes.

I'd give this a B+
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Re: Paradox (aka SPL 3) -- (2017, D: Wilson Yip) -- S: Louis Koo, Tony Jaa

Spl?
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Re: Paradox (aka SPL 3) -- (2017, D: Wilson Yip) -- S: Louis Koo, Tony Jaa

Originally Posted by whotony
Spl?
Sha Po Lung

It's a Chinese name that's abbreviated for this series.
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Re: Paradox (aka SPL 3) -- (2017, D: Wilson Yip) -- S: Louis Koo, Tony Jaa

Streaming anywhere?
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That’s a character in the movie?
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Re: Paradox (aka SPL 3) -- (2017, D: Wilson Yip) -- S: Louis Koo, Tony Jaa

Originally Posted by whotony
Thatís a character in the movie?
No it has something to do with Chinese mythology.

Obviously you haven't seen these movies. It gets explained in the opening credits of the first movie.
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Re: Paradox (aka SPL 3) -- (2017, D: Wilson Yip) -- S: Louis Koo, Tony Jaa

Originally Posted by whotony
That’s a character in the movie?
^^^ Da hell??

Originally Posted by DJariya
I managed to watch this last night and it was pretty awesome. Better than SPL 2 that's for sure.

Amazing fight choreography and hand to hand combat scenes with swords and butcher knives. Sammo Hung directed all the fight scenes, so I'm not surprised they were awesome.

Basically this was a darker and more sinister Chinese version of Taken. Hong Kong cop's young daughter gets kidnapped while on vacation in Thailand. He comes to Thailand to try to find her and teams up with a Chinese cop working in Thailand and Tony Jaa. It didn't have to rely on cheesy coincidences like SPL 2. It's a tight 99 minutes.

I'd give this a B+
Damn, I'm glad to hear it's a step up from 2. Still bummed Yen isn't in it, but after the first one...I'm looking forward to seeing this.
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Re: Paradox (aka SPL 3) -- (2017, D: Wilson Yip) -- S: Louis Koo, Tony Jaa

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^^^ Da hell??



Damn, I'm glad to hear it's a step up from 2. Still bummed Yen isn't in it, but after the first one...I'm looking forward to seeing this.
Is it odd that someone who doesn’t know something asks a question to get knowledge to then know what is being discussed?

Referring to a movie as part of the spl series seems relatively obscure and I’m not exactly unfamiliar with things that are in movies.

DJ sad right in the op that it’s not talked about much. Jeez.
Just never heard of that one and now I have.
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The original SPL was called Kill Zone here in the US. Thought you were questioning his answer that it's the title. But it's a damn good flick, well worth watching. The second, not so much. But it sounds like 3 is almost a return to the form of the first. The last couple of fights scenes in the first SPL are some of HK's finest ever put to film IMO.
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Re: Paradox (aka SPL 3) -- (2017, D: Wilson Yip) -- S: Louis Koo, Tony Jaa

It was renamed Kill Zone for U.S. audiences.

Kill Zone 2 is on Netflix.

Part 1 which has Sammo Hung and Donnie Yen is not streaming anywhere right now.
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Thanks for the info. I know more about movies now then I did a few minutes ago.
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Just an FYI, I found the trilogy released on blu on dddhouse. I may have to pick it up, even though I already got the first one from them. Sounds was damn good on the first one.

http://www.dddhouse.com/v3/product_d...roductID=16380
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Coming to BD from Well Go USA May 8th:




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Re: Paradox (aka SPL 3) -- (2017, D: Wilson Yip) -- S: Louis Koo, Tony Jaa

So this is now officially on Blu-Ray, Digital and 4K on Apple TV. So it's officially out there for anyone interested.

Has anyone else gotten a chance to see this yet?
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I still want to see it, but haven't heard much about it. Not sure if it's worth buying or just waiting for Netflix.
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Re: Paradox (aka SPL 3) -- (2017, D: Wilson Yip) -- S: Louis Koo, Tony Jaa

Originally Posted by DJariya
I managed to watch this last night and it was pretty awesome. Better than SPL 2 that's for sure.

Amazing fight choreography and hand to hand combat scenes with swords and butcher knives. Sammo Hung directed all the fight scenes, so I'm not surprised they were awesome.

Basically this was a darker and more sinister Chinese version of Taken. Hong Kong cop's young daughter gets kidnapped while on vacation in Thailand. He comes to Thailand to try to find her and teams up with a Chinese cop working in Thailand and Tony Jaa. It didn't have to rely on cheesy coincidences like SPL 2. It's a tight 99 minutes.

I'd give this a B+
It is a bad ass flick! There was no need to market it as an SPL sequel. It stands on it's own and is way better than the 2nd film. It does have that Taken/Man From Nowhere vibe but it works. I think it's just as good as SPL.
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So there are actors who are in SPL 2 who are in this, but playing different characters? How is this a sequel exactly? Or is it in name only. I know 2 carries over Simon Yam’s character from the first or maybe I’m wrong about that.
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So there are actors who are in SPL 2 who are in this, but playing different characters? How is this a sequel exactly? Or is it in name only. I know 2 carries over Simon Yamís character from the first or maybe Iím wrong about that.
Itís in name only. Tony Jaa is playing a different character from the one he played in 2.
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Originally Posted by d2cheer
Thanks for this. I wish there was more discussion about Asian Cinema. There used to be in the international dvd section but that is all but dead.

Completely forgot about the website you added; just put it in my favorites so I can keep up with this stuff.

Maybe we should have a dedicated thread for all Asian Cinema? I’d be interested in hearing about new noteworthy releases like this.

Here’s one from a few years back: https://forum.dvdtalk.com/movie-talk...an-cinema.html
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Re: Paradox (aka SPL 3) -- (2017, D: Wilson Yip) -- S: Louis Koo, Tony Jaa

https://www.fandangonow.com/details/...545921E818471D

FYI, for those who haven't seen this yet and don't really want to buy it. You can rent this right now on FandangoNow for only 99 cents.

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