Actors: Lieh Lo, Bruce Baron, Ching-Chai Lim, Ray Lui, Tin Sang Lung
|Review Summary and Plot Commentary about Don't Play with Fire |
|DON'T PLAY WITH FIRE (Di yi lei xing wei xian) also known as "Playing with Fire" or "Dangerous Encounters of the First Kind" is the third movie, shot in 1980, from Tsui Hark.
Three lazybones friends manufacture a firebomb and place it in a cinema. Pearl, a sadistic young girl, has observed the scene, follows the bombers and starts to manipulate them. The four criminals plan more and more daring acts up to the day they steal a wallet containing an important sum of money, in Japanese bonds, belonging to some mysterious organisation.
As they try to sell their bonds, our petty criminals will have to face Pearl's brother who is a Hong Kong policeman in charge of "the bomb" case and vicious killers who'll make them regret to have chosen the criminal career.
--Daniel Staebler, Resident Scholar
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|Analysis of Don't Play with Fire |
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Movie
Actual chase scenes or violence - 30%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 60%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 10%
Time/Era of Movie:
Crime & Police Story?
- being chased by crooks who want treasure/$$$$
Criminal enemy is...
If this is a criminal POV story...
- criminals stealing from other criminals
- brunette (Black)
- short/butch/lez (woman)
- average (woman)
Events of movie makes character more...
How sensitive is this character?
- hard edged
- Average intelligence
- average physique
Secondary Main Character
- brunette (Black)
- (man) short/standard straight
How much in movie?
- a criminal organization
Accounts of torture and death?
- gory visuals of deaths
Movie makes you feel...
- in awe
How many deaths in film?
- 8 or more
Sex/nudity in movie?
What kind of sex:
- seeing breasts
- sex with icepick
Kind of violence:
Unusual forms of death
Lot of special effects?
Kinds of F/X
- exploding bombs
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