Picture: C Sound: C Extras: B Film: C+
rich tycoon's daughter is abducted, ransomed and killed he orders his criminal
personal bodyguard to find the killers and all those who were responsible or involved
to exact his vengeance, but as his bodyguard viciously tracks them down, beats
and tortures them to talk and give up names, the key responsible persons are always
someone who is near to him. Will he be
able to pull the final trigger when he finds out who it is? This is Law Wing-cheong’s Punished.
A father will still pay the ransom for his spoiled drug addicted daughter despite
her flaws. He first suspects hit might
be another his daughter's ploys for trying to score money off of him
for her drug addiction, but when it turns up her dead body, even after when
he's paid the ransom, he wants those who were involved to pay. To get his revenge he can't go to the police,
the only man he can rely on is his right hand man/bodyguard, but in his quest
for revenge it might cost him more than just his daughter.
The was a pretty direct film, off the bat the film opens up with a man
discovering the body of his dead daughter and then progresses what led up to
the event and his vengeance afterwards. All those who were involved, their motives
(usually money) and how kidnapping, ransomed was planned and executed. The only thing they didn't expect was the
bodyguard to succeed. In the end he is still alone and his daughter
is still dead, yet it is truly a film in which followed the phrase 'you
reap what you sow.' This is nicely shot in the Technovision and
Elite Scope real anamorphic 35mm film formats, but this transfer is to soft and
the sound is not what I had expected either.
Maybe a Blu-ray would work better.
Extras include inside look at Punished, directing the cast, behind
the scenes gallery and trailer.
- Ricky Chiang