From director Cheang Pou-soi, comes this long-awaited and equally brutal live-action adaptation of the cult Japanese manga by Izo Hashimoto. Ryo Narushima (Shawn Yue) is a talented, college-bound student who suddenly snaps one day and murders both of his parents in cold blood. He is sent to a correctional institute where he trains under karate master Kenji Kurokawa (Francis Ng) and, upon his release, begins a new life as a lethal professional fighter. Co-starring Japanese kickboxer Masato and Bruce Liang from Stephen Chow's KUNG FU HUSTLE, SHAMO is a visual and ultra-violent cinematic tour-de-force with extreme fight scenes that are definitely not for the squeamish.
Cast & Crew
- Ryo Ishibashi - Principal Saeki
- Dylan Kuo - Ryuichi Yamazaki
- Terri Kwan - Moemi Funato
- Annie Liu - Megumi
- Masato - Sugawara Naoto
- Hiromi Nakajima - Yoko Kamio
- Francis Ng - Kenji Kurokawa
- Pei Pei - Natsumi Narushima
- Chau Ka Sing - Kouhei Fujiyoshi
- Leung Siu-Lung - Kensuke Mochizuki
- Takuji Suzuki - Kawakami
- Shawn Yue - Ryo Narushima
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A tale of extreme circumstance and will. How wicked one becomes when the world is against them, no matter how noble the intentions.
Really good fight scenes.....
INSANE MOVIE!!!! CAN'T WAIT FOR THA SEQUEL!!!
it was ok. could've been better
Interesting movie. I enjoyed it a great deal.
Great movie, but what happen in the end?