Content Warnings: Bloody Movie Violence, Swears, Noisy Audio, Spoilers for John Woo’s Hard-Boiled. Even the thumbnail for the video is a bit bloody, placed under fold.
One time when I was a young ‘un I chanced across a Hong Kong action movie on cable, first time I ever saw one. I was instantly thrilled by the action, everybody leaping around guns blazing, blood spewing out of guys like juice from ripe fruit. The best part, however, was when the action died down for a moment, and the hilarious English dub voices began. “Oh well done. You’re such an asset. Give the guy a gun and he’s Superman, give him two and he’s God!”
I had to turn off the TV because my mom slept in the living room and it was her bedtime. But I went straight to the TV guide to find the name of the movie and next time it was playing. Somebody on yewchoob compiled some of the funniest moments from that dub. Really, the movie is great fun in its non-sillyvoiced glory as well, but I have nostalgia and love for this foolery. Enjoy.