John Carpenter’s brooding exercise in mounting tension meets Brian Trenchard-Smith’s explosion of full-tilt action in this rare big screen presentation of two mid-seventies classics.
ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13
Isolated and cut off from the city inside a soon-to-be-closed L.A. police station, a group of police officers and convicts must join forces to defend themselves against the gang called Street Thunder, who have taken a blood oath to kill someone trapped inside the precinct.
THE MAN FROM HONG KONG
When Hong Kong Inspector Fang Sing Leng (Jimmy Wang Yu) travels to Sydney to interview drug trafficker Win Chan (martial arts star and director Sammo Hung) he is flung into an international investigation destined to test his mettle and might. Teaming up with Aussie Detectives Gross (Hugh Keays-Byrne) and Taylor (Roger Ward), Fang soon discovers a cunning connection between Win Chan’s drug imports and larger-than-life local gangster Jack Wilton (George Lazenby). Determined to get his man, Fang will stop at nothing – bringing all manner of mayhem to the streets in a full-on fist fighting spectacle of explosive proportions.
Monday 11 September 2017 at 7:30 PM
The Astor Theatre
1 Chapel St & Dandenong Rd, Melbourne VIC 3182