Mai sun kai (1978)

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Mai sun kai: Directed by Michael Hui. With Michael Hui, Ricky Hui, Samuel Hui, Tiffany Bao. Struggling actor Chih-Wen (Michael Hui) got a raw deal from his company, MTV Studios, by signing a binding 8-year contract and was only given one opportunity to perform live thus far. Soon, he received a better deal with a rival company, who promised a 5-year contract and better opportunities to perform and make money. Since he cannot start working for the new company because of his current 8-year contract with MTV, he and his scientist-aspiring brother (Ricky Hui), with the help of magician Shih-Chieh (Sam Hui), attempts to steal the contract from his ruthless manager.

“I have not read the book, so Iu0026#39;m unable to make comparisons. Seeing as Agatha Christie thought this to be her best book, Iu0026#39;m guessing the novel was 10x better than the movie.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eI felt the film itself moved quite slowly, despite being nearly 2 hours long. I felt myself at points losing interest. Iu0026#39;m thinking we needed a Marple or Poirot in this to spice it up a bit! Iu0026#39;m absolutely obsessed with the Poirot series; I find it thrilling, jam packed with twists, and so when I come across any Agatha Christie adaptation, Iu0026#39;m expecting them to live up to these high standards, but this fell short. I donu0026#39;t believe there was enough time with the suspects for the audience to build cases against them. However I must say that the big reveal of the actual killer left me speechless, it made up for the rest of the movie being quite boring, otherwise my score would be a lot lower. Iu0026#39;d say instead of big named productions, stick to the BBC/ITV adaptations of Agatha Christieu0026#39;s work….so much better.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eBy the way Glenn Close was fab.”


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