The acclaimed 2008 crime thriller The Beast Stalker
solidified director Dante Lam's status as the new king of Hong Kong action cinema. He and his writer Jack Ng return two years later on the thematic follow-up The Stool Pigeon
, which again delivers in the pulse-raising action, breathtaking suspense, and heart-rending characterization that pulls the audience into the compelling drama and surprising plot twists.
Again treading the gray area between right and wrong, the Stalker stars Nick Cheung and Nicholas Tse have a reversal of roles in Stool. Winning an unprecedented seven Best Actor awards in the last outing, Cheung is a conflicted cop struggling between his duty and conscience this time as Nicholas Tse becomes the two-bit criminal forced to cooperate with him as his stool pigeon. Joining them are Taiwan actress Guey Lun Mei and Mainland actor Lu Yi, who both play against type as tough gangsters. Stalker's Liu Kai Chi, Miao Pu, and Sherman Chung return to co-star in the tense and gritty caper hit, while Chin Ka Lok and Wong Wai Fai, the action choreographer team behind Lam's Fire of Conscience earlier this year, are responsible for the film's thrilling car chases and visceral fight scenes.
Living in the guilt of sacrificing his informant (Liu Kai Chi) in a previous operation, Criminal Intelligence Inspector Don Lee (Nick Cheung) is wary when his superior orders him to send another informant to spy on the criminal operations of Barbarian (Lu Yi), a vicious gangster plotting a jewelry heist. He seeks ex-convict Ghost (Nicholas Tse), who agrees to work for Don despite vowing to go straight since he's desperately in need of money to repay a debt and save his sister. Ghost's driving skills help him infiltrate Barbarian's gang and earn his trust, but by feeding information to Don and hooking up with Barbarian's girlfriend Dee (Guey Lun Mei), Ghost is pushing himself into a tight and deadly corner...
Hong Kong Version Blu-ray comes with special features: making-of, deleted scenes, trailer and TV spots.