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Dragon from Russia

Dragon from Russia
DVD cover
DVD front cover
Directed by Clarence Fok
Produced by Dean Shek
Written by Ryoichi Ikegami
Kazuo Koike
Starring Sam Hui
Maggie Cheung
Nina Li Chi
Carrie Ng
Loletta Lee
Dean Shek
Cinematography Peter Ngor Chi-kwan
Editing by Ming Lam Wong
Distributed by Hong Kong Mei Ah Laser Disc Co., LTD
Golden Harvest
Release date(s) Hong Kong
Running time 96 min.
Country Hong Kong
Language Cantonese

Dragon from Russia is a 1990 Hong Kong martial arts action film directed by Clarence Fok and based on the Japanese manga Crying Freeman and written by Kazuo Koike and Ryoichi Ikegami, and also produced by Dean Shek, and starring Sam Hui, Maggie Cheung, Nina Li Chi, Carrie Ng, Loletta Lee and Dean Shek. This was Dean Shek’s final film appearance, who has retired from acting in two years later.


Yao Long and May Yip are orphans who live in Russia with their adoptive family. Through the years, the two fall in love and promise that they will be together forever. One fateful day, Yao witnesses a murder being committed by a mysterious assassin. Shortly after this, he is captured and brainwashed by a mysterious cult of assassins call themselves "800 Dragons". After losing his memory of his past, he is forced to take very strict martial art training to become the perfect assassin for the 800 Dragons.

During one of his missions, Yao is seen by May, his past lover who is still looking for him. The code of the 800 Dragons is that anyone who sees an assassin during their mission needs to be killed. But Yao begin to remember his past when May talks to him about their past relationship. Yao decides to follow his heart instead of the strict code of the assassin by not killing May. Now Yao and May must hide for their life. Knowing that Yao fails to follow the order, the 800 Dragons are now trying to kill both of them.[1]


  • Sam Hui – Mr. Yo
  • Maggie Cheung – May
  • Nina Li Chi – Chime
  • Carrie Ng – Huntress
  • Loletta Lee – Pearl
  • Dean Shek – Snooker
  • Hing Suen – Sunny
  • Tak Yuen – Master of the Head / Teddy Wong
  • Ying Bai – Frankie
  • Shun Lau – Kishudo
  • Sarah Lee – Queenie

DVD release

On February 24, 2003, the movie was released by Hong Kong Legends in Europe as a Region 2 DVD.

Ten months later, Hong Kong Legends DVD were released on December 29, 2003 in a 3 disc set Manga in Motion including two classic martial arts films: Story of Ricky and City Hunter.


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