Synopsis by Jonathan Crow
Riding the boom of action-adventure yarns following the success of the Indiana Jones trilogy, Tsui Siu-ming spins this big-budget spectacle about really good feng shui. The film centers around a mountainous region in an Asian backwater banana republic reputed to have such good geomantic qualities that the descendents of all those buried in its earth will be blessed with fantastic fortune and good health. However, if a special ceremony is not performed on the grounds, then the luck will only last for 24 years. The film opens with a trio of Chinese Americans venturing to these mountains hoping to change their luck; Anna Wong (Moon Lee) is an executive facing a corporate meltdown, Wisely (Chin Kar-lok) is dying of brain cancer, and UCLA Prof. Chang (played by the director) is an expert in feng shui. Tin can potentate General Nguen (Yuen Wah) also has designs on the grounds -- hoping to turn his third world, fourth rate country into a superpower. Along the way, the three heroes fall in with a group of local rebels, including the high-kicking Nguen Van Vong (Sibelle Hu).