REVIEW - Black Cat (1991)
Director: Stephen Shin
Cast: Jade Leung Ching, Simon Yam Tat-Wah, Thomas Lam Cho Fai, Louis Roth, Gregory Charles Rivers, Lauro Chartrand, Lee Diy-Yue, Tam Kon-Chung
Running Time: 91 min.
Review - Paul Bramhall
Luc Besson’s 1990 action thriller La Femme Nikita has remained one of the most enduringly influential movies throughout the years. The action thriller, which saw Anne Parillaud’s presumed dead felon become a trained assassin for a secret government agency, has spawned its fair share of remakes. In 1992 Hollywood got in on the action with Point of No Return, which cast Bridget Fonda in the lead. From 1997 to 2001 we got a small screen adaption, with Peta Wilson stepping into the role of the titular La Femme Nikita for a US series that maintained the originals title and lasted 5 seasons. Close to a decade later the concept would be revisited again on the small screen, this time simply titled Nikita, which saw Maggie Q take on the role from 2010 to 2013 in another US series that made it to a 4th season. Before any of those though, Hong Kong was first out of the gates to remake the material, with 1991’s Black Cat...
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