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Bullet movie hits target

LOCAL cinema-goers braved this week's winter's chill and flocked to see actor-turned- director Jiang Wen's latest offering "Let the Bullets Fly" premiere in the city.

The movie, which opened on Thursday, made a strong debut at the local box office.

Shanghai United Cinema Lines, the largest cinema chain in Shanghai, has taken about 2.6 million yuan (US$395,000) in ticket sales for the film - which stars Jiang as a gang boss, Chow Yun-fat as the bully and popular comedy actor Ge You as a fraudster.

"The movie's rich elements of suspense and black humor, as well as its star-studded cast, will make it a box office sensation during this festive season," said Wu Hehu, the chain's deputy general manager.

Yonghua Cinema took more than 100,000 yuan on the opening day of "Let the Bullets Fly." Li Lan, a manager at the cinema, said the movie had a funny and thrilling plot, rather than relying on stunts and special effects.

Movie fan Steven Gu watched the film yesterday with his wife. "It is more than your average good versus evil story," Gu says. "We thought it was hilarious, yet thought-provoking.

"However, some of its scenes are too bloody and frightening and are unnecessary," he added.


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