Chow Yun Fat and Huang Xiaoming both propelled to super stardom in the role of Xu Wenqiang in different versions of The Bund
, a story of loyalty and betrayal set in 1930s Shanghai and its criminal underworld. Now, the two generations of Xu Wenqiang return to Shanghai together in The Last Tycoon
, a period epic from Hong Kong hitmaker Wong Jing (God of Gamblers
) and producer Andrew Lau (Infernal Affairs
). Loosely based on the life of notorious crime boss Du Yuesheng, The Last Tycoon
traces two critical periods in the life of Cheng Daqi, a small-time fruit seller who climbs up the ranks of the Shanghai underworld and gets embroiled in the chaos of World War II.
In their first big-screen pairing, Huang and Chow both play Cheng at different periods of his life with Huang playing Daqi as the ambitious young gangster and Chow playing Daqi as the commanding crime lord. The powerful crime drama also co-stars Sammo Hung as Daqi's boss, Francis Ng as the conniving villain and Yolanda Yuan as Daqi's long-lost lover. In addition to the great screen chemistry between the star-studded cast, the film also features a beautiful recreation of 1930s Shanghai and explosive battle scenes that makes The Last Tycoon a grand gangland epic!
1913, Cheng Daqi (Huang Xiaoming) is a fruit seller who is framed for a crime he didn't commit. With the help of soldier Mao Zai (Francis Ng), Daqi escapes from jail and goes to Shanghai to start a new life. He eventually becomes a well-liked disciple of underworld tycoon Hong Shouting (Sammo Hung). Through Daqi's wits and courage, Hong comes to recognize him as a brother. In the late 1930s, Daqi (Chow Yun Fat) has become a respected figure in Shanghai. However, the invading Japanese army is looming on the city, while Mao Zai asks Daqi to investigate possible rebel spies working in Shanghai. In the process, he encounters Zhiqiu (Yolanda Yuan), a long-lost love from long ago.
This edition includes making of, deleted scenes and trailers.