While you may recognize this one as Shock Wave, Cine Asia is obliging cinephiles in the U.K. with the pending release of Herman Yau’s latest completed work, Shock Wave Tunnel, now available for pre-orders through next month. The film is currently set to screen at this year’s London East Asian Film Festival on October 24 and at MCM London Comic Con the following Friday, while CineAsia itself is primed to release the explosive action on DVD, Download and On Demand beginning November 13.
Officer Cheung (Andy Lau, Infernal Affairs, House of Flying Daggers, Chasing the Dragon), a senior inspector in the Hong Kong Police Force, is the most respected member of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) unit. Before rising through the ranks, Cheung worked undercover within a criminal gang, lead by a ruthless crime boss notorious for his expertise in explosives. After Cheung’s undercover work lead to the break up of the gang and the arrest of the boss’s brother, the gang boss swears to take revenge on the man responsible for ruining him.
Seven years on, after the criminal mastermind disappears without a trace, he returns to Hong Kong to wreak havoc. Explosive attacks begin breaking out across the city, escalating until a shocking hostage situation unfolds within one of the world’s busiest tunnels, the Cross-Harbour tunnel. With the city facing what seems to be an impossible threat, only Cheung has the skills needed to end the crime boss’s revenge spree.
Hong Kong superstar Andy Lau (Infernal Affairs, House of Flying Daggers, Chasing the Dragon) leads the cast that rounds out with Wu Jiang (1911), Jia Song (Young Bruce Lee) and Philip Keung (Call of Heroes). Click to learn more about the screenings at LEAFF and MCM Comic Con, and don’t forget to pre-order your copy today at Amazon UK.