Wei Zhao (credited here as Vicki Zhao) is one of China’s more popular and richest award-winning working actors and music artists of her generation whose career in television and movies began in 1994 with “A Soul Haunted by Painting,” a romantic drama. In “Three,” we see an intense portrayal of a woman beset by her own flaws and demons, trying to sustain a balance to do the right thing for the patients she truly cares for and her own high-strung conscience. Introducing a character in her element in surgery to establish who and what she is doesn’t necessarily detract from the plot. It’s quick and painless, to coin a medical phrase. Even the surgeon’s overly dramatic moment of confronting her superior, Steven (Eddie Cheung Siu-fai), after another patient was developing complications, was being nothing but supportive and offering some calm and reasoned advice.
PLANO, TEXAS. (February 6, 2017) – Tensions mounts and bullets fly in master filmmaker Johnnie To’s (Drug War, Exiled, Election) THREE, his latest showdown between cops, robbers and everyone else caught in the crossfire. When a police sting goes bad, a cornered criminal (Wallace Chung, Drug War) makes a desperate choice: he shoots himself, forcing the officers to cease fire and rush him to the hospital. Once there, he refuses treatment, waiting for his cohorts to break him out. Caught between an obsessed cop (Louis Koo, Triad Election) and the dedicated surgeon assigned to save his life (Zhao Wei, Red Cliff), the hospital is now a battleground of deception, double-crosses and a coming onslaught of violence. The action-packed THREE explodes onto digital March 7 and on Blu-ray™ and DVD April 4 from Well Go USA Entertainment. Bonus materials offer fans two behind-the-scenes featurettes: a look at “Master Director Johnnie To” and an exploration of the “Three Complex Characters” featured in the film.