Live Poll: Best of Heroic Bloodshed Films (RIP Ringo Lam)

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Hong Kong director Ringo Lam passed away on December 29, 2018, at the age of 63. Along with John Woo and others, he defined Heroic Bloodshed, a subgenre with highly stylized action scenes and themes of honor, friendship and betrayal set in the gangster or cop world of Hong Kong. The works of the genre went on to impress Hollywood directors such as Quentin Tarantino, whose "Reservoir Dogs" was inspired by Lam's City on Fire.

Which Heroic Bloodshed movie do you like most?

*above a rating of 6.0 and 1,000 votes, and made before 2010

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls041551686/
Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/e0JXDp4Zxo4/
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Posted 8 months ago

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What a loss (and I'm not even a big fan of the genre, especially the action component). My vote: Vengeance, Infernal Affairs, or Lam's City on Fire. 

Oh, Infernal Affairs II is listed twice, right next to each other. 
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Thank you, Infernal Affairs III should have been there.
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Great Poll
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Lat sau san taam (1992)
My choice
Based on my like of Yun-Fat Chow.
Will have to watch some of these.
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This might be overly sensitive, but as an American in 2018, I feel compelled to suggest adding the word "movies" or "films" to the title? (Best of Heroic Bloodshed Films (RIP...)) If I lived in a civilized country, I probably wouldn't have bat an eyelash but strange times are these. (sigh)
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Oh, okay. The title could also be read as if Ringo Lam died in a heroic bloodshed, pardon my lol. I changed it.
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albstein,

Thanks for updating the title of your list. I've updated the title of this thread accordingly.

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Thanks, alby. Oh, yeah, I didn't see that but now that you've pointed it out, I see what you mean, considering the "R.I.P. Ringo Lam."
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Hahaha, I just realized I typed "alby." I wonder if I'm channeling "Dibby." Lol. 
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Live Pollhttps://www.imdb.com/poll/e0JXDp4Zxo4/?ref_=po_ho Happy New Year's Poll : )
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rubyfruit76 I miss your input. It Hurts. Please stop and say something at my polls.
Happy New Year to you.
Jimmy Durante is singing on TV here in the back ground "Make someone Happy too"
And Congrats albstein
Happy New Year to you too!

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Dan Dassow, I wondered if this counts in continuation with my old polls?
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Alb,

This short answer: yes

Jen and LD set the precedent for tracking two accounts. I will only track multiple accounts on a case by case basis. Jen, LD and you have circumstances that apply.
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That's some great news, thanks Dan!
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Alb,

Please see your statistics below.

Henceforth, your poll statistics will be under your new IMDb user name, Son_of_albstein. The links will be active later this weekend.
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