Du Xia II Zhi Shang Hai Tan Du Sheng
1991 / 116m - Hong Kong
Action, Comedy, Fantasy
God of Gamblers III: Back to Shanghai poster


July 03, 2010


One of Jing Wong's biggest perks is that he doesn't seem to be held back by pride and good taste. The first God of Gamblers is probably his most influential film, but he doesn't mind spoofing it and taking that spoof all kinds of places. This third film in the Chow-led spin-off series transports the crew back to 1937, because why not.

The Saint of Gamblers is sent back in time, to the year 1937. It's a crucial year in his family's history, and he gets mixed up in a fight between two warring gamblers. Chow is forced to use his special power, but he has to take care that he doesn't mess up the future. In the meantime, he also has to figure out how to get back to 1991.

God of Gamblers III is another decent Wong/Chow collaboration. The biggest surprise is that Wong got Li Gong to play in this film, usually not an actress who pops up in these kinds of commercial comedies. It's not a very remarkable film, but if you like a solid Hong Kong comedy than you really can't go wrong with this one.