Tracks in The Snowy Forest/林海雪原", is both highly remarked and financially rewarded. To remake this main-steam movie is a tough job for every director who wants to have a try. Actually, the story could be explained in a traditional good police vs. bad villains framework, which I think is Tsui Hark's expertise.
Strongly advise the audience to watch the director-editing version, as the public released one is broken by censorship bureau.
The villains, especially Luan Ping and the Eight Guy, are to some extend more attractive than PLA the good guy.