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Wong Kar Wai Collection (As Tears Go By / Days of Being Wild / Fallen Angels / Chungking Express / Happy Together)


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  • Actors: Brigitte Lin, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Tony Chiu Wai Leung, Andy Lau, Maggie Cheung
  • Directors: Kar Wai Wong, Sherman Wong
  • Writers: Kar Wai Wong, Jeffrey Lau
  • Producers: Alan Tang, Jeffrey Lau, Kwok-Wing Yip, Pui-Wah Chan
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Box set, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English, Tagalog
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 5
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Kino Video
  • DVD Release Date: October 19, 2004
  • Run Time: 486 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0002X7GV6
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #124,885 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Wong Kar Wai Collection (As Tears Go By / Days of Being Wild / Fallen Angels / Chungking Express / Happy Together)" on IMDb

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Editorial Reviews

Box set includes Happy Together, Fallen Angels, As Tears Go By, Chungking Express, Days Of Being Wild.

Customer Reviews

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Discs came in almost unused condition!
linda k.
He has such skill for filming with a creative eye and creating stories that engage you visually and emotionally.
S. Lo
If you love In the Mood for Love or 2046, you will appreciate this set of Wong Kar Wai's earlier films.
Dr. Elaine O. Chaika

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58 of 62 people found the following review helpful By avoraciousreader on December 13, 2004
I don't have a lot to add to "Randroid"'s review. Wong Kar-Wai is one of the world's premier directors, making audacious, complex films that grab one's heart. Influenced by the French New Wave, bent through the prism of Hong Kong cinema, his is a stylish and unique vision. This box set contains five of his seven films that have been released to DVD:

-- As Tears Go By

-- Days of Being Wild

-- Chungking Express

-- Fallen Angels

-- Happy Together.

Fans of Happy Together will be particularly pleased by the newly remastered Kino version -- I had only viewed a VHS copy before, which was atrocious. There are also a bunch of new extras on this DVD, including an hour long 'making of' feature. The other DVDs all seem to be clear and crisp, though without significant extras beyond the usual trailers (there are still galleries and filmographies, and some brief comments by Quentin Tarantino on Chungking Express).

With the exception of Chungking Express, these have not been readily available in stores, and this box set is a cost effective presentation showing the development of a major directorial talent. We also get to see some wonderful stars of Hong Kong cinema such as Maggie Cheung, Tony Leung and Leslie Cheung, Andy Lau, Brigitte Lin and Faye Wong, often in roles different from their usual or at crucial points in their careers.

Of his other two films, In The Mood For Love is available in a sumptuous Criterion release. Unfortunately, Ashes of Time seems to be caught in some kind of 'intellectual property' hell, and the DVD is supposed to be even worse than the VHS, which is barely viewable. Maybe Kino can somehow gain the rights to Ashes as well and do a decent ramastering. (Hint to Kino: It would be nice to have a feature explaining some of the historical/literary background that is unfamiliar to western viewers)
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44 of 48 people found the following review helpful By F. J. Frias on October 22, 2004
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Wong Kar-wai is simply one of the best directors working in Hong Kong today, and in all the world, for that matter. His characters are brilliantly realized, his style is stunningly kenetic, and cinematography (mostly by Christopher Doyle of "Hero" fame) is gorgeous. All in all a good set. Thus far, I would rank these films as follows, from best to . . . well, least best:

1. Chungking Express

2. Happy Together

3. Days of Being Wild

4. Fallen Angels

5. As Tears Go By

Be sure to pick up Wong's other film "In The Mood For Love", and you'll be sure to be awaiting the American release of his new film, "2046". "Ashes of Time", sadly, is a terrible DVD, so perhaps a Criterion release is in order?
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kirty J on October 23, 2011
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I got this box set for my fiance for Christmas one year. The quality is great, and it has a few lesser-known Wong Kar-Wai films that we enjoyed. The cover-art is also quite pretty.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By driver8 on July 9, 2013
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This box set is basicly a paper sleeve. I woudnt even call it a box set. All my movies play and im giving it 3 stars for the movies there great. Theres no booklets for the box set or for the individual movies. One movie chungking express is made by miramax and the others a company called kino. The box sets wrapped and two dvds came in shrink wrap. 3 didnt. Dont expect anything special out of the boxset itself. The movies by wong kar wai enjoy. You might get lucky and find the movies individually for a cheaper price if you get lucky
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By S. Lo on September 5, 2010
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You can't go wrong with this collection from Wong Kar Wai. He has such skill for filming with a creative eye and creating stories that engage you visually and emotionally. They are 'love' stories like no other and will leave you wanting more...and thankfully with this collection you can watch one after another! Beautiful works.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Elaine O. Chaika on October 12, 2010
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If you love In the Mood for Love or 2046, you will appreciate this set of Wong Kar Wai's earlier films. They're good on their own, but also let you see how this director ha developed.
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If you read my review of "In the Mood for Love" you will understand that I adore Wong Kar Wai films. I recommend them all and this collection although it might look pricy if you buy it new, it is still really worthy. This collection gives you the posibility to own a few of his films for a reasonable price if you cannot afford to pay for them separately and/or the very fancy Criterion Collection editions.
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