Hong Kong 1941
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Top Customer Reviews
The Story: Hong Kong is captured by the Japanese early in World War II. Three young people try to survive the occupation. And yet, it's the fear before the invasion, the reactions and changes that the people go through to cope with the horror and the strength and heart of the resistance. And to top it off an intense love triangle. Excellent!
Best of all, you really can identify with the characters. There is real suffering and sacrifice here that leads to growth of character. This is the REAL STUFF that great films are made of. I highly recommend it. And the whole time you will keep asking yourself, "What would I do in if I was put in that same situation?"
The movie itself is ok and quite enjoyable, yet the subtitles are a major nuisance. Not only are they poorly done, but there are times throughout the movie where conversation is heard for quite a while, and you are certain subtitles are needed, but they never appear! Thus, the inevitable consequence is that at times, the movie lacks fluidity if you want to watch the movie in its original audio (The English dubbed version is very bad as well).
The picture and sound 'quality' on the DVD are great, but the subtitles simply ruin it.
DVD Features: The DVD contains the movie, trailers, and some special features. The movie can be heard in English or Chinese (Cantonese) and can be read (subtitles) in English or Chinese. The trailers are for: 1) City Hunter (Jackie Chan, PG-13), 2) Naked Killer, 3) Magnificent Warriors (R-rated, Michelle Yeoh, WWII movie), 4) Magnificent Butcher (PG-13, Sammo Hung), 5) Heart of the Dragon (R, Sammo Hung, Jackie Chan), 6) Kiss of the Dragon (R, Jet Li, Bridge Fonda), and 7) The Transporter (PG-13, Jason Strathon as Frank Martin). The Special Features include: 1) this film's trailers (two), 2) photo gallery, 3) Interviews (two, one with Cecilia Yip (had been a model), and one with Paul Pui, actor ("film was very realistic, not dramatic"), 4) Chow Yun-Fat Movie Photo Gallery and Biography (born May 18, 1955 in Hong Kong; won the "Best Actor Awards at both Taiwan's Golden Horse Awards and the Asian Pacific Film Festival for" his role in this film; starred in "City on Fire . . . served as the inspiration for much of Quentin Tarrentino's, "Reservoir Dogs""), 5) Promotional Materials (posters and stills), and 6) Production Notes (synopsis, cast/crew list, and Chow Yun Fat Filmography). One final note, the music on the DVD menu screens sounds like something out of the Twilight Zone.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
As an Old China Hand I found this movie to be nothing but EXCELLENT. Cecilia Yip and Chow Yun Fat were, as usual, outstanding.....
A most enjoyable Cantonese love story.
One of Chow's best movie in his earlier career. He was young, handsome,gave us a powerful performance. Read morePublished on February 12, 2009 by classicalmusicfan
I adore this film. I have watched it millions of times, and it never gets old. I started watching it because i wanted to learn to speak Cantonese, but i soon realized that this... Read morePublished on April 28, 2005 by Suzanne L. Dixon
I saw this in a video format in the sale accidentally yesterday, the only copy left. There are so few movies made about this period in the history of Hong Kong, my birth place (... Read morePublished on October 4, 2004 by Cabbage Mintor
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