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Shopping for Fangs

3.1 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews

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Product Description

Two stories involving Asian-Americans intersect in this feature from co-directors Quentin Lee and Justin Lin (Dir. Fast and Furious, Better Luck Tomorrow). Katherine (Jeanne Chin) is an unhappy young wife who is suffering from blackouts. During one episode she lost her phone and then began receiving suggestive calls from a lesbian. Katherine's husband Jim (Clint Jung) works with Phil (Radmar Jao) who believes that he may be a werewolf. Both Phil and Katherine are on a collision course with revelations about their true natures.

This special Edition includes, directors audio commentary, On camera Interview with Dir. Justin Lin (Dir. Better Luck Tomorrow, Fast and Furious-Tokyo Drift, Fast and Furious).

Review

A jaunty dark comedy- fresh and engaging --Kevin Thomas, LOS ANGELES TIMES

Smart, lively- a tenderhearted social satire --Amy Taubin, THE VILLAGE VOICE

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Product Details

  • Actors: John Cho
  • Directors: Justin Lin, Quentin Lee
  • Format: Color, Dolby, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    R
    Restricted
  • Studio: pathfinder Home Ent
  • DVD Release Date: October 6, 2009
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002JT6AL8
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #325,851 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Shopping for Fangs" on IMDb

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

I just saw this film and loved it. Granted, it's obviously low budget but I felt the filmmakers did a great job of playing and stretching with what they had. It's rare to see a film where it's playing with the film medium, trying to say something substantial. Even though I'm not Asian American, I can still really relate to the issues of alienation and identity. I'd definitely take films like this over Hollywood or pretentious indie films any day.
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I don't think it's fair to compare to a first feature film to accomplished director like Kar-Wai Wong who directs an award winning cast. It's an early film by emerging directors and it weaves a narrative thread akin to another young filmmaker Shinobu Yaguchi's films "Down the Drain" and "Adrenaline Drive." In these characters fall into a bizzare series of events driven by coincidence that test thier moral fiber.
In "Fangs" we add a layer of supernatural--but more accurately a magical realism with So Cal flavor. But the film isn't about the lycanthropy or ganster edge so much as the daily struggles of working in a cubicle and surviving an undesirable marriage. This film was a perfect escape from my cubicle and it doesn't matter if you're gay, straight, Asian or Latin, we all want to escape the cubicle.
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Sick of the humdrum world of Blockbuster entertainment, I stumbled across this rare gem on the recomendation of a friend. It was refreshing to discover a new, dynamic voice in the increasingly monotonous landscape of american cinema.
On what is obviously a modest budget, the filmmakers were able to tell an engaging and hip story, peopled with well-drawn, unconventional characters. There was dark subject matter, but it was off-set with just the right amount of macabre humor.
I'd recommend this film to anyone. Looking forward to more from Quentin and Justin.
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This a great movie about a werewolf, a depressed woman, and a lying waitress who always wears dark glasses. It's stylish and funnny with a theme of finding identity.
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