Wong Kar Wai Collection (DVD) (4-Disc) (Limited Edition)
This Limited Edition 4-DVD Wong Kar Wai Collection set comes with the following films:
- As Tears Go By (1989)
- Days of Being Wild (1991)
- Chungking Express (1994)
- Fallen Angels (1995)
As Tears Go By
A stylish triumph for genre fans and film fans alike, As Tears Go By more than lives up to its billing as the first film from celebrated director Wong Kar Wai. Andy Lau is Ha Tau, a small-time triad leader whose responsibility for the pathological Fly (Jacky Cheung, in an award-winning performance) threatens to be his downfall. While Ha Tau struggles with his troubles on the streets, he finds solace in a surprising intimacy to his cousin, Ah Ngor (the luminous Maggie Cheung). Mixing stylish MTV-style filmmaking with potent triad melodrama, As Tears Go By is an exemplary genre film, and an intriguing beginning to Wong Kar Wai's celebrated filmography.
Days of Being Wild
Days of Being Wild sets up Wong's consistent themes of alienation and isolation. The film pools together a star-studded cast including Leslie Cheung, Maggie Cheung, Carina Lau, Andy Lau, Jacky Cheung, and Tony Leung Chiu. The film centers around a stubborn and careless young man York's yearning for finding out who his biological mother is. He gets acquainted with a lonely submissive bar girl (Maggie Cheung) and a beautiful club hostess/dancer (Carina Lau) before leaving his whole life behind in search of the truth which may ultimately destroy him. The film captured the Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor awards at the 1991 Hong Kong Film Awards.
Winner of Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor at the 1995 Hong Kong Film Awards, this charming and breezy Hong Kong classic is considered by some to be the director's signature work! Tony Leung Chiu Wai and Takeshi Kaneshiro star as a pair of cops who roam Hong Kong at night. However, it's not crime that occupies their thoughts, but failed relationships and missed romantic chances. Each finds their own possibilities in Hong Kong's fast-moving neon cityscape, among them a mysterious runaway smuggler (a blond-wigged Brigitte Lin) and a flighty but utterly charming counter-girl (Faye Wong) at the 24-hour Midnight Express deli. Using a full compliment of stylish and enthralling cinema powers, Wong Kar Wai manages to create a poetic, emotional, and endearingly quirky look at love in the big city that's both contemplative and breathlessly effervescent.
Fallen Angels takes the styles and themes presented in Chungking Express and pushes them even further, delving deeper into Hong Kong's sleepless nights to find characters who've truly fallen from grace. Leon Lai is a disaffected hitman who enters a relationship of convenience with a heartbroken flirt (Karen Mok), while his emotionally damaged partner (Michelle Reis) pines for him silently. Meanwhile, a mute child-like grifter (Takeshi Kaneshiro) finds one-sided love with a brassy young woman (Charlie Young), who's also suffering from a broken heart. As Hong Kong's neon nights drag on, these five desperate souls crisscross and collide in hilarious, romantic, and completely surprising ways.
Release Date: 2009-06-30
Language: Cantonese, Mandarin
Subtitles: English, Korean
Disc Format(s): DVD
Region Code: 3 - South East Asia (including Hong Kong, S. Korea and Taiwan) What is it?
Publisher: Ein's M&M CO., LTD
Other Information: 4 Disc