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The Eighth Happiness
The Eighth Happiness
Actors: Yun-Fat Chow, Bak-Ming Wong, Carol 'Do Do' Cheng, Bo-Bo Fung, Jacky Cheung
Director: Johnnie To
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Comedy
UR     2001     1hr 31min

One of Chow Yun-fat's most successful comedies of the 1980s, a fundamentally conventional romp about three bachelor brothers (a cartoonist, a TV cooking instructor, and an aspiring actor) who stumble into romance. But it's...  more »

     
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Actors: Yun-Fat Chow, Bak-Ming Wong, Carol 'Do Do' Cheng, Bo-Bo Fung, Jacky Cheung
Director: Johnnie To
Creators: Bak-Ming Wong, David Wu, Philip Cheng
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Comedy
Sub-Genres: Chow Yun-Fat, Indie & Art House, Comedy
Studio: Tai Seng
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 07/17/2001
Original Release Date: 01/01/1988
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1988
Release Year: 2001
Run Time: 1hr 31min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: Cantonese
Subtitles: English
 

Movie Reviews

Non-stop fun - and CYF in drag.
08/07/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"While the plot of this movie is funny unto itself, the one true reason to see this film is the *incredible* performance by Chow Yun-Fat. You've seen him as the ruthless cop, the compassionate assassin, the toughened prison inmate. Now you can see him as "a sissy girl" (to quote the subtitles in the plot) - but it's all a sham to cover the fact he's a shameless womanizer. Well, it makes sense when you see the film.Also included is one of the wildest spoofs of Chinese opera you'll ever see.Funny from the opening credits ("The Blue Danube Waltz" with Chinese lyrics!) to the end of the closing credits. Obscene telephone calls, Chow Yun-Fat crossdressing, a sword-wielding mom and Cherie Cheung in a wild cameo role as a girl just wanting to have fun. What more could you want?Super fun."