Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Leslie Cheung, Yuka Hoshino, Jack Kao, Bak Ka-Sin, Heung Kam Lee
Director: Daniel Lee
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
One the eve of their wedding hitomi loses her fiancee tatsuya in a car accident. Devastated hitomi moves to hong kong where she encounters barbo a macho undercover cop who is a dead ringer for tatsuya. Features: languages:... more »
A quite decent romantic movie
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This movie is quite well-done considering its simple, formulaic story, about a Japanese young woman traveled to Hong Kong to live a honeymoon that she'd have had with her dead fiance. There she found a man who looked a lot like him. They slowly fell for each other while feeling the burden of their past. The movie-makers spice things up by adding a crime story. However, the compelling part of the movie is the supposedly banal love story. The photogenic actors fit their roles well, with Leslie Cheung doing his usual good work playing a brooding hero who falls helplessly in love with a beautiful woman, played by Takako Tokiwa. Tokiwa's only fault (if it's really a fault) is her being too cute, but the director and cinematographer are also to blame for giving lots of nice close-ups of her face. The bonus of the movie is a brief appearance of Michelle Khan in a role quite different than what American audience used to see her. Daniel Lee (the director) shows adeptness in showing the subtlety of feelings in just a few camera shots. The skyline of Hong Kong plays an important part in this movie as well. This is one of the most Hollywood'ized movies from Hong Kong that I have seen in years. They even use some nice American music tracks (even though the repetitions got a bit annoying near the end.) The DVD contains subtitles in several languages, a short promotional piece, and a music video. A good movie with a date (don't bring a date who overanalyzes movies!)"
Pure Chinese Essence
Martin | UK | 04/05/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Many people discovered Leslie Cheung through the Chinese ghost story films and I thought he was fantastic, this being a recent film captures him and the supporting actors in their full glory, the dialect is superb and the action is fantastic.A tremendous fim ideal for fans and new commers alike, well worth the money especially for the quality of the video and audio on DVD"