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Chungking Express

Spine #453
Out-of-print



Release:
Nov 25, 2008
$39.95

Number of Discs: 1

Specs
  • 1.66:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • Cantonese Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • English subtitles

Chungking Express

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Directed By: Wong Kar-wai
Starring: Brigitte Lin Ching-hsia, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Tony Leung, Faye Wong
Licensor: Buena Vista Home Entertainment

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The whiplash, double-pronged Chungking Express is one of the defining works of nineties cinema and the film that made Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar-wai an instant icon. Two heartsick Hong Kong cops (Takeshi Kaneshiro and Tony Leung), both jilted by ex-lovers, cross paths at the Midnight Express take-out restaurant stand, where the ethereal pixie waitress Faye (Faye Wong) works. Anything goes in Wong's gloriously shot and utterly unexpected charmer, which cemented the sex appeal of its gorgeous stars and forever turned canned pineapple and the Mamas and the Papas' "California Dreamin'" into tokens of romantic longing.

Supplements
  • Audio commentary by noted Asian cinema critic Tony Rayns
  • Episode excerpt from the British television series Moving Pictures featuring Wong and cinematographer Christopher Doyle
  • U.S. theatrical trailer

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