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Johnnie To’s Vengeance on HK DVD & Blu-ray Disc

Ha! Just as expected, our French friends won’t be the only ones who will be able to enjoy Johnnie To’s Vengeance from their own couch this Christmas time. According to several online shops, HK super distributor Mega Star will release the film on DVD and Blu-ray Disc with English subtitles on December 11th, the same day as the sweet looking French release from TF1 Video.
The back cover says the Blu-ray Disc will be locked to Region A, but this doesn’t mean much on Mega Star releases. Their latest release of Accident is also labeled as Region A but plays fine on European Blu-ray Players.
Preorder Vengeance on DVD or Blu-ray Disc from YesAsia
Update [Dec 22, 2009] I got my BD copy today and the disc is locked to region A! 35 full resolution screen shots are available at the Asian Blu-ray Guide.

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Johnnie To’s Vengance: French DVD & Blu-ray Disc in December

Sometimes, but just sometimes it must be great to live in a film-loving nation like France, because our friendly south-western neighbors were not only the first that could see Johnnie To’s Vengeance on the big screen back in May, but will also be the first to get a DVD and Blu-ray Disc release. On December 11th, TF1 Video will release the film in three flavors, a standard one disc edition, a two disc collector’s edition and of a Blu-ray Disc edition in a nice looking steelbook.

Sadly none of these releases will included English subtitles and TF1 Video also has the bad habit to enforce the French subtitles when the original (mostly english in Vengeance) language track is selected. But since Vengeance opened in Hong Kong on August 20th, I bet English friendly HK DVD and Blu-ray Disc releases will pop up by the end of the year as well. Until then, enjoy the film’s (ironically French subbed) trailer below.

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[via @wildgrounds]

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Another glorious Trailer for Johnnie To’s Vengeance!

The French website for Vengeance has been updated and now shows a brand new trailer for Johnnie To’s latest. This one features a lot of new scenes, including some unorthodox shootouts with Johnny Hallyday and his new friends from Hong Kong and some short sequences with the murdered family of the French “Chief”.

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[via Twitch & Wildgrounds]

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Amazing Full Trailer for Johnnie To’s Vengeance

After Johnnie To‘s visits to rather soft realms with his former works Sparrow and Linger, it looks like he has finally decided to return to his old, gangster-ridden hunting-ground with his latest film Vengeance.
Judging from the new released full trailer that consists of two minutes of pure To-awesomeness, Hong Kong’s grand master seems to have called together a bunch of old friends (Anthony Wong, Simon Yam, Suet Lam, Ka Tung Lam) to help French super star Johnny Hallyday on his quest to hunt down the murderes of his daughter’s family.

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[via wildgrounds]

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Kurzreview: Infernal Affairs

Gestern Abend im örtlichen Affenheimtheater:
Infernal Affairs (Mou gaan dou) [Hong Kong – 2002]
Der Streifen, der bei mir das große Asienfilmfieber ausgelöst hat. Klasse inszenierter Cop Thriller, der Dank Andy Lau, Tony Leung sowie Anthony Wong in Höchstform und dem gut inszenierten Katz- und Mausspiel der beiden Maulwürfe auch nach mehreren Sichtungen noch fesseln kann.
Sehr interessant auch das Motiv des buddhistischen Höllenkreis (The Path to Continuous Hell, siehe Zitat aus dem Mahaparinirvana Sutra im Prolog des Films) in dem sich die Hauptcharaktere schon zu Lebzeiten befinden und aufgrund (oder gerade trotz) ihrer Taten nicht entkommen können. Einen ausführlichen Artikel zu dem Thema gibt es hier (Vorsicht, Spoiler!)

Einen dicken Arschtritt übrigens an die Covergestalter der pottenhässlichen US DVD, aber Sex sells halt… :sclap:

:music: Placebo – Song To Say Goodbye [Meds]

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