World of Wong Kar Wai.

Format
Video/Projected medium
Language
  • Chinese
  • Spanish
  • Japanese
Εdition
Blu-ray special edition collector's set.
Published/​Created
  • [Irvington, NY] : The Criterion Collection, [2021]
  • ©2021
Description
7 videodiscs (716 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (75 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm)

Details

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Library of Congress genre(s)
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Series
Medium/​Support
4 3/4 in
Summary note
  • As tears go by: Mid-level gangster Wah falls in love with his beautiful cousin, but must also continue to protect his volatile partner-in-crime and friend, Fly.
  • Days of being wild: A man tries to find out who his real mother is after the woman who raised him tells him the truth.
  • Chungking express: Two melancholy Hong Kong policemen fall in love: one with a mysterious female underworld figure, the other with a beautiful and ethereal server at a late-night restaurant he frequents.
  • Fallen angels: This Hong Kong-set crime drama follows the lives of a hitman, hoping to get out of the business, and his elusive female partner.
  • Happy together: A couple take a trip to Argentina but both men find their lives drifting apart in opposite directions.
  • In the mood for love: Two neighbors, a woman and a man, form a strong bond after both suspect extramarital activities of their spouses. However, they agree to keep their bond platonic so as not to commit similar wrongs.
  • 2046: Several women enter a science fiction author's life over the course of a few years, after the author has lost the woman he considers his one true love.
Notes
  • Title from container.
  • As tears go by: Originally released as a motion picture in 1988.
  • Days of being wild: Originally released as a motion picture in 1990.
  • Chungking express: Originally released as a motion picture in 1994.
  • Fallen angels: Originally released as a motion picture in 1995.
  • Happy together: Originally released as a motion picture in 1997.
  • In the mood for love: Originally released as a motion picture in 2000.
  • 2046: Originally released as a motion picture in 2004.
  • Special features: New program in which Wong answers questions submitted by authors André Aciman and Jonathan Lethem; filmmakers Sofia Coppola, Rian Johnson, Lisa Joy, and Chloé Zhao; cinematographers Philippe Le Sourd and Bradford Young; and filmmakers and founders/creative directors of Rodarte Kate and Laura Mulleavy. Alternate version of Days of Being Wild, on home video for the first time. Extended version of The Hand, a 2004 short film by Wong, available in the U.S. for the first time. Hua yang de nian hua, a 2000 short film by Wong. Interview and "cinema lesson" with Wong from 2001. Several programs featuring interviews with Wong; cinematographer Christopher Doyle; actors Maggie Cheung Man Yuk, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Chang Chen, Faye Wong, and Ziyi Zhang; and others. Program from 2012 on In the Mood for Love's soundtrack. Deleted scenes, alternate endings, behind-the-scenes footage, a promo reel, music videos, and trailers. PLUS: Deluxe packaging, including a perfect-bound, French-fold book featuring lavish photography, an essay by critic John Powers, a director's note, and six collectible art prints.
Creation/​Production credits
  • As tears go by: Cinematography, Andrew Lau. Days of being wild: Cinematography, Christopher Doyle. Chungking express: directors of photography, Christopher Doyle, Andrew Lau, Wai Keung; editors, William Chang Suk Ping, Hai Kit Wai, Kong Chi Leung; original music, Frankie Chan. Fallen angels: director of photography, Christopher Doyle; editors, William Chang Suk Ping, Wong Ming Lam; original music, Frankie Chan. Happy together: director of photography, Christopher Doyle; editors, William Chang Suk Ping, Wong Ming Lam; original music, Danny Chung. In the mood for love: directors of photography, Christopher Doyle, Mark Lee Ping Bing; editor, William Chang Suk Ping; original music, Michael Galasso. 2046: directors of photography, Christopher Doyle, Lai Yiu Fai, Kwan Pun Leung; editor, William Chang Suk Ping; original music, Peer Raben, Shigeru Umebayashi.
  • Director, Wong Kar-wai ; screenwriter, Wong Kar-wai.
System details
Blu-ray, Region A; various aspect ratios; Dolby digital mono, DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1; requires Blu-ray player.
Participant(s)/​Performer(s)
  • As tears go by: Andy Lau, Maggie Cheung, Jacky Cheung.
  • Days of being wild: Leslie Cheung, Maggie Cheung, Andy Lau, Carina Lau, Tony Leung.
  • Chungking express: Brigitte Lin, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Faye Wong, Takeshi Kaneshiro.
  • Fallen angels: Leon Lai, Michelle Reis, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Charlie Young, Karen Mok.
  • Happy together: Leslie Cheung, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Chang Chen.
  • In the mood for love: Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Maggie Cheung Man Yuk.
  • 2046: Tony Leung, Gong Li, Faye Wong, Takuya Kimura, Ziyi Zhang, Carina Lau, Chang Chen, Dong Jie.
Language note
  • As tears go by: Cantonese dialogue with English subtitles.
  • Days of being wild: Cantonese dialogue with English subtitles.
  • Chungking express: Cantonese dialogue with English subtitles.
  • Fallen angels: Cantonese dialogue with English subtitles.
  • Happy together: Cantonese, Mandarin, and Spanish dialogue with English subtitles.
  • In the mood for love: Cantonese dialogue with English subtitles.
  • 2046: Cantonese, Mandarin, and Japanese dialogue with English subtitles.
Contents
  • As tears go by (98 min.) / Media Asia-Film presents An In-Gear Film production
  • Days of being wild (95 min.) / Media Asia-Film presents An In-Gear Film production
  • Chungking express (102 min.) / a Block 2 Distribution presentation ; a Jet Tone Productions Ltd. production
  • Fallen angels (99 min.) / a Block 2 Distribution presentation ; a Jet Tone Productions Ltd. production
  • Happy together (96 min.) / a Block 2 Distribution presentation
  • In the mood for love (98 min.) / a Block 2 Distribution presentation in association with Paradis Films presents; a Jet Tone Productions Ltd. production
  • 2046 (128 min.) / a Block 2 Distribution presentation.
Other title(s)
  • Wong gok ka moon (Motion picture)
  • A fei jing juen (Motion picture)
  • Chungking Express (Motion picture)
  • Duo luo tian shi (Motion picture)
  • Chun guang zha xie (Motion picture)
  • Hua yang nian hua (Motion picture)
  • 2046 (Motion picture)
  • As tears go by.
  • Days of being wild.
  • Chungking express.
  • Fallen angels.
  • Happy together.
  • In the mood for love.
  • 2046.
In
LC Purchase Collection (Library of Congress)
ISBN
  • 9781681438092 ((set))
  • 1681438097 ((set))
Publisher no.
  • CC3228BD
  • CC3228BD-1--CC3228BD-7
LCCN
2022604074
OCLC
1247413726
Universal Product Code
  • 715515256315
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