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Breaking Information | Blu-ray (Chameleon Movies)

Breaking News | Blu-ray (Chameleon Films)

Breaking Information | Blu-ray (Chameleon Movies)

RELEASE DATE: June/July 2022

In June/July, New Australian label Chameleon Movies will launch the Blu-ray (Area B) for Breaking Information, a 2004 Hong Kong movie from director Johnnie To (Three, A Hero By no means Dies).

The movie stars Richie Ren (Our bodies at Relaxation), Kelly Chen (The Monkey King), Nick Cheung (Integrity), Eddie Cheung (Bruce Lee, My Brother), Hui Siu Hung (Bare Killer) and Lam Suet (Undercover Punch and Gun).

Official particulars:

The premiere of Johnnie To’s Breaking Information at Cannes marks the second when artwork cinema lastly embraced the Hong Kong motion style. Here’s a movie as clever as it’s tense as it’s well-made. From the breathtaking intricacy of its seven-minute opening take, shot on location in a grungy aspect avenue within the New Territories, the complicated oppositions that kind Hong Kong society are subjected to ruthless scrutiny. The acquainted opposition of cops and robbers (led by pop-star Richie Jen) is sophisticated by an extra division between no-nonsense avenue cops (led by Nick Cheung) and the media-savvy inspector (Kelly Chen).

A stake-out goes fallacious and a really public shoot-out results in an official panic. When the violent, although quietly respectable bandits are run to floor in a usually cramped condominium constructing, it sparks a media circus. Inspector Rebecca Fong (Chen) sees the entire thing as a present, as imagery to be manipulated to her benefit, however the outlaws armed with cellphones and an web connection, present that two can play that recreation. Hong Kong could also be a metropolis the place media spin is king, however To delves beneath the imagery to the gritty realities that make HK really distinctive.

Unique Particular Options:

  • Restricted first-pressing collector’s booklet that includes new essays by movie author Hayley Scanlon and movie historian Mike Walsh
  • New audio commentary by Hong Kong cinema professional Frank Djeng
  • “A Propaganda Duel” – a newly prolonged video essay on Breaking Information
  • Newly translated and improved non-compulsory English subtitles

Archival Extras:

  • Melbourne Worldwide Movie Pageant 2004 Q&A with Johnnie To
  • Behind the scenes
  • Deleted scene
  • Picture gallery
  • Theatrical trailer

Technical Specs:

  • 2.35:1
  • 1080p color
  • Cantonese DTS-HD MA 5.1 · LPCM 2.0
  • English subtitles
  • Area B
  • BD-50

Packaged in a Scanavo full sleeved 14mm clear case with a reversible, numbered sleeve that’s clear of classification markings and barcode on the choice aspect.

This title will quickly be accessible at The Goodie Emporium, a U.S.-based on-line retailer that presently has many Import Shaw Brothers/Golden Harvest/martial arts DVD/Blu-ray films in-stock – with New titles being added usually!


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