a synopsis for this DVD proved very difficult - Not unlike many
of Wong Kar-Wai's films, this poignant
tale of unrequited love has many different layers to it, each one
adding up to create a beautiful and moving experience, and trying
to sum up the plot in a few lines would fail to do the film justice...
Easily one of the best looking Hong Kong DVD's to date, the clean, detailed, image and beautiful colour rendering show off Peter Pau's world-class cinematography skills to great effect. Also, with this being a 1998 production, the print contains very few scratches or marks, and remains artifact-free for the running time.
and distortion-free, this 5.1 re-mix, of the original Surround Sound
master, adds an extra level of gloss to this already top quality
grammatical error slips in now and again, and at one point during
the film a very small portion of the dialogue is left unsubtitled,
but overall these are clear and well-translated.
For a film containing so many recognizable pieces of classical music, I was disappointed the menus were silent. However, they're easy to navigate and contain clear background images from the film.
Comprising of the Theatrical trailer, Biography's for Takeshi Kaneshiro, Kelly Chen, Aaron Kwok, Hai Chung-Man and Claudia Chung, 8 animated chapter stops, and impressive looking previews for Young And Dangerous 5 and Stormriders, the extras are fairly standard for a Universe release.
A clear, simple, front-cover picturing Kwok, Chen and Kaneshiro, and a fairly average plot synopsis on the back, make up the box art. A nice, if fairly basic, sleeve design.
a great piece of Classical music, Anna Magdalena has the ability
to not only entertain on a superficial level, but to also touch
upon a deeper emotional one, as its music and visuals combine to
create a film which reveals more of itself with each subsequent