Qi) finds a bottle washed ashore which contains a message...and
decides to travel to Hong Kong to find its author and, in her mind,
the man of her dreams.
That person turns out to be Tony
Leung Chiu-Wai - a man suitable in every way, except for one
small sticking point...he's gay!
Wanting to help this poor country bumpkin find love, Tony goes about
trying to set her up with the man of her dreams. And in steps millionaire
playboy Jackie (Jackie Chan)!
Whilst this rom-com fails in many places, the likeability of the
cast, humour, and numerous cameos leave you with a nice warm feeling
inside as the final credits roll.
Those hoping for some quality Jackie action will be disappointed
however, as due to the films fluffy nature, the fight scenes are
all played for laughs.
Very sharp and almost
totally mark-free, Universe's transfer is very good indeed.
Colour and black levels are both pleasingly solid, whilst artifacting
is nowhere to be seen.
in Dolby 5.1 this subtle though well-mixed soundtrack does its job
Directional effects are, as you would expect, never particularly
aggressive, but dialogue is clear and distortion free.
oversimplified at times, the subs otherwise do an excellent job
of translating the jokes and general dialogue throughout.
Thankfully, writing is also translated, and errors are few and far
healthy selection of extras can be found on the disc:
This 30 minute Making Of.., fully subbed in English, is well worth
worth sticking with. Interviews with cast and crew, plus lots of
bloopers make this a pleasant way to pass the time.
This section contains two interviews - one with Jackie and the other
with Director Kok Tak-Chiu.
In a nice twist, you select the question from a list of ten per
interviewee, and then get the response as a (usually quite short)
King Of Comedy Hot War Rush Hour
Star Files (Biographies and Filmographies)
Jackie Chan Shu Qi Tony Leung Kok Tak-Chui
A choice of either the insipid, Disney-esque love song and music
video in either Cantonese or Mandarin.
A very quick look at the meeting of stars and press at the film's
is the film equivalent of candy-floss: incredibly sweet, artificial,
and utterly unfilling, but something you can't stop yourself enjoying!