La Brassiere
CHINA STAR
 
Starring:
Directed By:
Patrick Leung & Chan Hing-Kar
Year:
2001
Run Time:
111 mins
Producer: China Star
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Languages:
CANTONESE 5.1, Mandarin 5.1
Subtitles:
Chinese (S&T), English
W/S Subtitles:
Yes
Ratio:
1.78:1 Non-Anamorphic
Region:
NTSC 0
Genre:
Comedy / Romance - Cat IIB
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MOVIE
10/10

This fantasically conceveid, and executed, comedy stars Lau Ching-Wan and Louis Koo as two designers given three months to come up with the blue-print for the ultimate bra for Carina Lau's Brassiere company.

Directors Patrick Leung and Chan Hing-Kar manage to not only squeeze every last drop of humour out of
the scenarios into which they places their characters, but also manage to make their cast loveable and human.

With the addition of Gigi Leung and a host of beautiful women, you really can't go wrong. But when this is allied to superb performances, a great soundtrack and a perfectly balanced sense of humour, you have one of the
best comedies to come out of Hong Kong in years.

PICTURE
9/10

This anamorphic transfer from China Star certainly raises the bar for Hong Kong produced DVDS.
A very detailed, colourful picture is presented throughout alongside an almost spot-less print.

Black levels are always deep and solid, and I can't remember a single instance of artifacting,
This is an excellent presentation which has few weak points to speak of - very
impressive.

SOUND
8/10

The fun and lively soundtrack complements the film perfectly, and whilst its directional effects are subtle, it does its job extremely well.

SUBTITLES
3/10

The weakest aspect of the DVD by a mile are the extremely poor subtitles.
Basic grammar and spelling errors are rife and China Star's decision to use a particularly small font make matters worse.
These problems are also found in the DVD's menus, and almost ruin this otherwise high-quality China Star product.

EXTRAS
6/10

Synopsis
Just the plot synopsis taken from the sleeves reverse.

Cast and Crew
Lau Ching-Wan, Louis Koo-Tin Lok, Carina Lau, Gig Leung, Director Patrick Leung Pak-Yin, and screenwriters Chan Hung-Kar and Amy Chan all receive well-written biographies.


Characters
A collection of quotes from each of the main characters.

Deleted Scenes
6 deleted scenes which do nothing to improve the film, and even less for English viewers as they're un-subtitled.

Making Of....
A 4 minute Making Of...which acts more like an extended trailer, splicing interviews into exerts from the film. Once again, no English subtitles are provided.


Theatrrical Trailer

Additional Trailers
• Legend Of ZU • Failan

CONCLUSION
8/10

This warm, funny and kind-hearted comedy may not have been given the subtitles it deserved, but China Star do an otherwise impressive job in bringing this must-see movie to the DVD buying public.
An essential purchase.

MOVIE 10/10
PICTURE
9/10
SOUND
8/10
SUBTITLES
3/10
EXTRAS
6/10
MENUS
6/10
PACKAGING
7/10
OVERALL
8/10