New to DVD and Blu-ray from Well Go USAEntertainment is the new action fantasy from the director of Shinjuku Incident and One Nite in Mongkok Derek Yee, The Great Magician. The film stars three of Hong Kong’s biggest stars Tony Leung, Lau Ching-wan and the stunning Zhou Xun in a period piece actioner with plenty of magic. But how great is this magician and is he worth your hard earned dollars?
The Great Magician
Written by Chun Tin-nam, Lau Ho-leung and Derek Yee
Directed by Derek Yee
In the years after the Revolution that overthrew the Qing Dynasty in China and established the Republic, the country is broken up into fiefdoms held by warlords, who are busy fighting each other. Village warlord Bully Lei (Ching-wan) is accused of using magic to recruit soldiers to his cause. New arrival Chang Hsien (Leung) (more…)
A Simple Life Blu-Ray Review
Written by Susan Chan and Yan Lam Lee
Directed by Ann Hui
New on Blu-ray February 26 from Well Go USA is the multi-award winning drama about a lifelong servant and the relationship she develops after a life altering incident: A Simple Life. The film stars Andy Lau and Deanie Ip in a tale that covers many similar themes to director Michael Haneke’s Amour, but from a much less dour place, as this film is a mostly about the blossoming of their relationship that is years old but has never fully developed into the family it becomes.
Roger (Lau) is a successful movie producer. Ah Tao (Ip) has worked for Roger’s family as a nanny and maid over the course of four (more…)