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A Better Tomorrow DVD Collection from IVL

IVL have announced the Hong Kong Region 3 DVD release of the A Better Tomorrow DVD Collection for 10th June 2004 with a retail price of HKD $238 (roughly £17). Working in conjunction with Fortune Star who also provide Fox with the elements for their R1 Hong Kong DVDs, this set continues their new range of "Digitally re-mastered Hong Kong Movie Classics" from IVL that will include the most representative Hong Kong movies from 70s to 90s all digitally restored and reborn with incredible AV quality.

"A Better Tomorrow" was a paradigm shift for Hong Kong cinema. It was hailed by many as the film that initiated the 'Heroic Bloodshed' era of Hong Kong action cinema. This movie not only broke the Hong Kong box-office with takings of over HK$30million but also introduced John Woo into the international screen. It also gained John Woo the Best Director award in Golden Horse Award and launched the career of actors Chow Yun-fat, Ti Lung and Leslie Cheung.

With the success of "A Better Tomorrow", two sequels were later produced, both gaining a great deal of success and recognition domestically and internationally. This trilogy firmly established John Woo's reputation as a master stylist specializing in ultra-violent gangster films and thrillers, inserting aesthetics in action scene shots with breathtaking panache. In “A Better Tomorrow III”, its producer and director, Tsui Hark, had even explored the romanticism of gunfights to an extent that many Hollywood contemporaries were influenced.

All three films in the trilogy have been fully re-mastered with enhanced video and audio quality. Dolby 5.1 and DTS surround sound bring the audience into a dynamic world with blazing guns and actions.

Features include:

  • Languages: Cantonese/ Mandarin/Original Cantonese
  • Subtitles: Traditional and Simplified Chinese/English
  • Codes Of Bullets: Encoding the secrets of guns and battle skills by comparison with action scenes in the movies
    • I. Guns As Partner/ One Man Battle
    • II. Die Hard/ Hide! Explosion!
    • III. A Matter Of Second/ Anti-tanks
  • New and original movie trailers
  • Photo stills/ Photo slide show
  • Deleted Scenes of A Better Tomorrow III
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Here is a look at the box set and digipack inside...

Last updated: 08/07/2018 08:19:52

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