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When a live TV news crew broadcasts an embarrassing defeat of Hong Kong's police department by just five bank robbers, public opinion of the force plummets and the department vows to capture the robbers at any cost. So, when Detective Cheung (Nick Cheung) accidentally stumbles upon the five bank robbers hiding out in an abandoned building, Yuen (Richie Jen), the ultra-cool leader of the five-man gang, suddenly finds himself and his partners surrounded by thousands of police officers. Sensing an opportunity to restore the public's faith in the police department, Inspector Rebecca (Kelly Chen) turns the stakeout into a breaking news show, with live updates beamed out to a transfixed Hong Kong. But she soon discovers how difficult it can be to manage the press when hostages are involved, true identities are unknown, and the building contains not one gang but two.With a film career spanning over 25 years, Johnnie To is one of Hong Kong's leading directors. Having reached commercial success in the 80s with films including Good-bye Ah Long and The Heroic Trio, To turned to more personal works in the mid-90s following the creation of the independent film production company Milkyway Image. Over the past few years To's stylish film aesthetic caught on in the West following film festival appearances of his works including The Mission and Fulltime Killer. In 2003, To made his New York Film Festival debut with PTU, which The New York Times described as "tough [and] single-minded.Mr. To is a master of the game."Special Features Include:Deleted Scenes"Making of" Breaking NewsCantonese Dolby Digital 5.1English SubtitlesSystem Requirements:Running Time: 90 minutesFormat: DVD MOVIE

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Studio Universal (Music)
SKU 202164019
UPC 660200312725
UPC 14 00660200312725
Format DVD
Release Date 7/3/2012
Actors
Name Sitch,Rob
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Cast & Crew
Ben Cheung - Original Music By
Buting Yang - Executive Producer
Chi Wing Chung - Original Music By
David M. Richardson - Editor
Hing-Ka Chan - Writer
John Chong - Executive Producer
Johnny To - Director
Kelly Chen - Actor
Nick Cheung - Actor
Shiu Hung Hui - Actor
Siu-Fai Cheung - Actor
Siu-keung Cheng - Cinematographer
Tin-Shing Yip - Writer
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ReviewSource San Francisco Examiner
Review Reliable, veteran Hong Kong action director Johnny To ("Fulltime Killer," Running on Karma") starts off with an astonishing tracking shot lasting nearly seven minutes that could rank with Orson Welles' much-admired "Touch of Evil" opener. From there, it explodes into a rapid-fire tale of media in the modern age. A besmirched police department puts on a big show for the media when they corner a wanted gang in an apartment building, sending out live feeds and controlled sound bytes. But of course virtually nothing goes according to plan. Director To still plays by the old school rules and shoots his almost constant action with beautiful speed and clarity; it's his best film since "The Heroic Trio" (1993). Kelly Chen ("Infernal Affairs") stars. Shot on grungy, yet lovely, 16mm Cinemascope, it tells the bizarre story of an unnamed man who journeys to a canyon to spend his last day and then kill himself. It can be a bit frustrating, but it's certainly ambitious. It'll be a warm up for the director's controversial new "Battle in Heaven," which should be coming soon.
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Reviewer Jeffrey M. Anderson
ReviewRating 8
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Product Attributes
Actor Sitch,Rob
Label Palm Pictures
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD

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