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Isabella (Blu-ray)

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Product Overview

Isabella Leong and Champan To (Initald) both give career defining performances in this edgy, unforgettable drama gorgeously shot and directed by Edmond Pang (Men Suddenly In Black). Down on his luck, corrupt cop Shing tries to get to know Yan better, he also uncovers a shocking secret. Winner of the Berlin Film Festival's Silver Bear Award for Best Score, Isabella is a compelling tale about regrets and lost love.

Specifications

Studio Alliance Import
SKU 211495631
UPC 895017006567
UPC 14 04895017006567
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 7/21/2009
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  2.35:1
Actors
Name Leong,Isabella
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Reviews
ReviewSource Variety
Review Four parts mood and one part content, Isabella spends a long time saying not very much. Beautifully lensed widescreen elegy to times past and chances lost -- through the slim story of a suspended Macau cop and a lanky young woman who claims to be his daughter -- reps a complete change of pace by Hong Kong director Edmond Pang and plays like Wong Kar-wai-lite. More suited to a sidebar, pic looked out of place in the Berlinale's competition and theatrical business looks to be minimal.
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Reviewer Derek Elley
ReviewRating 7
ReviewSource DVD Times
Review It's possible that viewers more favourably inclined towards Luc Besson's Leon than myself might find something more appealing in the storyline of Isabella, particularly as it is attractively photographed in a Wong Kar-wai/Christopher Doyle style to evoke a particular mood. Personally, I found it all too predictable and too long, the cinematography and score inappropriate for the subject matter, failing to let me really engage with the characters. Mega Star's 2-disc edition is however a good way to view the film with an impressive transfer.
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Reviewer Noel Megahey
ReviewRating 8
Product Attributes
Actor Leong,Isabella
Music Format Blu-ray DVD
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LoveHKFilm.com Touching and beautiful...
Scott Lombardo, DVD Talk ...I enjoyed the beauty of Macau, the great cinematography and the award winning score.
Todd Brown, Twitch ...Ho-Cheung has quietly carved out a niche for himself as one of Hong Kong's brightest and most distinctive directors...
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