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iGirl (2016) (DVD) (Malaysia Version) DVD Region 3

Ekin Cheng (Actor) | Chrissie Chau (Actor) | Dominic Ho (Actor) | Connie Man (Actor)
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Break Up 100's Ekin Cheng and Chrissie Chau reunite in the Hong Kong fantasy iGirl about falling in love with an android girlfriend. Directed by Kam Ka Wai, who has assisted on films like Ip Man and Helios, the film stars Ekin Cheng as Evan who has just been dumped by his girlfriend. One drunken night, he stumbles onto a mysterious website and orders an "iGirl." Next thing he knows, 001 (Chrissie Chau) is delivered to his doorstep. Though Evan is at first unsure about what to do with this robot lover, 001 turns out to be a perfect match for him, and she seems to grow more and more human by the day. Evan's buddies Johnny (Dominic Ho) and Irwin (Lam Tze Chung) also order iGirls of their own, 002 (Connie Man) and 003 (Joyce Cheng), who are tailored to their personalities. However,the guys' jealous exes learn about the new girlfriends and plot to destroy the iGirls once and for all.
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Product Title: iGirl (2016) (DVD) (Malaysia Version) iGirl . 夢情人 (2016) (DVD) (馬來西亞版) iGirl . 梦情人 (2016) (DVD) (马来西亚版) i Girl . 夢情人 (2016) (DVD) (マレーシア版) iGirl (2016) (DVD) (Malaysia Version)
Also known as: 我的極品女神 我的极品女神
Artist Name(s): Ekin Cheng (Actor) | Chrissie Chau (Actor) | Dominic Ho (Actor) | Connie Man (Actor) | Joyce Cheng (Actor) | Lam Tze Chung (Actor) 鄭伊健 (Actor) | 周秀娜 (Actor) | 何 浩文 (Actor) | 文凱玲 (Actor) | 鄭欣宜 (Actor) | 林子聰 (Actor) 郑伊健 (Actor) | 周秀娜 (Actor) | 何 浩文 (Actor) | 文凯玲 (Actor) | 郑欣宜 (Actor) | 林子聪 (Actor) 鄭伊健(イーキン・チェン) (Actor) | 周秀娜 (クリッシー・チャウ) (Actor) | Dominic Ho (Actor) | Connie Man (Actor) | 鄭欣宜(ジョイス・チェン) (Actor) | 林子聰(ラム・ジーチョン) (Actor) Ekin Cheng (Actor) | Chrissie Chau (Actor) | Dominic Ho (Actor) | Connie Man (Actor) | Joyce Cheng (Actor) | Lam Tze Chung (Actor)
Director: Kam Ka Wai 闞 家偉 阚 家伟 Kam Ka Wai Kam Ka Wai
Producer: Wong Jing 王晶 王晶 王晶 (バリー・ウォン) Wong Jing
Release Date: 2017-01-19
Language: Cantonese
Subtitles: English, Traditional Chinese, Malay
Country of Origin: Hong Kong
Picture Format: PAL What is it?
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen, 1.78 : 1
Disc Format(s): DVD
Region Code: 3 - South East Asia (including Hong Kong, S. Korea and Taiwan) What is it?
Duration: 95 (mins)
Publisher: Multimedia Entertainment SDN. BHD.
Package Weight: 100 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1057122005

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男人一生,只為尋找一個完美情人……如果係個機械人,又得唔得?
失戀不離三兄弟既曉峰(鄭伊健飾)、尊尼(何浩文飾)同朱雲(林子聰飾),齊齊被3個港女女友怒飛,有晚曉峰大咗,網購咗又索又「愛回家做…家務」既 iGirl 機械女友001(周秀娜飾)返嚟。尊尼同朱雲跟買啦,就買咗都正既002 (文凱玲飾),同仲正既003 (鄭欣宜飾)返嚟。

曉峰先入為主,覺得記憶體唔同真正回憶,就算001 係一個如何體貼既女人,佢始終不能有人類感情,所以即使001服侍周到,曉峰都若即若離。直至有次001瞓身救佢,曉峰先佑原來自己早已對001有feel。曉峰教識001 做人GF既道理,尊尼同朱雲矢有樣學樣,輔導埋002同003……

以為大團圓結局之際,3個港女前度因愛成恨,返嚟K.O.3個 iGirl女友……
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November 3, 2016

This professional review refers to iGirl (2016) (DVD) (Hong Kong Version)
Offering up what could easily be seen as a dubious line in male fantasy fulfilment, Hong Kong director Kam Ka-wai makes his debut with iGirl, starring Ekin Cheng and Chrissie Chau (who last appeared together in Lawrence Cheng’s 2014 rom-com Break Up 100) playing a man who falls for his beautiful and obedient robot girlfriend. Given the film’s premise, it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to learn that it was produced by Wong Jing, and while it never goes down the sleazy route that might have been expected, it’s certainly a chaotic and scattershot offering in his usual style.

The film opens with Ekin Cheng’s super, super nice guy and veterinarian Evan getting dumped by his harridan of a girlfriend Janice (Jeana Ho, Lost in Hong Kong) one evening at a nightclub. Getting drunk with his friends Johnny (Dominic Ho, The Gigolo) and Irwin (Lam Chi-hung, The Mermaid), he wakes up the next day to find a crate in his apartment containing a strange blue package which, after being soaked in the bath transforms into 'iGirl' 001 (Chrissie Chau), who he apparently ordered while under the influence. Since he really is a true gent, instead of activating her 'intimate mode', Evan starts teaching her about life and human emotion, inevitably growing closer to her in the process. When Johnny and Irwin find out they also order their own iGirls, something which enrages their unpleasant ex-girlfriends, who set out to destroy the robots through methods best described as odd.

iGirl really is pretty senseless stuff, smashing together comedy, romance and science fiction into something which is both predictable and bizarrely off the wall. Although its basic gimmick of gorgeous and subservient robot girlfriends being played off against nasty, materialistic and violent real women is a sexist and borderline misogynistic one that’s a throwback to Hong Kong cinema in the 1980s and 1990s, the film is curiously tame, with precious little in the way of Wong Jing-style leering or raunchy gags. Instead, director Kam Ka-wai seems at times to genuinely believe the film has something to say, despite there being no substance to the script, which is peppered with plot holes and shows a general refusal to engage with any of the social, moral or technological issues it comes close to flirting with or to offer commentary on the battle between the sexes. Whether or not this is a problem depends largely on the viewer, as for fans of old school Hong Kong nonsense the film does have its funny moments, and the overall lack of coherence is quite entertaining.

Thankfully, the film has a saving grace in the form of lead pair Ekin Cheng and Chrissie Chau, who are both on charismatic form, enough so to give the paper-thin material a much-needed boost. Their age difference aside, Ekin Cheng pushing 50 and Chau being nearly 20 years his junior, they make a likeable and good-looking couple, enjoying a breezy chemistry which makes them easy to watch and root for, even if the film is never particularly romantic. With the rest of the cast being made up of stereotypes and comic relief, Kam Ka-wai would have been better off focusing more of the running time on Evan and 001, and while the film wins points for its brevity, it could have easily been fashioned into something more engaging. If nothing else, this would also have grounded the film somewhat and given it some semblance of normalcy, at least before it launches into its ridiculous final act.

Still, iGirl is a perfectly acceptable piece of Hong Kong genre cinema, amiable and fun in its own unambitious and sexist way. Though entirely forgettable, fans of Ekin Cheng and Chrissie Chau won't feel short changed, and, for what it's worth, the film is a pleasant enough way to kill an hour and a half.

by James Mudge - EasternKicks.com

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