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The Three is a horror movie that exploits our fears of the supernatural. It was shot in Hong Kong, Thailand and Korea and features a cast from across the continent. Directed by three acclaimed Asian directors, the three short films explore the supernatural as well as the dark sides of humanity.
One of these is Peter Chan's segment, Going home - a gruesome tale of a child's discovery of a dead body - is a clear display of cinematic talent. Capturing the film's look is multi-award winning director of photography Christopher Doyle. On screen we have both Eric Tsang and Leon Lai. Tsang and Chans partnership goes back all the way to the mid-80s when they both worked on Armour of God. Chan's 1997 offering, Comrades, almost a love story, starred Maggie Cheung and Leon, won a record-breaking nine Hong Kong Film Awards.
This film is also visually impressive with the gimmick, in which Leon, the female lead, and two children appear dreadfully as a lying ghost in various advertisements. This box-office hit from Peter is another notable entry to the must-see horror list of 2002 after The Eye.
This director's cut version features the making of "Going Home" and the audio commentary.
Leon Lai won the Best Leading Actor while Christopher Doyle also won the Best Cinematography in the the 39th Golden Horse Awards.
|Product Title:||Three - Going Home (Director's Cut) 三更之回家(陳可辛導演足本紀念版) 叁更之回家(陈可辛导演足本纪念版) 三更之回家(陳可辛導演足本紀念版) Three - Going Home (Director's Cut)|
|Artist Name(s):||Leon Lai (Actor) | Eric Tsang (Actor) | Kim Hye Su (Actor) | Christopher Doyle | Eugenia Yuan (Actor) | Peter Kam 黎明 (Actor) | 曾志偉 (Actor) | 金 慧秀 (Actor) | 杜可風 | 原麗淇 (Actor) | 金培達 黎明 (Actor) | 曾志伟 (Actor) | 金 慧秀 (Actor) | 杜可风 | 原丽淇 (Actor) | 金培达 黎明（レオン・ライ） (Actor) | 曾志偉 （エリック・ツァン） (Actor) | キム・ヘス (Actor) | 杜可風 （クリストファー・ドイル） | Eugenia Yuan (Actor) | 金培達（ピーター・カム） Leon Lai (Actor) | Eric Tsang (Actor) | 김혜수 (Actor) | Christopher Doyle | Eugenia Yuan (Actor) | Peter Kam|
|Director:||Peter Chan 陳可辛 陈可辛 陳可辛 （ピーター・チャン） Peter Chan|
|Subtitles:||English, Traditional Chinese|
|Country of Origin:||Hong Kong|
|Picture Format:||NTSC What is it?|
|Region Code:||All Region What is it?|
|Package Weight:||220 (g)|
|Shipment Unit:||2 What is it?|
|YesAsia Catalog No.:||1002445840|
Cast：Leon Lai╱Eric Tsang
CID Chan Wai searches for his missing son. He breaks into his neighbouring apartment and finds Yu Fai's wife immersed in a bath of water. Chan believes his son has fallen victim...
- The Making of "Going Home"
- Audio Commentary
- DTS Digital Surround Sound
- Dolby Digital 5.1
- Letter Box
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Professional Review of "Three - Going Home (Director's Cut)"
Going Home is not a brand new production, it is the extended version of the short story directed by Peter Chan in Three. Chan extracted Going Home from Three, added about five minutes of footage and released the movie for a theatrical run at the end of the year. It is said that Peter Chan was very satisfied with Leon Lai's outstanding performance, that he didn't want Lai to miss the opportunity to be nominated for best actor at the Golden Horse Award Ceremony and Hong Kong Film Academy Award Ceremony. Going Home was therefore released separately from Three as a result.
The story starts off with Wai (Eric Tsang) and his son moving in an old building. There they meet Fai (Leon Lai), the only tenant still living in the building. One day, Wai's son disappears, Wai looks for him and he discovers that Fai is keeping a dead body in his apartment... One must ask, how is it different from the original version? The addition is not very critical. Apparently, the extended portion doesn't affect the premise of the story at all. It seems that Peter Chan is quite satisfied with the original version, especially the part with Leon Lai and his wife, most of the addition is rather allotted to the relationship between Eric Tsang and his son. Unexplained scenes in the original, for instance, the photograph taking scene, are still left unresolved.
As I have mentioned about, the addition is mainly about Eric Tsang and his son. Their relationship looks much more intimate with the insertion of several scenes depicting their daily life. In the scene when they are eating at a restaurant, a few dialogues are added, when Wai's son asks him why he is wearing a broken watch, Wai tells him that the watch is related to his wife and he believes that the watch will work again in the future. This dialogue, in some scenes, connect Wai and Fai together. Wai's passion to her wife parallels to Fai's love to Hai (Eugenia Yuan). Both of them are actually the same type of people, they love their wife so much that they are both waiting for a miracle to happen. The only difference is that Fai is more active in making his dream comes true, while Wai is just waiting passively.
If you view this story from a broader perspective, you will notice that it is not merely a story about eternal love, there is in fact a hidden message behind. Try to think what causes the tragedy of Fai at the end. Is Fai really crazy? From the cue in the movie, it seems not. The one who breaks Fai's heart is not the car, it is indeed the police. Why? Because they do not believe that Fai will bring her wife back alive. Why don't they believe? It is because Hong Kong is always a city of no dream. Most people are not receptive and do not believe in dreams or miracle! It seems that Peter Chan wanted to remind us the importance of having a dream. To a certain extent, the decline of the film market in Hong Kong is partly due to the lack of creative talents. If we want to revive our film market, we need to refresh ourselves and bring our dream back alive!
This special edition of Going Home DVD is well made. Although the overall quality is still not comparable to Japanese and Korean DVDs, it is already top notch among most DVDs produced in Hong Kong. Special features include audio commentary (in Cantonese) and a brief making of featurette. This documentary contains some short interviews with the directors of Three. Yes, all three directors of the three shorts are covered, and the good thing is that removable subtitles are available!
Cool guy(s) - Leon Lai, Eric Tsang
文: Kantorates - Cinespot.com
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Customer Review of "Three - Going Home (Director's Cut)"
April 29, 2003
|Don't bother with the original DVD that has all 3 short films. This one is the only one worth seeing. Hong Kong turns out trash films on a regular basis, and this one is a gem among all the trash. The profound and moving story is of the kind that we see too rarely, and should treasure always.|
April 16, 2003
At first sight, Three - Going Home doesn't seem like a particularly appealing movie; there's no glamour, no endless list of big-name actors, no huge cast, no action, no comedy, and it's not even an hour long! For these reasons, it could have been a total failure at the box-office, but it wasn't...each and every member of cast and crew did an excellent job in making this film so watchable. Worthy of mention is Leon Lai who has managed to take his acting skills to another level and gave such a subtle and low-key yet touching performance. I think this role should shake off that idol/cool/pretty-boy label that most people associate him with. Eugenia Yuan and Lee Ting-Fung are also faces that I will be very pleased to see in the future of HK cinema.
Honestly speaking, this film is not as good as Peter Chan's 1996 offering, 'Comrades, Almost A Love Story', (but then again I don't think anything can ever surpass it), but Going Home is a magnificent piece of work nonetheless and definitely nearing the level of 'Comrades...' Hopefully we will not have to wait as long as 6 years to see another Peter Chan-Leon Lai-Eric Tsang-Christopher Doyle-Jojo Hui collaboration; 2 out of 2 wonderful and successful films with this team is not bad at all!
April 11, 2003
|After reading the highlight, I like the movie more. At first I didn't understand every detail of the movie because I am not so deep like a professional. Now I really think that the movie is well made & everything is cool!|
January 13, 2003
|"Going Home" was a beautiful film, with jaw-dropping cinematography by Christopher Doyle and assured, graceful direction by Peter Chan. I had to sit through the other 2 painfully bad shorts in the theatre before I got to this gem, but it was all worth it. Now that they have this as a director's cut, I actually returned my copy of the "Three" DVD and am going to order this instead. That way, I won't have the 2 other stinkers cluttering up my shelf. Trust me, get this and not the "Three" DVD, and save yourself the pain of watching 2 bad movies. I wish I could've done that in the cinema.|
January 9, 2003
|another review didn't get it...if you buy this one you are only putting another Leon DVD in your fab Leon fan collection...There is an original version of three that has all 3 movies duh! I own a copy myself (vcd though). I think this is better though to only get the Leon part since Leon is the only reason I bought the original. Now that they made a version only for his part...that's great can't wait to get myself a copy!|