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Tropical Fish (Blu-ray+DVD) (English Subtitled) (Taiwan Version) Blu-ray Region All, DVD Region All

Lin Cheng Sheng (Actor) | Wen Ying (Actor) | Lian Bi Dong (Actor) | Chen Yu Hsun (Director)
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During the emergence of Taiwan New Cinema, the state-run Central Motion Pictures played a significant role in not only fostering directors of the movement, but the development of Taiwanese cinema in general. Under its new management, the revamped Central Pictures Corporation has digitally remastered six classic films from the 80s and the 90s, producing brand-new digital prints that guarantee to overcome the test of time. After Dust in the Wind, four more of these films are arriving in high-definition on Blu-ray for fans to see these films the best way they have ever looked before.

Writer-director Chen Yu Xun's debut film is lighter than the works of other acclaimed Taiwanese directors at the time, but that doesn't diminish its significance. High school-bound Qiang unwittingly gets himself involved in the kidnapping of another young boy. When the head kidnapper dies, the remaining kidnapper turns the incident into a family affair in the process of figuring out what to do. What started as a heinous crime suddenly becomes a group effort to help Qiang get into high school.

This edition includes the film on both Blu-ray and DVD. The bonus DVD also includes director interview and making of.

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Product Title: Tropical Fish (Blu-ray+DVD) (English Subtitled) (Taiwan Version) 熱帶魚 (Blu-ray+DVD) (中英文字幕) (台灣版) 热带鱼 (Blu-ray+DVD) (中英文字幕) (台湾版) 熱帯魚 (Blu-ray+DVD) (台湾版) Tropical Fish (Blu-ray+DVD) (English Subtitled) (Taiwan Version)
Artist Name(s): Lin Cheng Sheng (Actor) | Wen Ying (Actor) | Lian Bi Dong (Actor) 林正盛 (Actor) | 文英 (Actor) | 連 碧東 (Actor) 林正盛 (Actor) | 文英 (Actor) | 连 碧东 (Actor) Lin Cheng Sheng (Actor) | Wen Ying (Actor) | Lian Bi Dong (Actor) Lin Cheng Sheng (Actor) | Wen Ying (Actor) | Lian Bi Dong (Actor)
Director: Chen Yu Hsun 陳 玉勳 陈 玉勋 Chen Yu Hsun Chen Yu Hsun
Blu-ray Region Code: All Region What is it?
Release Date: 2011-04-28
Language: Mandarin, Taiwanese
Subtitles: English, Traditional Chinese
Country of Origin: Taiwan
Picture Format: NTSC, [HD] High Definition What is it?
Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
Sound Information: LPCM
Disc Format(s): Blu-ray, DVD
Region Code: All Region What is it?
Screen Resolution: 1080p (1920 x 1080 progressive scan)
Duration: 108 (mins)
Publisher: Sony Music Entertainment (TW)
Package Weight: 185 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1024222884

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【影音規格】
BD (電影本片)
內 容: 正片108分鐘
發  音: 國語
字  幕: 英文、繁體中文
螢 幕 比: 寬螢幕1.85:1
聲音格式: LPCM 2.0
區碼系統: 藍光全區
解 析 度: Full HD1080

DVD (電影本片+全新收錄幕後花絮)
內 容: 正片108分鐘、花絮16分鐘
發  音: 國語
字  幕: 英文、繁體中文
螢 幕 比: 寬螢幕1.85:1
聲音格式: LPCM 2.0
區碼系統: 全區NTSC

珍藏超值贈送《熱帶魚》DVD 電影本片+歡樂的熱帶魚(導演陳玉勳專訪、1995年拍片實錄)

導演╱編劇:陳玉勳

★ 金馬獎最佳影片
★ 盧卡諾影展銀豹獎

  即將參加聯考的國三學生阿強,因為功課不好常被父母責罵,學校的同學也常欺侮他,生活處處充滿壓力。嗜打快打旋風的阿強總是把自己想像成電玩裡的超人,力大無窮,是所有壞蛋的剋星,藉此聊以排遣生活的壓力。

  有一天阿強發現小男孩道南被大人放進小發財車戴走,好奇的阿強尾隨其行蹤,才知道原來道南被綁架了。頓生俠義之心的阿強想搭救道南,不料卻反被歹徒一併綁走。

  綁走兩個小孩的阿慶和老大,正籌想怎麼處理肉票,老大卻意外的出車禍死掉。憨直的阿慶在老大死後更不知道如何處置兩個小鬼,只得找上他的親朋好友商量,最後大家決定將小鬼帶回東石老家再說。

  回到東石以後,阿慶和親友經過反覆商量,決定打電話給小鬼父母,約定在淡水碰面贖人。結果雙方因為台灣北部有個淡水,南部嘉義也有一個地方叫淡水而大擺鳥龍。於是阿慶又把小鬼帶回嘉義等機會再約清楚的地點贖人。

  阿慶因小時候窮沒錢念書,對即將參加聯考的阿強頗為同情,不僅拿他妹妹的課本給阿強,還敦促他要用功念書才能出人頭地。

  阿慶的綁架事跡,因為日子一拖久,管區的警察似乎已經查覺,阿慶和親朋好友大家決定將孩子用漁船送到海上避風頭。然而聯考日子已經逼近。阿慶有點反悔想把孩子送回台北,警察上在這時候追捕他和親友,所幸,阿強和道南辯稱他們是落水後,經阿慶救起才免去阿慶被捕的命運。警察也連夜將阿強和道南送往台北參加聯考。
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Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10 (1)

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December 4, 2005

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Funny film from promising Taiwanese director Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
Having seen quite a few Taiwanese movies, I was interested in seeing how the films of the director Chen Yuxun compared to those of Tsai Mingliang or Hou Xiaoxian. ‘Tropical Fish’ compares rather favorably. It is much lighter than the works of his elders, and is very funny in places, though in no way a shallow, predictable potboiler. The plot deals with a mediocre student about to face national exams, who is caught up in a kidnapping. The impending exams loom large as the story progresses in a way that is both humorous and perhaps also critical of how these tests are of such paramount importance in determining education and career possibilities. There also seems to be some contrasting of Mandarin speakers and Taiwanese speakers which follows class distinctions quite closely. Though dependent upon the Chinese subtitles, I quite enjoyed hearing Taiwanese spoken in such an earthy and piquant style. The plot moves forward in a controlled manner, avoiding predictability, and (with a few musical interludes) towards a quite satisfying conclusion. I really enjoyed this one, and am looking forward to seeing the director’s next film, Love Go Go.
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