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Five years in the making and starring some of the biggest stars in Asia, Wong Kar Wai's 2046 is not merely a film, it is a cultural event of 2004. With a cast featuring Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, Maggie Cheung, Gong Li, Zhang Ziyi, Carina Lau, Faye Wong, and Kimura Takuya one cannot deny the star power in this project, but the spotlight is really on director Wong. His usual production collaborators such as production designer and editor William Chang and cinematographer Christopher Doyle are back on board for this ride into the world that only Wong Kar Wai can conjure. Is 2046 a hotel room number? A train to the future? A memory? The year before China's promise of fifty-years of self-governance for Hong Kong expires? In many ways, it is all of the above, but also none of the above. Like all previous Wong films, it is the journey, and not the destination that matters, and all the inhabitants in his film are haunted not by the fear of the future but by the pain of the past.

Loosely a sequel to Wong's previous film, In the Mood for Love, Tony Leung once again plays a writer named Chow Mo Wan, but he is nothing like the Chow Mo Wan from the previous film. Now Chow hais a womanizer who writes soft pornographic stories to sustain his boozing habits. He carries on different relationships with various women: Black Spider (Gong Li), whose real name is the same as Maggie Cheung's character in In The Mood for Love; Mimi (Carina Lau, reprising a previous Wong Kar Wai role); Wang Jing Wen (Faye Wong), the daughter of the motel owner who is in love with a Japanese man (Kimura Takuya); and callgirl Bai Ling (Zhang Ziyi), a resident in room 2046 with whom he shares an illicit affair.

Is Chow Mo Wan a completely different character, existing in a parallel world to In the Mood for Love, or is he the same character but now completely destroyed by a failed romance? With Chang's luscious art direction, Doyle's stunning cinematography, a hypnotic soundtrack by Peer Raben and Shigeru Umebayashi, as well as stunning performances from the cast, 2046, is the latest masterpiece from writer/producer/director Wong Kar Wai. The story is presented to you, and it's up to you to find its own meaning.

This DVD edition includes the following bonus features:

  • "Making of" featurette
  • Behind-the-scenes footage of Zhang Ziyi
  • Theme Music
  • Six Lovers
  • Expecting 2046 I, II, III
  • Tony Leung's Interview at Taipei
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    Product Title: 2046 (Hong Kong Version) 2046 (香港版) 2046 (香港版) 2046 (香港版) 2046 (Hong Kong Version)
    Artist Name(s): Faye Wong | Tony Leung Chiu Wai (Actor) | Carina Lau | Maggie Cheung Man Yuk | Gong Li | Kimura Takuya | Zhang Ziyi (Actor) | Chang Chen | Christopher Doyle | Wong Kar Wai | Lai Yiu Fai | William Chang 王菲 | 梁 朝偉 (Actor) | 劉嘉玲 | 張 曼玉 | 鞏 俐 | 木村拓哉 | 章子怡 (Actor) | 張震 | 杜可風 | 王 家衛 | 黎耀輝 | 張 叔平 王靖雯 王菲 | 梁 朝伟 (Actor) | 刘嘉玲 | 张 曼玉 | 巩 俐 | 木村拓哉 | 章子怡 (Actor) | 张震 | 杜可风 | 王 家卫 | 黎耀辉 | 张 叔平 王菲 (フェイ・ウォン)  | 梁朝偉 (トニー・レオン) (Actor) | 劉嘉玲 (カリーナ・ラウ)  | 張曼玉 (マギー・チャン) | 鞏俐(コン・リー) | 木村拓哉 | 章子怡(チャン・ツィイー) (Actor) | 張震(チャン・チェン) | 杜可風 (クリストファー・ドイル) | 王家衛 (ウォン・カーウァイ)  | 黎耀輝(ライ・イウファイ) | 張叔平 Faye Wong | 양조위 (Actor) | Carina Lau | 장만옥 | 공리 | 기무라 타쿠야 | 장쯔이 (Actor) | 장첸 | Christopher Doyle | 왕가위 | Lai Yiu Fai | 張叔平(ウィリアム・チャン)
    Director: Wong Kar Wai 王 家衛 王 家卫 王家衛 (ウォン・カーウァイ)  왕가위
    Release Date: 2004-12-10
    Language: Cantonese, Mandarin
    Subtitles: English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese
    Place of Origin: Hong Kong
    Picture Format: NTSC What is it?
    Disc Format(s): DVD
    Region Code: All Region What is it?
    Rating: IIB
    Duration: 129 (mins)
    Publisher: Mei Ah (HK)
    Package Weight: 140 (g)
    Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
    YesAsia Catalog No.: 1003829424

    Product Information

    * Screen Format : 16:9 (Anamorphic Widescreen)
    * Sound Mix : Dolby Digital 5.1
    * DVD Type : DVD-9
    * Extras : N/A

    Producer/Director: Wong Kar Wai

    在他的小說�堙A神秘列車會定期開往2046 ,每個踏上列車的人都懷者同樣目的,就是重拾他們失去的記憶。據說去到2046,沒有事情是會改變的,但沒人知道是否真的,因為從來都沒有人離開2046 ,除了他,他選擇離開,他希望改變。

    He was a writer. He thought he wrote about the future but it really was the past. In his novel, a mysterious train left for 2046 every once in a while. Everyone who went there had the same recapture their lost memories. It was said that in 2046, nothing ever changed.
    Nobody knew for sure if it was true, because nobody who went there had ever come back - except for one. He was there. He chose to leave. He wanted to change.

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    Art directed and edited by William Chang
    Cinematography directed by Christopher Doyle, Lai Yiu Fai, Kwan Pung Leung
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    Professional Review of "2046 (Hong Kong Version)"

    November 10, 2004

    This professional review refers to 2046 (Hong Kong Version)
    Astonishingly lush images lend 2046 a surface beauty unparalleled in previous Wong Kar-wai films, giving it a distinctive grainy 'look' that is difficult to faithfully describe. Production designer (and film editor) William Chang and cinematographers Chris Doyle, Lai Yiu-fai (Love Will Tear Us Apart, Infernal Affairs) and Kwan Pun Leung (Lavender, director of The Making of Happy Together) create textured, absorbing visuals that envelop the screen and make it shimmer, suffocating 2D space. This is a magnetic work to stare at and behold, a triumph of artisanal collaboration that calls striking and obvious attention to the lack of visual experimentation in most other narrative features made anywhere.

    The story of 2046 has drawn some speculation that Wong has somewhere lost his sense of what he's trying to say. For some people, the two hours of luscious magnificence overstays its welcome within the boundaries of Wong's haphazard storytelling. While the narrative trajectory often appears unfocused, this might be a tale that requires the repetition of slight variations in order to punch home it's portrayal of the devastation impacted upon Chow since his failed affair. It might be relevant to the formal design of the film (beautiful on the surface ...) that Chow's dashing exterior obscures his tormented soul. Like all WKW films, everyone will have a subtly different reaction or thematic interpretation -- mine was the understanding that 2046 is about the consequences of Chow's failed romance with Su, which it demonstrates through his stubborn insistence to withhold his love to those willing to give him theirs. As he leaves a trail of broken hearts he sadly seems to convince himself that love always occurs in the wrong place and, more crucially, the wrong time.

    Upon its initial release In the Mood for Love prompted questions about the future direction of Wong's aesthetic. Had he matured, become (more) self-absorbed, or what? 2046 does actually feel like a sequel, so I'm not sure it will provide answers for the autobiographically inclined. But it does show us that the bag of tricks owned by WKW & friends is far from empty.

    9 train rides to the future past out of 10

    by James Brown -

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    Customer Review of "2046 (Hong Kong Version)"

    Average Customer Rating for this Edition: Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8.4 out of 10 (18)
    Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8.6 out of 10 (27)

    Kevin Kennedy
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    March 20, 2007

    This customer review refers to 2046 (US Version)
    1 people found this review helpful

    In the wake of a broken life Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9 out of 10
    2046 is the story of a writer who is chained to a lost love. Shackled to the past, the man is unable to open himself to the women he subsequently encounters.

    Wong Kar Wai paces the movie well and the screen is filled with indelible images. While the opening scenes seem a confusing jumble, as the story unspools all the pieces begin to fall together and unfold as an engrossing tale.

    Tony Leung, Faye Wong, Gong Li, and Carina Lau all give effective performances, but the movie really belongs to Zhang Ziyi, whose beauty and energy are simply stunning. Very highly recommended by your humble servant for mature viewers.
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    October 8, 2006

    Well.... Customer Review Rated Bad 6 - 6 out of 10
    Maybe i am not into this kind of film. I got it because i knew this film many awards in various festival. Tony Leung plays a writer who fell in love with a woman in room 2046 only to learn that she died, nevertheless, he continued to write the story using her as an inspiration. Too deep for me...i really have a hard time.
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    April 25, 2006

    3 people found this review helpful

    Putting life in perspective Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10
    Despite earlier reviews - that the movie was slow and the plot confusing - when it was first released, I totally get the story. Perhaps it is only after a certain age and with some life experience can one fully realise how one cannot escape from the past and yet one can never go back to what was before. While struggling to find ourselves again, we miss or lost the moment that is in the present, which is what the movie successfully conveyed.
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    January 10, 2006

    This customer review refers to 2046 Special Edition (Korean Version)
    Not bad...I guess... Customer Review Rated Bad 6 - 6 out of 10
    So this movie was good, acting was great, but the sotry was a little silly. The visuals were fantastic, and it was amaginative, but not up to the standards of the actors in this film, (i.e.-gong li has many better films). Ziyi Zhang stands out in this movie if only for the reason that she has the most screen time of the major actresses which allows her to express more feelings. Good movie but could have been great.
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    December 10, 2005

    This customer review refers to 2046 Special Edition (Korean Version)
    Where is Cantonese version? Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
    Where is the Cantonese version of this movie? I can't find it. I can't rate it yet since I haven't seen it. Since this movie got so many rewards, I'll give it a 10.
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