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Josie Ho (Actor) | Eric Kot (Actor) | Tian Yuan (Actor) | Joman Chiang (Actor)
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All Editions Rating: Customer Review Rated Bad 7 - 7.4 out of 10 (19)

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The second feature from Hong Kong independent director Yan Yan Mak has been one of the most talked about films of 2004. A small-scale film that sits on the border of independent and commercial filmmaking, Butterfly premiered at the Venice Film Festival in 2004 as the Opening Film for the International Critics' Week. It has since been invited to many film festivals around the world, including Stockholm, Pusan, Tokyo, Bangkok, India, Brazil, Australia and opening for Hong Kong's Lesbian and Gay Film Festival. The film received numerous honors during the 2004 award season. It picked up two nominations at Taiwan's Golden Horse Awards: Best Screenplay Adaptation for Yan Yan Mak and Best New Performer for Tian Yuan. It also picked up three nominations at the 10th Golden Bauhinia Awards, with Josie Ho competing in Best Actress, Eric Kot in Best Supporting Actor, and Tian Yuan in Best Supporting Actress categories.

Butterfly is adapted from Taiwanese author Chen Hsueh's short story "The Mark of the Butterfly". Starring Josie Ho, Eric Kot, Tian Yuan, Isabel Chan and Joman Chiang, it is about a woman's struggle to come to terms with her true self, the importance to break out from her cocoon and set herself free. Flavia (Josie Ho) is a married teacher, who lives a comfortable but uneventful life with her husband (Eric Kot) and daughter, until one day she meets Yip (Tian Yuan), a young girl caught shoplifting in a supermarket. After rescuing her, Flavia is slowly seduced by the free-spirited singer, reigniting the desires she has long buried. Years ago, Flavia (Isabel Chan) had a passionate relationship with the rebellious and political Jin (Joman Chaing), until an event forced them apart. Flavia, torn between her devotion to her family and her feelings for Yip, must choose between being responsible to others or living the life she wants for the first time...

The Blu-ray includes audio commentary, production featurette, interviews with the cast, production featurette, deleted scenes with director's commentary, and the MV for at17's The Best Is Yet To Come.

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Product Title: Butterfly (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) 蝴蝶 (2004) (Blu-ray) (香港版) 蝴蝶 (2004) (Blu-ray) (香港版) 胡蝶 (蝴蝶) (Blu-ray) (香港版) Butterfly (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version)
Artist Name(s): Josie Ho (Actor) | Eric Kot (Actor) | Tian Yuan (Actor) | Joman Chiang (Actor) | Isabel Chan (Actor) 何超儀 (Actor) | 葛民輝 (Actor) | 田原 (Actor) | 蔣 祖曼 (Actor) | 陳逸寧 (Actor) 何超仪 (Actor) | 葛民辉 (Actor) | 田原 (Actor) | 蒋 祖曼 (Actor) | 陈逸宁 (Actor) 何超儀(ジョシー・ホー) (Actor) | 葛民輝(エリック・コット) (Actor) | 田原(ティエン・ユエン) (Actor) | 蒋祖曼(ジョーマン・チャン) (Actor) | Isabel Chan (Actor) Josie Ho (Actor) | Eric Kot (Actor) | Tian Yuan (Actor) | Joman Chiang (Actor) | Isabel Chan (Actor)
Director: Mak Yan Yan 麥婉欣 麦婉欣 麥婉欣(ヤンヤン・マク) Mak Yan Yan
Blu-ray Region Code: All Region What is it?
Release Date: 2009-11-27
Language: Cantonese, Mandarin
Subtitles: English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese
Place of Origin: Hong Kong
Picture Format: [HD] High Definition What is it?
Sound Information: Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
Disc Format(s): Blu-ray
Screen Resolution: 1080p (1920 x 1080 progressive scan)
Rating: IIB
Duration: 129 (mins)
Publisher: Panorama (HK)
Package Weight: 120 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1021634563

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* 特別收錄:
- 導演麥婉欣、演員葛民輝及影評人關勁松講評
 Audio Commentary with Yan Yan Mak, Eric Kot and Film Critic Kwan King Chung  
-《蝴蝶》製作特輯 - 超儀看蝴蝶
 Making-of Documentary
- 演員獨家專訪(何超儀、田原、葛民輝、陳逸寧、蔣祖曼)
 Interviews with the cast (Josie Ho, Tian Yuan, Eric Kot, Isabel Chan, Joman Chiang)
- 刪剪片段(附有導演講評)
 Deleted Scenes (with director commentary)
- "The Best Is Yet To Come (at 17)"MV
- 預告片 Theatrical Trailer

導演:麥婉欣
Director: Mak Yan Yan

每一隻蝴蝶破繭而出時,總經過黑暗和痛苦的過程,
沒有外來力量可以幫得上忙,任何加速破繭的企圖,都成為接近死亡的前奏。
蝶一開始就知道,該來的事總是會來的……

蝶(何超儀 飾)是生活平穩豐裕的中學教師,一天在超級市場內遇上了偷東西吃的女孩小葉(田原 飾)。小葉擁有孩子般笑容和倔強,令蝶深深著迷,叫醒了她體內多時的慾望。

阿蝶思緒無法平復,她甚至嘗試更頻繁地親近丈夫(葛民輝 飾),企圖挽救自己的失控;她努力教書,認真做家事,抱著孩子告訴自己──不能自私地毀壞這個幸福的家。

但,周遭發生的事,將蝶推向另一個屬於她的世界。蝶重新審視生命深處中每一個結── 包括年少時的戀人真真(蔣祖曼 飾)。蝶與真真有過一段沒有開花的感情。

本來已經習慣放棄的蝶,再無法輕易順從別人的期望,滿足旁觀者的評斷。

就算只有一次也好,蝶也要讓自己做回真我……

  Like a butterfly emerging from its chrysalis, Flavia finds her lesbian passion reawakened after a chance encounter with a carefree and spirited singer/songwriter. A shattering new film from award-winning director Yan Yan Mak (Gege, 2001), Butterfly alternates between the past and the present, juxtaposing a romance to a rebellious human rights activist in 1989 with her current struggles as a wife and mother fronted by a brave and sympathetic performance by Josie Ho, the film dares to challenge the institutions of family and marriage while championing individual rights for all Hong Kongers, gays and lesbians included. Opening Film at Venice Film Festival Critics Week.

剪 接:譚國明,劉思宏
茦 劃:江愛玲
監 製:廖婉虹,麥婉欣
製片經理:陳慧詩
音樂設計:韋啟良
原著故事:陳雪《蝴蝶的記號》
攝影指導:林志堅
燈光指導:陳偉明,張玉泉
服裝指導:鄭慧塋,何燕妮
美術指導:陳思勤
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Customer Review of "Butterfly (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version)"

Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 7 - 7.4 out of 10 (19)

Beanie
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September 9, 2005

This customer review refers to Butterfly
Disappointing Customer Review Rated Bad 2 - 2 out of 10
I bought 2 DVDs, one is called Clara's Summer and another, Butterfly. In comparison, Butterfly lacks substance and impact. True, there are lots of special effects but they do not quite go well or connect with the audience. Whereas Clara's Summer is a simpler flim with a meaning behind. Connectivity is very important and with all the hype from fellow friends, I think I raised my expectations too much
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August 27, 2005

This customer review refers to Butterfly DVD Plus A Wishful Way CD
Good movie with good soundtracks Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
The album was rather nice, especially those songs which were used as soundtracks in the movie.. Everytime my partner and I listen to the album, scenes from the movie come back to us. We have watched this movie countless times since the purchase few months back. We still enjoy the movie very much. It's highly recommended. This is one of the best movies that I have ever watched with queer content in it...
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Anonymous

July 22, 2005

This customer review refers to Butterfly (DVD) (Hong Kong Version)
interesting film Customer Review Rated Bad 7 - 7 out of 10
I can't remember the last time I saw an HK film this beautiful that's not associated with Wong Kar Wai. The use of 16mm camera seems excessive at times, but ultimately helps define the "look" of the film. What I find kind of annoying though is the choppy editing - there's tasteful non-linear storytelling, and then there's poor storytelling/editing that screams "I'm trying so hard!" This film falls in the latter.

Overall, "Butterfly" has solid acting, nice cinematography, and an interesting, albeit flawed, plot. And just so I can get this out of my system, ANY film with a giant movie poster of "Blow-Up" as part of the set is worth checking out!
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Anonymous

June 15, 2005

This customer review refers to Butterfly (DVD) (Hong Kong Version)
Excellent Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
I found this movie to be very refreshing.

As a male I did not feel like I was bashed at all. In fact, I felt like this movie showed males in a realisticly positive way.

The message of the movie was very beautiful. The story was believable.

I would recommand this movie to anyone who enjoy movies that encourages you to think about human rights and life in general.
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Anonymous

May 23, 2005

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1 people found this review helpful

Not exciting Customer Review Rated Bad 2 - 2 out of 10
The flashes between past and present are neat, but the absence of a single strong or even likeable character is the main flaw. The very long scenes of women hugging each other are plain boring.
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