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Golden Chickensss (2014) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) Blu-ray Region A

Sandra Ng (Actor, Producer) | Nick Cheung (Actor) | Ronald Cheng (Actor) | Eason Chan (Actor)
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Kam, the Hong Kong prostitute with a heart of gold, returns as a tech-savvy madam in Golden Chickensss 12 years after the iconic film series' first installment. Sandra Ng plays a warm-hearted madam who sends her proteges to fulfill the desires and personal favors of clientele while chronicling the changes of the big city. The cameo-filled comedy is less sentimental compared to the previous two films but a lot more outrageous with Sandra's eye-popping figure and some over-the-top showbiz inside jokes.

Working as a call girl since she was sixteen, Kam (Sandra Ng) is now a madam with many young girls under her wings. A regular face among the rich and powerful, Kam is fonder of the past when Hong Kong was still under British rule. Gordon (Nick Cheung), the mafia boss whom Kam had a crush on, is released from jail almost two decades after Hong Kong's Handover back to China, and has a hard time coming to terms with the new face of the city. Kam, with nothing but pure intentions, helps Gordon get back on his feet towards a normal life because that's what Hong Kong people do.

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Product Title: Golden Chickensss (2014) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) 金雞Sss (2014) (Blu-ray) (香港版) 金鸡Sss (2014) (Blu-ray) (香港版) Golden Chickensss (2014) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) Golden Chickensss (2014) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version)
Artist Name(s): Sandra Ng (Actor) | Nick Cheung (Actor) | Ronald Cheng (Actor) | Eason Chan (Actor) | Anthony Wong (Actor) | Wyman Wong (Actor) | Louis Koo (Actor) | Ivana Wong (Actor) | Michelle Wai (Actor) | Andy Lau (Actor) | William So (Actor) | Alex To (Actor) | Dayo Wong (Actor) | Tony Leung Ka Fai (Actor) | Donnie Yen (Actor) | Lo Hoi Pang (Actor) | Edison Chen (Actor) | Shawn Yue (Actor) | Hins Cheung (Actor) | Derek Tsang (Actor) | Michelle Chen (Actor) | Jim Chim (Actor) | Jinny Ng (Actor) | Monna Lam (Actor) 吳君如 (Actor) | 張 家輝 (Actor) | 鄭中基 (Actor) | 陳 奕迅 (Actor) | 黃 秋生 (Actor) | 黃偉文 (Actor) | 古天樂 (Actor) | 王菀之 (Actor) | 衛詩雅 (Actor) | 劉 德華 (Actor) | 蘇永康 (Actor) | 杜德偉 (Actor) | 黃子華 (Actor) | 梁 家輝 (Actor) | 甄 子丹 (Actor) | 盧海鵬 (Actor) | 陳冠希 (Actor) | 余文樂 (Actor) | 張敬軒 (Actor) | 曾國祥 (Actor) | 陳妍希 (Actor) | 詹瑞文 (Actor) | 吳 若希 (Actor) | 林 宜芝 (Actor) 吴君如 (Actor) | 张 家辉 (Actor) | 郑中基 (Actor) | 陈 奕迅 (Actor) | 黄 秋生 (Actor) | 黄伟文 (Actor) | 古天乐 (Actor) | 王菀之 (Actor) | 诗雅 (Actor) | 刘 德华 (Actor) | 苏永康 (Actor) | 杜德伟 (Actor) | 黄子华 (Actor) | 梁 家辉 (Actor) | 甄 子丹 (Actor) | 卢海鹏 (Actor) | 陈冠希 (Actor) | 余文乐 (Actor) | 张敬轩 (Actor) | 曾国祥 (Actor) | 陈妍希 (Actor) | 詹瑞文 (Actor) | 吴 若希 (Actor) | 林 宜芝 (Actor) 呉君如 (サンドラ・ン) (Actor) | 張家輝 (ニック・チョン) (Actor) | 鄭中基(ロナルド・チェン) (Actor) | 陳奕迅(イーソン・チャン) (Actor) | 黄秋生 (アンソニー・ウォン) (Actor) | 黄偉文(ウォン・ワイマン) (Actor) | 古天樂 (ルイス・クー) (Actor) | 王菀之 (イヴァナ・ウォン) (Actor) | 詩雅 (ミシェル・ワイ) (Actor) | 劉徳華 (アンディ・ラウ) (Actor) | 蘇永康(ウィリアム・ソー) (Actor) | 杜徳偉(アレックス・トー) (Actor) | 黄子華(ウォン・ジーワー) (Actor) | 梁家輝 (レオン・カーファイ) (Actor) | 甄子丹(ドニー・イェン) (Actor) | 廬海鵬(ロー・ホイパン) (Actor) | 陳冠希(エディソン・チャン) (Actor) | 余文樂(ショーン・ユー) (Actor) | 張敬軒(ヒンズ・チャン) (Actor) | 曾國祥(デレク・ツァン) (Actor) | 陳妍希(ミシェル・チェン) (Actor) | 詹瑞文(ジム・チム) (Actor) | 吳若希(ジニー・ン) (Actor) | Monna Lam (Actor) Sandra Ng (Actor) | Nick Cheung (Actor) | Ronald Cheng (Actor) | Eason Chan (Actor) | Anthony Wong (Actor) | Wyman Wong (Actor) | Louis Koo (Actor) | Ivana Wong (Actor) | Michelle Wai (Actor) | 유덕화 (Actor) | William So (Actor) | Alex To (Actor) | Dayo Wong (Actor) | Tony Leung Ka Fai (Actor) | 견자단 (Actor) | Lo Hoi Pang (Actor) | Edison Chen (Actor) | 여 문락 (Actor) | Hins Cheung (Actor) | Derek Tsang (Actor) | Michelle Chen (Actor) | Jim Chim (Actor) | Jinny Ng (Actor) | Monna Lam (Actor)
Director: Chow Hoi Kwong 鄒凱光 邹凯光 鄒凱光(マット・チョウ) Chow Hoi Kwong
Producer: Sandra Ng 吳君如 吴君如 呉君如 (サンドラ・ン) Sandra Ng
Blu-ray Region Code: A - Americas (North, Central and South except French Guiana), Korea, Japan, South East Asia (including Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan) What is it?
Release Date: 2014-04-16
Language: Cantonese
Subtitles: English, Traditional Chinese
Country of Origin: Hong Kong
Picture Format: [HD] High Definition What is it?
Aspect Ratio: 2.40 : 1
Sound Information: Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital 5.1
Disc Format(s): Blu-ray
Screen Resolution: 1080p (1920 x 1080 progressive scan)
Video Codecs: AVC (MPEG-4 Part 10)
Duration: 110 (mins)
Publisher: Edko Films Ltd. (HK)
Package Weight: 120 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1035442617

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* Special Features:
- Teaser Trailer
- Theatrical Trailer
- Making of
- Making of 2
- Photo Gallery

Director: Chow Hoi Kwong

Working as a prostitute since she was 16, Kam has witnessed the highs and lows of Hong Kong over the decades. Kam is now a “madam” who manages a stable of high-end prostitutes, entertaining and hosting parties for rich men. She has seen it all. On the surface she embraces the prosperity fo the “New HK” but like countless middle-class HK citizens, she laments the loss of the old Hong Kong that once belonged to the people.

Over the hill mob boss, Gordon, was put behind bars before the Hong Kong Handover in 1997. Gordon’s appearance and mindset are still stuck in the colonial past. Recently released from prison, he is unable to cope with the New Hong Kong. His sole source of solace is his old flame, Kam.
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Professional Review of "Golden Chickensss (2014) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version)"

April 23, 2014

Hey, remember that girl from ten years ago who was positive, hard-working and, oh, a prostitute with an unhealthy fixation on Andy Lau? Eleven years later she's back and like fine wine, she seems to have aged splendidly. Sandra Ng returns to her iconic and award-winning role of Kam, the happy hooker with the chest of silicone and a heart of gold, for Golden Chickensss, which is an actual sequel even though continuity to the previous two Golden Chicken movies is barely existent. At this point, all you need to know is that Kam is a prostitute (or "chicken" in Cantonese slang) who loves her job and will continue doing it with determination and a glowing respect for her customers. Word up, Kam. If only people in jobs unrelated to the sex trade had your sterling work ethic. At the very least, I wouldn't get screwed at the drive-thru.

Samson Chiu, director of the first two films, is replaced in Golden Chickensss by writer-director Matt Chow, but the changes go deeper than who's credited on the poster. The first two Golden Chicken films were Hong Kong history panoramas, using famous (or maybe infamous) local historical events as signposts on Kam's journey of personal growth. Recent Hong Kong history has arguably been as tumultuous as it was back in 1997-2003 (the one-two punch of the Handover and SARS is hard to top) so the filmmakers simply use Kam as a vehicle to comment on life in fast-moving Hong Kong, with social, political and technological changes high on the checklist of topics. Stuff like the proliferation of mobile phones, the changing service industry, and local unrest get parodied, which makes for fun and scathing gags but little narrative cohesion. It's all good, though; Sandra Ng is in expected divine form, and the commentary is pointed and frequently funny.

The film opens with vignettes that jokingly tell the origin of prostitution using movie parodies, ribald humor and big-name cameos. From there, we're brought up to speed on Kam's life; Kam has moved up from self-employment to mama-san, and keeps a stable of younger prostitutes played by Michelle Wai and Monna Lam, among others. The outlier is Woo Loo (singer Ivana Wong, wearing fake teeth), an ugly duckling who constantly screeches about her desire to make money no matter the personal cost. Woo Loo is played for laughs, thanks to her wonky mainland accent and abnormal enthusiasm, but Matt Chow's script gives her hidden facets and ultimately makes her a winning character. Credit should be given to Ivana Wong, who shows surprising abandon and range as Woo Loo, but the character is pure Golden Chicken in that she's portrayed with humanity, heart and respect despite the fact that she's "just a chicken."

Golden Chickensss mixes bawdy comedy with appreciable heart, and is most affecting when it empathizes with sex workers and their customers. By conventional societal standards, most of these characters would be frowned upon, but rather than judge, the filmmakers attempt to make the characters' occupations and perversions relatable. Woo Loo is one such example, and her connection to an equally hard-working "duck" (slang for a gigolo) played by Ronald Cheng is affecting. During a side trip to Japan (where the girls learn cutting-edge Japanese sex service techniques), Shawn Yue shows up as an otaku who wants others to smell his body odor, while Lo Hoi-Pang plays a husband who wants to please his ill wife (Michelle Loo) by fulfilling her dream of sleeping with Louis Koo. The final solution is to fool her with an extended meta-joke (Koo cameos as a mainland Louis Koo lookalike who hails from the fictional province "Bumfuk"). It's all quite ridiculous but the film laughs along with its characters and does a good job of convincing the audience to do the same.

The star appearances are naturally a highlight, and many are funnier if you know their media context. Louis Koo's turn as his own lookalike is a terrific self-parody and Ivana Wong's screen debut is a surprising subversion of her public image. A bigger surprise is an appearance by Alex To as a male counterpart to Kam (a big deal because of To's lengthy past relationship with Sandra Ng). The appearance by Edison Chen, whose 2008 celebrity sex scandal rocked the Hong Kong entertainment industry, is especially notable because, wow, someone in Hong Kong actually chose to work with Edison Chen again! The biggest star turn is Nick Cheung as gangster Gordon, Kam's former flame and an ex-con who has difficulty adjusting to Hong Kong's changes. There's satire and poignancy in Gordon's struggle, and his story dovetails nicely with one of the series' key themes. Gordon may be initially lost, but through humility and resilience, he'll find his way, just like Kam and the Hong Kong people always have.

Golden Chickensss climaxes on a high note, but threatens to wear out its welcome with a protracted curtain call that exponentially increases the local references. In true Lunar New Year movie style, many actors show up to take a bow and sing a song, while Tony Leung Ka-Fai cameos in a parody of activist/politician Leung Kwok-Hung, who's also known as "Long Hair" because of his, uh, long hair. Actually, the film's political stance is worth studying, as it implies equivalence between political activism and cynical opportunism, but it also reinforces that global audiences may not appreciate Kam's adventures as much as Hong Kong's increasingly marginalized majority. Locals obviously do like it – Golden Chickensss ran away from its competitors during the 2014 Lunar New Year – and the film still charms with the way it portrays its perverted protagonists and perversion in general. Globally, Golden Chickensss may not strike the same chord, but for Hong Kong audiences this is howling, hopeful populist fun.

by Kozo - LoveHKFilm.com

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Customer Review of "Golden Chickensss (2014) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version)"

Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 6 - 6 out of 10 (1)

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July 26, 2015

This customer review refers to Golden Chickensss (2014) (DVD) (Hong Kong Version)
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Even Perfect Andy makes an appearance Customer Review Rated Bad 6 - 6 out of 10
Choices made by writer/director Matt Chow in the second half of his film "Golden Chickensss" are mystifying and make the back half an entirely different movie than the front half. The movie opens with a brief, very silly history of prostitution in China (as well as a goofy explanation of why Hong Kong's hookers are known as 'chickens'). We next see mama-san Boobie Kam (Sandra Ng) hustling to keep both her clients and her stable of call girls happy, while competing against the cheaper alternatives offered in mainland China.

The film proceeds as a series of comic bits about Kam's efforts to keep her service up to date. She uses the latest social networking tools, brings in a Louis Koo look-alike (Louis Koo) from an unspeakable place in China, hires an improbably overeager mainland girl (Ivana Wong), travels with her top earners to Japan to learn the latest techniques, etc. Then, halfway through the film, everything changes.

Kam's old flame, triad boss Gordon (Nick Cheung), is released from prison after a long stint behind bars. Now the film becomes about Gordon's inept attempts to grapple with new technologies, to persuade his former right hand man (Eason Chan) to join him again, and to reclaim the territory he controlled before he was jailed. Kam and her call girl crew are consigned to supporting roles in the film's second half, disappearing altogether at various times. While this new story arc finds occasional laughs in the adjustments Gordon must make to the changes in his surroundings, the film dallies with melodrama, a very odd choice in a silly comedy.

The film's conclusion seems forced, but offers a host of opportunities for goofball cameo spoofs by (and about) Hong Kong celebrities. The film's humor is as cheeky and crass as it can be, but manages to tell its tawdry tale without getting explicit. Sandra Ng is reliably hilarious, Ivana Wong makes believable her outrageous character, while Nick Cheung proves adept at his out-of-touch, over-the-top crime boss. "Golden Chickensss" was a Chinese New Year film and has some of the slapdash qualities often associated with those films. While not as good as the initial film in this series, it is a definite improvement over the second of these three movies.
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