Juliets (DVD) (2-Disc Deluxe Edition) (English Subtitled) (Taiwan Version) DVD Region 3
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Director: Hou Chi Jan (One Day)
Cast: Vivian Hsu, Wang Po Chieh
In the 1970s, Taiwan was under the martial law. Crippled printing plant worker Xiu Zhu sees no future and therefore doesn't dare to love, until one day when an earnest university student named Luo Wei comes to the plant asking to print a newspaper criticizing the powers that be. Enamored with him, Xiu Zhu agrees to help him without regard of the consequences...
Director: Shen Ko Shang (Baseball Boys)
Cast: Lee Chien Na, River Huang
Thirty years ago, Julie fell in love with Xiao Luo despite the animosity between their family clans. They could only see each other in secret at the mental asylum on the hills. When their forbidden romance was discovered, Xiao Luo's family was forced to leave the village. He asked Julie to play crazy and wait for him at the asylum...
Director: Chen Yu Hsun (Tropical Fish)
Cast: Kang Kang, Liang He Chun
Heart-broken for the 28th time, Chu Li Ye decides to end his miserable life on the last day of his thirties. He rides into the mountains on his bike, trying to find a place to kill himself without being a nuisance to anybody. But he ends up wandering into the valley and bumps into a TV filming crew, who recruits him as an extra for their latest commercial...
The 2-Disc Deluxe Edition of Juliets comes with special features including behind-the-scenes, trailer, and stills gallery.
|Product Title:||Juliets (DVD) (2-Disc Deluxe Edition) (English Subtitled) (Taiwan Version) 茱麗葉 (DVD) (珍藏雙碟版) (中英文字幕) (台灣版) 茱丽叶 (DVD) (珍藏双碟版) (中英文字幕) (台湾版) ジュリエット （茱麗葉） （珍蔵雙碟版） （2DVD） （台湾版） Juliets (DVD) (2-Disc Deluxe Edition) (English Subtitled) (Taiwan Version)|
|Artist Name(s):||Vivian Hsu (Actor) | Wang Bo Chieh (Actor) | River Huang (Actor) | Kan Kan (Actor) | Nana Lee (Actor) | Liang He Qun (Actor) | Ko I Chen (Actor) | Lin Zhi Ru (Actor) | Wu Pong Fong (Actor) 徐若瑄 (Actor) | 王柏傑 (Actor) | 黃河 (Actor) | 康康 (Actor) | 李 千那 (Actor) | 梁 赫群 (Actor) | 柯一正 (Actor) | 林 志儒 (Actor) | 吳 朋奉 (Actor) 徐若瑄 (Actor) | 王柏杰 (Actor) | 黄河 (Actor) | 康康 (Actor) | 李 千那 (Actor) | 梁 赫群 (Actor) | 柯一正 (Actor) | 林 志儒 (Actor) | 吴 朋奉 (Actor) 徐若瑄 （ビビアン・スー） (Actor) | 王柏傑 （ワン・ポーチェ） (Actor) | River Huang (Actor) | Kan Kan (Actor) | 李千那 （リー・チェンナー） (Actor) | Liang He Qun (Actor) | クー・イーチェン (Actor) | Lin Zhi Ru (Actor) | 呉朋奉 （ウー・ポンフォン） (Actor) Vivian Hsu (Actor) | Wang Bo Chieh (Actor) | River Huang (Actor) | Kan Kan (Actor) | Nana Lee (Actor) | Liang He Qun (Actor) | Ko I Chen (Actor) | Lin Zhi Ru (Actor) | Wu Pong Fong (Actor)|
|Director:||Chen Yu Hsun | Shen Ko Shang | Hou Chi Jan 陳 玉勳 | 沈 可尚 | 侯 季然 陈 玉勋 | 沈 可尚 | 侯 季然 チェン・ユーシュン | Shen Ko Shang | Hou Chi Jan Chen Yu Hsun | Shen Ko Shang | Hou Chi Jan|
|Producer:||Li Gang 李崗 李岗 Li Gang Li Gang|
|Subtitles:||English, Traditional Chinese|
|Place of Origin:||Taiwan|
|Picture Format:||NTSC What is it?|
|Aspect Ratio:||1.78 : 1|
|Disc Format(s):||DVD, DVD-9|
|Region Code:||3 - South East Asia (including Hong Kong, S. Korea and Taiwan) What is it?|
|Publisher:||Khan Entertainment (TW)|
|Package Weight:||160 (g)|
|Shipment Unit:||1 What is it?|
|YesAsia Catalog No.:||1024243393|
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Customer Review of "Juliets (DVD) (2-Disc Deluxe Edition) (English Subtitled) (Taiwan Version)"
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August 6, 2021
A surprising treat
'Juliets' presents three quite different short films, each of which can be said to relate to Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet' in very glancing, tangential ways. Each film presents its own striking take on the theme of romance. The first two of the short films are heartfelt and heartbreaking, while the third is wildly comic. And each film ends with a surprising O. Henry-style twist.
'Juliets' is graced with creative storytelling and blessed with fine performances from its terrific cast. Very highly recommended.
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October 23, 2015
Romeo, Romeo...where art our marbles, Romeo?
Juliet's comprises of three short movies by different directors modernistically reflecting the plight of Shakespeare's two tragic lovers Romeo and Juliet; from the 1970s, the 80s and finally to date (2010 when this was released). The triple offerings contrast from sad and sombre' Juliet's Choice' with Vivian Hsu as a crippled print worker sad about her future; a reflective secret lover trysts at a mental home with 'Two Juliet's' to a more S Korean comedy of' Another Juliet' of a heartbroken suicidal man about to turn 40 finding love with another man on a TV film shoot.
Personally I found the more sombre 'Juliet's Choice' the most interesting. For one I used to work in a similarly print shop environment as Xiu Zhu (Vivian Hsu) as a metal letterpress compositor and this brought a strange nostalgia to mind. The story concerning the crippled Xiu Zhu working at a local news print shop confronts a young student Luo Wei (Wang Po Chieh) needing a political critique about the paper printing, but refused by her father the owner. So secretly at after work hours Xiu Zhu sets type and prints the student's political comments for the main reason that she loves Luo Wei. Due to the Power oppression of the Age such social critique of course gets Xiu Zhu into hot water with her father and misunderstandings with student Luo Wei. Amidst the forbidden love a curious decision is made by Xiu Zhu.
Concerning the second and third stories I don't know which could be deemed the most black humoured - the third seems obvious by the comical plot, but although it's a more serious issue afoot the second story 'Two Juliet's' comes across the most dark humoured and ironic. Two lovers banned from seeing each other by strict parents, thus secretly and regularly meeting up at a mental institution where the tragic heroine, due to parental interference, vows and fakes her stay in a mental home until her lover returns - 30 years later (couldn't the nurses see through her scam). Mad it certainly seems and maybe a little madder than tight costumes that our intrepid suicidal hero in film3 as to wear to get to know a film set crew who inadvertently save him from his suicidal tendencies.
Overall this trio of stories relating to Shakespeare's forbidden love work is interesting, bleak with dark humour and of course tragic. The sort of mad tragedy that brings a Gloria and Anthony Patch to mind from F S Fitzgerald's The Beautiful and Damned - now there's a tale yet to be modernistically filmed.