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Cecilia Cheung (Actor) | Andy Lau (Actor) | Karen Tong | Johnnie To (Director)
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Running on Karma (DVD) (DTS) (Hong Kong Version)
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Customer Rating: Customer Review Rated Bad 6 - 6.1 out of 10 (14)
All Editions Rating: Customer Review Rated Bad 6 - 6.7 out of 10 (73)

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Superstar Andy Lau powers up to top fitness in "Running on Karma"!

The blockbuster that teams him up with Cecilia Cheung once more after the comedy "Cat and Mouse" was directed by skilled director Johnny To. Lau portrays a former Buddhist monk who returns to the ordinary world to track down the killers of his friend. He soon makes the acquaintance with charming politesse Li Feng Yi (Cecilia Cheung) who arrests him for a strip performance in front of a public audience. His Buddhist training enables him to sense the past of whomever he is together with and he later makes a determined attempt to change Feng Yi's fate through this gift ...

Dazzling the viewer with the sight of a muscle-packed Andy and treating them with an interesting plot about cause and effect, "Running on Karma" harvested a box office result of over $20 million so far and has prospects to hit the $30 million mark!

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Product Title: Running on Karma (DVD) (DTS) (Hong Kong Version) 大隻佬 (DTS 版) 大只佬 (DTS 版) マッスルモンク (大隻佬) (DTS 版) (香港版) Running on Karma (DVD) (DTS) (Hong Kong Version)
Artist Name(s): Cecilia Cheung (Actor) | Andy Lau (Actor) | Karen Tong | Wai Ka Fai | Eddie Cheung | Chun Wong 張柏芝 (Actor) | 劉 德華 (Actor) | 湯寶如 | 韋家輝 | 張兆輝 | 秦煌 张柏芝 (Actor) | 刘 德华 (Actor) | 汤宝如 | 韦家辉 | 张兆辉 | 秦煌 張栢芝(セシリア・チャン) (Actor) | 劉徳華 (アンディ・ラウ) (Actor) | 湯寶如(カレン・トン) | 韋家輝 (ワイ・カーファイ) | 張兆輝(チョン・シウファイ) | Chun Wong 장 백지 (Actor) | 유덕화 (Actor) | Karen Tong | Wai Ka Fai | Eddie Cheung | Chun Wong
Director: Johnnie To | Wai Ka Fai 杜琪峰 | 韋家輝 杜琪峰 | 韦家辉 杜琪峰 (ジョニー・トー)  | 韋家輝 (ワイ・カーファイ) Johnnie To | Wai Ka Fai
Release Date: 2003-12-19
Language: Cantonese, Mandarin
Subtitles: English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese
Place of Origin: Hong Kong
Picture Format: NTSC What is it?
Aspect Ratio: 1.77 : 1
Sound Information: DTS Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1
Disc Format(s): DVD, DVD-9
Region Code: All Region What is it?
Rating: IIB
Duration: 93 (mins)
Publisher: Mei Ah (HK)
Package Weight: 140 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1002993406

Product Information

﹡Screen Format: 16:9
﹡Sound Mix: DTS, Digital Dolby Surround 5.1
﹡DVD Type : DVD-9
﹡Extras : N/A

Director: Johnnie To/ Wai Ka Fai


  Bodybuilder and striper Biggie has the special gift of seeing into people's past lives. He uses to be a Buddhist monk until he left the monastery following his childhood friend's brutal murder. During his secularization, Biggie meets a rookie cop Yee and uses his gift to help her track down dangerous criminals. Meanwhile, Biggie foresees Yee's imminent death as her karma. Yee, having feelings for Biggie, decides to help him track down the one who killed his best friend. At the same time, Biggie is determined to use his gift to change the force of Karma and Yee's destiny……
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Average Customer Rating for this Edition: Customer Review Rated Bad 6 - 6.1 out of 10 (14)
Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 6 - 6.7 out of 10 (73)

Kevin Kennedy
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December 1, 2007

This customer review refers to Running on Karma (DTS Version) (US Version)
Andy's strangest movie Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10
"Running on Karma" is one of most peculiar mainstream movies I've ever seen. I would have liked to have been present when the idea for this movie was first discussed: "Let's put Andy Lau in a fake muscle suit and make him a former monk who can see people's karma! Let's add an Indian bad guy who can fit his body into a suitcase. Let's have another bad guy who is like a slippery version of Spiderman. And let's have Cecilia Cheung be the reincarnation of a murderous Japanese soldier. It'll be great!"

Say what?!? It took four scriptwriters to flesh out this bizarre concept and sometimes during the movie one wonders whether those four writers ever talked to each other. The story keeps spinning off in directions one never would have expected.

This is the kind of movie that, after you get a taste of its weirdness, you just have to tell that voice in your head that is shouting "This is ridiculous!" to shut up. It certainly took great nerve to bring this project to the screen and I'm glad I watched it. I'm sure I'll never see anything like it again.
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October 8, 2007

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Ridiculous Bodybuilding Suit!! Customer Review Rated Bad 5 - 5 out of 10
First let me say, I love Andy Lau, and this is basically not a terrible story. The ideas portrayed are interesting. To be sure, karma is always interesting. I understood the premise. I understood (I think) the ending. What I didn't understand was the ridiculous foam rubber bodybuilding "suit" Andy Lau was forced to wear. Oh, I cringe at how he must have felt! There were many other viable alternatives that could have been employed to show Andy's transcendental journey. Who is responsible for this unforgiveable lapse in judgment? I had the feeling the person who came up with this silly idea must have been having his own out of body experience. The whole movie is good -- except for the suit. What makes it worse is that the viewer can never forget that it IS a suit! Andy's head is too small to go with the rest of his body, and the foam rubber muscles bend and are not realistic. Andy Lau did a tremendous job of portraying this character (despite this awful suit) and the other actors were good as well. It could have been a 5-star movie all the way -- except for the suit. Still, Andy Lau fans should not pass this one by. It's not Andy's fault. However, if you're not an Andy fan, I hate to say this, but I can't recommend it. It's just too ridiculous -- the suit, that is! Can you tell the suit really ruined it for me??
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Phoenix Lin
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April 12, 2007

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Karma Police Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10
This was my first Johnny To film & I really didn't know what to expect but quickly realized this was a type of drama-thriller. I was impressed & I didn't feel insulted as an audience member because you felt a good amount of thought/planning/effort was placed behind this film/story to stimulate those mental juices. Not a new concept if you're familiar with Buddhist philosophy or how karma(positive or negative) functions, but a good brain teaser for most.
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January 29, 2007

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Sad Customer Review Rated Bad 2 - 2 out of 10
I've heard that Andy received the award from this movie.. but it was too dissapointed for me.. First of all, his " fake" costume really looks " fake", it doesn't look real body.. plus, it is too violance and realistic of killing seans, and very gross movie.. I liked Andy's skin head though.. ^0^
But over all, I don't know why he could receive award for this moive..
sorry~ Andy~! = P
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October 6, 2006

Different Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10
Any Lau played a monk and a gigolo at the same time. I was really shock to see him on the first scene having that big body, i kept arguing with my housemates the Andy Lau's body is not bulky. Well whatever body mask they put on him is not that obvious for those people who does not see him very often... but for me, i knew it.

Anyway, the movie is nice, although that first i was quite lost about those japanese World War II officer hallucinations he had..but eventually all fell into its proper places. Something different...but too sad the female lead died.
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