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Frequent Jackie Chan collaborator Ding Sheng serves as screenwriter and director for the gripping crime thriller Saving Mr. Wu. Starring Andy Lau (Lost And Love), Liu Ye (Police Story 2013) and Wang Qingyuan (Brotherhood Of Blades), the film is based on the real-life 2004 kidnapping of co-star Wu Ruofu. Well-received by critics and audiences, Saving Mr. Wu earned nominations in two categories at this year's Golden Horse Awards.

Led by Zhang Hua (Wang Qianyuan), a crew of criminals in police disguise is lying in wait for their intended kidnapping target when a much bigger prize appears in front of them – Hong Kong movie star Mr. Wu (Andy Lau). Not ones to pass up a clear opportunity, Zhang and his crew pick up Wu under the guise of investigating a hit-and-run. Once they arrive at their safe house, the criminals threaten and beat Wu. Just as they're about to kill their last hostage in a bid to intimidate Wu, the actor steps in and tells his captors that he can get the ransom for both of them. After witnessing Wu call his friend for the money, Zhang prepares to take off to his girlfriend's apartment. Before he leaves, he instructs his men to kill both of their hostages if the money isn't delivered by 9pm...

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Product Title: Saving Mr. Wu (Blu-ray) (US Version) 解救吾先生 (Blu-ray) (美國版) 解救吾先生 (Blu-ray) (美国版) Saving Mr. Wu (Blu-ray) (US Version) Saving Mr. Wu (Blu-ray) (US Version)
Artist Name(s): Andy Lau | Liu Ye | Wang Qian Yuan | Wu Ruo Fu | Zhao Xiao Rui | Lam Suet | Yu Ai Lei | Li Meng | Cai Lu 劉 德華 | 劉燁 | 王千源 | 吳若甫 | 趙小銳 | 林雪 | 余皚磊 | 李夢 | 蔡 鷺 刘 德华 | 刘烨 | 王千源 | 吴若甫 | 赵小锐 | 林雪 | 余皑磊 | 李梦 | 蔡 鹭 劉徳華 (アンディ・ラウ) | 劉燁 (リウ・イエ)  | ワン・チエンユエン | Wu Ruo Fu | Zhao Xiao Rui | 林雪 (ラム・シュー) | Yu Ai Lei | リー・モン | Cai Lu 유덕화 | Liu Ye | 왕첸웬 | Wu Ruo Fu | Zhao Xiao Rui | Lam Suet | Yu Ai Lei | Li Meng | Cai Lu
Director: Ding Sheng 丁晟 丁晟 ディン・シェン Ding Sheng
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: 2016-08-02
UPC Code: 812491017142
Language: Mandarin
Subtitles: English
Place of Origin: United States, China
Disc Format(s): Blu-ray
Package Weight: 63 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1050240286

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Professional Review of "Saving Mr. Wu (Blu-ray) (US Version)"

December 16, 2015

This professional review refers to Saving Mr. Wu (2015) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version)
Saving Mr. Wu is a step up from director Ding Sheng’s previous film, the blockbuster Police Story 2013, and a big reason is his lead actors. Whereas Police Story 2013 was held back by its star Jackie Chan, who’s never been comfortable in straight cop thrillers, Saving Mr. Wu takes on an added layer of entertainment thanks to the presence of megastar Andy Lau. The People’s Idol stars in the entertainingly meta role of Mr. Wu, a superstar actor kidnapped by devious ex-con Zhang Hua, played wickedly by China actor Wang Qianyuan (Piano in a Factory). The film opens with Mr. Wu’s kidnapping, during which Zhang Hua and his gang impersonate policemen, before jumping ahead 20 hours. Zhang Hua has since been captured and is under interrogation by the police, led by Captain Cao Gang (Wu Ruofu) and his right-hand guy Xing Feng (Liu Ye), both of whom are serious about their crime-solving, law-enforcing duties. Unfortunately, that may not be enough to get Zhang Hua to spill the beans.

The cops want Mr. Wu now but Zhang Hua is jocular and uncooperative. Soon the film begins jumping around in time, revealing what happened after Mr. Wu's kidnapping and even some moments before the crime. Mr. Wu was actually the second person kidnapped; the first was Dou (Cai Lu), a dopey loser who can't afford the ransom, and he’s now being held captive with Mr. Wu in the suburbs by Zhang Hua’s three accomplices, who range from misguided to potentially psychotic. While Mr. Wu deals with Dou and the kidnappers, Zhang Hua reveals that he’s smarter than your average perp. The cops quickly identify Zhang Hua as a suspect, but he’s cagey about being tailed, and even when he’s in custody he has matters planned out several steps ahead. His schemes aren’t foolproof – the cops do get closer to solving the crime, though their progress is due less to ingenuity and more to hard work and general competence. These cops are good but it’s their dedication and not cop movie clichés that carry the day.

Saving Mr. Wu is largely a procedural, following the cops and criminals at various points in time, and the non-linear storytelling has the potential to lose inattentive audiences. The actual police investigation isn’t really that special, but Ding Sheng’s direction (he also handles producing, editing and writing duties) creates consistent, gritty energy. Effective use of handheld camera and Ding’s sharp editing keep the pace brisk, even during scenes of people standing around talking in crowded police stations. Action sequences are grounded, with chases featuring Liu Ye running through traffic or climbing fences. He also participates in some takedowns that are quick and don’t feature much actual fighting, but Ding sharply sets up situations to extract maximum tension. Also, Bruce Law’s car action is immediate and exciting, and is helped by the editing and camerawork, which keeps action kinetic without making it hard-to-follow. The strong momentum is contrasted by quieter sequences, which offer perfunctory character or relationship asides but also necessary breathing room away from the pavement-pounding investigation.

Character interaction is where the film really shines. The script offers incisive dialogue and doesn’t resort to actor grandstanding to affect. Conversations have multiple levels, providing audience understanding without sacrificing character or story logic. Ding Sheng pulled off similar feats in his other films, which established character in the midst of difficult situations, but he raises that skill to another level here. The meat of the film is in these tense exchanges between Mr. Wu and his kidnappers or Zhang Hua and the cops. It’s also where the majority of the film’s surprise and entertainment happen. Having Andy Lau is a major plus. Besides the fan service (Lau’s songs and movies are delightfully referenced), the film capitalizes on Lau’s righteous and sympathetic public persona. When Mr. Wu rails at his kidnappers about their integrity, it’s easy to buy because you can imagine Andy Lau doing the same in real life. Also, Lau plays an actor who slyly uses his acting skills to outwit his own kidnappers. The coolness of this setup is too great for words.

Andy Lau’s awesomeness aside, Wang Qianyuan is the most impressive as the three-dimensional villain. Zhang Hua is willing to rob and kill yet still shows an identifiable human side, and Wang portrays his complexities with astonishing intelligence and charisma. Wang easily outclasses regular Ding Sheng cast member Liu Ye, who’s mostly here to outmuscle bad guys and occasionally talk to his wife on the phone, as well as fourth lead Wu Ruofu, who offers solid veteran presence. However, there’s a greater reason for Wu Ruofu’s casting: Saving Mr. Wu is actually based on his own 2004 kidnapping. The story obviously takes liberties with the real criminal case, and Wu Ruofu is no Andy Lau in terms of star stature or acting chops (Sorry, Ruofu!), but it’s amazing to see all these elements come together on film. We get a skillfully-directed kidnapping thriller, some layered commentary on acting and movies, some Andy Lau-as-Andy Lau fan love, and finally the cathartic sight of Wu Ruofu busting his own kidnapper! How strange and wonderfully meta is Saving Mr. Wu? Survey says: Very.

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