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College students Ling (Elanne Kwong) and Janice (Janice Man) are the best of friends, but also the greatest of rivals. Since they were young, they've competed against each other in just about everything, be it grades or boys. This time they both have their eyes on handsome film student Him (Him Law), who just opened a dubious amateur filmmaking class to earn some extra bucks. Him selects Ling and Janice as the leads for his new film project, having them each lead a team of willing to compete against each other in extreme challenges. With the camera rolling, Ling, Janice, and company face off in crazy dares like kung-fu showdowns and rooftop tug-of-war, but as the game escalates, the team members are forced to make some decisions about friendship and romance.
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|Product Title:||See You In You Tube (DVD) (Hong Kong Version) 愛鬥大 (DVD) (香港版) 爱斗大 (DVD) (香港版) 愛鬥大 (DVD) (香港版) See You In You Tube (DVD) (Hong Kong Version)|
|Also known as:||See You In YouTube See You In YouTube See You In YouTube See You In YouTube See You In YouTube|
|Artist Name(s):||Elanne Kwong (Actor) | Janice Man (Actor) | Tam Zoie | Terence Siufay | Maggie Lee | James Ho 江若琳 (Actor) | 文詠珊 (Actor) | 譚凱琪 | 小肥 | 李曼筠 | 何 尚謙 江若琳 (Actor) | 文咏珊 (Actor) | 谭凯琪 | 小肥 | 李曼筠 | 何 尚谦 江若琳（エレイン・コン） (Actor) | 文詠珊 （ジャニス・マン） (Actor) | 譚凱[王其] （ゾーイ・タム） | 小肥 （テレンス・シウフェイ） | 李曼筠 （マギー・リー） | James Ho Elanne Kwong (Actor) | Janice Man (Actor) | Tam Zoie | Terence Siufay | Maggie Lee | James Ho|
|Director:||Seven's 七條 七条 七條 Seven's|
|Subtitles:||English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese|
|Place of Origin:||Hong Kong|
|Picture Format:||NTSC What is it?|
|Aspect Ratio:||1.78 : 1|
|Sound Information:||Dolby Digital 5.1|
|Disc Format(s):||DVD, DVD-9|
|Region Code:||All Region What is it?|
|Publisher:||Universe Laser (HK)|
|Package Weight:||120 (g)|
|Shipment Unit:||1 What is it?|
|YesAsia Catalog No.:||1010096984|
* Sound Mix : Dolby Digital 5.1
* DVD Type : DVD-9
* Special Features:
- 製作特輯 Making-of
- 30分鐘未曝光片段 30min Deleted Scenes
- 首映花絮 Gala Premiere
Ling and Janice are close friends. They start show off and compete with each other after meeting and falling in love with Him. Him knows their fervency to compete and then decides them to star in his final year project-- A crazy live show.
Ling and Janice then find their friends Siu Fei, Si, Tommy, Zoie, Maggie, and Lung to join this exciting, venturing and crazy team competition. The game is so crazy and insane that require players to sing a song in a funeral parlor; dress like a robber to buy necklace in a jewelry shop; Act foolishly and recklessly in Mah Jong house and cemetery. The games become more and more crazy and dangerous. How Crazy is the Game?
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March 28, 2008
The Culture of the Tube
The one fact about the world wide web and the You Tube thing, is that its the modern and main circuit hub for pop culture. Nearly everything you could possibly want to see in the pop video world, is there for the viewing. The ultimate pop video repository. Along with this professional type of pop art though on YT, is also the fact that anyone can also capture and edit a piece of their own immediate reality, and up load it there for all and sundry to view. Everyone now can be a camera lens or pseudo film director -as cell phones, digital cameras, even modern game hand helds have digital motion making facilities, to make mini movies of life all around. The people are now the makers and the players of personal documentaries. This can bring of course good and bad things. But, as Andy Warhol once said, anyone can have five minutes of fame, and by certainly up loading that much of your 'star' time on YT, would give that amount of time for your fame to be viewed. Which brings into play this movie - a satire about modern HK teenagers, modern reality TV craze and the modern technology that drives it all, all fused together,as two student film makers decide to make a game oriented movie, with some excited teens.
Firstly, although it could have been possible to have mused on about real life in a documentary technology construct, this film's premise is more a fun piece of satire than an arty "Bad Movie" street teen life thing. This concerns the competition of two girls, Janice and Ling, who compete in nearly everything they do (boyfriends, pranks, clothing etc.), and in the bulk of this film, become challenged to out wit each other as captains of two teams in a five round game challenge. This is all planned and digitally filmed by a student film maker named Him (with actor Him Law as Him), who being disenchanted by the HK university entrance system, decides to make some money by this 'game' movie axiom. So, along with a fellow film maker, Him propositions the two girls Ling and Janice (who also happen to fancy Him as well) to captain their own teams, along with their eccentric friends as team members, that are then to compete in various exotic game rounds. All this comes across, though, like a 'reality TV' game show, as each team selects one of their team mates, to accomplish an individual round against the other team selectant.
There are some quite humorous situations in all of this. For instance, the first round is a singing competition, which seems easy enough, until you realize that each of the two chosen team members, have to sing a song of choice by Him......in a funeral parlor. This proves a little hair raising, especially when the first team member finds himself amongst Triads, who are giving their last respects to one of their members. Even more hair raising, when the song is Happy Birthday - which the Triad members don't take to lightly to! Cue - lots of thumps, kicks and black eyes for the brave/mad singer. This game premise carries on for another 4 rounds, with a martial arts round, a stealing food off unsuspected customers tables in a fast food restaurant round, and one quite spooky round set in a grave yard - where each team member as to place a pancake on all of the tombs in the yard, and then take them back again. This part is shot quite weirdly, too, in green night vision mode on the cameras, so that you get an eerie white eye reflection from the team member's eyes. At one point there is even a spirit possession situation, which momentarily turns this film into a ghost film. This comes across as quite a convincing scare sequence, and its somewhat more chilling than some of the Asia ghost films you may have watched - but considering that Oxide Pang is also this film's producer, all makes sense. As the game rounds continue, they get more daring and dangerous. Probably the most craziest round is the tight rope on a high rise building ledge, that both captains tackle, and which is the maddest of the game rounds.
Where the You Tube part comes in, relates to how the game is finalized, which to say more would spoil a final plot element. Its not an overly bad film this, and is pretty much a fun ride than anything, with some good shaky camera shots and geeky production value, and the young actors all seem to have had a lot of fun making this. It also showcases up and coming singer/actress Elanne Kwong (who has a CD/DVD music combo out also), and who has quite a nice personality and prospects.
Although SYOYT's game and reality TV premise is quite entertaining (although I don't normally watch reality TV shows), it could have been more interesting if this had been about the daily life of HK youth. Like Him deciding to film on tubes, the streets and day to day living, showcasing HK trends, fashions and society, or for these HK teens themselves to record daily living as 'diaries', using their humble cell phones and cameras, to show how much modern teen life itself, is a parody of the very pop culture all around. Cinemas, night clubs, neon lights and bill board posters of 'star' people. After all, everybody in any situation could now be a 'star' on YT. You could look as bored as possible on a bus journey, only to find yourself digitally captured by modern faeries, and then shared on You Tube. The mundane becoming the theater of challenge and exposure. So, maybe a "See You on You Tube 2 : Dissecting our Realties", could be worth a visit.
As a DVD, this also comes with a decent amount of extras. There is a making of and trailers, but its the 30 minutes or so of deleted scenes, that are the best to merit. Its not bad, its not great - just loads of mad fun, with a good spooky bit just after the middle. If you like games of course.