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Joey Yung (Actor) | Charlene Choi (Actor) | Raymond Lam (Actor) | Chapman To (Actor)
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Shaw Brothers and Hong Kong's number one television network TVB collaborate for the third time for the period comedic romp The Jade and the Pearl. Co-produced with Emperor Entertainment, the Janet Chun (La Lingerie, La Comedie Humaine) comedy features an enormous cast of Emperor's and TVB's hottest young stars led by Raymond Lam, Charlene Choi, Wong Cho Lam, and Joey Yung. An extravagant fairy tale about destiny and true love transcending social boundaries, The Jade and the Pearl is both a hilarious adventure-comedy and a touching love story that's a crowd-pleasing good time at the movies.

Princess Yan (Charlene Choi) and General Cheng (Raymond Lam) first meet when one insults the other at a local matchmaking party. Soon after that, Cheng is assigned to escort the princess to get married to the prince of the Far Far Away nation. On the road, the two enemies grow to become friends and even fall in love. However, a group of bandits - led by San Niang (Joey Yung) - attack the convoy, and the two lovers are separated amidst the chaos. While San Niang kidnaps Cheng and falls in love with him in the process, a failing writer (Wong Cho Lam) takes in Yan after a nasty fall causes her to lose her memory.

This edition comes with making of, deleted scenes, photo gallery, and trailers.

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Product Title: The Jade and the Pearl (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) 翡翠明珠 (Blu-ray) (香港版) 翡翠明珠 (Blu-ray) (香港版) 翡翠明珠 (Blu-ray) (香港版) The Jade and the Pearl (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version)
Artist Name(s): Joey Yung (Actor) | Charlene Choi (Actor) | Raymond Lam (Actor) | Chapman To (Actor) | Wong Cho Lam (Actor) | Tats Lau (Actor) | Alex Man (Actor) | Tanny Tien (Actor) | Carlo Ng (Actor) | Hui Siu Hung (Actor) | Benjamin Yuen (Actor) | Tang Chi Fung (Actor) | Ti Lung (Actor) | Lam Chiu Wing (Actor) | An Tak Chuen (Actor) | Wong Yau Nam (Actor) | Steven Cheung (Actor) | Kenny Kwan (Actor) | Lam Suet (Actor) | Macy Chan (Actor) | Gao Jun Xian (Actor) | Ken Hung (Actor) | JJ Jia (Actor) | Cilla Kung (Lok Tung) (Actor) | Luk Wing (Actor) | Chen Shuang (Actor) 容祖兒 (Actor) | 蔡卓妍 (Actor) | 林峯 (Actor) | 杜汶澤 (Actor) | 王祖藍 (Actor) | 劉以達 (Actor) | 萬梓良 (Actor) | 恬 妞 (Actor) | 吳家樂 (Actor) | 許紹雄 (Actor) | 袁偉豪 (Actor) | 鄧梓峰 (Actor) | 狄龍 (Actor) | 林超榮 (Actor) | 安德尊 (Actor) | 黃又南 (Actor) | 張致恆 (Actor) | 關智斌 (Actor) | 林雪 (Actor) | 陳美詩 (Actor) | 高鈞賢 (Actor) | 洪卓立 (Actor) | 賈曉晨 (Actor) | 樂瞳 (Actor) | 6永 陸永 (Actor) | 陳 爽 (Actor) 容祖儿 (Actor) | 蔡卓妍 (Actor) | 林峯 (Actor) | 杜汶泽 (Actor) | 王祖蓝 (Actor) | 刘以达 (Actor) | 万梓良 (Actor) | 恬 妞 (Actor) | 吴家乐 (Actor) | 许绍雄 (Actor) | 袁伟豪 (Actor) | 邓梓峰 (Actor) | 狄龙 (Actor) | 林超荣 (Actor) | 安德尊 (Actor) | 黄又南 (Actor) | 张致恒 (Actor) | 关智斌 (Actor) | 林雪 (Actor) | 陈美诗 (Actor) | Gao Jun Xian (Actor) | 洪卓立 (Actor) | 贾晓晨 (Actor) | 乐瞳 (Actor) | 6永 陆永 (Actor) | 陈 爽 (Actor) 容祖兒 (ジョイ・ヨン) (Actor) | 蔡卓妍(シャーリーン・チョイ) (Actor) | 林峯(レイモンド・ラム) (Actor) | 杜汶澤 (チャップマン・トー) (Actor) | 王祖藍 (ウォン・ジョーラム) (Actor) | 劉以達(タッツ・ラウ) (Actor) | 萬梓良(アレックス・マン) (Actor) | 恬[女丑](ティアン・ニウ) (Actor) | 呉家樂(キャルロ・ン) (Actor) | 許紹雄(ホイ・シウホン) (Actor) | 袁偉豪(ユン・ワイホー) (Actor) | 鄧梓峰(タン・チーフォン) (Actor) | 狄龍(ティ・ロン) (Actor) | Lam Chiu Wing (Actor) | 安徳尊(オン・タッチュン) (Actor) | 黄又南(ウォン・ヤウナム) (Actor) | スティーブン・チョン (Actor) | 關智斌 (ケニー・クァン) (Actor) | 林雪 (ラム・シュー) (Actor) | 陳美詩(メイシー・チャン) (Actor) | 高鈞賢(マシュー・コー) (Actor) | 洪卓立(ケン・ホン) (Actor) | 賈曉晨 (ジャー・シャオチェン) (Actor) | 樂瞳 (シラ・コン、ロットン) (Actor) | 陸永(ロック・ウェン) (Actor) | Chen Shuang (Actor) Joey Yung (Actor) | Charlene Choi (Actor) | Raymond Lam (Actor) | Chapman To (Actor) | Wong Cho Lam (Actor) | Tats Lau (Actor) | Alex Man (Actor) | Tanny Tien (Actor) | Carlo Ng (Actor) | Hui Siu Hung (Actor) | Benjamin Yuen (Actor) | Tang Chi Fung (Actor) | Ti Lung (Actor) | Lam Chiu Wing (Actor) | An Tak Chuen (Actor) | Wong Yau Nam (Actor) | Steven Cheung (Actor) | Kenny Kwan (Actor) | Lam Suet (Actor) | Macy Chan (Actor) | Gao Jun Xian (Actor) | Ken Hung (Actor) | JJ Jia (Actor) | Cilla Kung (Lok Tung) (Actor) | Luk Wing (Actor) | Chen Shuang (Actor)
Director: Janet Chun 秦 小珍 秦 小珍 Janet Chun Janet Chun
Producer: Chan Hing Ka | Wu Yu 陳 慶嘉 | 吳雨 陈庆嘉 | Wu Yu 陳慶嘉 | Wu Yu Chan Hing Ka | Wu Yu
Blu-ray Region Code: All Region What is it?
Release Date: 2010-09-24
Language: Cantonese, Mandarin
Subtitles: English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese
Place of Origin: Hong Kong
Picture Format: [HD] High Definition What is it?
Aspect Ratio: 1.78 : 1, 2.35 : 1
Sound Information: Dolby Digital 5.1, 7.1, Dolby TrueHD
Disc Format(s): Blu-ray, 25 GB - Single Layer
Screen Resolution: 1080p (1920 x 1080 progressive scan)
Video Codecs: AVC (MPEG-4 Part 10)
Rating: IIA
Duration: 104 (mins)
Publisher: CN Entertainment Ltd.
Package Weight: 150 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1023446389

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* Special Features:
- Trailer
- Deleted Scenes
- Making Of
- Behind Of Scene
- Photo Gallery

Director: Janet Chun

Princess Yan (played by Charlene Choio) is appointed to be the consort of the Fan State. During her journey to the Fan State she and her military escort, General Cheng (played by Raymond Lam), are constantly getting each other into trouble. Gradually, they fall in love. Despite their forbidden love, Princess Yan and General Cheng exchange love tokens - a pearl from Yan's dowry and an emerald of Cheng's family heritage. When they are attacked by a lady brigand, Princess Yan falls down from a high cliff. Although she survives, she loses her memory and not knowing she is a princess, from that day lives her life as a commoner. General Cheng is kidnapped by the lady brigand and taken prisoner. Thus the lovers lose contack with each other and there starts their adventure. General Cheng is taken to the brigand fortress by the lady brigand chieftain, Zhu Sanniang (played by Joey Yung). With General Cheng's knowledge and expertise the brigand fortress thrives. Zhu admires General Cheng and begins to feel affection for him. When General Cheng leaves the brigand fortress in search of Princess Yan, Zhu's strong affection for General Cheng comples her to follow him. When Princess Yan fell from the cliff and lost her memory, she was saved by storyteller Ling Gankai (played by Cho Lam Wong). Princess Yan is devoted to Ling and follows him everywhere. When General Cheng finds Princess Yan living as a commoner, he discovers that not only has she lost her memory but that she has fallen in love with Ling.....
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Professional Review of "The Jade and the Pearl (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version)"

October 7, 2010

This professional review refers to The Jade and the Pearl (DVD) (US Version)
The Jade and the Pearl is the third release from the new Shaw Brothers and TVB television network team, and sees them this time tackling the enduringly popular period set romantic comedy genre. Directed by Janet Chun (La Lingerie and the recent La Comedie Humaine), the film is unsurprisingly a who’s who of young talent from TVB and the co-producing Emperor Entertainment, headlined by stars Raymond Lam, Charlene Choi, Wong Cho Lam, and Joey Yung.

The film gets down to instantly recognizable business as the spoiled Princess Yan (Charlene Choi) accidentally meets the unknowing General Cheng (Raymond Lam) at a speed dating style matchmaking event. Inevitably, when the princess is chosen to marry the prince of the distant nation of Far Far Away, the general is given the task of escorting her through the wilds. Even more inevitably, after a touch of spirited banter, the two fall in love, only to be separated when attacked by a ragtag bunch of bandits led by the not very fierce San Niang (Joey Yung). The poor princess develops amnesia and shacks up with lowly storyteller Ling Gankai (Wong Cho Lam), while the general is imprisoned by the bandits and finds himself the object of San Niang’s affections.

Doubtless any viewers even vaguely familiar with the form will know exactly where the film is going from the very start, though to its credit, whilst inherently predictable, The Jade and the Pearl is a cheerful and unpretentious affair. Similarly, though the plot itself is negligible at best, it does generally hit the right notes, managing to at least generate a touch of dramatic interest as to who will end up with who. Even for those who don’t particularly care much on this score, the film is still an enjoyably light ride, refusing to take itself too seriously and throwing in plenty of gags, with the usual mix of winks at the camera, silliness and modern pop culture references. This results in a lot of the old favorites being dredged up, such as cross dressing, wacky misunderstandings and other assorted gags, most of which are at least mildly amusing. Chun’s direction is pedestrian, and the film does suffer in places from sudden lurches in pace, though this never detracts too much from its overall sense of fun.

Obviously, the cast of famous faces are the main attraction here, and fans of the stars will certainly have a field day, with at least one of the four leads being on screen at all times, usually in close up. Whilst none of them play roles that are even remotely challenging or different to their usual screen personas, they all appear to have had a fine old time clowning around, which makes the film far more palatable than it might otherwise have been. Charlene Choi gets most of the screen time, predictably playing it alternately cute and shrill in likeable enough fashion, with Raymond Lam exuding manly cluelessness as he trails around after her. Although Wong Cho Lam, and Joey Yung to an extent, plays second fiddle as the other potential love interests, they do manage to score a few silly scenes.

Although none of this is really enough to make The Jade and the Pearl particularly memorable, it’s enjoyable enough and passes the time painlessly thanks to a few funny moments and a general air of lively tomfoolery. Fans of the four leads certainly won’t be disappointed, and the film does work well as a star vehicle, giving them lots of chances to look good as they breeze through the inconsequential material.

by James Mudge - BeyondHollywood.com

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Customer Review of "The Jade and the Pearl (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version)"

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

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November 10, 2010

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mad comedy Customer Review Rated Bad 6 - 6 out of 10
An entertaining film, but the subtitles have a lot of errors for those using the english subtitles. Picture quality is of a high standard throughout the movie. Audio quality is very average, but a film like this does not need a lot surround effects. Charlene choi can do movies like this in her sleep. Fun, but not a very memorable film.
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