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A Better Tomorrow (Blu-ray) (Japan Version) Blu-ray Region A

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A Better Tomorrow (Blu-ray) (Japan Version)
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All Editions Rating: Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9.7 out of 10 (12)

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As essential a Hong Kong film as you could ever find, A Better Tomorrow, is a milestone of Hong Kong Cinema, and the first true John Woo film from legendary director John Woo. Ho (Ti Lung) and Mark (Chow Yun Fat) are triad brothers at the top of their game, but each suffers a stunning fall from grace. Ho is betrayed and sent to prison, much to the shame of his brother, police cadet Kit (Leslie Cheung). Mark is crippled during a bloody hit on a rival gang leader, leaving him a shell of a man. Years later the two are reunited, but the world has changed around them. Now at the mercy of their former comrades in the triad, the two form an uneasy alliance with Kit to strike back...with a hailstorm of bullets.

Balletic action and hard-nosed melodrama are staples of the triad genre, but it's director John Woo's celebrated themes that raise A Better Tomorrow to greater heights. Honor and brotherhood are given compelling reverence by Woo, and his iconic characters are embodied with grace and toughness by the extraordinary cast. Chow Yun-Fat's characterization of Mark - a suave killer who values honor above all - would become the single greatest icon of the Heroic Bloodshed genre, and a widely-imitated image by filmmakers and fans alike. Winner of numerous film awards, including Best Picture, Director, and Actor (Chow Yun Fat) at the Hong Kong Film Awards, and Best Picture, Director, and Actor (Ti Lung) at the Taiwan Golden Horse Awards.

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Product Title: A Better Tomorrow (Blu-ray) (Japan Version) 英雄本色 (Blu-ray) (日本版) 英雄本色 (Blu-ray) (日本版) 男たちの挽歌 【Blu-rayDisc】 A Better Tomorrow (Blu-ray) (Japan Version)
Artist Name(s): Leslie Cheung | Chow Yun Fat | Ti Lung | Kenneth Tsang | Waise Lee 張 國榮 | 周潤發 | 狄龍 | 曾 江 | 李子雄 张 国荣 | 周润发 | 狄龙 | 曾 江 | 李子雄 張國榮 (レスリー・チャン) | 周潤發 (チョウ・ユンファ) | 狄龍(ティ・ロン) | エミリー・チュウ | 曾江(ケネス・ツァン) | 李子雄(レイ・チーホン) 장국영 | 주윤발 | Ti Lung | Kenneth Tsang | Waise Lee
Director: John Woo 吳宇森 吴宇森 呉宇森(ジョン・ウー) 오우삼
Producer: Tsui Hark 徐 克 徐 克 徐克(ツイ・ハーク) 서극
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: 2011-05-27
Publisher Product Code: PBW-300059
Language: Cantonese
Subtitles: Japanese
Country of Origin: Hong Kong
Disc Format(s): Blu-ray
Publisher: Twin
Other Information: Blu-ray Disc
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1024154783

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[アーティスト/ キャスト]
チョウ・ユンファ[周潤發] / ティ・ロン[狄龍] / レスリー・チャン[張國榮] / ジョン・ウー (監督、脚本) / ジョセフ・クー (音楽)

[特典情報]
映像特典収録

[テクニカル・インフォメーション]
デジタルリマスタリング
初Blu-ray化/本編95分
製作国 : 香港 (Hong Kong)

[ストーリー]
1986年、アクションといえばカンフーという香港映画のイメージを一変させ、「香港ノワール」という新たなジャンルを確立した大傑作。1987年香港・台湾の各映画賞を総ナメにし、香港映画の歴代興行収入記録を塗り替える3300万香港ドルを稼ぎだす大ヒットとなり、監督のジョン・ウー、主演の“亜州影帝”チョウ・ユンファの名を世に知らしめた。香港マフィアの権力抗争を背景に、組織に身を置くホー(ティ・ロン)と、ホーの兄弟分マーク(チョウ・ユンファ)、ホーの弟で兄の逮捕に執念を燃やす刑事キット(レスリー・チャン)これら3人の男たちの友情と確執をドラマチックに描く。必見はガンファイト。使用された銃はすべて本物。チョウ・ユンファの見せる2丁銃姿はその元祖と言っていいだろう。手に持つベレッタM92も有名になった。爆破シーンは圧巻でラストシーンは、あまりの凄さに香港の映倫から待ったがかかったほど。遠く離れた香港の名所ビクトリア・ピークからも火花が見えたという。このバイオレンスシーンだけで総制作費(500万香港ドル)の3分の1が使われている。

[解説]
恥じて生きるより熱く死ね!

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Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9.7 out of 10 (12)

Monty Britton
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July 15, 2016

This customer review refers to A Better Tomorrow (1986) (Blu-ray) (4K Ultra-HD Remastered Edition) (Hong Kong Version)
5 people found this review helpful

The 4K Remastered blu ray is the one to get! Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
DON'T BE MISLEAD. THIS IS A STANDARD 1080p BLU RAY DISC AND WILL PLAY IN REGION A BLU RAY PLAYER. This is NOT a 4K UHD blu ray as the cover suggests!
Love this remastered from 4K blu ray! I have seen many versions of A BETTER TOMORROW over the years on different video formats and this newer version from Fortune Star looks the best!! The video is clear and the colors are bright and bold. The audio is in DTS-HD 7.1 with the optional English subtitles (no English dub). Like I stated before this is a standard blu ray encoded in AVC 1080p on a single layer 25GB blu ray disc meant to be played on a region A blu ray player.
Would love to see Fortune Star do more John Woo remastered in 4K films onto blu ray. This is the next best thing to an actual 4K UHD blu ray disc. Buy with confidence any John Woo fan!
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Phoenix Lin
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April 14, 2007

This customer review refers to A Better Tomorrow (DVD) (China Version)
Gun slingin' HK style Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10
The most classic HK gun slingin' movie & quite possibly Chow Yun Fat's most memorable character. Ti Lung proves he is still the king of tragedy with thoughtful stares, pensive furrows & deep dramatic pauses. If you've never seen this & you love HK style action, this is the classic to own.
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Les
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August 8, 2005

This customer review refers to A Better Tomorrow (1986) (DVD) (Hong Kong Version)
A Better Yesterday Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10
This was a great heroic gangster movie when it came out but it doesn't hold up too well with the passage of time. It shows its age with its over-dramatic and over-sentimental plot. Ti Lung & Leslie Cheung come across as histrionic, Chow Yun Fat less so. John Woo appears too often in walk-on cameo appearances mouthing pithy commentary. Tsui Hark's cameo at the music recital was just shtick thrown in. There are also plot holes sprinkled in the movie. But the gunplay is hot, Chow Yun Fat is the epitome of cool, the heroes are up against a suitably evil villain,and the film is generally entertaining. A must-see of HK cinema.
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Paola
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February 22, 2005

This customer review refers to A Better Tomorrow
Waise Lee!!! Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
"A Better Tomorrow" is a fantastic film and the reason is WAISE LEE!
This wonderful actor gives to the film a special atmosphere and because of his magic performance "A Better Tomorrow" is a must have film.
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Anonymous

April 1, 2004

This customer review refers to A Better Tomorrow (1986) (DVD) (Hong Kong Version)
Hong Kong Blockbuster Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
That's the right word, that I can tell you. From the start till the end, my friend it is really exciting !
The movie will tell you, that I'm right and it is O.K. !
Don't think twice or you will regret it !

John Woo !
Hoo ! Hoo !
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