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Leslie Cheung (Actor) | Chow Yun Fat (Actor) | Ti Lung (Actor) | Emily Chu
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A Better Tomorrow (Taiwan 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 (Taiwan Version) 英雄本色 (台灣版) 英雄本色 (台湾版) 男たちの挽歌 (英雄本色) (台湾版) A Better Tomorrow (Taiwan Version)
Artist Name(s): Leslie Cheung (Actor) | Chow Yun Fat (Actor) | Ti Lung (Actor) | Emily Chu | Waise Lee 張 國榮 (Actor) | 周潤發 (Actor) | 狄龍 (Actor) | 朱寶意 | 李子雄 张 国荣 (Actor) | 周润发 (Actor) | 狄龙 (Actor) | 朱宝意 | 李子雄 張國榮 (レスリー・チャン) (Actor) | 周潤發 (チョウ・ユンファ) (Actor) | 狄龍(ティ・ロン) (Actor) | 朱寶意(エミリー・チュウ) | 李子雄(レイ・チーホン) 장국영 (Actor) | 주윤발 (Actor) | Ti Lung (Actor) | Emily Chu | Waise Lee
Director: John Woo 吳宇森 吴宇森 呉宇森(ジョン・ウー) 오우삼
Release Date: 2005-08-09
Language: Cantonese, Mandarin
Subtitles: Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese
Country of Origin: Hong Kong
Picture Format: NTSC What is it?
Aspect Ratio: 1.77 : 1
Sound Information: Dolby Digital
Disc Format(s): DVD
Region Code: All Region What is it?
Rating: III
Duration: 95 (mins)
Publisher: Xin Sheng Dai (TW)
Package Weight: 100 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1004050039

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導演:吳宇森
Director: John Woo

宋子豪(狄龍)與Mark (周潤發)是一個國際偽鈔集團之重要人物,情如手足。子豪有弟子杰(張國榮)為特警,女友鍾柔(朱寶意)對子杰情深一片。一次,子豪與Mark 到台灣進行交易,為手下譚成(李子雄)所出賣而陷獄,Mark被槍傷潛逃返港。台灣黑幫恐子豪洩露機密,派手下來港綁架未父,糾纏間老父不敵喪生。子豪出獄後返港,決定洗心革面,卻不為子杰所諒,且間接影響其晉升。

孤掌難鳴,唯有忍氣吞聲。子豪回港,重會Mark,譚成作賊心虛,恐彼等對己不利,決定先發制人,設計陷害子豪及Mark ……。

The passage of a heroic character in the under world seeking vengeance against conspirtor and the love of his younger brother. The brothers are in conflicting roles, the outlaw and cop. Sung Tse-kit (Leslie Cheung), a deicated policeman blamed Tse-ho (Ti Lung) for father's death as much as obstructing his career in the police force. Flamboyant Tse-ho and Mark (Chow Yuen Fat)are betrayed by their jealous subordinate Tam Shing (Lee Tse Hung) into he countereit syndicate. Gun wounded Tse-ho gives himself up in order to let Tam Shing escape. After serving his jail term. repentant Tse-ho returns to Hong Kong to lead a new life and finds out Mark was cripped in the massacre for his vengeance. But crooked Tam Shing as a rising lieutenant in the syndicate would not take chances. He wastes no time to plot against Tse-ho and Mark....
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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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