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An Autumn's Tale (1987) (DVD) (Digitally Remastered)
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Customer Rating: Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10 (2)
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A classic romantic drama from Hong Kong, An Autumn's Tale is one of the most memorable films of the 1980s. Directed by famed director Mabel Cheung, it stars Chow Yun Fat and Cherie Chung, and at the time of the film’s release they were considered Hong Kong’s most romantic on-screen couple. Also starring in the film is Danny Chan, whose premature death left many treasuring his legacy.

The story deals with two people, from different social backgrounds, lifestyles and ways of thinking begins the unlikeliest of romances in a land far from home. With Cheung’s meticulous direction, there is an almost fairy-tale like quality to this film. Chow Yun Fat’s “Boat Head” and Cherie Cheung’s Lee Kay defined romance for years, and the song played in the film, “At the Forest and the Wild” moved many to tears! There is little wonder as to why An Autumn’s Tale is voted into “Hong Kong’s Top 10 Most Popular Films ever!” by internet voters.

An Autumn’s Tale also picked up many awards at the 7th Hong Kong Film Awards, including Best Film, Best Cinematography, Best Screenplay by Alex LAW Kai-Yui, as well as Best Actor for Chow Yun Fat!

This digitally remastered DVD Edition includes a bonus set of seven postcards.

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Product Title: An Autumn's Tale (1987) (DVD) (Digitally Remastered) 秋天的童話 (1987) (DVD) (數碼修復) 秋天的童话 (1987) (DVD) (数码修复) 誰かがあなたを愛してる (秋天的童話) (デジタルリマスター版) An Autumn's Tale (1987) (DVD) (Digitally Remastered)
Also known as: The Autumn's Tale / Autumn's Tale The Autumn's Tale / Autumn's Tale The Autumn's Tale / Autumn's Tale The Autumn's Tale / Autumn's Tale The Autumn's Tale / Autumn's Tale
Artist Name(s): Danny Chan | Chow Yun Fat | Cherie Chung | Mabel Cheung 陳百強 | 周潤發 | 鍾楚紅 | 張婉婷 陈百强 | 周润发 | 锺楚红 | 张婉婷 陳百強(ダニー・チャン) | 周潤發 (チョウ・ユンファ) | 鍾楚紅(チェリー・チョン) | 張婉婷 (メイベル・チャン) Danny Chan | 주윤발 | Cherie Chung | Mabel Cheung
Release Date: 2004-12-21
Language: Cantonese, Mandarin
Subtitles: English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese
Country of Origin: Hong Kong
Picture Format: NTSC What is it?
Disc Format(s): DVD
Region Code: All Region What is it?
Duration: 95 (mins)
Publisher: Intercontinental Video (HK)
Package Weight: 200 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1003941863

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* Screen Format : N/A
* Sound Mix : DTS, Dolby 5.1
* DVD Type : N/A
* Extras :
- 內附明信片一套七張

導演:張婉婷
Director: Cheung Yuen Ting

  李琪隻身遠赴紐約就學及探望男友。但接機的是她一遠房親戚,一個在唐人街飯廳跑堂,時在賭桌上消磨時間的老粗船頭。李琪初到美國一切尚未能適應,卻又發現男友移情別戀,心灰意冷之際,幸得住樓下之船頭悉心照顧而重建信心。船頭對李琪日久生情,但自知配不上李琪,而將一切藏在心中。而李琪心中明白因初戀受創,不想這麼快再墜愛河。秋天來臨,李琪接受一份新工作,船頭黯然相送,兩人決定讓這段感情深藏心中,留作美麗的回憶。
  Beautiful and spoiled Lee Kay goes to college in New York City and also to visit her boyfriend Dickson. The one to meet her at the airport is a distant relative Boat Head. Unluckily, Kay is shocked to find out that Dickson has a new girlfriend. In her depression she begins to cloister up herself. One day at home, Kay is saved by Boat Head from her suicide Under Boat Head's care and guidance, Kay gradually adopts herself to new surounding. An autumn approach, Kay accepts a new job in another city. Boat Head comes to see her off. Neither of them makes explicit their feelings, but they know they will always have a beautiful memory to fall beck on.

愛情文藝片經典, 網民選舉香港最受歡迎十大電影!

第七屆香港電影金像獎:
最佳電影、最佳攝影、最佳編劇(羅啟銳).
1987年金馬獎最佳男主角 (周潤發)
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Average Customer Rating for this Edition: Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10 (2)
Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8.5 out of 10 (10)

Kevin Kennedy
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October 21, 2014

This customer review refers to An Autumn's Tale (1987) (DVD) (Digitally Remastered & Restored) (Hong Kong Version)
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After further review... Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10
Upon my first viewing of director Mabel Cheung's "An Autumn's Tale", I was unimpressed (see my 2007 review shown below). When I pan a movie that so many people love, I usually like to return to the movie at a later date to reassess it. I've now done so and I'd like to apologize to anyone I might have discouraged from buying and watching the film; I was wrong. Upon a second viewing, I found "An Autumn's Tale" to be powerfully romantic.

I previously wrote that too much of the story consisted of trite clichés. Upon second thought, while the film often does deal in clichés and stereotypes, I find it to be heartfelt and emotionally honest. I criticized some of the filmmaking as being ham-handed. Some scenes are rather crudely made, but director Cheung takes wonderful advantage of the backdrop of scenic New York (some of the scenes were filmed only a couple blocks from where I used to live in Brooklyn Heights) and Cheung's rough-and-ready approach to filmmaking underscores the story's honesty.

Now for the worst errors in my 2007 review. I described Chow Yun Fat's acting as overbroad. His portrayal of Samuel Pang is quite broad, but it serves his character well. Samuel Pang is a man who masks his failures and insecurities by acting larger than life, by pretending to be a big deal in his crummy little world. Chow's performance brilliantly captures that character and employs some wonderfully subtle touches to show his character's growth. Cherie Chung's performance is charmingly earnest, but it is Chow who captures the viewer's heart. Lastly, in my previous review I panned the ending as being thoroughly unconvincing. A realist certainly could argue that Samuel Pang couldn't so quickly have transformed himself and his fortunes, as we see in this ending. However, "An Autumn's Tale" is a romance and this ending is just about as romantic as it gets.

Permit me to eat a heaping helping of crow. Upon a second viewing, I greatly enjoyed "An Autumn's Tale", I'm eager to see it again, and I now recommend it highly.
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November 8, 2007

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For Chow and Chung fans only Customer Review Rated Bad 5 - 5 out of 10
"An Autumn's Tale" is about an art student (Cherie Chung) who travels to NYC to go to school and be with her wealthy boyfriend (Danny Chan). A thoroughly uncouth distant relative (Chow Yun Fat) puts her up in the world's dumpiest apartment. Cherie then discovers that boyfriend Chan has fallen for another woman.

The film shows Cherie adjusting to life in the Big Apple, Cherie and Chow Yun Fat developing an affection for each other, and the misunderstandings that prevent Chow from telling Cherie of his love for her. Will Chow and Cherie ever get together?

I found too much of the story to be trite cliches, too much of the filmmaking to be ham-handed, too much of Chow Yun Fat's acting to be overbroad, and the film's resolution to be thoroughly unconvincing.

I was greatly disappointed by "An Autumn's Tale" and I cannot recommend it.
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April 9, 2005

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the most beautiful movie Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
CHow yut Fat never disappoint us in 99% of his movies, it doesn't matter what role he's takes, he's always awesome in his acting.Just love his humour in this drama,this time he took a role of a funny chinese foreigner in North america,Cherie's acting made a perfect match for this drama. A definely must seen movie!!!!
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April 1, 2005

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Excellent Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
The first time I watched this was on an old scratchy VHS version ages ago. It's amazing to see this film finally restored and remastered and it looks amazing. The performance from the two leads is flawless as they draw you into their worlds and make you start to feel more for their characters. New York provides a very beautiful backdrop for this film and it's amazing to see how it has changed over the years. Furthermore, the chemistry between Chow Yun Fat and Cherie Chung feels so real that it's hard to believe that they are only acting. The story itself is very well written with a great ending. Highly recommended!
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August 25, 2003

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Super! Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
Cherie & Chow Yun Fat, perhaps their best film ever.Excellent Chemistry, exceptional film
If you like either actor/actress, you must see this film.
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