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An Autumn's Tale (1987) (DVD) (Taiwan Version) DVD Region All

Danny Chan (Actor) | Chow Yun Fat (Actor) | Cherie Chung (Actor) | Mabel Cheung (Director)
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All Editions Rating: Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8.5 out of 10 (10)

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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 late singer Danny Chan.

The story deals with two people from different social backgrounds who begin 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 was 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 (Mabel Cheung's husband), as well as Best Actor for Chow Yun Fat.

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Product Title: An Autumn's Tale (1987) (DVD) (Taiwan Version) 流氓大亨 又名: 秋天的童話 (1987) (DVD) (台灣版) 流氓大亨 又名: 秋天的童话 (1987) (DVD) (台湾版) 誰かがあなたを愛してる (秋天的童話) (1987) (DVD) (台湾版) An Autumn's Tale (1987) (DVD) (Taiwan Version)
Artist Name(s): Danny Chan (Actor) | Chow Yun Fat (Actor) | Cherie Chung (Actor) 陳百強 (Actor) | 周潤發 (Actor) | 鍾楚紅 (Actor) 陈百强 (Actor) | 周润发 (Actor) | 锺楚红 (Actor) 陳百強(ダニー・チャン) (Actor) | 周潤發 (チョウ・ユンファ) (Actor) | 鍾楚紅(チェリー・チョン) (Actor) Danny Chan (Actor) | 주윤발 (Actor) | Cherie Chung (Actor)
Director: Mabel Cheung 張婉婷 张婉婷 張婉婷 (メイベル・チャン) Mabel Cheung
Release Date: 2011-12-08
Language: Cantonese, Mandarin
Subtitles: English, Traditional Chinese
Country of Origin: Hong Kong
Picture Format: NTSC What is it?
Disc Format(s): DVD
Region Code: All Region What is it?
Duration: 98 (mins)
Package Weight: 120 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1026892966

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Director: Cheung Yuen Ting

  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....
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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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Kevin Kennedy
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November 8, 2007

This customer review refers to An Autumn's Tale (1987) (DVD) (2-Disc Edition) (Digitally Remastered) (Hong Kong Version)
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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

This customer review refers to An Autumn's Tale (1987) (DVD) (Hong Kong Version)
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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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