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An Autumn's Tale (1987) (VCD) (US Version)
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All Editions Rating: Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8.5 out of 10 (10)

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Product Title: An Autumn's Tale (1987) (VCD) (US Version) 秋天的童話 (1987) (VCD) (美國版) 秋天的童话 (1987) (VCD) (美国版) An Autumn's Tale (US Version) An Autumn's Tale (1987) (VCD) (US Version)
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): Chow Yun Fat (Actor) | Cherie Chung (Actor) | Danny Chan | Luo Zhuo Yao 周潤發 (Actor) | 鍾楚紅 (Actor) | 陳百強 | 羅卓瑤 周润发 (Actor) | 锺楚红 (Actor) | 陈百强 | 罗卓瑶 周潤發 (チョウ・ユンファ) (Actor) | 鍾楚紅(チェリー・チョン) (Actor) | 陳百強(ダニー・チャン) | 羅卓瑤(クララ・ロー) 주윤발 (Actor) | Cherie Chung (Actor) | Danny Chan | Luo Zhuo Yao
Director: Mabel Cheung 張婉婷 张婉婷 張婉婷 (メイベル・チャン) Mabel Cheung
Release Date: 2004-04-07
Language: Cantonese, Mandarin
Subtitles: Traditional Chinese
Country of Origin: Hong Kong
Disc Format(s): VCD
Publisher: Tai Seng Video (US)
Other Information: 2VCDs
Package Weight: 100 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1003250931

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導演:張婉婷
Director: Mabel Cheung

  李琪隻身遠赴紐約就學及探望男友,但接機的是她一遠方親戚船頭尺,琪初到美國一切尚未適應,卻發現男朋友移情別戀,心灰意冷之際,幸得住樓下之尺悉心照顧而重建信心,尺對琪日久生情,但自知不配故將一切藏在心中。秋天來臨,琪接受一份新工作,尺黯然相送,兩人決定讓這段感情留作美麗的回憶。

  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 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 the new surrounding, 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.
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Customer Review of "An Autumn's Tale (1987) (VCD) (US Version)"

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)
1 people found this review helpful

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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Anonymous

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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Anonymous

April 1, 2005

This customer review refers to An Autumn's Tale (1987) (DVD) (Digitally Remastered)
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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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Anonymous

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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