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Tangren (Wang Baoqiang) and Qin Feng (Liu Haoran) are invited by fellow detective Noda Hiroshi (Tsumabuki Satoshi) to go solve a big case in Japan. Other ranking detectives in the global Crimaster app network also flock to Tokyo after hearing the news. Adding to the challenge is the appearance of the mysterious #1 ranked Q. A perilous yet hilarious battle of the detectives begins…
|Product Title:||Detective Chinatown 3 (2021) (Blu-ray) (English Subtitled) (Hong Kong Version) 唐人街探案3 (2021) (Blu-ray) (香港版) 唐人街探案3 (2021) (Blu-ray) (香港版) Detective Chinatown 3 (2021) (Blu-ray) (English Subtitled) (Hong Kong Version) Detective Chinatown 3 (2021) (Blu-ray) (English Subtitled) (Hong Kong Version)|
|Artist Name(s):||Tsumabuki Satoshi (Actor) | Wang Bao Qiang (Actor) | Liu Hao Ran (Actor) | Miura Tomokazu (Actor) | Nagasawa Masami (Actor) | Tony Jaa (Actor) | Asano Tadanobu (Actor) | Suzuki Honami (Actor) | Wendy Zhang (Actor) | Shang Yu Xian (Actor) | Sometani Shota (Actor) 妻夫木聰 (Actor) | 王寶強 (Actor) | 劉 昊然 (Actor) | 三浦友和 (Actor) | 長澤正美 長澤雅美 (Actor) | Tony Jaa 柏朗伊雲 (Actor) | 淺野忠信 (Actor) | 鈴木保奈美 (Actor) | 張子楓 (Actor) | 尚 語賢 (Actor) | 染谷將太 (Actor) 妻夫木聪 (Actor) | 王宝强 (Actor) | 刘 昊然 (Actor) | 三浦友和 (Actor) | 长泽雅美 (Actor) | Tony Jaa 柏朗伊云 (Actor) | 浅野忠信 (Actor) | 铃木保奈美 (Actor) | 张子枫 (Actor) | 尚 语贤 (Actor) | 染谷将太 (Actor) 妻夫木聡 (Actor) | 王宝強 （ワン・バオチャン） (Actor) | 劉昊然（リウ・ハオラン） (Actor) | 三浦友和 (Actor) | 長澤まさみ (Actor) | トニー・ジャー (Actor) | 浅野忠信 (Actor) | 鈴木保奈美 (Actor) | 張子楓（チャン・ツィフォン） (Actor) | Shang Yu Xian (Actor) | 染谷将太 (Actor) Tsumabuki Satoshi (Actor) | 왕보강 (Actor) | Liu Hao Ran (Actor) | Miura Tomokazu (Actor) | 나가사와 마사미 (Actor) | Tony Jaa (Actor) | Asano Tadanobu (Actor) | Suzuki Honami (Actor) | Wendy Zhang (Actor) | Shang Yu Xian (Actor) | Sometani Shota (Actor)|
|Director:||Chen Si Cheng 陳思誠 陈思诚 陳思成（チェン・スーチョン） Chen Si Cheng|
|Blu-ray Region Code:||All Region What is it?|
|Subtitles:||English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese|
|Place of Origin:||Hong Kong, China, Japan|
|Picture Format:||[HD] High Definition What is it?|
|Sound Information:||Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital EX(TM) / THX Surround EX(TM), Dolby TrueHD|
|Disc Format(s):||50 GB - Double Layer, Blu-ray|
|Screen Resolution:||1080p (1920 x 1080 progressive scan)|
|Video Codecs:||AVC (MPEG-4 Part 10)|
|Publisher:||CN Entertainment Ltd.|
|Package Weight:||120 (g)|
|Shipment Unit:||1 What is it?|
|YesAsia Catalog No.:||1101951901|
3) Making of
4) Photo Gallery
解鎖東京 亞洲名偵探集結上線 Big Boss「Q」再出現
主演： 王寶強、劉昊然、妻夫木聰、Tony Jaa、長澤雅美、三浦友和
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July 31, 2021
Out of all the films that were originally set for theatrical release in China for Chinese New Year in 2020 and then pushed back due to COVID, only two films delayed their release dates all the way to 2021 Chinese New Year – the cartoon feature Boonie Bears: The Wild Life and Detective Chinatown 3. Most of the other big-name titles, like Leap, Vanguard and Jiang Ziya, opened later in 2020 or, in the case of Lost in Russia, premiered on digital platforms instead. Detective Chinatown 3, however, was held an entire year for the Spring Festival opening, because it's very much a Lunar New Year film.
Despite the detective buddy comedy being a surefire blockbuster anytime of the year based on its franchise appeal, Detective Chinatown 3's visuals, tone and promotion strategy – including a New Year's song video – are aimed squarely for the Spring Festival window. The film's jokes and eclectically star-stacked cast also cater to a more accommodating holiday-viewing audience looking for escapist entertainment.
If I had to describe Detective Chinatown 3 with one word, it would be: more. The caper rolls out more of the zany comedy, questionable sleuthing and easygoing star appeal that made Detective Chinatown 2 a hit during the 2018 Chinese New Year. For this installment, bumbling self-proclaimed detective Tang Ren (Wang Baoqiang) and his genius nephew Qin Feng (Liu Haoran) head to Tokyo to investigate a yakuza locked-room mystery that left one mob boss dead and another as the prime murder suspect. Per usual, Qin Feng does most of the heavy lifting in the thinking (and acting) department for the duo, as the mystery takes on an overload of conspiratorial turns and distractions before falling back on old-timey melodrama amid the slapstick.
Detective Chinatown 3 is filled to the rafters with stars. Tang Ren and Qin Feng are in Tokyo at the invite of fellow Crimaster detective Noda Hiroshi, played by a returning Tsumabuki Satoshi who was the random, unexpected pan-Asian star casting of the second film. That honor goes to Tony Jaa for this installment – the Thai action star plays another detective who's just there, but he gets in an action sequence at the film's start. For the various figures related to the murder investigation, director Chen Sicheng gathers an impressive ensemble of Japanese stars: Nagasawa Masami, Miura Tomokazu, Asano Tadanobu, Suzuki Honami and Sometani Shota. Besides the key players in the story, just about everyone who appeared in previous installments of Detective Chinatown also pop in for cameos, from Wendy Zhang and Xiao Yang to the main cast of the Detective Chinatown web series.
At some point, "more" teeters into "too much," which is why Detective Chinatown 3 is the least well-reviewed entry of the series. When you spend that much time packing in mystery threads, characters and winks to the audience, the core of the story is going to get muddled. This film is not a great entry point into the Detective Chinatown universe, but for those who have watched previous installments, there's fun to be had. Despite its apparent flaws, Detective Chinatown 3 moves with the pace and ambition of a film that wants to intrigue, excite and entertain you, and its glossy production values and star power are top-notch.
There are for sure more Detective Chinatown entries to come. Though its box office success was overshadowed by Hi, Mom's storybook run, Detective Chinatown 3's 4.5 billion yuan gross makes it China's fifth biggest film of all time. Furthermore, the Detective Chinatown web series that aired in 2020 as a buildup to the film's planned release was well-received, with the eerie, eccentric stories starring Roy Chiu, in particular, presenting new and different possibilities for the franchise direction.
Detective Chinatown 3 sets up more intrigue both about "Q" – the #1 ranked detective of the Crimaster app that connects the Detective Chinatown universe – and about Qin Feng's background, as Liu Haoran emerges as the more important player of the detective duo. A surprising reveal is also made at the end of the film that should drive future mysteries of the franchise.