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Escape From Huang Shi (DVD) (Hong Kong Version) DVD Region 3

Michelle Yeoh (Actor) | Chow Yun Fat (Actor) | Jonathan Rhys Meyers (Actor) | Radha Mitchell (Actor)
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Directed by Roger Spottiswoode (Tomorrow Never Dies), Hollywood period piece The Children of Huang Shi brings the unlikely life of unsung British hero George Hogg to the big screen. Jonathan Rhys Meyers (Match Point) stars as the young and upright Brit caught in the crossfire of the Sino-Japanese War and Chinese Civil War in 1930s China. Co-starring Radha Mitchell (Silent Hill) and Hong Kong movie stars Chow Yun Fat and Michelle Yeoh, this big-budget film aces the small moments with its stirring tale of real-life war heroics against beautiful sweeping photography of mountains and countryside.

Also known as Escape from Huang Shi, The Children of Huangshi opens in 1937 when the Japanese army invades the city of Nanjing and proceeds to carry out a brutal massacre of soldiers and civilians alike (the Rape of Nanking). There to report the situation, British journalist George Hogg (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) finds his own life on the block when he is captured by the Japanese military. Chinese revolutionary group leader Chen Han Sheng (Chow Yun Fat) rescues Hogg and sends him to the city of Huangshi where he ends up at an orphanage run by Australian nurse Lee Pearson (Radha Mitchell). Hogg gradually warms up to Pearson and her charges, but with the war pressing closer and closer, the orphanage is no longer safe. Forced to flee the region, Hogg and Pearson lead 60 children on an epic 700-mile journey northward, battling mountainous terrain and run-ins with the Japanese military.

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Product Title: Escape From Huang Shi (DVD) (Hong Kong Version) 戰火逃城 (DVD) (香港版) 战火逃城 (DVD) (香港版) The Children of Huang Shi (DVD) (香港版) Escape From Huang Shi (DVD) (Hong Kong Version)
Also known as: The Children of Huang Shi 黃石任務, 黃石的孩子 黄石任务, 黄石的孩子 The Children of Huang Shi The Children of Huang Shi
Artist Name(s): Michelle Yeoh (Actor) | Chow Yun Fat (Actor) | Jonathan Rhys Meyers (Actor) | Radha Mitchell (Actor) 楊 紫瓊 (Actor) | 周潤發 (Actor) | 莊尼芬賴斯邁亞斯 (Actor) | 蕾德美雪 (Actor) 杨 紫琼 (Actor) | 周润发 (Actor) | 庄尼芬赖斯迈亚斯 (Actor) | 蕾德美雪 (Actor) 楊紫瓊(ミシェール・ヨー) (Actor) | 周潤發 (チョウ・ユンファ) (Actor) | ジョナサン・リース・マイヤーズ (Actor) | ラダ・ミッチェル (Actor) Michelle Yeoh (Actor) | 주윤발 (Actor) | Jonathan Rhys Meyers (Actor) | Radha Mitchell (Actor)
Director: Roger Spottiswoode 羅渣史卜迪士活 罗渣史卜迪士活 Roger Spottiswoode Roger Spottiswoode
Release Date: 2008-06-04
Language: English, Mandarin
Subtitles: English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese
Country of Origin: Germany, Australia
Picture Format: NTSC What is it?
Aspect Ratio: 1.78 : 1
Closed Captioning: Yes
Sound Information: DTS Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1
Disc Format(s): DVD, DVD-9
Region Code: 3 - South East Asia (including Hong Kong, S. Korea and Taiwan) What is it?
Rating: IIA
Duration: 108 (mins)
Publisher: Modern Audio
Package Weight: 120 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1010917055

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* Screen Format: 16:9
* Sound Mix: DTS 5.1, AC-3 5.1 Surround
* DVD Type: DVD-9

導演︰Roger Spottiswoode
Director: Roger Spottiswoode

影片故事真人真事改編。年輕愛冒險的喬治霍格 (Jonathan Rhys Myers飾) 在環球旅程中到達了被日軍攻佔的上海。他剛從牛津大學畢業沒多久,立志寫作並渴望豐富人生閱歷。所謂初生之犢不畏虎,對殘酷戰火毫不了解的他,深受動盪的時局吸引,決定留下來當初級記者。他親眼目睹日軍在南京地區,姦淫虜掠大肆屠殺,終於明白戰爭是什麼一回事。

About young British journalist, George Hogg (Rhys Meyers), who with the assistance of a courageous Australian nurse (Mitchell) and a Chinese partisan fighter (Chow Yun Fat), saves a group of orphaned children during the Japanese occupation of China in 1937.
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Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10 (1)

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March 1, 2012

This customer review refers to Escape From Huang Shi (VCD) (Hong Kong Version)
Moving and Well-Told Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
Firstly I must say that the main reason that I bought this film is that I love Michelle Yeoh, and have done so ever since seeing her in "Royal Warriors" and then "Wing Chun." Sadly, she isn't given much to do in this film, but when she IS on screen she is as stunning as always.

The other reason that I bought this title is that I love studying history, and so was quite interested to watch it from an historical standpoint. While the Japanese were brutal in their treatment of the Chinese people, this treatment of these events by the filmmakers is more subdued than I had expected. Still brutal to be sure, but the way the Japanese treated the Chinese was even more horrific in real life.

This film was an Australian, Chinese, German, American co-production, and it shows in the final result. This film looks like it cost quite a bit to produced, but it's all up on the screen to behold.

Given China's history with Great Britain it was refreshing to see the English and Australian characters protrayed as actual people trying to do the right thing in a bad situation. The ending, which I won't reveal, is very moving. The entire cast is very good, especially Chow Yun Fat.

The version that I bought was the VCD from Modern Audio. The picture and sound quality are stunning, with zero digital artifacts visible on my CRT monitor.
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