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Great Pretenders (1991) (DVD) (2022 Reprint) (Hong Kong Version) DVD Region 3

Tony Leung Chiu Wai (Actor) | Simon Yam (Actor) | Raymond Wong (Actor) | Amy Yip (Actor)
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All Editions Rating: Customer Review Rated Bad 6 - 6 out of 10 (1)

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It's conmen and con games in The Great Pretenders, an early comedy from director Ronny Yu (The Bride with White Hair). Hong Kong Cinema faves Tony Leung Chiu Wai and Simon Yam star as members of an elite swindling team led by Raymond Wong Bak Ming, who plays the nominal "Great Pretender". Their ace in the hole is Amy Yip (Sex and Zen), who uses her feminine wiles to tackle their big mark: a major loan shark who deserves to be taken by this motley band of crooks. Creative scams - including the HK Cinema-mandated cons featuring mahjong - and hilarious, self-effacing performances from the big stars make The Great Pretenders a fun, breezy early-nineties romp from the Hong Kong Cinema fun factory.

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Product Title: Great Pretenders (1991) (DVD) (2022 Reprint) (Hong Kong Version) 千王 (1991) (DVD) (2022再版) (香港版) 千王 (1991) (DVD) (2022再版) (香港版) 千王 (1991) (DVD) (2022再版) (香港版) Great Pretenders (1991) (DVD) (2022 Reprint) (Hong Kong Version)
Artist Name(s): Tony Leung Chiu Wai (Actor) | Simon Yam (Actor) | Raymond Wong (Actor) | Amy Yip (Actor) 梁 朝偉 (Actor) | 任達華 (Actor) | 黃 百鳴 (Actor) | 葉子楣 (Actor) 梁 朝伟 (Actor) | 任达华 (Actor) | 黄 百鸣 (Actor) | 叶子楣 (Actor) 梁朝偉 (トニー・レオン) (Actor) | 任達華 (サイモン・ヤム) (Actor) | 黄百鳴(レイモンド・ウォン) (Actor) | 葉子[木眉](エイミー・イップ) (Actor) 양조위 (Actor) | 임 달화 (Actor) | Raymond Wong (Actor) | Amy Yip (Actor)
Director: Ronny Yu 于仁泰 于仁泰 于仁泰(ロニー・ユー) Ronny Yu
Producer: Clifton Ko 高志森 高志森 高志森 (クリフトン・コー) Ko Chi Sum
Release Date: 2022-04-08
Language: Cantonese, Mandarin
Subtitles: English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese
Place of Origin: Hong Kong
Picture Format: NTSC What is it?
Widescreen Anamorphic: Yes
Sound Information: Dolby Digital 2.0
Disc Format(s): DVD
Region Code: 3 - South East Asia (including Hong Kong, S. Korea and Taiwan) What is it?
Duration: 91 (mins)
Publisher: Panorama (HK)
Package Weight: 120 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1112339729

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*** 首批附送 原裝電影海報咭 (乙張),數量有限,送完即止﹗***

監製 高志森 導演 于仁泰

領銜主演 梁朝偉 黃百鳴

領銜主演 任達華 葉子楣 梁天

友情客串 泰迪羅賓 特別介紹 樂慧 蘇曉霖
聯合演出 李龍基 曹濟 黃一山 于仁泰

王上千(黃百鳴 飾)、阿偉(梁朝偉 飾)、任世生(任達華 飾)和師姐「雀霸」(葉子楣 飾)是老千家族,四人合夥騙剛從新加坡回來的蘇小姐。豈料蘇小姐也是個出千高手,經過幾場較量後,雙方決定化敵為友,一起對付吝嗇的富豪龍在天。「雀霸」使出美人計,龍果然上當,結果慘敗。為了報復,龍請來了千王泰斗,沒想到......
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Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 6 - 6 out of 10 (1)

Kevin Kennedy
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October 27, 2009

This customer review refers to Great Pretenders (DVD) (Hong Kong Version)
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A downmarket "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" Customer Review Rated Bad 6 - 6 out of 10
The "Great Pretenders" are a gang of swindlers who come up with complex schemes to cheat rich people out of their dough. Comprised of Wong Seung Chin (Raymond Wong, who wrote the screenplay for the movie), Snake Wai (Tony Leung Chiu Wai), Yip Mei Mei (Amy Yip), and Yam Sai Sung (Simon Yam), the swindlers first set their sights on a the lovely Susan So (Lok Wai), a young woman from Singapore with an inherited fortune. However, Susan is more wily than she appears and she sees through the complicated swindle. The gang then recruits Susan to help them swindle the ruthless loan shark Lung Choi Tan (Leung Tin); for this task, they also need to call in the greatest swindler of all, Mr. Giant (Teddy Robin).

There is lots of over-the-top slapstick humor (mostly provided by Tony Leung, who appears willing to do just about anything for a laugh, and Simon Yam, doing an outrageous homosexual schtick), lots of Amy Yip's cleavage, and lots of mahjong, dominoes, and poker. The English subtitles are remarkably bad, making some of the dialogue impenetrable to those who don't speak Cantonese. "The Great Pretenders" strives only to be a wacky diversion and that's what it provides. If your expectations are modest, you may find it an amusing throw-away comedy.
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