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Oscar Leung (Actor) | Christine Kuo (Actor) | Kelvin Kwan (Actor) | William Chan (Actor)
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Hardcore Comedy is another Category III sex comedy following the success of the Lan Kwai Fong series, tripling the risque factor with three different stories directed by emerging directors Andy Lo, Henri Wong and Chong Siu Wing. Starring hot young stars Dada Chan, Michelle Wai, Christine Kuo, Kelvin Kwan, Oscar Leung and William Chan, the movie lives up to its title by offering everything from sex, gambling to drugs while referencing Hong Kong culture.

In "Erotic Dream," two college geeks (Kelvin Kwan, Terence Siufay) move into an old building packed with brothels. Over time, they turn into superheros trying to save these women from selling off their bodies. "Toxic Mushroom" follows a drug vendor's (William Chan) one-night-stand affair with a playgirl (Dada Chan) he meets during a rave party. In "A Life for A Life," a sushi store apprentice (Oscar Leung) re-encounters his long-time crush (Christine Kuo) one busy afternoon but is held back by a secret mission that he is on.

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Product Title: Hardcore Comedy (2013) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) 重口味 (2013) (Blu-ray) (香港版) 重口味 (2013) (Blu-ray) (香港版) 重口味 (2013) (Blu-ray) (香港版) Hardcore Comedy (2013) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version)
Artist Name(s): Oscar Leung (Actor) | Christine Kuo (Actor) | Kelvin Kwan (Actor) | William Chan (Actor) | Michelle Wai (Actor) | Paulyn Sun (Actor) | Wong Shu Kei (Actor) | Cheung Lap Kei (Actor) | Charlie Cho (Actor) | Siu Yam Yam (Actor) | Qian Li Mei (Actor) | Lo Chun Shun (Actor) | Alice Chan (Actor) | Cheng Zi Shing (Actor) | DING DING (Actor) | Louis Cheung (Actor) | Joey Leung (Actor) | Wu Yi Lin (Actor) | Terence Siufay (Actor) | Dada Chan (Actor) | C Kwan (Actor) | Terry Zou (Actor) | Lam Man Chung (Actor) 梁烈唯 (Actor) | 苟 芸慧 (Actor) | 關楚耀 (Actor) | 陳 偉霆 (Actor) | 詩雅 (Actor) | 孫佳君 (Actor) | 王書麒 (Actor) | 張立基 (Actor) | 曹查理 (Actor) | 邵音音 (Actor) | 茜利妹 (Actor) | 魯振順 (Actor) | 陳煒 (Actor) | 鄭子誠 (Actor) | 丁丁 (Actor) | 張 繼聰 (Actor) | 梁 祖堯 (Actor) | 吳依琳 (Actor) | 小肥 (Actor) | 陳靜 (DaDa) (Actor) | C君 (農夫) (Actor) | 鄒 文正 (Actor) | 林 敏聰 (Actor) 梁烈唯 烈唯 (Actor) | 苟 芸慧 (Actor) | 关楚耀 (Actor) | 陈 伟霆 (Actor) | 诗雅 (Actor) | 孙佳君 (Actor) | 王书麒 (Actor) | 张立基 (Actor) | 曹查理 (Actor) | 邵音音 (Actor) | 茜利妹 (Actor) | 鲁振顺 (Actor) | 陈炜 (Actor) | 郑子诚 (Actor) | 丁丁 (Actor) | 张 继聪 (Actor) | 梁 祖尧 (Actor) | 吴依琳 (Actor) | 小肥 (Actor) | 陈静 (DaDa) (Actor) | C君 (农夫) C君 (农夫) (Actor) | 邹 文正 (Actor) | 林 敏聪 (Actor) Oscar Leung (Actor) | 苟芸慧(クリスティン・クオ) (Actor) | 關楚耀(ケルビン・クヮン) (Actor) | 陳偉霆 (ウィリアム・チャン) (Actor) | 詩雅 (ミシェル・ワイ) (Actor) | 孫佳君(ポーリー・ソン) (Actor) | 王書麒(ウォン・シューケイ) (Actor) | 張立基(ノーマン・チョン) (Actor) | 曹査理(チョウ・チャーレィ) (Actor) | 邵音音(シウ・ヤムヤム) (Actor) | Qian Li Mei (Actor) | Lo Chun Shun (Actor) | 陳[火韋](アリス・チャン) (Actor) | Cheng Zi Shing (Actor) | DING DING (Actor) | 張繼聰 (ルイス・チョン) (Actor) | Joey Leung (Actor) | Wu Yi Lin (Actor) | 小肥 (テレンス・シウフェイ) (Actor) | Dada Chan (Actor) | C Kwan (Actor) | 鄒文正(テリー・ツォウ) (Actor) | Lam Man Chung (Actor) Oscar Leung (Actor) | Christine Kuo (Actor) | Kelvin Kwan (Actor) | William Chan (Actor) | Michelle Wai (Actor) | Paulyn Sun (Actor) | Wong Shu Kei (Actor) | Cheung Lap Kei (Actor) | Charlie Cho (Actor) | Siu Yam Yam (Actor) | Qian Li Mei (Actor) | Lo Chun Shun (Actor) | Alice Chan (Actor) | Cheng Zi Shing (Actor) | DING DING (Actor) | Louis Cheung (Actor) | Joey Leung (Actor) | Wu Yi Lin (Actor) | Terence Siufay (Actor) | Dada Chan (Actor) | C Kwan (Actor) | Terry Zou (Actor) | Lam Man Chung (Actor)
Director: Andy Lo | Wong Henri | Chong Siu Wing 羅 耀輝 | 黃 智亨 | 莊 少榮 罗 耀辉 | 黄 智亨 | 庄 少荣 羅耀輝 | Wong Henri | Chong Siu Wing Andy Lo | Wong Henri | Chong Siu Wing
Producer: James Yuen | Ng Kin Hung | Derek Kwok 阮 世生 | 伍健雄 | 郭子健 阮 世生 | 伍健雄 | 郭子健 阮世生(ジェームズ・ユエン) | Ng Kin Hung | 郭子健 (デレク・クォック) James Yuen | Ng Kin Hung | 곽 자건
Blu-ray Region Code: All Region What is it?
Release Date: 2013-10-23
Language: Cantonese, Mandarin
Subtitles: English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese
Place of Origin: Hong Kong
Picture Format: [HD] High Definition What is it?
Aspect Ratio: 1.78 : 1, Widescreen
Sound Information: Dolby Digital 5.1, 7.1, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio
Disc Format(s): Blu-ray, 25 GB - Single Layer
Screen Resolution: 1080p (1920 x 1080 progressive scan)
Rating: III
Duration: 92 (mins)
Publisher: Mei Ah (HK)
Package Weight: 120 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1034174661

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3 stories, 3 surprises, magical love, crazy jokes, sexy hot stuff, car stunts, gangsters' fights, all in one. The police are after Yao and Yan who later run into Peng. Three of them join the club. A bunch of gangsters want Peng, while the police want Yao and Yan. Meanwhile, Jay and Moon is going fast and furious in a car. They almost hit Peng... All of the characters end up in the same street at the same time. Yet they're all going to be responsible for their own karma.
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Professional Review of "Hardcore Comedy (2013) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version)"

November 25, 2013

With the success of Pang Ho Cheung's foul mouthed and hilarious Vulgaria having proved that rude and crude are still popular at the Hong Kong box office, it's only natural that other film makers would follow suit. And so, up step directors Andy Lo, Henri Wong and Chong Siu Wing with the category III rated Hardcore Comedy which as its title suggests, aims for raucous pop culture laughs and unfettered bawdiness. Split into three linked stories and revolving around sex, drugs, superheroes and more, the film has a cast packed with attractive faces, including Dada Chan (Vulgaria), Michelle Wai (Girl$), Christine Kuo (Lan Kwai Fong 2), Kelvin Kwan (Tales from the Dark 2), Oscar Leung (Young and Dangerous Reloaded) and William Chan (Triad).

The film opens with Henri Wong's "Shocking Wet Dreams? in which a couple of college losers (Kelvin Kwan and Terence Siufay) are forced by a housing shortage at their school to move into an apartment in a brothel. Surrounded by wild and unfeasibly attractive prostitutes, not to mention A beautiful and strangely innocent neighbour (Michelle Wai), the two gradually get involved in their lives, and eventually don superhero guises to try and protect them when things get rough. Next up is Chong Siu Wing's "Run on Drug" which follows a recently dumped man (William Chan) who ends up agreeing to deliver psychedelic mushrooms for a transvestite drug dealer. After meeting a gorgeous client in a nightclub (Dada Chan), the two end up having a series of odd adventures around town, with romance and/or sex on the cards. Finally, in "Can't Stop the Killing" Andy Lo tells the tale of an unfortunate sushi chef (Oscar Leung), whose gambling addiction lands him in serious trouble with the gangs and who runs into a former flame (Christine Kuo) at the worst possible time.

It's pretty hard to fault Hardcore Comedy in terms of delivering on its modest promises, and as a less intelligent or artful take on the near-poetic crudeness of Vulgaria it generally succeeds, at least for viewers who enjoy gutter humour and wackiness. The film certainly serves up raunchy content, with plenty of nudity, sex, perversity, drugs and other fun stuff, and while some of its weirdness feels either pointless or forced, it earns several extra points for scattergun style imagination. The gags per minute rate is impressively high, and though some inevitably fall flat or are just plain baffling, there are lots of laughs to be had, especially during the first two segments. While nowhere near up to the standard of Pang Ho Cheung's razor sharp satire, the script is generally solid and has a few clever moments here and there - Hong Kong residents or Cantonese speakers will undoubtedly get more out of the film, with there being lots of cultural references and smutty language punning.

Of the three tales, "Shocking Wet Dreams" is arguably the best, if mainly for the basic reason that it packs in the most craziness, odd twists and scantily clad women. Though the bizarre tale of the two nerds makes little sense, it's a bright and breezy opener, and has plenty of memorable moments of silliness. "Run on Drug" is also very enjoyable, and works nicely as a short road trip through some of Hong Kong's stranger back streets, and though its plot is pretty flimsy, there's enough chemistry between William Chan and the stunning Dada Chan to make it work. "Can't Stop the Killing" isn't quite so successful, feeling a bit too random, though it still has a fair few laughs and creative touches - by this stage, many viewers are likely to be a bit exhausted by the film's manic energy and lack of sense.

It helps that the film as a whole has some decent production values and a kind of Lan Kwai Fong aesthetic, with all three directors taking a music video style approach to editing and pacing. The visuals are unsurprisingly colourful and flashy throughout, and despite having quite a low budget, the film does look suitably glossy, making the most of its attractive young cast with lots of leering camera work. At the same time though, there's something vaguely innocent about it, and for all the sleaze and miscreant behaviour, the film is never nasty or misogynistic, something which definitely helps when treating it as a guilty pleasure.

This sums up Hardcore Comedy quite well, offering as it does an hour and a half of disposable fun, profanity and naughtiness that hits most of its targets and never outstays its welcome too much. It's unfair to criticise Andy Lo, Henri Wong and Chong Siu Wing for not equalling the wit or talent of Pang Ho Cheung, and fans of low brow material should find a more than acceptable quotient of laughs.

by James Mudge - BeyondHollywood.com

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