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Lui Ming (Raymond Wong) and Yeung Ah Wei (Eric Tsang) are lifelong rivals who challenge one another to just about everything that they can think of, and now they're competing over the birth of an heir. Lui Ming, who suffers from Alzheimer's Disease, threatens his nephew Scallop (Ronald Cheng) to have a child with wife Suet (Fiona Sit) as quick as possible after finding out about the baby girl carried by Yeung's son Alex (Alex Lam) and wife Shan Shan (Karena Chin). Hiring midwife Kung Sham (Sandra Ng), who has incredible reproducing skills, to help Scallop and Suet conceive, they eventually come up with a make-do plan to cope with their father-in-law Lui Ming's constant request.
|Product Title:||Hello Babies (2014) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) 六福喜事 (2014) (Blu-ray) (香港版) 六福喜事 (2014) (Blu-ray) (香港版) 六福喜事 (2014) (Blu-ray) (香港版) Hello Babies (2014) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version)|
|Artist Name(s):||Ronald Cheng (Actor) | Eric Tsang (Actor) | Sandra Ng (Actor) | Fiona Sit (Actor) | Karena Ng (Actor) | Alex Lam (Actor) | Raymond Wong (Actor) | Lynn Xiong (Actor) | Miriam Yeung (Actor) | Sam Lee (Actor) | Cheung Tat Ming (Actor) | Louis Koo (Actor) | Alex Fong Lik Sun (Actor) | Raymond Lam (Actor) | Jo Koo (Actor) | Charmaine Fong (Actor) | Ha Chun Chau (Actor) | Stephy Tang (Actor) | Miki Yeung (Actor) | Da Peng (Actor) | Bob Lam (Actor) | Lim Jack (Actor) | Vincent Kok (Actor) 鄭中基 (Actor) | 曾志偉 (Actor) | 吳君如 (Actor) | 薛 凱琪 (Actor) | 吳 千語 (Actor) | 林 德信 (Actor) | 黃 百鳴 (Actor) | 熊 黛林 (Actor) | 楊千嬅 (Actor) | 李璨琛 (Actor) | 張達明 (Actor) | 古天樂 (Actor) | 方 力申 (Actor) | 林峯 (Actor) | 谷祖琳 (Actor) | 方皓玟 (Actor) | 夏春秋 (Actor) | 鄧麗欣 (Actor) | 楊愛瑾 (Actor) | 大鵬 (Actor) | 林盛斌 (Actor) | 林 德榮 (Actor) | 谷德昭 (Actor) 郑中基 (Actor) | 曾志伟 (Actor) | 吴君如 (Actor) | 薛 凯琪 (Actor) | 吴 千语 (Actor) | 林 德信 (Actor) | 黄 百鸣 (Actor) | 熊 黛林 (Actor) | 杨千嬅 (Actor) | 李璨琛 (Actor) | 张达明 (Actor) | 古天乐 (Actor) | 方力申 (Actor) | 林峯 (Actor) | 谷祖琳 (Actor) | 方皓玟 (Actor) | 夏春秋 (Actor) | 邓丽欣 (Actor) | 杨爱瑾 (Actor) | 大鹏 (Actor) | 林盛斌 (Actor) | 林 德荣 (Actor) | 谷德昭 (Actor) 鄭中基（ロナルド・チェン） (Actor) | 曾志偉 （エリック・ツァン） (Actor) | 呉君如 （サンドラ・ン） (Actor) | 薛凱琪 （フィオナ・シッ） (Actor) | Karena Ng (Actor) | 林德信（アレックス・ラム） (Actor) | 黄百鳴（レイモンド・ウォン） (Actor) | 熊黛林 （リン・ホン） (Actor) | 楊千嬅 （ミリアム・ヨン） (Actor) | 李燦森（サム・リー） (Actor) | 張達明（チョン・ダッミン） (Actor) | 古天樂 （ルイス・クー） (Actor) | 方力申 （アレックス・フォン） (Actor) | 林峯（レイモンド・ラム） (Actor) | 谷祖琳 （ジョー・コク） (Actor) | 方皓玟 （カーメイン・フォン） (Actor) | Ha Chun Chau (Actor) | 鄧麗欣 （ステフィ・タン） (Actor) | 楊愛瑾（ミキ・ヨン） (Actor) | 大鵬（ダーポン） (Actor) | 林盛斌（リン・シェンビン） (Actor) | Lim Jack (Actor) | 谷徳昭（ビンセント・コク） (Actor) Ronald Cheng (Actor) | Eric Tsang (Actor) | Sandra Ng (Actor) | Fiona Sit (Actor) | Karena Ng (Actor) | Alex Lam (Actor) | Raymond Wong (Actor) | Lynn Xiong (Actor) | Miriam Yeung (Actor) | Sam Lee (Actor) | Cheung Tat Ming (Actor) | 고천락 (Actor) | Alex Fong Lik Sun (Actor) | Raymond Lam (Actor) | Jo Koo (Actor) | Charmaine Fong (Actor) | Ha Chun Chau (Actor) | Stephy Tang (Actor) | Miki Yeung (Actor) | Da Peng (Actor) | Bob Lam (Actor) | Lim Jack (Actor) | Vincent Kok (Actor)|
|Director:||Vincent Kok 谷德昭 谷德昭 谷徳昭（ビンセント・コク） Vincent Kok|
|Producer:||Raymond Wong 黃 百鳴 黄 百鸣 黄百鳴（レイモンド・ウォン） Raymond Wong|
|Blu-ray Region Code:||All Region What is it?|
|Subtitles:||English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese|
|Place of Origin:||Hong Kong|
|Picture Format:||[HD] High Definition What is it?|
|Sound Information:||Dolby Digital EX(TM) / THX Surround EX(TM)|
|Screen Resolution:||1080p (1920 x 1080 progressive scan)|
|Package Weight:||120 (g)|
|Shipment Unit:||1 What is it?|
|YesAsia Catalog No.:||1035344513|
The rich merchant Lui Ming and his old opponent Yeung Wai fight for everything for years. This time they compete to be a grandpa first!
Yeung is going to have a grandson from his son Alex and daughter-in-law Shan. Lui therefore threats his grandnephew couple Scallop and Snowy who live off his money to have a baby, or will cut off all financial supports. Liu also hires the Super Star midwife Gong San to supervise and urge Scallop and Snowy. The couple’s life turns upside down, but recalls their romantic passion of the beginning of love….
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Professional Review of "Hello Babies (2014) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version)"
In its own way, Hello Babies is something of a landmark, with traditional Lunar New Year box office rivals Eric Tsang and Raymond Wong joining forces for a combined assault on audiences instead of offering up more instalments in the All's Well Ends Well and I Love Hong Kong series. Prolific director and actor Vincent Kok (Hotel Deluxe) writes and directs, pulling together the usual cast of familiar faces who tend to appear in this kind of extremely popular seasonal film, including the likes of Ronald Cheng, Fiona Sit, Alex Lam, Sandra Ng and others, with plenty of famous gag cameos being thrown in along the way.
Though essentially an hour and a half of good-natured nonsense, for what it's worth, the plot revolves around Raymond Wong and Eric Tsang as long standing rivals Lui Ming and Yeung Ah Wei, competing in a race to see who can push their younger family members to give them a male heir first. This doesn't sit too well with Lui Ming's nephew Scallop (Ronald Cheng) or his wife Suet (Fiona Sit), who would prefer to simply kick back and spend his money, their marriage long having been stuck in a rut. To try and turn things around, Lui Ming brings in midwife extraordinaire Kung Sham (Sandra Ng), hoping to push the pair to conceive before his Alzheimer's Disease gets worse. Meanwhile, Yeung has problems of his own, with his son Alex (Alex Lam) and wife Shan Shan (Karena Chin) only seeming to be able to produce girls.
Any viewers familiar with Hong Kong Lunar New Year comedies should already have a pretty good idea what to expect with Hello Babies and it's very much a film which plays things wholly by the numbers and which sticks to giving the audience what they came to see. This translates to a brisk and breezy hour and a half of random jokes and gibberish, with low brow humour being the order of the day, Vincent Kok leaving no stone unturned in his hunt for cheap laughs and wackiness. For this kind of film, it's actually pretty funny, and has a good few moments of genuine amusement and crude creativity sprinkled throughout, with a smuttier edge than usual (likely to be especially appreciated by Cantonese speaking viewers) and some funny slapstick set pieces. The pop culture references come thick and fast (including the apparently still obligatory Ip Man nod), and while these vary in their effectiveness or sense, this does give the film a pleasingly local and old school Hong Kong type feel (as does the amusingly constant product placement).
It helps that the cast all seem to be having fun themselves, and as an ensemble piece it's got plenty of the necessary comic chemistry between the main players, all of whom are on likeable form despite having roles that basically see them playing exaggerated versions of their own public personas. Veteran headliners Raymond Wong and Eric Tsang are fine (the film's odd depiction of Alzheimer's Disease aside), though it's the amusingly over the top Ronald Cheng and Fiona Sit who get most of the screen time and laughs, making for an entertaining central couple and spending the entire running time bickering and behaving daftly. While the rest of the cast (Alex Lam and Karena Chin) are there mainly as scenery, frequently verging on the enjoyably wooden, the cameos make for some playful moments, Louis Koo's appearance in particular.
As a Lunar New Year comedy, Hello Babies is definitely above average, and though there's nothing very different here, it delivers exactly according to plan and should go down well with its intended audience. These films prove popular year in and year out, and so it's hard to really criticise Vincent Kok for offering up more of the same, and as an unpretentious piece of silliness there's certainly a lot worse out there.
by James Mudge - BeyondHollywood.com