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Kawashima Yoshiko (1990) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) Blu-ray Region A

Andy Lau (Actor) | Anita Mui (Actor) | Lawrence Ng | Blackie Ko
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All Editions Rating: Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9.3 out of 10 (3)

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One of Anita Mui's most acclaimed performances is the title role in Kawashima Yoshiko, a sweeping 1990 biopic about the life and death of the Manchurian princess executed as a Japanese agent in 1948. Based on a book by acclaimed author Lilian Lee (Farewell my Concubine, Green Snake) and costarring the one and only Andy Lau, Kawashima Yoshiko carries a lot of cinematic clout, not the least of which is Mui's nuanced portrayal of one of the most complicated and controversial figures of modern Chinese history. Kawashima was reviled as a ruthless traitor for much of the twentieth century, but this thoughtful film demands a rethinking of the tragic circumstances that led the last Chinese princess - and her country - down the road to ruin.

Born less than five years before the fall of the Qing dynasty, Princess Dongzhen grows up in Japan, where she is indoctrinated into the emerging fascist regime. After being callously forced into a political marriage to a Mongolian prince, Dongzhen - now called Kawashima Yoshiko - swears to take vengeance on the world that discarded her. As an agent for the Japanese, Kawashima ruthlessly sets out to re-establish the Manchurian royal family, eventually becoming a general in the Imperial Japanese army. Unleashing a bloody reign of terror on her former countrymen, Kawashima succeeds in securing her place in history, but as the war draws towards its inevitable conclusion, the former princess finds herself trapped in a deadly web of her own devising.

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Product Title: Kawashima Yoshiko (1990) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) 川島芳子 (1990) (Blu-ray) (香港版) 川岛芳子 (1990) (Blu-ray) (香港版) 川島芳子 (1990) (Blu-ray) (香港版) Kawashima Yoshiko (1990) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version)
Artist Name(s): Andy Lau (Actor) | Anita Mui (Actor) | Lawrence Ng | Blackie Ko | Patrick Tse | Derek Yee | Idy Chan | Ken Lo 劉 德華 (Actor) | 梅艷芳 (Actor) | 吳啟華 | 柯受良 | 謝賢 | 爾 冬陞 | 陳玉蓮 | 盧惠光 刘 德华 (Actor) | 梅艳芳 (Actor) | 吴启华 | 柯受良 | 谢贤 | 尔 冬升 | 陈玉莲 | 卢惠光 劉徳華 (アンディ・ラウ) (Actor) | 梅艶芳 (アニタ・ムイ) (Actor) | 呉啓華(ン・カイワー) | 柯受良(ブラッキー・コー) | 謝賢(パトリック・ツェー) | 爾冬陞(イー・トンシン) | 陳玉蓮(チャン・ヨクリン) | 慮恵光(ロー・ワイコン) 유덕화 (Actor) | Anita Mui (Actor) | Lawrence Ng | 가수량 | Patrick Tse | Derek Yee | Idy Chan | Ken Lo
Director: Fong Ling Ching 方令正 方令正 Fong Ling Ching Fong Ling Ching
Blu-ray Region Code: A - Americas (North, Central and South except French Guiana), Korea, Japan, South East Asia (including Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan) What is it?
Release Date: 2013-09-24
Language: Cantonese, Mandarin
Subtitles: English, Traditional Chinese
Place of Origin: Hong Kong
Picture Format: [HD] High Definition What is it?
Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1, Widescreen
Sound Information: 7.1, Dolby Digital EX(TM) / THX Surround EX(TM), 6.1, DTS-HD Master Audio
Disc Format(s): Blu-ray
Screen Resolution: 1080p (1920 x 1080 progressive scan)
Video Codecs: AVC (MPEG-4 Part 10)
Rating: II
Duration: 110 (mins)
Publisher: Kam & Ronson Enterprises Co Ltd
Package Weight: 120 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1034099515

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Director: Fong Ling Ching

Kawashima Yoshiko, the daughter of emperor Xu, was sent to Japan for training when she was an adolescent in order to rebuild Ching Empire. Yoshiko experienced many ups and downs, however, her life was a tragedy, ending up by being executed in Beijing when she was just forty-two.
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Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9.3 out of 10 (3)

Anonymous

May 25, 2005

This customer review refers to Kawashima Yoshiko (VCD) (Hong Kong Version)
collect it Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10
honestly i am not a fan of both andy lau and anita mui, yet this is a very interesting story - again by li pi hua of green snake and rouge. some of her novels are translated into different languages and can be found in some parts of europe. great acting skills though.
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Anonymous

April 7, 2004

This customer review refers to Kawashima Yoshiko
GREAT ACTING BY ANITA AND ANDY Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
Great nuanced acting by Anita, Andy Lau, Derek Yee and Patrick Tze. Script is worthy of talents like Anita and Andy. I felt such an enormous sense of loss of Anita after watching this movie (after her demise), and also came to appreciate what a great actor Andy Lau is from this movie. MOvies like
Lee Rock I, II, Full Trottle, A Moment of Ramance, HOme in HOng Kong and As tears goes By tells me Andy is truly a great acting talent, almost in the same league as Chow Yan Fat, Anita Mui, Leslie Cheung, the two Tony Leungs.
Run and get this movie - its worth every penny. Then get Mon Armor by Anita and Tony Leong Kar Fai. True classics and showcase of hong kong talent, which sadly i didnt realize till the demise of the Leslie and Anita. I pray that Andy and the Tony Leungs will still be around as there too little talents around nowadays.
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Anonymous

December 31, 2002

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Interesting Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
Although this film was made in 1990, it is a pretty interesting film as it talked about the extraordinary life of Kawashima Yoshiko(a Manchurian princess who was sent to Japan when she was young and later helped the Japanese to establish the State of Manchukuo and betrayed China during the Second World War).
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