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Love In Space (2011) (DVD) (Hong Kong Version) DVD Region 3

Aaron Kwok (Actor) | Rene Liu (Actor) | Eason Chan (Actor) | Xu Fan (Actor)
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"Give love a chance!"

After the surprise success of Hot Summer Days, directors Tony Chan and Wing Shya - along with producer Fruit Chan - return for another gorgeous, star-studded romantic comedy produced by Hollywood studio 20th Century Fox. This time, the filmmakers set their sights beyond China and Hong Kong, with Angelababy (Hot Summer Days), Guey Lun Mei (Taipei Exchanges), and Rene Liu (Run Papa Run) looking for love in Beijing, Sydney, and even outer space! In addition to three strong female stars, Love in Space also co-stars Jing Boran (Hot Summer Days), Eason Chan (Lover's Discourse), and Aaron Kwok (Love For Life) as the objects of their affection. Featuring beautiful locations, equally beautiful people, and three charming love stories that will warm everyone's hearts, Love in Space is definitely one of the sweetest romantic comedies of the year!

The Huang Sisters - astronaut Rose (Rene Liu), art student Lily (Guey Lun Mei), and derided actress Peony (Angelababy) - are all facing their own respective romantic problems. Rose is stuck on a space station with her ex-boyfriend Michael (Aaron Kwok), Lily has to overcome her fear of bacteria for a relationship with garbage man Johnny (Eason Chan), and Peony falls in love with struggling writer Wen Feng (Jing Boran) while working incognito in a café as research for her next role. Even their mother (Xu Fan) is facing her own romantic dilemma when Peony's driver Uncle Hua falls for her. Soon, the Huang women will realize that as long as they take a chance on love, happiness is only a few steps away.

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Product Title: Love In Space (2011) (DVD) (Hong Kong Version) 全球熱戀 (2011) (DVD) (香港版) 全球热恋 (2011) (DVD) (香港版) 全球熱戀 (2011) (DVD) (香港版) Love In Space (2011) (DVD) (Hong Kong Version)
Artist Name(s): Aaron Kwok (Actor) | Rene Liu (Actor) | Eason Chan (Actor) | Xu Fan (Actor) | Guey Lun Mei (Actor) | Chapman To (Actor) | Liu Jin Shan (Actor) | Jing Bo Ran (Actor) | Angelababy (Yang Ying) 郭富城 (Actor) | 劉若英 (Actor) | 陳 奕迅 (Actor) | 徐帆 (Actor) | 桂綸鎂 (Actor) | 杜汶澤 (Actor) | 劉金山 (Actor) | 井柏然 (Actor) | 楊 穎 郭富城 (Actor) | 刘若英 (Actor) | 陈 奕迅 (Actor) | 徐帆 (Actor) | 桂纶镁 (Actor) | 杜汶泽 (Actor) | 刘金山 (Actor) | 井柏然 (Actor) | 杨 颖 郭富城 (アーロン・コック) (Actor) | 劉若英(レネ・リウ) (Actor) | 陳奕迅(イーソン・チャン) (Actor) | 徐帆(シュイ・ファン) (Actor) | 桂綸鎂 (グイ・ルンメイ) (Actor) | 杜汶澤 (チャップマン・トー) (Actor) | 劉金山(リウ・ジンシャン) (Actor) | 井柏然(ジン・ボーラン) (Actor) | Angelababy (アンジェラベイビー) 곽부성 (Actor) | Rene Liu (Actor) | Eason Chan (Actor) | Xu Fan (Actor) | Guey Lun Mei (Actor) | Chapman To (Actor) | Liu Jin Shan (Actor) | Jing Bo Ran (Actor) | 안젤라베이비
Director: Tony Chan | Wing Shya 陳國輝 | 夏永康 陈国辉 | 夏永康 陳國輝(トニー・チャン) | 夏永康(ウィン・シャ) Tony Chan | Wing Shya
Release Date: 2011-12-22
Language: Mandarin
Subtitles: English, Traditional Chinese, Bahasa (Malaysia), Thai
Country of Origin: Hong Kong
Picture Format: NTSC What is it?
Aspect Ratio: 1.78 : 1, Widescreen
Sound Information: Dolby Digital 5.1
Disc Format(s): DVD
Region Code: 3 - South East Asia (including Hong Kong, S. Korea and Taiwan) What is it?
Rating: IIA
Duration: 104 (mins)
Publisher: 20th Century Fox
Package Weight: 120 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1026224197

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Special Feature : Deleted Scenes

Director: Tony Chan, Wing Shya

An ensemble romantic comedy, LOVE IN SPACE is the follow up to the directing team's box office hit, HOT SUMMER DAYS. The story sollows a mother and her three grown daughters as they juggle their assorted love lies. Each woman is successful in everything except love - until they unexpectedly encounter new remances in Beijing, Sydney, and even on the moon.
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Professional Review of "Love In Space (2011) (DVD) (Hong Kong Version)"

January 11, 2012

As can be guessed from its title, Love in Space is a romantic comedy, which sees directors Tony Chan and Wing Shya following up their surprise 2010 hit Hot Summer Days with more of the same. Boasting Fruit Chan back on board as producer and a glossy budget courtesy of Hollywood studio 20th Century Fox, the film is headlined by a trio of top female stars in Rene Liu (Run Papa Run), Guey Lun Mei (Taipei Exchanges) and Angelababy (Hot Summer Days), with high profile male support from Eason Chan (Lover's Discourse), Aaron Kwok (Love For Life) and Jing Boran (Hot Summer Days).

The film follows the amusing romantic adventures and misadventures of the three Huang sisters and their mother in a series of intertwining subplots. Lily (Guey Lun Mei) is a budding artist in Sydney whose love life is complicated by her obsessive-compulsive fear of germs - put to the test when she meets charming garbage collector Johnny (Eason Chan). Meanwhile in Beijing, younger sister Peony (Angelababy) is determined to shed her "worst actress" label by researching her next role as a cafe waitress through real life experience, falling for writer Wen Feng (Jing Boran) in the process. Finally, miles above the earth, Rose (Rene Liu) is on a space station with her ex Michael (Aaron Kwok), trying to figure out where they went wrong.

As with Hot Summer Days, Tony Chan and Wing Shya clearly have in mind the modest ambition of an all star romantic comedy ensemble piece, and on those terms Love in Space certainly succeeds. Thanks to a decent script and neat sense of structure and flow, the various stories and subplots fit together comfortably, and the tactic of packing in popular actresses and actors works well. All of the headliners are on good form, playing basically likeable quirky characters, and this goes some way to engaging the viewer and helping to hold the interest. Crucially, there's a winning sense of chemistry to most of the pairings, with Eason Chan and Guey Lun Mei, and Angelababy and Jing Boran making for cute, and at least semi-believable couples. This does make the film pretty romantic, and though it's be a stretch to actually call it moving, it's heart-warming enough without ever being too melodramatic.

The film is bright and breezy throughout, and though the script makes a few stabs at seriousness, it really doesn't have a cynical or negative bone in its sweetly saccharine body. Chan and Shya keep things moving along at a bright and breezy pace, and though inherently predictable and determinedly risk free the film hits all the right notes and delivers in fine fashion, boosted by a pleasant variety of different settings in different countries. There's a definite and wise lack of pretension on display, mixed with a gentle, never too wacky sense of humour, which makes for a handful of decent, unforced laughs along the way.

Strangely, the film's only real problem lies in its space subplot. Although they do win the film a few points for living up to its title, the sequences in space are quite literally disconnected from the rest of the narrative, despite efforts to make it seem otherwise by occasionally panning the camera up to the sky. While both Rene Liu and Aaron Kwok are fine, they are saddled with the least interesting characters of the film, in part because the viewer never really finds out much about them, or indeed about their mission, which rather bizarrely seems to have something to do with trying to grow thorn-free roses. No matter how many times the directors throw in a quick blast of The Blue Danube Waltz (presumably as a reference to Kubrick's classic 2001: a Space Odyssey, the space scenes never feel like much more than an add-on.

Still, this isn't enough to derail the film, and Love in Space is easily one of the more palatable Chinese romantic comedies of late. Fun and fluffy without overplaying its hand and benefitting from an appealing cast of attractive stars, it's sure to be enjoyed by fans of the form, and stands as another perfectly acceptable date movie and solid piece of commercial cinema from directors Tony Chan and Wing Shya.

by James Mudge - BeyondHollywood.com

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