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Love Unto Wastes (1986) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) Blu-ray Region A

Tony Leung Chiu Wai (Actor) | Irene Wan (Actor) | Chow Yun Fat (Actor) | Tsai Chin (Actor)
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Before making the acclaimed Rouge with the late Anita Mui and Leslie Cheung, Stanley Kwan directed his second feature film, Love Unto Wastes in 1986. Though less popular than Rouge, the film is loved by Hong Kong cinema fans, and stars Chow Yun Fat, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Elaine Jin, Tsai Chin and Irene Wan. While the actors were quite green when making Love Unto Wastes, all of them enjoyed much greater fame later in their careers, especially Chow and Leung who are now famous worldwide. As for the three leading actresses, Elaine Jin has made a name in Taiwanese cinema, like Edward Yang's Yi Yi, whereas Tsai Chin is an acclaimed singer. Irene Wan found much popularity in TVB dramas in the 1990s. William Chang, who later created the beautiful settings for many Wong Kar Wai movies, served as the art director for Love Unto Wastes.

Taiwanese girls Jade (Elaine Jin) and Suk Ling (Tsai Chin) come to Hong Kong and befriend Hong Kong model Billie (Irene Wan). All of them share the same quest for fame. They come across the handsome young Jean Cheung (Tony Leung) and he immediately falls for Billie. After celebrating Jade's birthday, Suk Ling is murdered on her way home. Sergeant Lan (Chow Yun Fat), a lonely divorcee, starts to investigate the case and gets to know these three young people. The love triangle among Jade, Billie and Jean marks Love Unto Wastes as a romance, but the unresolved murder case enriches the film with a mysterious dimension, making it a title worth revisiting.

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Product Title: Love Unto Wastes (1986) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) 地下情 (1986) (Blu-ray) (香港版) 地下情 (1986) (Blu-ray) (香港版) Love Unto Wastes (1986) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) Love Unto Wastes (1986) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version)
Artist Name(s): Tony Leung Chiu Wai (Actor) | Irene Wan (Actor) | Chow Yun Fat (Actor) | Tsai Chin (Actor) | Elaine Jin (Actor) | Chow Sau Lan (Actor) 梁 朝偉 (Actor) | 溫碧霞 (Actor) | 周潤發 (Actor) | 蔡琴 (Actor) | 金燕玲 (Actor) | 周秀蘭 (Actor) 梁 朝伟 (Actor) | 温碧霞 (Actor) | 周润发 (Actor) | 蔡琴 (Actor) | 金燕玲 (Actor) | 周秀兰 (Actor) 梁朝偉 (トニー・レオン) (Actor) | 温碧霞(アイリーン・ワン) (Actor) | 周潤發 (チョウ・ユンファ) (Actor) | 蔡琴(ツァイ・チン) (Actor) | 金燕玲(イレイン・カム) (Actor) | Chow Sau Lan (Actor) 양조위 (Actor) | Irene Wan (Actor) | 주윤발 (Actor) | Tsai Chin (Actor) | Elaine Jin (Actor) | Chow Sau Lan (Actor)
Director: Stanley Kwan 關錦鵬 关锦鹏 關錦鵬 (スタンリー・クァン) Kwan Stanley
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: 2021-06-30
Language: Cantonese, Mandarin
Subtitles: English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese
Place of Origin: Hong Kong
Picture Format: [HD] High Definition What is it?
Widescreen Anamorphic: Yes
Disc Format(s): Blu-ray
Screen Resolution: 1080p (1920 x 1080 progressive scan)
Duration: 96 (mins)
Publisher: Panorama (HK)
Package Weight: 120 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1103552881

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首度推出 藍光影碟

出品人 潘廸生
監制 梁李少霞
編劇 黎 傑 / 邱戴安平
美術指導 張叔平

導演 關錦鵬

梁朝偉 溫碧霞 金燕玲 周潤發 蔡 琴

俞 琤 周秀蘭

*** 首批附送 原裝電影海報咭 (乙張)﹐數量有限﹐送完即止﹗***

少女阮貝兒﹙溫碧霞 飾﹚及來自臺灣的朋友廖玉屏﹙金燕玲 飾﹚和趙淑玲﹙蔡琴 飾﹚皆以成名為人生目標。她們在酒吧認識米鋪少東張樹海﹙梁朝偉 飾﹚。張樹海被阮貝兒的外錶吸引﹐兩人很快共墮愛河并同居。廖玉屏生日﹐四人一起過了熱鬧的一天。

一夜﹐廖玉屏深夜返家發現趙淑玲被殺﹐悲痛不已。探長藍振強﹙周潤發 飾﹚負責調查這宗命案。訊問過程中﹐廖玉屏始發現她與趙淑玲雖是好友﹐但趙淑玲對她卻事事隱瞞。張樹海陪廖玉屏回家﹐廖玉屏觸景傷情﹐張樹海盡力安慰﹐兩人發生關系。其後廖玉屏發覺懷了張樹海的孩子﹐阮貝兒大為震驚﹐張樹海卻不知如何取舍。最後阮貝兒和廖玉屏均決定離開他﹐三人這時才發現最愛的人其實都是自己。
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Professional Review of "Love Unto Wastes (1986) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version)"

November 6, 2006

This professional review refers to Love Unto Wastes (VCD) (Hong Kong Version)
The question is asked: "What breaks our hearts?" There's no one answer, but this movie comes close: as tender as regret, as insubstantial as smoke it breezes by with barely a whisper and leaves a stain on your heart. Stanley Kwan's second movie is at once eloquent, tragic, halting, and humorous as it tries to map out what makes us hurt.

Three female friends from Taiwan share an apartment in Hong Kong: Chiu Suk-ling (Cai Qin) a shovel-faced singer whose lack of good looks is compensated by a nurturing den mother personality; Liu (Elaine Jin who played Hsu Qi's mother in Gorgeous and Nic Tse's mother in Metade Fumaca) is an actress out of work for two years and trying to find a way back into the business; and Billie Yuen (Irene Wan) a young model whose career is just starting to take off.

Like drifting asteroids, Jean Cheung (Tony Leung Chiu-wai, who keeps chirping, "Call me Tony,") and Chow Yun-fat (the closest a Hong Kong film has come to replicating Columbo) are pulled gently into the women's orbit and everything is idyllic, until a murder freezes the warm human connections between men and women. Kwan doesn't pick out the murderer, he doesn't point fingers, pull out his hair or try to explain. When men and women fall in love, someone gets hurt. Sometimes killed.

There's a dewy freshness to the performances here. Elaine Jin, Cai Qin, Tony Leung, Chow Yun-fat and Stanley Kwan are all in the first bloom of their careers and they seem as innocent and wide-eyed as newborn babes. The considerable, cancerous evil one of them brings to the table is all the more shocking in light of this. The women are at once as comprehensible and impenetrable as the women we've come to expect from Stanley Kwan. Tony Leung is adorable as a jug-eared nouveau yuppie, and Chow Yun-fat is a bottomless well of compassion, forgiveness and human understanding.

Tracing the lives and loves of Hong Kong yuppies, Stanley Kwan maps a delicate topography that moves from Hong Kong high rises and clubs, to crumbling go-downs; from Hong Kong to Taiwan and back again. Without roots, but not without feelings, his actors are like beautiful, perfect peaches. It hurts to watch the way they bruise themselves.

Stephen Teo, the noted Hong Kong film critic, considers this Kwan's breakthrough film, and despite a few stiff edits and line-readings, one can see his point.

by Grady Hendrix

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