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Men On The Dragon (2018) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) Blu-ray Region A

Francis Ng (Actor) | Kenny Wong (Actor) | Nancy Wu (Actor) | Poon Chan Leung (Actor)
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Four men beat midlife crisis through dragon boat racing in the acclaimed sports comedy-drama Men on the Dragon! Author and screenwriter Sunny Chan makes his directorial debut with this humorous and uplifting underdog story that earned 11 nominations at the Hong Kong Film Awards. Francis Ng (The Leakers), Kenny Wong (Firestorm), Poon Chan Leung (The Moment) and Tony Wu (Weeds on Fire) form a ragtag crew of rookie dragon boat racers whose middling daily lives and numerous gripes reflect the stories of many Hong Kongers. Jennifer Yu (Distinction) co-stars as their coach and TVB actress Nancy Wu as Francis Ng's ambiguous romantic interest. RubberBand provided the film's award-winning score and theme song.

Lung (Francis Ng), Suk Yi (Poon Chan Leung) and William (Tony Wu) are typical unmotivated guys who work as technicians at a broadband company. With massive layoffs incoming, the three join the company's newly formed dragon boat racing team along with humorless manager Tai (Kenny Wong) in a bid to keep their jobs. These questionably fit geezers, who are used to getting by with doing the minimum, suddenly have to give their all to train for a dragon boat racing competition.

This edition includes making-of, deleted scenes, outtakes, trailer, music videos, commentary and the film soundtrack on the Blu-ray. First Press comes with a sticker sheet, a temporary tattoo sheet and a postcard, only available while supplies last.

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Product Title: Men On The Dragon (2018) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) 逆流大叔 (2018) (Blu-ray) (香港版) 逆流大叔 (2018) (Blu-ray) (香港版) Men On The Dragon (2018) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) Men On The Dragon (2018) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version)
Artist Name(s): Francis Ng (Actor) | Kenny Wong (Actor) | Nancy Wu (Actor) | Poon Chan Leung (Actor) | Jacqueline Chong (Actor) | Tony Wu (Actor) | Liu Jun Jiang (Actor) | Jennifer Yu (Actor) 吳鎮宇 (Actor) | 黃德斌 (Actor) | 胡 定欣 (Actor) | 潘燦良 (Actor) | 莊 思敏 (Actor) | 胡 子彤 (Actor) | 柳 俊江 (Actor) | 余 香凝 (Actor) 吴镇宇 (Actor) | 黄德斌 (Actor) | 胡 定欣 (Actor) | 潘灿良 (Actor) | 庄 思敏 (Actor) | 胡 子彤 (Actor) | 柳 俊江 (Actor) | 余 香凝 (Actor) 呉鎮宇 (フランシス・ン) (Actor) | 黄徳斌(ケニー・ウォン) (Actor) | Nancy Wu (Actor) | 潘燦良(パン・ツァンリョン) (Actor) | 莊思敏(ジャクリーン・チョン) (Actor) | Tony Wu (Actor) | Liu Jun Jiang (Actor) | Jennifer Yu (Actor) Francis Ng (Actor) | Kenny Wong (Actor) | Nancy Wu (Actor) | Poon Chan Leung (Actor) | Jacqueline Chong (Actor) | Tony Wu (Actor) | Liu Jun Jiang (Actor) | Jennifer Yu (Actor)
Director: Sunny Chan 陳詠燊 陈咏燊 Sunny Chan Sunny Chan
Producer: Joe Ma 馬偉豪 马伟豪 馬偉豪(ジョー・マー) Joe Ma
Writer: Sunny Chan 陳詠燊 陈咏燊 Sunny Chan Sunny Chan
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: 2019-06-06
Language: Cantonese, Original Soundtrack
Subtitles: English, Traditional Chinese
Country of Origin: Hong Kong
Picture Format: [HD] High Definition What is it?
Sound Information: Dolby Digital
Disc Format(s): Blu-ray
Screen Resolution: 1080p (1920 x 1080 progressive scan)
Rating: IIB
Publisher: Panorama (HK)
Package Weight: 100 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1074548736

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Lung, Tai Suk-yi and William are happy-go-lucky employees of a broadband network company who muddle their way through each day at work. When massive layoffs are expected, they pledge their loyalty to the company by signing up for the newly formed dragon boat team. When they embark on their rigid training, they’re inevitably forced to face their respective mid-life crises they have been dodging. As they rekindle their long-lost fighting spirit, they begin to welcome the challenges in life.
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June 24, 2020

A slice of Hong Kong midlife
With this year's dragon boat races cancelled due to the pandemic, it's time to revisit the 2018 film Men on the Dragon instead for the Dragon Boat Festival. A critical and commercial hit in Hong Kong, Sunny Chan's comedy-drama follows four ordinary men facing midlife crises who invigorate their lives through dragon boat racing.

Francis Ng is at his natural best as the affable, unmotivated Lung who works for a broadband service provider. He and his co-workers Suk Yi (theater actor Poon Chan Leung) and William (Weeds on Fire's Tony Wu) fulfill your general expectations of those tech-support guys who show up late to set up your internet. Lung holds an obvious torch for his neighbor Coral (TVB actress Nancy Wu), a single mother and online beauty influencer. He visits and helps her out often, but falls short of actually saying his feelings out loud. When rumors of upcoming layoffs circulate at work, Lung, Suk Yi and William, as well as their rigid manager (TVB veteran Kenny Wong) who is going through a marital crisis, decide to sign up for the company dragon boat racing team in order to gain some brownie points. The reluctant amateur athletes are not in particularly good shape or spirits for the challenge ahead, but through time and tough training, they'll come to appreciate the sport and their camaraderie.

Besides providing tried-and-true underdog sports drama moments, Men on the Dragon offers a glimpse into the unique Chinese sport of dragon boat racing. Associated with the traditional Dragon Boat Festival holiday, dragon boat racing is a canoe sport that depends on the strength, endurance and teamwork of rowers, a steersperson and a drummer. Synchronizing with the paddle strokes, the drummer beats on a large traditional Chinese drum while seated at the front of a long, brightly painted paddle boat that is decorated with a dragon head and tail. It's a fascinating, culturally steeped sport, and Men on the Dragon infuses the traditional pastime with contemporary Hong Kong stories and characters.

Men on the Dragon marks the directorial debut of author and screenwriter Sunny Chan, who co-wrote Joe Ma's bubbly early 2000s output like Dummy Mummy Without a Baby, Love Undercover, Funeral March, Diva, Ah Hey! and Three of a Kind. Those scripts are quite indicative of what Chan brings to his own directorial effort, which is mostly good-humored but also underlined with bittersweet tones and observations about everyday Hong Kong life. It's apparent to locals which broadband provider the film is poking fun at, and even the context of the company dragon boat team signals common work frustrations – the protagonists feel compelled to volunteer personal time for a company activity and a clueless male expat gets hired as the coach on paper while "assistant" Dorothy (Jennifer Yu) does all the actual work.

The four zeroes-to-sorta-heroes of the film are unambitiously average in an amusing and relatable way. Their uninspiring routine of going to work, going along with things, and doing just enough to get by might not be too different in spirit from many of our own average daily lives. In Men on the Dragon, their process of getting mentally and physically fit for dragon boat racing serves as a spark to attempt change and to fight the malaise of being stagnant and unfulfilled in life. Whether it's for the dragon boat racing or the slice of Hong Kong midlife, Men on the Dragon is an underdog story worth rooting for.

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