Our Shining Days (2017) (DVD) (English Subtitled) (Hong Kong Version) DVD Region 3
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|Product Title:||Our Shining Days (2017) (DVD) (English Subtitled) (Hong Kong Version) 閃光少女 (2017) (DVD) (香港版) 闪光少女 (2017) (DVD) (香港版) Our Shining Days (2017) (DVD) (English Subtitled) (Hong Kong Version) Our Shining Days (2017) (DVD) (English Subtitled) (Hong Kong Version)|
|Artist Name(s):||Xu Lu (Actor) | Peng Yu Chang (Actor) | Eason Chan | Geng Le | Yan Ni 徐璐 (Actor) | 彭 昱暢 (Actor) | 陳 奕迅 | 耿樂 | 閆妮 徐璐 (Actor) | 彭 昱畅 (Actor) | 陈 奕迅 | 耿乐 | 闫妮 Xu Lu (Actor) | Peng Yu Chang (Actor) | 陳奕迅（イーソン・チャン） | 耿樂（グン・ロー） | Yan Ni Xu Lu (Actor) | Peng Yu Chang (Actor) | Eason Chan | Geng Le | Yan Ni|
|Director:||WANG RAN 王冉 王冉 WANG RAN WANG RAN|
|Producer:||William Kong 江 志強 江 志强 William Kong William Kong|
|Subtitles:||English, Traditional Chinese|
|Country of Origin:||China|
|Picture Format:||NTSC What is it?|
|Sound Information:||Dolby Digital 5.1|
|Region Code:||3 - South East Asia (including Hong Kong, S. Korea and Taiwan) What is it?|
|Publisher:||Edko Films Ltd. (HK)|
|Package Weight:||100 (g)|
|Shipment Unit:||1 What is it?|
|YesAsia Catalog No.:||1063944124|
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In order to win the heart of the handsome leader of the Classical Orchestra, wacky sophomore student Jing teams up with her male buddy You to form a Chinese music ensemble along with a bunch of cosplaying outcast. What started out as a reluctant alliance among a group of misfit slowly becomes a journey of self-discovery, and ultimately a daring quest to revitalize what has long been considered ageing musical tradition. Despite all odds, Jing and You manage to hold the band together and prove that it’s not the appearance, but the heart and will that shine and define you as a person.
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February 27, 2018
In many Chinese communities, people tend to learn classical western music because traditional Chinese music is often thought to be old-fashioned. Pitting traditional music against classical music, the teen romcom Our Shining Days revives the image of Chinese music and reminds people of their initial dreams.
Chen Jing (Xu Lu, Tribe and Empires: Storm of Prophecy) is an optimistic yet aimless music student who plays the yangqin, a traditional hammered dulcimer. To impress her love interest Wang Wen (Luo Mingjie), a cold and supercilious piano major, Jing recruits her buddy Li You (Peng Yuchang, Go Princess Go) and a group of cosplay-loving outcasts to form a traditional music ensemble. Since Wang Wen rebuffs her love, Jing decides to disband the group. However, after learning that their department will be closed, Jing and other traditional music students battle against the arrogant classical students to prove themselves and the value of traditional Chinese music.
The film creatively combines traditional music with modern music and ACG (Anime, Comic and Games) culture. At the comics and animation festival, Jing and her friends perfectly show the adaptability of traditional music through their powerful performance of the viral Chinese anime theme "Sun Quan the Emperor," an ancient-style number featuring cool electric guitar tunes. The two departments' fierce battle also displays the harmonization between traditional and classical music. Flight of the Bumblebee is a famous classical number known for its frantic tempo, while A Hundred Birds Paying Homage to the Phoenix is a representative suona piece that features a lot of ad lib. The two completely unrelated songs are refreshingly merged together.
Despite the film's clichéd dream-chasing storyline, writer Bao Jingjing (Love Is Not Blind) and rookie director Wang Ran use entertaining ACG elements and the amusing subplot of Chen Jing's one-sided love to enliven the serious discussion about musical equality. Our Shining Days not only promotes traditional Chinese music, but it carries an even bigger message: all dreams deserve respect.