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The First Time Is the Last Time (1989) (DVD) (2021 Reprint) (Hong Kong Version) DVD Region All

Andy Lau (Actor) | Carrie Ng (Actor) | Ngai Suet (Actor) | Kenneth Tsang (Actor)
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All Editions Rating: Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10 (1)

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Part prison melodrama, part relationship drama, and all harrowing, The First Time is the Last Time is a generally overlooked, but no less worthy Hong Kong film. Carrie Ng stars as Winnie Wong, a seasoned inmate whose life sentence makes her the perfect mentor for rookie prisoner Yuk (Season Ma), who's in for only six months, but has been thrown in among violent inmates, hardcore lifers, and some nasty prison politics that would make anyone think twice about ever committing a crime again. Yuk's intro to the prison world is not pretty, but thanks to Winnie and Inmate 5354 (Meg Lam), Yuk is able to tough it out. She also learns the details of Winnie's incarceration, which date back to her youth, when she dated the charismatic Yung (Andy Lau). Young and innocent then, the years and the hardships of prison have transformed Winnie into a fearsome fighter who still retains her humanity despite inhuman surroundings. Director Raymond Leung brings a grim and gritty feel to The First Time is the Last Time, and his actors avail the material with stunning emotions. Both Carrie Ng and Meg Lam were nominated for acting awards at the 9th Hong Kong Film Awards for their powerful, human performances.
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Product Title: The First Time Is the Last Time (1989) (DVD) (2021 Reprint) (Hong Kong Version) 第一繭 (1989) (DVD) (2021再版) (香港版) 第一茧 (1989) (DVD) (2021再版) (香港版) The First Time Is the Last Time (1989) (DVD) (2021 Reprint) (Hong Kong Version) The First Time Is the Last Time (1989) (DVD) (2021 Reprint) (Hong Kong Version)
Artist Name(s): Andy Lau (Actor) | Carrie Ng (Actor) | Ngai Suet (Actor) | Kenneth Tsang (Actor) | Lam Kin Ming (Actor) | Season Ma Si Chen (Actor) 劉 德華 (Actor) | 吳家麗 (Actor) | 倪雪 (Actor) | 曾 江 (Actor) | 林建明 (Actor) | 馬斯晨 (Actor) 刘 德华 (Actor) | 吴家丽 (Actor) | 倪雪 (Actor) | 曾 江 (Actor) | 林建明 (Actor) | Ma Si Chen (Actor) 劉徳華 (アンディ・ラウ) (Actor) | 呉家麗(キャリー・ン) (Actor) | 倪雪(ガイ・スッ) (Actor) | 曾江(ケネス・ツァン) (Actor) | 林建明(ラム・キンミン) (Actor) | 馬斯晨 (シーズン・マー) (Actor) 유덕화 (Actor) | Carrie Ng (Actor) | Ngai Suet (Actor) | Kenneth Tsang (Actor) | Lam Kin Ming (Actor) | Ma Si Chen (Actor)
Director: Raymond Leung 梁本熙 LIANG BEN XI LIANG BEN XI LIANG BEN XI
Release Date: 2021-05-04
Language: Cantonese, Mandarin
Subtitles: English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese
Place 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, DVD-5
Region Code: All Region What is it?
Rating: IIB
Duration: 92 (mins)
Publisher: CN Entertainment Ltd.
Package Weight: 120 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1101652399

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Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10 (1)

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September 19, 2001

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The best women in prison movie ever made Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
Reminiscent of an old 40's Joan Crawford vehicle, but done Hong Kong style, this is definitely one you don't want to miss. A melodramatic tale of loyalty, love and self-sacrifice is gradually recounted through a series of flashbacks. Fitted carefully around this is one of the best prison flicks you'll ever see, complete with plenty of fights, gangs, bullies and sadistic prison guards. But don't worry, this movie definitely has plenty of plot twists so that it never becomes cliched. And this starts right from the "get go" as an apparently innocent women checks in for a short sentence, but turns out to be there to make a triad hit on an inmate. Add to this a stellar cast. Carrie Ng stars in one of her best roles as the toughest of the tough, in stir for life on a murder rap. But it is the mystery of how she got there and how it all ties in with her ex-lover, powerfully played by Andy Lau that makes this one work.
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