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The Truth About Beauty (2014) (DVD) (Hong Kong Version) DVD Region 3

Ronald Cheng (Actor) | Bai Bai He (Actor) | Zhang Yao (Actor) | Guo Jing Fei (Actor)
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From producer Peter Chan comes The Truth About Beauty, a 2014 romantic comedy that tackles plastic surgery. Written and directed by frequent Peter Chan collaborator Aubrey Lam (Anna and Anna), the film stars Bai Baihe (Personal Tailor) as Guo Jing, a girl who, despite graduating at the top of her class, finds it difficult to get a job due to her unglamorous appearance. To add insult to injury, her boyfriend chooses to break up with her in this trying time, telling her that he only ever saw her as a sex partner because he thinks she's ugly. Spurred on by all this, Guo Jing decides to get plastic surgery. With her new face, she immediately lands a job at a large company and begins flirting with company executive Raymond (Ronald Cheng, Golden Chickensss), but one day, Raymond tells her that he hates women who've had plastic surgery.
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Product Title: The Truth About Beauty (2014) (DVD) (Hong Kong Version) 整容日記 (2014) (DVD) (香港版) 整容日记 (2014) (DVD) (香港版) 整容日記 (2014) (DVD) (香港版) The Truth About Beauty (2014) (DVD) (Hong Kong Version)
Artist Name(s): Ronald Cheng (Actor) | Bai Bai He (Actor) | Zhang Yao (Actor) | Guo Jing Fei (Actor) 鄭中基 (Actor) | 白 百何 (Actor) | 張瑤 (Actor) | 郭京飛 (Actor) 郑中基 (Actor) | 白 百何 (Actor) | 张瑶 (Actor) | 郭京飞 (Actor) 鄭中基(ロナルド・チェン) (Actor) | 白百何(バイ・バイハー) (Actor) | Zhang Yao (Actor) | 郭京飛(グオ・ジンフェイ) (Actor) Ronald Cheng (Actor) | Bai Bai He (Actor) | Zhang Yao (Actor) | Guo Jing Fei (Actor)
Director: Aubrey Lam 林愛華 林爱华 Aubrey Lam Aubrey Lam
Producer: Peter Chan 陳可辛 陈可辛 陳可辛 (ピーター・チャン) Peter Chan
Release Date: 2014-08-06
Language: Mandarin
Subtitles: English, Traditional Chinese
Country of Origin: China
Picture Format: NTSC What is it?
Aspect Ratio: 1.78 : 1
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: 83 (mins)
Publisher: Edko Films Ltd. (HK)
Package Weight: 120 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1036433228

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* Special Features:
- Teaser Trailer
- Theatrical Trailer
- Photo Gallery

In this highly competitive society, beauty quotient is the new IQ. Guo Jing, an average looking 22 year old fresh out of college, recently joined millions in the unemployed workforce in China. Though she graduates top of her class, scoring a job takes more than just intelligence. Physical appearance also gets in the way. To complicate matters, she is dumped by her boyfriend because he's no longer sexually interested in her. She decides to reinvent herself in order to put her life back on track.
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Average Customer Rating for this Edition: Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10 (2)

numinair
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October 24, 2014

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What is the real look of Jing’s 'Face'? Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10
Joyful and intelligent girl Jing (Bai Bai He) is nevertheless unhappy about the way her face looks. Jing’s boyfriend ditches her telling her she’s ugly and only good for having sex with and even though Jing graduates with flying colours the male dominated corporate job employment circle favours intelligence but also pretty young women. Crestfallen but undeterred Jing decides that plastic surgery, to change her single eye lids and square jaw line, is her only way to fulfil positive achievement. But discussing her needs to various PS clinics Jing discovers the surgery cost is eye poppingly high. Having little money Jing is determined and uses her intelligence to attain some cash, but as writing, reading and cycling aren’t immediately brilliant for earning serious money, Jing is advised and goes to a surrogate mother’s clinic.

Eventually Jing attains enough money for double eyelid surgery and due to her partial transformation and interview logic, honesty and wit lands a job with a major S Korean company where she meets interested party Raymond (Ronald Cheng), her job interviewer and boss. There Jing gets a third rate position amongst other competitive pretty women in the company work pool, the most attractive employees seated near the CEO’s desk, and Jing undergoes some serious Taekwondo daily character building training that takes no pity on the 'poor' looking underdog. Saving and using cunning plans to get enough money for the Big One Jing eventually gets some major face surgery from a top S Korean plastic surgeon who corrects Jing’s square jaw line to luscious V line and altered overall appearance. Due to her new appeal Jing attracts more curiosity from Raymond who dates her by taking her out for a meal and a nightclub and going for a camel ride together in the desert. Trouble is, oblivious to Jing’s face surgery, Raymond tells Jing on their dinner date that he doesn’t like women who go under the cosmetic surgery knife and due to Jing’s recent cosmetic surgery her jaw goes out of place after her bumpy camel ride, Jing frantically phoning her S Korean surgeon for a jaw fix. Jing then on tries to hide the truth about her PS transformation from Raymond. But overall Jing is happy by her new acceptance and man in her life. In fact Jing’s so happy she gets very addicted to PS.
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October 24, 2014

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Drastic plastic for the 21st century woman Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10
Plastic surgery can be a good life changing thing, especially if someone is badly disfigured or having burns, a cleft lip or other serious medical reason, even depression about self. But in ‘The Truth about Beauty’ the emphasis is really more about narcissism and vanity due to social requirement added with satirical humour (almost like a Carry On movie with Jing’s boob implants that she receives free as a trial test) addressing the nature of PS turning young women into nice looking commodity units to achieve mutual respect in society, especially in male dominated top employment and the dating game. Only the beautiful win? On the outside with PS it seems the case. On a social standing love is shrouded by the materialistic competitive edge.

Director Aubrey Lam and producer Peter Chan look at the big PS craze on certainly a lighter note in this daft and funny rom-com. So don’t expect debatable criticism about PS. Mind you this movie’s overall wit does suggest its own central points about such, as it’s almost impossible to side either way. If a girl feels miserable or ‘lacking’ about her appearance and wants to look pretty, it isn’t going to help by telling her to pull herself together (like curtains). Neither should it be demanded upon to be obliged to have PS due to the common trends or work ‘force’. That bit about Beijing going through its own facelift mirroring PS for me isn’t parallel where human perception about beauty and soul are concerned. And I certainly wouldn’t want to ‘blame’ SK for all their PS skills. Blimey, it’s all for money everywhere.

But TTAB is a stylish movie too with some very befitting, madcap and amusing graphic bits at the beginning and throughout and cool breezy music. It’s funny, you can have a laugh for sanities sake. The satirical final hits home about the reality of what’s on the PS surface might not be served by a baby’s DNA (lol). Bai Bai He is pretty good in her transformation from ‘ugly duckling’ to a sexy woman who becomes the partial rage in her humble old ways Chinese village. Yeah, Ronald needed more bits I guess to fill out his sparsely used character. There is also a character part WeiWei (Yao Zhang) who is Jing’s best friend and her dysmorphic problems border on the insane. WeiWei’s down to earth and so real that the heavens must have felt shouldn’t need to change and hide. But it’s satire, funny, interesting and worth seeing. Great picture quality. Extras are trailers and photo gallery.
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