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Wong Ka Yan (DVD) (Korea Version)
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In 1992, youngster Chan Chun Yin (Wong Yau Nam, The Midnight After) starts a difficult quest: to find Wong Ka Yan (Janelle Sing, Baby Blues), a ticket taker at a local movie theater who he fell instantly in love with. Unfortunately, before Chun Yin could confess his love, Wong Ka Yan quit her job and left without a trace, leaving her name as the only clue for Chun Yin to find her. Determined, Chun Yin begins to call every "Wong" in the phone book in hopes of finding Wong Ka Yan. But instead of finding her, Chun Yin finds a host of other Wong Ka Yans, from an aged private detective (Wan Yeung Ming) to a guitar teacher (Pal Sin) to a cynical young woman (Karena Ng, Magic to Win) who – despite not being that Wong Ka Yan – may end up being the person Chun Yin is really seeking.

Co-starring Cantopop stars Gigi Leung and Hacken Lee, Wong Ka Yan features a clever and nostalgic romantic premise and fine location work on the rural outlying island of Peng Chau. A warmly-received entry at many film festivals, including the New York City International Film Festival and the Bucheon Fantastic Film Festival, Wong Ka Yan is one of the most pleasant and winning Hong Kong films of 2015.

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Product Title: Wong Ka Yan (DVD) (Korea Version) 王家欣 (DVD) (韓國版) 王家欣 (DVD) (韩国版) Wong Ka Yan (DVD) (Korea Version) 내 사랑 왕가흔 (DVD) (한국판)
Artist Name(s): Wong Yau Nam (Actor) | Karena Ng (Actor) | Hacken Lee | Gigi Leung | Prudence Liew (Actor) | Sin Lap Man (Actor) | Jason Pai (Actor) | Suet Lei (Actor) | Cheung Lui (Actor) | Tyson Chak (Actor) | Sheng Jun (Actor) 黃又南 (Actor) | 吳 千語 (Actor) | 李克勤 | 梁詠琪 | 劉美君 (Actor) | 單立文 (Actor) | 白彪 (Actor) | 雪梨 (Actor) | 張雷 (Actor) | 翟凱泰 (Actor) | 盛君 (Actor) 黄又南 (Actor) | 吴 千语 (Actor) | 李克勤 | 梁咏琪 | 刘美君 (Actor) | 单立文 (Actor) | 白彪 (Actor) | 雪梨 (Actor) | 张雷 (Actor) | 泰臣 翟凯泰 (Actor) | 盛君 (Actor) 黄又南(ウォン・ヤウナム) (Actor) | Karena Ng (Actor) | 李克勤(ハッケン・リー) | 梁詠琪 (ジジ・リョン) | 劉美君(プルーデンス・ラウ) (Actor) | 單立文(シン・ラッマン) (Actor) | 白彪(バク・ビウ) (Actor) | 雪梨 (シドニー) (Actor) | 張雷(チョン・ルイ) (Actor) | Tyson Chak (Actor) | Sheng Jun (Actor) Wong Yau Nam (Actor) | Karena Ng (Actor) | Hacken Lee | Gigi Leung | Prudence Liew (Actor) | Sin Lap Man (Actor) | Jason Pai (Actor) | Suet Lei (Actor) | Cheung Lui (Actor) | Tyson Chak (Actor) | Sheng Jun (Actor)
Director: Benny Lau 劉偉恆 刘伟恒 Benny Lau Benny Lau
Producer: Ng Kin Hung 伍健雄 伍健雄 Ng Kin Hung Ng Kin Hung
Release Date: 2019-02-27
Subtitles: English, Korean, Simplified Chinese
Place of Origin: Hong Kong
Picture Format: NTSC What is it?
Disc Format(s): DVD
Region Code: 3 - South East Asia (including Hong Kong, S. Korea and Taiwan) What is it?
Publisher: Video Travel
Other Information: 1-Disc
Package Weight: 150 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1072086965

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내 사랑 왕가흔 (DVD) (한국판)

*Screen format:2.35:1 ANAMORPHIC WIDESCREEN
*Sound mix: Chinese Dolby Digital 5.1

* <나의 소녀시대>의 바톤을 이을 풋풋한 설렘 가득 첫사랑 로맨스!
* 실화를 바탕으로 한 세상 어디에도 없던 두근두근 동명이인 첫사랑 찾기 프로젝트 <내 사랑 왕가흔>!
* 한_중 합작영화 <바운티 헌터스>를 통해 국내에서 이름을 알린 중화권의 떠오르는 스타 '우첸위' 주연작품!
* 아는 건 이름 석자뿐인 첫 사랑 ‘왕가흔’을 찾아나선 순정남 ‘천인’이 똑같은 이름의 수 많은 ‘왕가흔’을 만나며 벌어지는 동명이인 로맨스!


* 감독 - 베니 라우
* 주연 - 우첸위, 황우남 外
한 눈에 반해버린 나의 첫 사랑 왕가흔!
때는 1992년, 알아주는 사람 없어도 기타를 치며 노래하곤 하던 천인(황우남)은 어느 날 밤 우연히 극장에서 아름다운 매표원 왕가흔을 만나 사랑에 빠진다. 그녀의 이름 석자와 기타만을 가지고 놓쳐버린 그녀를 찾아 나서는 천인. 수많은 왕가흔을 만나는 동안 점차 뮤지션으로 성장하는 그의 앞에 정작 그가 애타게 찾는 그 왕가흔은 도무지 나타나질 않는다. 그러던 중, 그의 앞에 나타난 57번째 왕가흔(우첸위)은 그의 첫사랑 찾기를 돕겠다고 나서고 아무리 찾아도 나타나지 않는 '왕가흔’의 존재에 점점 지쳐가는 와중에 생각지도 못한 비밀이 밝혀지는데…!
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Professional Review of "Wong Ka Yan (DVD) (Korea Version)"

February 4, 2016

This professional review refers to Wong Ka Yan (2015) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version)
Writer-director Benny Lau's Wong Ka Yan is a nice little movie with a fine premise and setting, though its missteps can make it difficult to fully enjoy. But hey, it's still pretty nice. Other Shine guy Wong Yau-Nam stars as Chan Chun-Yin, an overgrown kid who plays the guitar and lives on the outlying island of Peng Chau in 1992. After falling asleep at a softcore porn movie in Kowloon's Dynasty Theatre, Chun-Yin awakens to discover that he's trapped inside the cinema (the workers apparently don't clean the place before closing – that's professional). However, he befriends a pretty ticket seller named Wong Ka-Yan (Janelle Sing), who waits for him outside the cinema until a higher-up comes to unlock the gate. After Chun-Yin walks Wong Ka-Yan to the bus, a connection is born but he goes overboard by deciding that she must be "The One". However, when he returns the next day to woo her, she's already quit the job.

Chun-Yin begins to look for Wong Ka-Yan, first by calling in to a radio show and then, at the suggestion of a mouthy young woman (Karena Ng) also named Wong Ka-Yan (Yan for short), by calling every Wong in the phone book. Persistence, thy name is Chan Chun-Yin. The phone book strategy is slow but Chun-Yin finds many other people named Wong Ka-Yan. Meanwhile, Yan tags along on Chun-Yin's search because she's a cynical young person and wants to see him fail. But Yan also helps Chun-Yin by befriending Uncle Siu (Pai Piao), the Dynasty Theatre's ticket taker, who might have some info on Wong Ka-Yan. She also introduces Chun-Yin to a guitar teacher (Pal Sin) named Wong Ka-Yan, who introduces them to a private detective (Wan Yeung-Ming) also named Wong Ka-Yan, who sends them to an old woman (Suet Lei) who isn’t named Wong Ka-Yan but is Wong Ka-Yan's grandmother. But is she the grandmother of the Wong Ka-Yan that they're looking for?

Massive plot hole first: Someone at the cinema must have contact information for Wong Ka-Yan, and the film partially addresses this by having Yan and Uncle Siu search the manager’s office. However, they never find Wong Ka-Yan's address or phone number, and the manager of the cinema is never seen or heard from. You'd think that with Chun-Yin's desperate search and so many Wong Ka-Yans (at least 50-60 are found) coming out of the woodwork, the Dynasty Theatre manager would at least say, "Okay, I’ll give her a call for you," but that possibility is never mentioned. Sorry, but when your entire film hinges on a crazy phone book search for a single person, this plot hole must be considered, otherwise your movie ends up looking illogical. The end credits indicate that Wong Ka Yan is based on a true story, so I suppose someone addressed this in real life. If that's the case, why not in the movie?

Putting aside that story problem – and we have to, otherwise the movie holds no water – Wong Ka Yan does a number of positive things. The encounters with various Wong Ka-Yans are drawn with light humor and audience-pleasing emotion, and many of the relationships are enjoyable. Also, the island setting is pleasant; Peng Chau possesses a relaxing rural atmosphere, and the film's washed-out color transmits a sense of old-timey charm. The cinematography is less filtered during the film's framing device, which takes place in 2015 and features an unnamed woman (Gigi Leung) who visits Peng Chau in search of Chan Chun-Yin. There's obviously a connection between this mystery woman and Chun-Yin, and her identity – plus the mystery of Wong Ka-Yan's whereabouts in 1992 – generates solid interest throughout the film's 97-minute running time. As a plot device and metaphor for Chun-Yin's personal growth, the search for Wong Ka-Yan works reasonably well.

Wong Yau-Nam's acting is a stumbling block, though. Chun-Yin is supposed to be an immature young romantic who grows up while searching for his ideal love – which explains his eventual change from cheery innocent to serious mope. The problem is that Wong's take on the innocent Chan Chun-Yin is inordinately backwards and childlike, and includes a strange tantrum that makes him seem unhinged. Wong Yau-Nam is a decent actor but he botches this performance, or maybe Benny Lau mistakenly pushed Wong to act outside his range. Either way, Chun-Yin comes off as deluded and vaguely unbalanced – not exactly good traits for the protagonist of a nostalgic coming-of-age romance. Thankfully, Wong receives help from Karena Ng, who makes Yan endearing beneath her petulant kong lui exterior. Her acting isn’t exemplary but it's a big step up from Ng's previous work. The best performance in the film likely belongs to Prudence Lau, who's excellent as Chun-Yin's strict but caring older sister.

Wong Ka Yan culminates with numerous crying scenes and maudlin revelations, and while the waterworks are overdone, the sentiments themselves are nice enough to lift the film from mediocrity to minor surprise. Unfortunately, the film also leaves one plotline hanging, which is a disappointment since it's the story thread that carries the most affect, plus there's no apparent reason to hide the outcome from the audience. If Benny Lau is trying to say something by denying this reveal, well, that's great for him but it's not clear why he does it. These flaws hurt, but Wong Ka Yan is still quite likable for a small Hong Kong film. It's got a creative concept, enjoyable themes and identifiable emotions, plus it never gets overly pretentious. Also, Peng Chau seems quite pleasant. Nowadays, it's noteworthy when a movie simply feels like a Hong Kong film, and Wong Ka Yan certainly does. That it's a nice movie only helps.

by Kozo - LoveHKFilm.com

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