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Rou dao long hu bang., Throw down, Zhongguo xing ji tuan rong yu fa xing ; yin du ji gou you xian gong si, yi bai nian dian ying you xian gong si lian he chu pin ; yin he ying xiang (Xianggang) you xian gong si zhi zuo ; jian zhi du qi feng, lin bing kun ; bian ju you nai hai, ye tian cheng, ou jian er ; dao yan du qi feng, DVD/Widescreen

"One of the most personal films by the prolific Hong Kong auteur Johnnie To is a thrilling love letter to both the cinema of Akira Kurosawa and the art and philosophy of judo. Amid the neon-drenched nightclubs and gambling dens of Hong Kong's nocturnal underworld, the fates of three wandering souls--a former judo champion (Louis Koo) now barely scraping by as an alcoholic bar owner, a young fighter (Aaron Kwok) intent on challenging him, and a singer (Cherrie Ying) chasing dreams of stardom--collide in an operatic explosion of human pain, ambition, perseverance, and redemption. Paying offbeat homage to Kurosawa's debut feature, Sanshiro Sugata, To scrambles wild comedy, flights of lyrical surrealism, and rousing martial-arts action into what is ultimately a disarmingly touching ode to the healing power of friendship"--Container
DVD special edition ; Widescreen.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2004
Physical Description
1 videodisc (95 min.), sound, color, 4 3/4 in. +, 1 insert (12 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 19 x 70 cm, folded to 12 x 19 cm)
Specific Material Designation

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    300 Chandler Street, Tewksbury, MA, 01876, US