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The Golden Girls DVD

Mandarin and/or Cantonese Multilingual DVDs

Hong Kong Movie

Romance Comedy

 143 Minutes

Multi-Lingual

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The Golden Girls (1995)

山水有相逢

Director: Joe Ma

Starring: Anita Yuen, Choi Siu Fun, Lau Ching Wan, Paulyn Sun

A movie about the movies, "The Golden Girls" is a romantic comedy that follows the lives of screenwriter Chun Wai (Lau Ching Wan) and two actresses who are best friends, glamorous Lulu (Ada Choi Siu-Fun) and the "plain" Mei Ball (Anita Yuen).

This is not only one of the best films of 1995, but one of the most beautiful romantic comedies ever made in Hong Kong. It's a romantic comedy movie all about the movies. Lau Ching Wan is Chun Wai, screenwriter involved with two actresses: he finds himself livinng with the glamorous Lulu (Ada Choi) but he's in love with her best friend, the far more talented Mei Ball (Anita Yuen).

The film follows the three of them through increasing success, spanning the mid 60s to the mid 70s. Lau Ching Wan is in love with Mei but ends up with Lulu instead. Mei, not finding success in the film industry at first, leaves to marry her cousin but soon comes back, only to find success playing male roles.

Golden Girls is about the relationships between these characters. The drama comes from Chun Wai's continued pursuit of Mei, even as he is with Lulu. The film is far from all serious. It uses its inside view of the film industry to make numerous jokes about film, producers, directors, and actors.

This film is graced by gorgeous sets (after all, this is the movies) and wonderful colors. The film is shot in a way that somehow feels very 60s, particularly in the colors of the film (as opposed to the sets). There are also some hilarious costumes and hairdos that make us wonder just what they were thinking in the 70s (see Boogie Nights). Anita Yuen is simply fantastic: moving, funny, silly, complex: she can show you a whole range of emotions crossing her face, in one simple close-up. Her chemistry with Lau Ching Wan is perfect.

This sly romantic comedy about the HK film business, gets the DVD version it deserves. The DVD version we sell has very good image quality, good sound, removable subtitles, a theatrical trailer, and info on Lau Ching Wan.

This is not only one of the best films of 1995, but one of the most beautiful romantic comedies ever made in Hong Kong. It has genuine charm and a level of sophistication rarely equalled in contemporary Asian cinema. The film beautifully captures its era; it is a truly "swinging" comedy.

DVD: List Price: US $19.95

Sale Price: US$8.95

Language: Cantonese / Mandarin

Subtitle: English / Traditional Chinese / Simplified Chinese

All Regions (Can be played on any DVD player in the world)

Letter Box

Rating: II - "May be Inappropriate For Children" (Broad rating may be roughly equal to an MPPA rating of "PG-13" to "R". In the late 1980s this rating splintered in two ratings: IIA and IIB) Films rated Category II may contain mild to strong violence, nudity that is usually not sexually oriented, explicit language and adult situations.


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