| King of Comedy (1999)
Director: Lee Lik Chee,
Starring: Stephen Chiau, Karen Mok, Cecilia Cheung, Ng Mang Tat
Clearly a must for Stephen Chow fans. However,
this film's intelligent script and toned-down humor will definitely
appeal to a broader audience.
A bumbling movie extra (Hong Kong funnyman Stephen
Chow) thinks he is the greatest actor in the history of the world.
Funnyman Stephen Chow directs and stars in this
hilarious spoof on the John Woo/Chow Yun Fat films. Chiao is a movie
extra who thinks he's the greatest actor in the world. His devotion to
his crafts soon catches the attention of the famous action actress
Cuckoo (Karen Mok), who invites Chow to star in her next blockbuster.
Will Chow finally get to play the leading role he's been dreaming of?
Not as comical as his earlier films, Stephen Chow
turns to a more mature character, who is vulnerable and is more
sensitive to the people he interacts with. His act is less bawdy and
loud, with very little in the way offensive coming from the character.
The whole role is a new direction for Chow. Some people say this is
Stephen Chow's Truman Show.
The action scenes are well handled by stunts
veteran Bruce Law and his team. the church shootout scene she shoots is
based upon he Killer is a nice touch, mixing gunplay and martial arts
The film as whole is tightly packed, entertaining,
with some good acting condensed into a package that is more intelligent
than the average Chow film.
List Price: US $18.95
Cantonese / Mandarin
English / Traditional Chinese
/ Simplified Chinese / Japanese / Thai /
Korean / Vietnamese
(Can be played on any DVD player in the
- "Adult Material;
Parental Guidance Recommended" (roughly equal to an
MPPA rating of "R") Films rated Category IIB
contain large amounts of violence and/or nudity and
sexual situations in addition to possible explicit
language and adult situations.