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Asia Video Tomorrow's Joe (VCD) (Hong Kong Version) at 67.00 HKD from YesAsia
Asia Video Tomorrow's Joe (VCD) (Hong Kong Version)
HK$ 67.00
One of the most beloved sports comics in contemporary Japanese pop culture, Tomorrow's Joe (a.k.a. Ashita no Joe) hits the big screen once again as a live-action film nearly four decades after Takamori Asaki's comic series ended its run. NEWS member Yamashita Tomohisa fills some giant shoes, starring as the iconic Yabuki Joe, a troubled orphan in post-war Japan that escapes a life of crime and becomes a professional boxer. To prepare for the intense boxing scenes, both Yamashita and Iseya Yusuke (who plays Joe's rival Rikiishi) underwent a rigorous physical training program, and viewers will see all of their accomplishments on the screen. As the first live-action Tomorrow's Joe film since 1970, the new Tomorrow's Joe may use modern filmmaking technology to capture the fight scenes, but director Sori Fumihiko (Ping Pong) also makes sure his focus remains on telling a classic story of redemption and sportsmanship. Wandering Tokyo's poorest neighborhood, drifter Yabuki Joe (Yamashita Tomohisa) gets into a fight with several thugs in front of rich heiress Yoko (Karina) and former boxer Danpei (Kagawa Teruyuki). For the brawl, Joe is sent to jail, where he meets professional boxer Rikiishi (Iseya Yusuke). Realizing Joe's talent as a boxer, Danpei trains Joe to become a professional via postcards while Yoko sets up an exhibition match in prison for Rikiishi and Joe. This training helps Joe in achieving a draw against Rikiishi. However, the rivalry is only beginning, as the two boxers promise to face off once more when they're both out of jail.
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Asia Video The Hui Brothers Comedy Classics (Blu-ray) (5-Movie) (Hong Kong Version) at 887.00 HKD from YesAsia
Asia Video The Hui Brothers Comedy Classics (Blu-ray) (5-Movie) (Hong Kong Version)
HK$ 887.00
Starting in the 1970s, Michael, Ricky and Sam Hui the Hui brothers created comedy classics that defined a generation and changed the face of Hong Kong cinema. Focusing their films on the lives of ordinary people, they combined wit and compassion to make comedies that struck a chord with filmgoers, eventually becoming one of the most formidable comedic forces Hong Kong has ever seen. This collection of their classic films includes Chicken and Duck Talk (1988), Mr. Coconut (1989), Front Page (1990), The Magic Touch (1992) and Always on My Mind (1993). Chicken and Duck Talk (1988) Helmed by renowned director Clifton Ko, Chicken and Duck Talk has Michael Hui playing Ah Hui, the owner of a traditional Hong Kong-style BBQ duck shop. His business is hit hard when the new and glossy Danny Chicken opens across from him. To wrangle back business, Ah Hui goes to extraordinary lengths to win the turf war. Mr. Coconut (1989) Mr. Coconut portrays the comic adventures of a migrant from Mainland China's Hainan Province, whose lack of knowledge about life in cosmopolitan Hong Kong gets him into one scrape after another. Not so much a straightforward comedy made at the expense of "country bumpkins," Mr. Coconut is more concerned with the Hong Kong public's rampant materialism in a city driven by commercialism, proving to be yet another comic masterpiece in which the Hui brothers deftly combine raucous comedy and social commentary. Front Page (1990) Front Page marks the last large-scale film collaboration between the brothers. Aside from delivering barrels of laughs, the film also provides social commentary on the emergence of tabloids, paparazzi and unscrupulous media practices in late 80s Hong Kong. Michael Hui plays the sarcastic but ethical boss of a magazine on the verge of collapse, who reluctantly recruits the services of smart ex-boxer Bill (Sam Hui) and doltish photographer Fly (Ricky Hui). While digging into the story of a rising starlet who is about to marry a tycoon, Bill and Fly suggest fabricating some scandals to boost sales... The Magic Touch (1992) The Magic Touch sees Leon Lai playing an investigator from the Inland Revenue Department who's sent to scrutinize the tax history of a fortuneteller (Michael Hui). The fortuneteller is, of course, a swindler, but out of the blue, he actually gets the ability he claims to have telling the future. With his newfound abilities, the fortuneteller teams up with the tax investigator for a wild comedic adventure. Always On My Mind (1993) Michael Hui stars as a money-grubbing news anchor who's just discovered that he has cancer. As if that wasn't bad enough, the TV station he works at is also looking to fire him. Before the station has a chance to finalize the firing, though, the news anchor finds fame overnight thanks to his coverage of a sensational robbery. To
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