Tag Archive for Hong Kong

FLOATING CITY (Blu-Ray Review)

Floating City BD Box Art

FLOATING CITY coming to Blu-Ray and DVD on 8/20 from Well Go USA

When I think of a “Floating City“, the first thing that pops into mind is Cloud City on the planet Bespin. On planet Earth, I immediately think of Venice, Italy. Well, the titular city in director Yim Ho’s comeback film actually refers to Hong Kong, floating off the southern coast of China.  As I’ve mentioned before, when it comes to world history, you can just about squeeze what I don’t know into the Grand Canyon. I do know that Hong Kong used to be controlled by the Brits and that Christianity is big there, but if you were to ask me anything about the “Egg People”, I’d think you were referencing something from “Sgt. Pepper“.  On 8/20, “Floating City” hits Blu-Ray and DVD, providing a snapshot of Hong Kong in the final years of British rule and sheds a bit of light on the struggles of these oddly named people. Read more

NIGHTFALL (Blu-Ray Review)

Nightfall Blu-Ray

Enter to win NIGHTFALL courtesy of Cinemay Judgement Day and Well Go USA!

Alfred Hitchcock famously spoke of the difference between surprise and suspense.  He illustrated his point with two people speaking at a cafe. One of them places a bomb under the table and we’re told that it will go off at say, 1 o’clock.  By letting the audience know what is happening, they’re not surprised by a sudden explosion, but they’ve experienced fifteen minutes of suspense.  Hitchcock said that you must always keep the audience informed – unless the surprise is a twist ending, which would be the highlight of the story.  Most everybody can enjoy a good thriller.  The best ones are full of suspense and tension, letting the audience white-knuckle it to the finish. On Tuesday, May 21st Well Go USA releases one such thrill-ride from Hong Kong:  ”Nightfall”.  Released on both Blu-Ray and DVD, “Nightfall” remembers both old Hong Kong crime movies as well as the Western noir. Read more