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A view from the Blu (-ray) on DVDBeaver by Leonard Norwitz
Modus Operandi The Scorecard:
(aka "Moh waan chue fong")
(Lee Chi Ngai, 2004)
Review by Leonard Norwitz
Theatrical: Media Asia
Blu-ray: MegaStar (Media Asia/Hong Kong)
Blu-ray Region Code: A - Americas (North, Central and South except French Guiana), Korea, Japan, South East Asia (including Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan). NOTE: We strongly suspect the disc is REGION FREE!
Runtime: 105 min
Size: 25 GB
Case: standard Amaray Blu-ray case
Release date: June 16, 2008
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Video codec: AVC
Cantonese DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1; Cantonese & Mandarin DD EX 5.1
Feature: Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, English
• Making-of featurette (12:04)
• Trailers (2 for Magic Kitchen, 1 ea. Assembly & Exiled)
Pop icons Andy Lau (The Duel, Infernal Affairs), Sammi Cheng (Love On A Diet, Needing You) and Taiwanese Heartthrob Jerry Yan Of "Meteor Garden" and F4 fame star in this new romantic comedy n taste and love. Yau (Cheng) is the chef and owner of a speakeasy restaurant who cooks everything by the book. But her successful career can't compensate for an empty love life. During an appearance on the popular Japanese TV show "Iron Chef", Yau bumps into her old flame Chuen (Lau) who is about to marry Yau's best friend. Enraged, Yau decides to use the competition as the perfect chance to take revenge on her ex-boyfriend.
- YesAsia Editorial
MegaStar's first foray into Blu-ray was with the
exceedingly popular, now classic
Infernal Affairs, the movie that inspired
The Departed. This was a year ago, since
then MegaStar followed up with
Infernal Affairs II &
Initial D. Popular favorites, all. This
summer, in addition to three critically praised films:
The Warlords, Feng Xiao Gang's
Assembly, and Johnnie To's
Exiled, MegaStar feels it can begin to
explore more mundane waters – or in this case, sauces.
Presenting: Magic Kitchen, a romantic comedy
starring pop icons Andy Lau (who turns up in more movies
than there's time to watch), Sammi Cheng and Jerry Yan.
The result is something like Sex in the City (there are
three mix & match couples here) meets any movie with an
ancient family curse (remember Holes?) meets Iron Chef.
All are short changed, I thought.
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