Breaking News & Exiled – Blu Ray’s Coming Soon From Chameleon Films

Australian distribution company Chameleon Film have announced two classic films by director Johnnie To are to be released on Blu ray soon.

Breaking News concerns a stake-out goes wrong and a very public shoot-out leads to an official panic. When the violent, though quietly decent bandits have to run to hide in a typically cramped apartment building, it sparks a media circus. Inspector Rebecca Fong (Chen) sees the whole thing as a show, as imagery to be manipulated to her advantage, but the outlaws armed with mobile phones and an internet connection, show that two can play that game. Hong Kong may be a city where media spin is king, but To delves beneath the imagery to the gritty realities that make HK truly unique.

EXCLUSIVE SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • Limited first-pressing collector’s booklet featuring new essays by film writer Hayley Scanlon & film historian Mike Walsh
  • New audio commentary by Hong Kong cinema expert Frank Djeng
  • “A Propaganda Duel” – a newly extended video essay on Breaking News
  • Newly translated and improved optional English subtitles

Archival Extras:

  • Melbourne International Film Festival 2004 Q&A with Johnnie To
  • Newly unearthed interviews with Johnnie To, Kelly Chen & Nick Cheung at Cannes 2004*
  • Behind the scenes
  • Deleted scene [Mandarin only]
  • Photo gallery
  • Theatrical trailer

Exiled has Wo (Nick Cheung) unwisely returning to Macau where Boss Fay (Simon Yam) has put a price on his head. His childhood buddy Blaze (Anthony Wong) is given the contract, while another lifelong friend, Tai (Francis Ng) is sworn to defend him. The scene is set for the kind of simmering confrontations that fans of Johnnie To prize so much. As characters loom out of the darkness, the tension is so thick you could pick it up with a pair of chopsticks.

EXCLUSIVE SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • Limited first-pressing collector’s booklet featuring new essays by film historian Stephen Teo & Dylan Cheung
  • New audio commentary by Hong Kong cinema expert Frank Djeng
  • “The Weight of Honour” – a new video essay on Exiled
  • Newly translated and improved optional English subtitles

Archival Extras:

  • Exiled Dreams – The Cult Career of Josie Ho
  • Making of Exiled
  • Behind the scenes
  • Photo gallery
  • HK trailers x2
  • US trailer

Both titles are due for release around July time and will be set to Region B.

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