With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

ACF 047: Dog Bite Dog

Edison Chen sticks it to Suet Lam
Dog Bite Dog / Gau ngao gau
2006, Hong Kong, color, 108 minutes,16x9

Asian action fans, count your money and mark your calenders. Genius Products and The Weinstein Company have just announced that Dog Bite Dog will be released as a two-disc DVD set on October 23rd, 2007, under the Dragon Dynasty label.

I saw this film at the 2007 New York Asian Film Festival and was totally -- you should pardon the expression -- blown away by it. Haven't watched anything so wild and visceral since seeing Takashi Miike's Ichi The Killer. Director Pou-Soi Cheang (New Blood) has here created a work that's like watching Sam Peckinpah on steroids. The final showdown, which includes a rendition of the song "You Are My Sunshine" on the soundtrack, is not to be believed, it's that incredible.

Edison Chen plays Pang. a ruthless, savage Cambodian hit man. He's relentlessly pursued by Sam Lee as Inspector Ti Wai, a Hong Kong cop who intends to avenge the deaths of his partners. He's willing to go to any lengths to obtain his personal brand of justice.

Special DVD Features Are To Include:
- Feature Length Audio Commentary By Leading Man Edison Chen And Hong Kong Cinema Expert Bey Logan
- Biting The Bullet: A Featurette With Director Cheang Pou-Soi
- Top Dog: A Featurette With Leading Man Edison Chen
- Unleashed: A Featurette With Star Sam Lee
- Every Dog Has His Day: A Featurette With Co-Star Lam Suet
- Dog Bite Dog Explored: A Behind-The-Scenes Look At The Making Of The Movie
- US Promotional Trailer

Hopefully I'll land a review copy and be able to provide you with further info in the not too distant future. In the meanwhile, prepare to be totally rocked by this release.

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