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The Bride With White Hair (1993)

NOTE: This commentary is only available on the Tai Seng Special Collector's Edition

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Commentary 1: Director Ronny Yu Rating:5.5/10 (2 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by pat00139 on February 28th, 2006:Find all reviews by pat00139
Hey, one of my favorite Hong Kong movies has an English-language commentary track! He starts off by saying he didnít really want to do this movie because it had been done before some time in the 1970s and he had never done a period piece before. Obviously he decided to take the project, so he tells you what he wanted for the movie. He wanted a different look/mood for the movie. He told his crew, think opera. He wanted a surreal or poetic look. (Iíd say he achieved what he wanted.) Anyway, he also tells you the things he changed from the book to the movie (Leslie Cheungís character, the twins). He talks about the sound (the Dolby stereo track was done in Canada!), the production (they only had 4 horses during the massacre scene about 20 minutes into the movie). He also says that one of the stuntwomen was struck by lightning! Is that a sign or something? He also talks about the actorsí hair, some shooting tricks, the constraints they had (not much money for opticals so if it was possible, they did it physically) and other things. At one point he says: this is one of my favorite scenes because itís so pretty. He does give out a lot of interesting information but he also has long pauses throughout the movie.