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The Myth (2005)

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NOTE: Available on all Hong Kong releases (in Cantonese with Chinese or English subtitles)

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Director Stanley Tong, producer Barbie Tung and art director Oliver Wong Rating:7.0/10 (1 vote) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by pat00139 on January 31st, 2006:Find all reviews by pat00139
This is a petty nice track. I believe itís the first track for all three of them, and they do a very nice job talking about their movie. Mr. Tong talks the most, and he explains what the scenes mean and why the characters do what they do. He also talks about his experiences and how he put them into the movie. The idea for the conveyor belt sequence came to him when he got stuck on one of those strips and saw a dead rat next to his foot. He also explains how he did the fight sequence with the kicking horse. Interesting stuff. Mr. Wong doesnít really say much except when heís asked a question, while Mrs. Tung has a little more to say but usually lets Mr. Tong speak. You get plenty of talk on the effects work and on the locations, all of which keeps your attention, given the size and scope of the movie. The barge, for example, cost HK$300 000 to buy but HK$2 000 000 to renovate for the movie. Production stories and actors are also talked about a lot, and itís all very entertaining, with a few jokes thrown in there for fun. Iím really glad Joy Sales opted to add some subtitles (both English and Chinese), and Iím sure a lot of other people will be happy as well.