World of Wong Kar Wai

World of Wong Kar Wai

With his lush and sensual visuals, pitch-perfect soundtracks, and soulful romanticism, Wong Kar Wai has established himself as one of the defining auteurs of contemporary cinema. Joined by such key collaborators as cinematographer Christopher Doyle; editor and production and costume designer William Chang Suk Ping; and actors Tony Leung Chiu Wai and Maggie Cheung Man Yuk, Wong (or WKW, as he is often known) has written and directed films that have enraptured audiences and critics worldwide and inspired countless other filmmakers with their poetic moods and music, narrative and stylistic daring, and potent themes of alienation and memory. Whether tragically romantic, soaked in blood, or quirkily comedic, the seven films collected here are an invitation into the unique and wistful world of a deeply influential artist.

  • New 4K digital restorations of Chungking Express, Fallen Angels, Happy Together, In the Mood for Love, and 2046, approved by director Wong Kar Wai, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtracks
  • New 4K digital restorations of As Tears Go By and Days of Being Wild, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks
  • New program in which Wong answers questions submitted by authors André Aciman and Jonathan Lethem; filmmakers Sofia Coppola, Rian Johnson, Lisa Joy, and Chloé Zhao; cinematographers Philippe Le Sourd and Bradford Young; and filmmakers and founders/creative directors of Rodarte Kate and Laura Mulleavy
  • Alternate version of Days of Being Wild, on home video for the first time
  • Extended version of The Hand, a 2004 short film by Wong, available in the U.S. for the first time
  • Hua yang de nian hua, a 2000 short film by Wong
  • Interview and "cinema lesson" with Wong from 2001
  • Several programs featuring interviews with Wong; actors Maggie Cheung Man Yuk, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Chang Chen, Faye Wong, and Ziyi Zhang; and others
  • Program from 2012 on In the Mood for Love's soundtrack
  • Deleted scenes, alternate endings, behind-the-scenes footage, a promo reel, music videos, and trailers
  • PLUS: Deluxe packaging, including a perfect-bound, French-fold book featuring lavish photography, an essay by critic John Powers, a director’s note, and six collectible art prints
  • New cover by Nessim Higson

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enthaltene Discs (7)

As Tears Go By (旺角卡門) - The Criterion Collection

Blu-ray · Region AUSA · Crime ⁄ Drama ⁄ Romanze · In-Gear Film Production Co., Ltd. · Hong Kong 1988

Wong Kar Wai's scintillating debut feature is a kinetic, hypercool crime thriller graced with flashes of the impressionistic, daydream visual style for which he would become renowned. Set amid Hong Kong's ruthless, neon-lit gangland underworld, this operatic saga of ambition, honor, and revenge ... mehr

Days of Being Wild (阿飛正傳) - The Criterion Collection

Blu-ray · Region AUSA · Crime ⁄ Drama ⁄ Romanze · In-Gear Film Production Co., Ltd. · Hong Kong 1990

The breakthrough sophomore feature by Wong Kar Wai represents the first full flowering of his swooning signature style. The initial entry in a loosely connected, ongoing cycle that includes In the Mood for Love and 2046, this ravishing existential reverie is a dreamlike drift through the Hong Kong ... mehr

Chungking Express (重慶森林) - The Criterion Collection

Blu-ray · Region AUSA · Drama ⁄ Komödie ⁄ Romanze · Jet Tone Production Co., Ltd. · Hong Kong 1994

The whiplash, double-pronged Chungking Express is one of the defining works of 1990s cinema and the film that made Wong Kar Wai an instant icon. Two heartsick Hong Kong cops (Takeshi Kaneshiro and Tony Leung Chiu Wai), both jilted by ex-lovers, cross paths at the Midnight Express take-out food ... mehr

Fallen Angels (墮落天使) - The Criterion Collection

Blu-ray · Region AUSA · Drama ⁄ Action ⁄ Romanze · Jet Tone Production Co., Ltd. · Hong Kong 1995

Lost souls reach out for human connection amid a glimmering Hong Kong in Wong Kar Wai's hallucinatory, neon-soaked nocturne. Originally conceived as a segment of Chungking Express only to spin off on its own woozy axis, Fallen Angels plays like the dark, moody flip side of its predecessor as it ... mehr

Happy Together (春光乍洩) - The Criterion Collection

Blu-ray · Region AUSA · Drama ⁄ Romanze · Block 2 Pictures Inc. · Hong Kong 1997

One of the most searing romances of the 1990s, Wong Kar Wai's emotionally raw, lushly stylized portrait of a relationship in breakdown casts Hong Kong superstars Tony Leung Chiu Wai and Leslie Cheung Kwok Wing as a couple traveling through Argentina and locked in a turbulent cycle of infatuation ... mehr

In the Mood for Love (花樣年華) - The Criterion Collection

Blu-ray · Region AUSA · Drama ⁄ Romanze · Jet Tone Production Co., Ltd. · Hong Kong ⁄ Frankreich ⁄ Thailand 2000

Hong Kong, 1962: Chow Mo-Wan (Tony Leung Chiu Wai) and Su Li-Zhen (Maggie Cheung Man Yuk) move into neighboring apartments on the same day. Their encounters are formal and polite - until a discovery about their spouses creates an intimate bond between them. At once delicately mannered and visually ... mehr

2046 - The Criterion Collection

Blu-ray · Region AUSA · Drama ⁄ Romanze ⁄ Science-Fiction ⁄ Fantasy · Block 2 Pictures Inc. · Hong Kong ⁄ China ⁄ Frankreich ⁄ Italien ⁄ Deutschland 2004

Wong Kar Wai's loose sequel to In the Mood for Love combines that film's languorous air of romantic longing with a dizzying time-hopping structure and avant-sci-fi twist. Tony Leung Chiu Wai reprises his role as writer Chow Mo-Wan, whose numerous failed relationships with women who drift in and out ... mehr