23. Jun, 2016 16:46 (HKT)

From Vegas to Macau to DVD and Blu-ray!


Chinese Lunar New Year movies are a peculiar thing: they are never intended to give a lasting impression but rather be a diverting and entertaining experience that lives for the moment and never lingers longer than the festivities. The classical examples are most of the Jackie Chan and Stephen Chow’s movies, the Aces Go Places or the My Lucky Stars series: whacky, over the top action-comedy filled with fun and celebrities.

Wong Jing's “From Vegas to Macau” movies are no exception to this unwritten rule: goofy humor and kinetic action involve or happen around stars like Chow Yun Fat, Andy Lau, Jacky Cheung, Ken Lo or Psy. And they are a throwback to those golden era Hong Kong movies from the 80s and early 90s, with Chow unofficially reprising his role as God of Gamblers, complete with flinging playing cards as lethal weapons.

His gentlemanly hustler-hero has carried the franchise for 3 movies (or 5 if you think of him as Ko Chun) and the 61 year old seems to settle into a playful self-awareness in the latter days of his career. Let's hope he keeps his humor and we get to see him in many more roles apart from just being the prototypical “Emperor” in period pieces.
From Vegas to Macau III (HK)US$ 8.992-4d
From Vegas to Macau III (HK)US$ 21.992-4d
From Vegas to Macau III [Premium Playing Cards Edition] (HK)US$ 21.992-4d
From Vegas to Macau (HK)US$ 15.992-4d

From Vegas to Macau (HK)US$ 15.992-4d
From Vegas to Macau II (HK)US$ 14.992-4d
From Vegas to Macau II (HK)US$ 21.992-4d

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