26. May, 2016 16:51 (HKT)

Stephen Chow's The Mermaid is set free on HK DVD and Blu-ray, in 2D and 3D!


If you have never seen a Stephen Chow movie before, you have not yet seen what Chinese comedies are capable of. Actor-director-producer Chow is both master of perfectly timed slapstick sequences combined with pure situational comedy, and on the other hand sheer nonsense that can reach breathtakingly sadistic levels.

That formula (called Mo Lei Tau in cantonese) seems to be universal as his movies rank amongst some of the best comedies in Asia and abroad. Kung Fu Hustle and Shaolin Soccer were big international hits and A Chinese Odyssee part 1 and 2 count as the most beloved interpretations of the Monkey King story to date (and of which a third part is being filmed right now). 

So it comes as no surprise that his newest movie crushed domestic box office records in China and became the sixth highest-grossing movie in 2016, right behind Deadpool (until now). Sadly, it was treated quite unceremoniously abroad, with just a few dozen movie theaters showing it in the U.S. Then again, Deadpool was altogether banned in China due to its vulgarity.
Mermaid (HK)US$ 14.992-4d
Mermaid [3D+2D] (HK)US$ 26.992-4d
The Mermaid [Blu-ray+UltraViolet] (US)US$ 29.995-15d

f you are not yet familiar with Stephen Chow's works or you want to fill this huge knowledge gap, please check out everything from Stephen Chow that we can offer! 

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