Hard-Boiled (DVD) and Interface Caricatures CD (Planned)

March 18, 2005 at 3:44 AM (General)

I just finished watching a DVD version of Hard-Boiled.  Abdul had rented a DVD with four Chow Yun-Fat films, and it was on this DVD that this film was present.  Now when he told me about this DVD, I was very excited because I thought it contained four of Chow’s Hong Kong movies, but when I found out what the films were, my excitement lowered.  There was Bulletproof Monk, a movie that was amusing but nothing too great.  Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is not exactly my type of movie, I just didn’t like it as much as everyone seems to.  At least The Replacement Killers is a pretty decent action movie (imitation John Woo?), and as Chow’s US debut it is certainly an important movie, but that doesn’t mean it’s up to the standards of some of the star’s HK films.  Now the fourth film made everything worthwhile — this is an actual John Woo-directed HK film — it’s the amazing police thriller Hard-Boiled!

I first watched this movie in May 2002 on a videotape, but it was a totally different experience watching it on DVD.  This was in Cantonese with English subtitles, and was actually the complete film (as opposed to a randomly cut 107 minute version)!  I actually transferred the VOB files from Abdul’s laptop (where the image was very much squished) to my hard disk to watch it (and this was achieved by writing spanned RAR files on 2 CDs + 65 MB).

Tomorrow I am planning to put together a CD with all the content related to the caricatures I did for the Interface poster.  This includes the raw scans, the cut out individual caricatures, the Photoshop files for the poster, a JPG version, a wallpaper, a short video that Rupak recorded while I was drawing, and anything else that I can think of while actually compiling the CD.  I’m sure this is going to take some time, but if I can I am also going to include notes on the caricatures that I did.

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