|DVD Released by : Mega Star|
|Player reviewed with : Sony S3000|
|Receiver reviewed with : Sony 925|
|Filmogrophies and Bios|
|Cantonese or Mandarin Soundtracks|
|English, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Bahasa Malaysia, Bahasa Indonesia, Spanish, and Thai|
|Dolby Digital 5.1|
|Not enhanced for 16 x 9 TVs|
|Running Time : 102 mins.|
By reading the DVD case one is swept away with quotes from the Village Voice proclaiming that Tsui "out-Spielbergs Spielberg". I wouldn't compare the two. Both are incredibly talented individuals but they have different styles. The one thing I must admit they do share is the ability to get great performances from the actors. After watching many Tsui Hark films, I would have to say that this is one of his best. It is very balanced between the action, comedy, and drama. If you are looking for a Kung Fu movie, this isn't for you. Peking Opera Blues is more plot-driven and a little slower paced than most of the other movies reviewed here but it is perfect the way it is.
The movie is about a general's daughter (Brigitte Lin) who is secretly conspiring against him. In trying to steal secret papers, she meets up with the daughter of a Peking Opera House (Sally Yeh) and a woman who is just interested in stealing a box of gold and jewels (Cherie Chung).
Peking Opera Blues is highly recommended. Though not flawless, the DVD is definitely worth having. This is a movie you will want to see more than once. It's a true classic.