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Painted Skin [DVD]

Donnie Yen , Xun Zhou , Gordon Chan    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Actors: Donnie Yen, Xun Zhou, Wei Zhao, Kun Chen
  • Directors: Gordon Chan
  • Format: PAL
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Metrodome Group
  • DVD Release Date: 25 Jun 2012
  • Run Time: 103 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0063HG30K
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 28,065 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

Based on a classic Chinese ghost story, PAINTED SKIN is a stunningly delivered and tender story of a vampire-like woman who eats the skins and hearts of her lovers.
Famous mainly for his action films, Director GORDON CHAN (FIST OF LEGEND) has made a film impossible to place into one genre. Spanning everything from horror to romance, it manages to play out its scenes and balance these various genres effortlessly and with style.
Masterfully told, the film took a staggering $33 million dollars in China and features martial arts legend DONNIE YEN (BLADE 2, HERO). Full of powerful performances PAINTED SKIN is a must see for all Hong Kong movie fans.

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3.4 out of 5 stars
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Original 26 July 2012
By NocL
Despite all the negative reviews, I have to say this movie is definitely an eccentric yet touching romance, based on a story in a highly appraised Chinese literature: Strange Tales of Liaozhai. In terms of story line, it is way more original, complicated and unpredictable than most of the crappy comedy/romance that Hollywood produces in bulks each year. I also reckon that this version is cut short due to explicit scenes in the original version, it is ashamed to say but it is understandable. I agree that the blurb is totally misleading on this package though, it is nothing like that.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Unusual 6 July 2012
It certainly did not do what was said on the box, but that's what makes it good. Not horrific, not too much fighting, thank goodness. It was a nice story and beautiful to look at, as were most of the actors. The music was also lovely, and not too intrusive, rare these days in films and TV. The English subtitles (and the blurb on the box) were presumably done using something like Babel fish, so sometimes had to be re-translated as it went along, but that only added to its charm. Looking forward to seeing the sequel.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Surprise. 9 May 2014
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
No film jargon as usual.
Surprised because it is not the type of film I am used to seeing Donnie Yen in.
If you want to see him in his full martial arts mode, then this film is not for you.
But it is a good fill.
Worth the money - definitely.
Would I watch it again - yes.
Good acting, good direction with some epic battle scenes.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is no action movie!! 29 July 2012
The title is indeed completely misleading. This is primarily a drama/romance movie with some martial arts and a little horror. Nevertheless extremely great performance especially from the two lead actresses, although it becomes overdramatic at certain moments. Make certain to watch this in original.
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