Shanghai Kiss

Shanghai Kiss

DVD Rating: ***

Reviewed by: Darren Amner

Read Darren Amner's film review of Shanghai Kiss

The film is a labour of love, much like the DVD package, which is loaded with informative features that give you a real inside look into the film's production. From viewing the material, it’s clear that the filmmakers have wanted to make this for a long time.

The special features include To Shanghai and Back: An Interview With Cast and Crew, which is bog standard Behind The Scenes fluff, while The Making of Shanghai Kiss is a slightly bizarre compilation of on-set footage, edited together without any context and set to what sounds like department store music. The audio commentary, featuring the directors, is more interesting than most - they discuss the creative freedoms and financial limitations of making an independent film. A handful of deleted scenes and the trailer round out the package.

Copy picture Reviewed on: 20 Aug 2008
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Journey of self discovery for Chinese-American actor in Shanghai.
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Product Code: CON10140

Region: 2

Sound: Dolby Digital

Extras: Audio commentary by writer/director David Ren and director Kern Konwiser; Behind The Kiss - The Making Of Shanghai Kiss; interviews with cast and crew; deleted scenes; trailer

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