HK film review : THE TWINS EFFECT

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  1. YANG

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    TITLE: THE TWINS EFFECT (a.k.a CHIANN JEE BIAN )
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    DIRECTOR: DANTE LAM(BEAST COP)
    CO-DIRECTOR: DONNIE YAN(SHANGHAI KNIGHTS)
    Stars: EKIN CHENG(YOUNG AND DANGEROUS series,TOKYO RAIDERS,STORM RIDERS), EDISON CHAN(GEN-X-COPS), ANTHONY WONG(INFERNAL AFFAIRS,BEAST COP)
    GUEST STARS: KAREN MOK(KING OF COMEDY,SO CLOSE), JACKIE CHAN(SHANGHAI KNIGHTS)
    PRODUCTION STUDIO: EMG(HK) FILM PRODUCTIONS
    MOVIE GENERE: DRAMA, ACTION, HORROR, COMEDY
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    SINGAPORE rating: PG-uncut (For violent content, tense moment, martial arts actions)
    Possible MPAA rating: R

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    Widescreen Ratio: 1.85:1
    Language: TAIWANESE MANDARIN dubbed DD5.1-SINGAPORE version, CANTONESE DD5.1-HONGKONG version
    Running time: 105mins approx.

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    During a fight between vampire slayer REEVE(played by EKIN CHENG) and the DUKE(played by MICKEY HARDT),REEVE lost his close partner.While DUKE lost one of his arm...

    The fight never ends,although REEVE had lost his beloved one,he still goes on with his duty as a vampire slayer. Till things get complicated when his own kin sister falls in love with KAZAF(played by EDISON CHAN). Who is also another target to the DUKE.
    DUKE wants to rule the vampires of the world. By doing this,he have to eliminate the vampire royals and get their essence of life...including KAZAF,one of the prince in the royal family.

    Upset by sister's love to a vampire,REEVE goes to KAZAF's place for confrontation. Unfortunately he gets attack by the DUKE,ends up as a vampire himself...
    The final battle between the good and evil falls onto his sister and student...

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    The film may look like another version of BLADE from the east,where there are good and evil vampire. Looks quite boring to some viewers on the plot...but fresh on the special effects,as well as some comedic moments.

    Most of the laughs are brought up by the special appearance of JACKIE CHAN as an ambulance driver.
    ANTHONY WONG's character as vampire prince caretaker in the film is a little fun. Especially when he does not get used to not sucking human blood,which is ordered by the prince to do so.

    The special effects of the film is just as good as some HOLLYWOOD films,slightly better than the LENGEND OF ZU. Though not comparable to those done by reputable studios such as DREAMQUEST,DIGITAL DOMAIN or ILM.

    Boring plot,refreshing special effects,light comedy...personally i feel that this film is an acceptable popcorn flick.

    FILM SCORE: 2 out of 5
     
  2. Krystian C

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    Seen a trailer for this a couple months ago, and it looks kinda cool. Hopefully it at least makes an appearance on DVD over here in the west.

    Krys
     
  3. YANG

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    The film will make it to the western market...the only crucial part is on who will be the western rights owner?

    The worst fear is that the film rights will fall onto MIRAMAX's hand,which had butchered numbers of film from HK.
     

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