In the Mood for Love In the Mood for Love

In the Mood for Love

Wong Kar-wai

 
In the Mood for Love (Criterion Blu-Ray)

Blu-Ray

1 Disc

SRP: $39.95

Criterion Store price:$31.96

+ Add to Cart
  • Hong Kong
  • 2000
  • 98 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.66:1
  • Cantonese, Shanghainese
  •  
  • Spine #147

Hong Kong, 1962: Chow Mo-wan (Tony Leung Chiu-wai) and Su Li-zhen (Maggie Cheung Man-yuk) move into neighboring apartments on the same day. Their encounters are formal and polite—until a discovery about their spouses creates an intimate bond between them. At once delicately mannered and visually extravagant, Wong Kar-wai’s In the Mood for Love is a masterful evocation of romantic longing and fleeting moments. With its aching musical soundtrack and exquisitely abstract cinematography by Christopher Doyle and Mark Lee Ping-bin, this film has been a major stylistic influence on the past decade of cinema, and is a milestone in Wong’s redoubtable career.

Cast

Su Li-zhen (Mrs. Chan)Maggie Cheung Man-yuk
Chow Mo-wanTony Leung Chiu-wai
Ah PingSiu Ping-lam
Mrs. SuenRebecca Pan
Mr. HoLai Chin
AmahChin Tsi-ang

Credits

DirectorWong Kar-wai
Produced and written byWong Kar-wai
Executive producerChan Ye-cheng
Associate producerJacky Pang Yee-wah
Production designWilliam Chang Suk-ping
Chief editorWilliam Chang Suk-ping
Costume designWilliam Chang Suk-ping
Director of photographyChristopher Doyle and Mark Lee Ping-bin
Original musicMichael Galasso
GafferWong Chi-ming
Art directorMan Lim-chung
Special thanks/quoted authorLiu Yi-chang

Disc Features

  • New digital transfer (DVD edition); new, restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised by director of photography Mark Lee Ping-bin, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack (Blu-ray edition)
  • @ “In the Mood for Love,” director Wong Kar-wai’s documentary on the making of the film
  • Deleted scenes, with commentary by Wong
  • Hua yang de nian hua (2000), a short film by Wong
  • Archival interview with Wong and a “cinema lesson” given by the director at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival
  • Toronto International Film Festival press conference from 2000, with stars Maggie Cheung Man-yuk and Tony Leung Chiu-wai
  • Two new interviews with critic Tony Rayns, one about the film and the other about the soundtrack, featuring musical cues (Blu-ray only)
  • Trailers and TV spots
  • The music of In the Mood for Love, presented in an interactive essay (DVD only)
  • Essay by film scholar Gina Marchetti illuminating the film’s unique setting (DVD only)
  • Photo gallery (DVD only)
  • Biographies of key cast and crew (DVD only)
  • Plus: A booklet featuring the Liu Yi-chang story that provided thematic inspiration for the film (DVD and Blu-ray); a new essay by film critic Li Cheuk-to and a director’s statement (DVD only); and a new essay by novelist and film critic Steve Erickson (Blu-ray only)

    New cover by Lucien S. Y. Yang

Film Essays

In_the_mood_essay_feature_current_thumbnail

In the Mood for Love: Haunted Heart

By Steve EricksonOctober 02, 2012

Set in 1960s Hong Kong, Wong Kar-wai’s ravishing masterpiece is both a love song to a city and . . . Read more »


Film Essays

In the Mood for Love

By Li Cheuk-toMarch 04, 2002

In the last decade, Wong Kar-wai has been arguably the most influential filmmaker of his . . . Read more »

Photo Galleries

Figure in a Landscape

November 11, 2014


Photo Galleries

A Splash of Red

May 08, 2014


Photo Galleries

Ready for His Close-up

December 07, 2012


Photo Galleries

A Criterion Feast

November 21, 2012


Video


Film Essays

In_the_mood_essay_feature_current_thumbnail

In the Mood for Love: Haunted Heart

By Steve EricksonOctober 02, 2012

Set in 1960s Hong Kong, Wong Kar-wai’s ravishing masterpiece is both a love song to a city and . . . Read more »


Photo Galleries


Video


Video


Clippings

Bordwell Returns to Hong Kong

January 24, 2011

Ten years after the publication of the first edition ofPlanet Hong Kong and three years after . . . Read more »


Posters

Mood Vermilion

August 06, 2010

In the Mood for Love, German one-sheet, 2000 Read more »


News

A Decade in Review

February 04, 2010

For the past couple of months, critics and movie lovers have been madly assessing the first . . . Read more »


Film Essays

In the Mood for Love

By Li Cheuk-toMarch 04, 2002

In the last decade, Wong Kar-wai has been arguably the most influential filmmaker of his . . . Read more »