Wong Kar Wai

Chungking Express

Chungking Express

The whiplash, double-pronged Chungking Express is one of the defining works of 1990s cinema and the film that made Wong Kar Wai an instant icon. Two heartsick Hong Kong cops (Takeshi Kaneshiro and Tony Leung Chiu Wai), both jilted by ex-lovers, cross paths at the Midnight Express take-out food stand, where the ethereal pixie waitress Faye (Faye Wong) works. Anything goes in Wong’s gloriously shot and utterly unexpected charmer, which cemented the sex appeal of its gorgeous stars and forever turned canned pineapple and the Mamas & the Papas’ “California Dreamin’” into tokens of romantic longing.

Film Info

  • Wong Kar Wai
  • Hong Kong
  • 1994
  • 102 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.66:1
  • Cantonese
  • Spine #453

Special Features

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer with Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack supervised by director Wong Kar Wai, with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary featuring noted Asian cinema critic Tony Rayns
  • A 1996 episode of the British television series Moving Pictures featuring interviews with Wong and cinematographer Christopher Doyle
  • U.S. theatrical trailer
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by critic Amy Taubin

Purchase Options

Collector's Sets

Collector's Set

World of Wong Kar Wai

World of Wong Kar Wai

Blu-ray Box Set

7 Discs

$139.96

Special Features

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer with Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack supervised by director Wong Kar Wai, with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary featuring noted Asian cinema critic Tony Rayns
  • A 1996 episode of the British television series Moving Pictures featuring interviews with Wong and cinematographer Christopher Doyle
  • U.S. theatrical trailer
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by critic Amy Taubin
Chungking Express
Cast
Brigitte Lin Ching Hsia
Woman in blond wig
Takeshi Kaneshiro
Cop 223 (He Zhi Wu)
Tony Leung Chiu Wai
Cop 663
Faye Wong
Faye
Valerie Chow
Flight attendant
Credits
Director
Wong Kar Wai
Producer
Wong Kar Wai
Written by
Wong Kar Wai
Executive producer
Chan Ye Cheng
Coproducer
Jacky Pang Yee Wah
Cinematography by
Christopher Doyle
Andrew Lau Wai Keung
Edited by
William Chang Suk Ping
William Chang Suk Ping
Hai Kit Wai
Kwong Chi Leung
Music by
Frankie Chan

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