Terracotta Distribution sub-label Terror-Cotta will be releasing 2010 shocker Revenge: A Love Story
to UK DVD next month! The film has had a successful festival run at events all over the world, and this will be it's western DVD debut. Most of the ScreenAnarchy staff have liked this one a lot, and if you check the links below, you'll find a couple of very positive reviews. Here are the details from Terror-Cotta:
TERROR-COTTA is pleased to announce the DVD release of 'REVENGE: A LOVE STORY' (CERT 18) on 9th January 2012
A film by Wong Ching Po
"Revenge: A Love Story is first class genre cinema with a mean edge" - TWITCH
Dark and moody serial killer film with a perspective from the killer's side of the story, 'REVENGE: A LOVE STORY' (Fuk Sau Che Chi Sei) at times bloody, and at other times touching and romantic.
Police are investigating a serial killer who targets pregnant women and the media have labeled him 'The Dissector' and running sensationalist headlines such as "Pregnant woman dissected alive, husband put to death in 100 degrees boiling water".
At the scene of yet another such murder, and led by undercover detectives Jeff and Kwok Wah (Chin Siu Ho, Tony Ho) they comb the area and find a known suspect, Chan Kit, and bring him in. Chan Kit remains silent throughout the physically brutal interrogation and is released without charge.
If Chan Kit is not the killer, then who is? The story unfolds step by step, jumping with flashbacks as to how Chan Kit is linked to the group of undercover policeman in the first place and the pain he has silently endured; this is a story about unconditional love.
Starring: Juno Mak (Dream Home, Truth or Dare: 6th Floor Rear Flat), Japanese adult video superstar Sola Aoi (Big Tits Zombie), Chin Siu Ho (The Lost Bladesman, Vampire Warriors, Battle of Wits), Tony Ho Wah Chiu (3-D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy, Infernal Affairs, New Police Story).
Wong Ching Po is one of Hong Kong's most acclaimed young directors. In 2004, he made his name in his first commercial film 'Jiang Hu', starring Asian superstars Andy Lau and Jacky Cheung. He was awarded the Best New Director in the 24th Hong Kong Film Awards. His films have travelled to Berlin International Film Festival, Pusan International Film Festival, Tokyo International Film Festival and Torino Film Festival. He has a strong visual sense which drives his films to a new level.
"REVENGE: A LOVE STORY is a story about hatred. When we were drafting the story, a question arose, "who is the real victim in revenge?'
We were obsessed by this question every moment until one day, I picked up the book "Wild Grass" by Lu Xun. There was an essay entitled 0020 "Vengeance". I came up with a new thought afterwards.
Perhaps the victim is the crowd who sees the happenings but indeed doesn't know anything.
Human beings can never let go of hatred. Being in hatred is like a one way trip into darkness, you will never come back until it is settled.
We wanted the film to relieve the pain brought by hatred, but we failed. We can't imagine how torturing it is to live with hatred after all.
Now the film is finished, everyone returns to their original life. It is my time to fade out from the film. Perhaps the best way out of hatred is to leave.
The DVD details are below, as well as a pre-order link. Revenge
is Terror-Cotta's second DVD release after Death Bell
, which I will try to review here soon. Remember to support independent home video!
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