Gorgeous - Jackie Chan (1999)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Jackie Chan
Qi Shu
Emil Chau
Tony Leung Chiu Wai
Shu Qi
Richie Ren
Movie Details
Director Vincent Kok
Producer Jackie Chan
Writer Jackie Chan; Vincent Kok
Studio Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Running Time 1 hr 39 mins
Color Color
In between the Hollywood productions Rush Hour and Shanghai Noon, Hong Kong's most popular export, Jackie Chan, returned home to indulge his romantic side in this modern fairy tale. He plays a modern Prince Charming, a big business mogul and notoriously eligible big-city bachelor to dreamy teenager Shu Qi, a girl from a Taiwan fishing village. When a heartbreaking message in a bottle washes ashore, she traces it back to Hong Kong, where she meets Jackie in the midst of a mid-ocean brawl on a luxury yacht. Hong Kong heartthrob Tony Leung has a grand time spoofing his image, playing a gay fashion photographer who "adopts" Shu Qi and helps her woo her handsome dream lover. It's a pleasant change to see 40-plus Jackie discard his usual goofy lovesick fool to play a suave swinger, but next to giggly teen Shu Qi, who proves to be a spunky and winning actress, he seems a little too mature. There are still plenty of opportunities to see Jackie in acrobatic action with a subplot involving a boyhood friend turned shady business rival, but at heart it's a sweet, silly little love song full of unabashed romantic imagery, elegant art design, snazzy fashions, and a gooey happy ending. Jackie doesn't provide his own voice in the English dubbed edition, which makes a minor dent in his charm but does little to affect the film as a whole. --Sean Axmaker
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Index 247
Collection Status In Collection
Links Amazon US
DVD Empire
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 2.35:1
Layers Single side, single layer
UPC 043396050549
Chapters 28
Release Date 8/28/01
Subtitles English
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 5.1
Cantonese Chinese Dolby Digital 5.1