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Election & Election 2 Blu-ray with Slipcase (Chameleon Films)

Election & Election 2 Blu-ray with Slipcase (Chameleon Films)

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ELECTION · 黑社會

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ELECTION 2 · 黑社會2以和為貴

Johnnie To · 2005/2006 · Hong Kong · 100 mins/93 mins

The Election films have been compared with The Godfather in the way they take crime syndicates seriously, showing how murderous violence, family, national politics and honor are woven inextricably together.

These dark, moody films exude a relentless air of menace as they strip the glamour and gunplay away from the triads and take us through the battles for the top job in the Wo Shing triad. Candidates negotiate with the uncles who uphold the historical traditions of the triad societies, while they must also deal with the politics of contemporary Hong Kong as it moves inexorably into the orbit of the mainland.

Once the votes are in, the real contest begins with a series of simmering confrontations involving face, money and loyalty in equal measure. One thing is certain—the quietly intense political maneuvering will surely lead to blood, though in the best tradition of Johnnie To’s films, the violent showdowns are anything but predictable.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • High-definition digital restoration of both films
  • Collector's slipcase & booklet featuring new essays by film scholar Gary Bettinson & film critic Sam Ho
  • Newly translated & improved optional English subtitles for both films by Dylan Cheung

Disc 1 - Election:

  • New audio commentary by Hong Kong cinema experts Frank Djeng & John Charles
  • OzAsia Festival 2016 Masterclass with Johnnie To - audio recording hosted by film historian Mike Walsh (37 mins)
  • Interviews with Johnnie To, Simon Yam, Tony Leung Ka-fai & Wong Tin-lam (60 mins)
  • The Making of Election (7 mins)
  • Photo gallery
  • TV spots x2
  • Theatrical trailers x2

Disc 2 - Election 2:

  • New audio commentary by Hong Kong cinema experts Frank Djeng & John Charles
  • Supplemental audio commentary by Frank Djeng
  • New interview with composer Robert Ellis-Geiger (29 mins)
  • "The Veneer of Nobility" - a new video essay on the Election films (8 mins)
  • Interviews with Johnnie To, Lam Suet & Gordon Lam Ka-tung (43 mins)
  • The Making of Election 2 (7 mins)
  • Photo gallery
  • TV spots x3
  • Teaser
  • Theatrical trailer

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:

  • 2.35:1
  • 1080p colour
  • Cantonese DTS-HD MA 5.1 · LPCM 2.0
  • English subtitles
  • 2 x BD-50