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Lost In Hong Kong (2015/Well Go Blu-ray)

Picture: A Sound: B Extras: B Film: B+

Xu Lai once had dreamed of becoming an artist, marrying his hot first ex-girlfriend. 20 years later, he works designing bras, gone bald, his wife wants a baby and he has a bunch of monsters-in-laws, specially his Lala his brother-in-law director wannabe (more like paparazzi from hell) who wants to documentary his life on tape. Together, when Xu Lai goes to Hong Kong to visit an old flame, he gets caught up in various hijinks and with half of Hong Kong chasing after them only to get his love life caught up in the middle of a police murder investigation in Zheng Xu's Lost In Hong Kong (2015).

When Xu Lai gets the chance to meet of with an old girlfriend, he makes a secret trip to visit her to see if they still are holding torches for each other. Only problem is, is his goofy brother-in-law Lala who insists he tag along, after discovering Xu intends to meet up with a hot ex-girlfriend he is convinced Xu is cheating on his sister and having an affair and continues to make his life a living hell. But after being caught (in more ways than one) eventually Xu and Lala learns there is a lot more to being family, and real family is being there for you even at the worst points of your life.

Xu Zheng does it again in playing a "Lost in ...." film where he plays a character who has the worst luck in the world and might find a happy ending. In all his comic movies, he plays a fool with the luck of the gods (good or bad you take a pick). As he struggles hilariously towards some goal, he learns life lessons/morals that make him realize what he wants is what he already has in the first place.

The 1080p 2.66 X 1 (oddly from 2.75 X 1; this confused us too so we've updated this tech point since our original posting.) digital High Definition image transfer was shot with an Arri Alexa XT HD camera, but another reason this might look good is because it was shot in what is being called Master Scope, so we'll have to compare it to future such productions and see where we that goes. The DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 5.1 lossless mix may not be as spectacular as the picture, but this is pretty impressive for a comedy/drama that has its share of dialogue. Extras include a Making if the film, blooper reel, and trailers.

- Ricky Chiang


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