Infernal Affairs [DVD] [2002]

  • SKU: 1821351
  • Release Date: 04/15/2011
  • Rating: R
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Overall Customer Rating:
86% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (6 out of 7)

Synopsis


Infernal Affairs
As Infernal Affairs opens, Ming (Andy Lau of Full-time Killer) is being initiated into the criminal underworld by triad boss Sam (Eric Tsang of The Accidental Spy), who ends his speech to his young charges by wishing them success in the police department. Ming enters the police academy, where he excels, but sees his classmate, Yan (Tony Leung Chiu-Wai of In the Mood for Love), expelled for "breaking the rules." It turns out that Yan wasn't actually drummed out of the force, but recruited by Superintendent Wong (Anthony Wong of Hard-Boiled) as an undercover operative. Just as Ming is achieving success in the police department while secretly working for Sam, Ming is gaining Sam's trust as a triad member, while reporting to Wong. Ten years later, both men, still undercover, have grown confused about their true identities, while their bosses, Sam and Wong, wage a battle of wits against each other. Each boss learns that the other has a mole working for him, and unwittingly entrusts the mole himself to ferret out the culprit. Ming and Yan scramble to expose one another's identity in an effort to save their own skins. Infernal Affairs was co-directed by Andrew Lau (who worked as a cinematographer on several of Wong Kar-Wai's films) and Alan Mak. Renowned cinematographer Christopher Doyle served as "Visual Consultant." The film was shown at New Directors/New Films in 2003. ~ Josh Ralske, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Tony Leung Chiu-Wai
    Tony Leung Chiu-Wai - Chan Wing-Yan
  • Andy Lau
    Andy Lau - Insp. Lau Kin-ming
  • Eric Tsang
    Eric Tsang - Hon Sam
  • Chapman To
    Chapman To - Keung
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    Lam Ka-tung - Insp. B



Overall customer rating

4.3
86%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not what I thought it would be

    Posted
    snowgoon

    I rented this movie from a video store after I heard that it was what the departed was based off of. Big mistake! If you are getting this movie because your thinking that it will be as good as the departed, save your money. This was a very short movie and everything seemed really smushed together. Also, the acting was just terrible. None of the characters played their parts well at all, none were believable. Another down point was how crummy the violence was. Instead of showing the person die (which is what I like to see in movies) never once happened. Instead, you'd just hear the person die and wonder how. The script was another downpoint to it, the actors didn't play the role correctly at all, they were always too relaxed. But you don't have to take my word for it, you'll see what I mean after you watch it. Don't buy this movie.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Setting a new standard for Hong Kong crime flims

    Posted
    yudesign

    Hong Kong action gang films are about a dime a dozen with mediocrity for ages. And then came Infernal affairs. A high production value with top stars and edgy film style and realism. Its undeniable presence has spawned a slew of copycat films since. Its record sales and peoples thirst for more spawned off parts 2 and 3 (which arent as good) but most notably is Scorcese's version named "The Departed" I won't go into how they compare, but if you want to know where it all came from and what it was all about, this title will not disappoint anyone's collection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Inferal Affairs > Departed

    Posted
    Ozcott

    I'm glad that with the success of "The Departed", people are starting to pick up Infernal Affairs. I thought "The Departed" was good but rarely re-makes are better than the original. Watch this movie and you will see what I mean.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    source material for The Departed

    Posted
    southphillyresident
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    Infernal Affairs is a compelling crime drama that led to the American remake, The Departed. Some say that Infernal Affairs is the better movie despite the all the stars in The Departed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    great film

    Posted
    pointbreeze
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    Infernal Affairs is the original film that was later remade as the Departed. The original film is better than the popular remake.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Departed

    Posted
    boba262
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    Big fan of Asian movies and I wanted to see the movie that the departed was based on.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie

    Posted
    Onetime0887
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    Great movie, but poor pq. it's a little bit better then a DVD.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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