The Joy Luck Club [DVD] [1993]

  • SKU: 4648224
  • Release Date: 06/04/2002
  • Rating: R
Wayne Wang's adaptation of Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. There are no subtitles, but the soundtrack is closed-captioned. There are no supplemental materials of any consequence. This is a decent release from Disney/Buena Vista.
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100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (10 out of 10)

Special Features


  • Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
  • Widescreen (1.85:1) enhanced for 16 x 9 televisions

Synopsis


The Joy Luck Club
Director Wayne Wang and screenwriter Ronald Bass effectively interweave sixteen mother-daughter tales in their silken film version of Amy Tan's best-selling novel about the clash between generations. The film takes place in present-day San Francisco, concentrating on a group of late-middle-aged Chinese women. Ever since arriving in the United States after World War II, the women have gathered weekly to play mah-jongg and to tell stories, regaling each other with tales of their children and grandchildren, giving each other a sense of hope and renewal in the midst of poverty and hardship. The Joy Luck Club is made up of four women -- Suyuan (Kieu Chinh), Lindo (Tsai Chin), Ying Ying (France Nuyen), and An Mei (Lisa Lu). But when Suyuan dies, the three surviving members invite Suyuan's daughter June (Ming-Na Wen) to take her place. Along with the daughters of the other members -- Waverly (Tamlyn Tomita), Lena (Lauren Tom), and Rose (Rosalind Chao) -- June is a Chinese-American with only a passing interest in her rich cultural heritage. But through vignettes that switch back and forth in time, the daughters begin to appreciate the struggles of their mothers to start their families in the optimistic promise of the United States. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Tsai Chin
    Tsai Chin - Lindo
  • Kieu Chinh
    Kieu Chinh - Suyuan
  • Lisa Lu
    Lisa Lu - An Mei
  • France Nuyen
    France Nuyen - Ying Ying
  • Rosalind Chao
    Rosalind Chao - Rose



Customer rating

4.7
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Joy Luck Film

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    Kickawesome
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    I bought this movie as a gift. The person receiving the gift has always told me about the movie but I had never seen it. After we watched it I thought it was pretty decent film. The characters are very interesting and the story is pretty deep. I probably never would have watched this on my own but was glad to have seen it after it was done. This movie is nearly impossible to find in the stores (I've been looking for almost a year) so I would highly recommend ordering it if you are looking to get it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This is a life changing experience

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    TheWife

    The themes in this movie are universal...relatable across cultures and socio-economic stations. It speaks to the commonality of pain, the agony of unmet expectation, the necessity of personal worth, the power of forgiveness and the complicated beauty of family ties.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Always a tear jerker

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    Noss
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    I saw this years ago and didn't expect how much I would love the movie. I lost my DVD version so when I saw the Blu-ray on sale, I bought it immediately.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie

    Posted
    Sassy24
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    Great movie about Chinese immigrant women and their American-born daughters. A touching feel good movie that allows you to reflect on life.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very good movie, but emotional

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    Alison
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    This was a very good movie, well done and good actors. It was very much like the book. Be prepared, it is emotional.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I love this movie!

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    Smarshall1
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    I love this movie and I was glad to know that after all these years of me wanting it that Bestbuy carried it and at an unbeatable price!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great movie to help give people

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    Eyes
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    This movies is great in helping people know there worth.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great dramatic movie!

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    dcgirlval
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    I enjoyed this movie with great acting from all involved!

    I would recommend this to a friend




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