REVIEW: THE MERMAID
OVERVIEW: From visionary director Stephen Chow (Kung Fu Hustle) comes the comedic action phenomenon THE MERMAID, debuting on digital May 17 and on Blu-ray™ and DVD July 5 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. China’s highest grossing film of all time made a splash domestically, scoring the biggest U.S. opening day and weekend box office ever by a limited release Chinese-language film.
The Blu-ray, DVD and digital releases of THE MERMAID include “The Making of The Mermaid”; a behind-the-scenes featurette where the cast and crew celebrate director Stephen Chow; and a music video for the film’s song, Invincible, from artist Deng Chao.
SYNOPSIS: From Stephen Chow, director of Kung Fu Hustle, comes THE MERMAID: the comedic action-filled phenomenon that has become China’s biggest film of all time! When greedy real estate tycoon, Liu Xian (Deng Chao), buys up a pristine coastal enclave known as Green Gulf, he plans to turn it into the hottest property on the market. But Green Gulf harbors a secret: it’s home to the last surviving mermaids, and they are done playing nice. Their plan: send the beautiful Shan (Jelly Lin) to seduce Liu and stop the destruction of their beloved oceans. But when their plan goes belly-up, neither humans nor mermaids are willing to back down, and a final, fatal frenzy becomes inevitable.
The film is
presented in widescreen in a 2.39:1 aspect ration preserving its
theatrical format. The picture is just flawless. Not only the
picture looks great in this release, also the sound it is good,
a 5.1 Dolby Digital in Mandarin and English that provides a good complement
to the picture. It also includes English,
and Spanish subtitles.
Widescreen (2.39:1) 16x9
Mandarin English DTS-HD Master Audio
5.1/Dolby Digital 2.0
English SDH, Spanish and French
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“The Making of The Mermaid”
“The Mermaid: Behind the Scenes”
Invincible Music Video