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Escape From Huang Shi [DVD] [2008]

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Escape From Huang Shi DVD 2008

  • Escape From Huang Shi available on March 05 2021 from Base for 4.49
  • Escape From Huang Shi DVD 2008 available on February 24 2013 from Amazon for 2.31
  • EAN bar code 5060116724332 ξ1 registered September 27 2014
  • EAN bar code 5060116724332 ξ2 registered February 24 2013
  • Product category is DVD - Action Adventure General
  • Manufacturered by Koch Media

Escape From Huang Shi

    ^ Escape From Huang Shi Base. (revised Mar 2021)
    ^ (2009). Escape From Huang Shi [DVD] [2008], Koch Media. Amazon. (revised Feb 2013)

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Not a block buster at the box office, but a well directed film by Roger Spottiswoode. It vividly portrays the difficult life the Chinese endured just before the Second World War after they were invaded by the Japanese, with a country already in conflict through civil war; and how outsiders (English and American) helped a struggling people. In this case a bunch of unruly orphanshelped by an English journilist called George Hogg, played superbly by Jonathon Rhys Meyers, backed up by two brilliant supporting a..
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I really enjoyed this film and think it is seriously underrated. It has stunning scenery and great atmosphere. I personally think it is one of JRM's best performances in a film as he seems so relaxed and totally absorbs the character of George Hogg. It is a true story from the 1930's and gets under your skin (well it did mine anyway). If you like gung ho shoot out films with blood, gore and swearing - then this is not for you! But if you enjoy beautiful cinematography, great acting and an amazing story..
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I cannot put my finger on what was lacking in the film, maybe it was the writing or perhaps the lead performance, I am not certain at all.Johnathon Rhys Meyers is solid if not spectacular in the lead role, and the supporting cast all do a solid job, even the chinese child actors. The story is set to the backdrop of undeclared war in china. It is a warzone and the main cast are just trying to survive and excape the conflict. Inspired by true events, I do not know how acurate it is but what research I have ..
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