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Motorway (Australian Import)

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Genres: Action, Crime, Drama
Starring: Anthony Chau-Sang Wong, Shawn Yue, Barbie Hsu, Josie Ho, and Michelle Ye
Director: Cheang Pou-Soi
Plot Sypnosis:

This radically pared back action film transforms driving into an intensely existential test in the tradition of Walter Hill's The Driver and Nicolas Refn Winding's Drive.

Abstract, yet at the same time viscerally exciting, Soi Cheang provides all the things we have come to love in Milkyway films: crisp, neo-noir nighttime images, location shooting right in the middle of Hong Kong, and an intense concentration on character as it explodes into deeply satisfying genre action. Cheung (Shawn Yue Man-lok) is a hot-headed young cop who lives to drive. Partnered with old hand and mentor Fung (Anthony Wong Chau-sang) he must learn control and focus when he goes up against a legendary getaway driver from the mainland (Guo Xiaodong). They say that when the rubber hits the road, you find out your true worth, and here is the proof of that in spades.

Produced by Johnnie To, Motorway carried off Best Film and Best Director awards from the Hong Kong Film Critics' Society in 2013. Film Comment described it as "unfiltered cinematic pleasure."

Special Features and Technical Specs:

  • NEW Audio commentary by Hong Kong cinema experts Arne Venema & Mike Leeder
  • NEW "Inside Track" - interview with Associate Producer Ding Yuin-shan (35 mins)
  • NEW Interview with Co-Composer Xavier Jamaux (13 mins)
  • NEW Never-before-seen in full archival interviews with Shawn Yue, Anthony Wong, Barbie Hsu, Soi Cheang & Johnnie To (48 mins)
  • Newly translated and improved optional English subtitles by Dylan Cheung
  • Reversible sleeve with newly created and original poster artwork
  • Collector's slipcase & booklet featuring a new essay by film scholar Gary Bettinson and a new interview with Screenwriter Joey O'Bryan

Archival Special Features:

  • Extensive behind the scenes from the making of Motorway (57 mins)
  • Photo gallery
  • Theatrical trailer
Release Details

Movie Release Year: 2012
Tech Specs & Release Details

Length: 89
Specs: Blu-ray Spine #006
Video Resolution/Codec: 1080p/MPEG-4 AVC
Aspect Ratio(s): 2.35:1
Audio Formats: Cantonese: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Cantonese: LPCM 2.0
Subtitles/Captions: English