Hard Boiled
The Criterion Collection
Country of Origin: Hong Kong
Production year: 1992
Director: John Woo
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 715515-009041
Running time: 2:07 (127 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 1.85:1 Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: March 30, 1998
Collection type: Owned (#722)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 09, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 8 / 10
Review (video): 7 / 10
Overview
Violence as poetry, rendered by a master–brilliant and passionate, John Woo's Hard Boiled tells the story of jaded detective "Tequila" Yuen (played with controlled fury by Chow Yun-fat). Woo's dizzying odyssey through the world of Hong Kong Triads, undercover agents, and frenzied police raids culminates unforgettably in the breathless hospital sequence. More than a cops-and-bad-guys story, Hard Boiled continually startles with its originality and dark humor.
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Genres
Action
Crime
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Milestone Pictures
 • Golden Princess Film Productions
Media Companies:
 • The Criterion Collection
 • Janus Films
 • Fox Lorber Home Video
Audio format
Cantonese  Dolby Digital Mono
English  Dolby Digital Mono
Commentary  Dolby Digital Mono
Subtitles
English
Tags
Criterion
Movie
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Commentary
 • Production Notes/Bios
 • A student film by John Woo; Guide to Hong Kong crime films
Crew
Direction
John Woo....Director
Writing
John Woo....Story By
Barry Wong....Screenwriter
Production
Linda Kuk....Producer
Terence Chang....Producer
Cinematography
Wing-Heng Wang....Director of Photography
Film Editing
John Woo....Film Editor
David Wu....Film Editor
Kit-Wai Kai....Film Editor
Jack....Film Editor
Music
Michael Gibbs....Composer
Art
James Leung....Art Director
Joel Chong....Art Director
Bruce Yu....Costume Designer
Janet Chun....Costume Designer
Bernadette Cheng....Make-up Artist
Yuen-tai Ting....Visual Effects
Wai-yuk Tang....Visual Effects
Cast
Chow Yun-Fat....Tequila
Tony Leung....Tony
Teresa....Teresa Chang
Philip Chan....Mr. Pang
Philip Kwok....Mad Dog
Anthony Wong....Johnny Wong
Hoi-Shan Kwan....Mr. Hoi
Tung Wai....Little Ko
Bowie Lam....Ah Lung
Johnson Law....Ah Wah
Bobby Au Yeung....Lionheart
Ng Shui-Tung....Ah Chung
Kong Lau....Hospital Director
Wai-Sun Lam....Hitman I
Benny Lam....Hitman II
Kenny Lam....Hitman III
Michael Dingo....Little Moustache
Hoi-Shan Lai....Librarian
John Woo....Mr. Woo (Night Club Owner) (uncredited)
Jun Kunimura....Wild Japanese Gunman (uncredited)