Thursday, April 7, 2011
Gritty Hong Kong
Way over a year after I wrote about the gritty Hong Kong crime film series THE CRIMINALS I've finally managed to track down an original copy of part 2, HOMICIDES. It never ceases to amaze me how quickly ordinary releases can vanish from the face of the Earth! These video-cd's were sitting on the shelves at dddhouse for a very long time and I had them bookmarked for months on end because I knew I was gonna order them at some stage - and then when I finally decided to get them... they were gone... from every store... everywhere. O_O
At dddhouse they were selling them for HKD 40 (US$5) apiece and I just spent 30 dollars US for a second hand copy from a seller on eBay France! And that's before postage. >.<
Now I just need another 18 months to track down part #5.
[insert smiley of cartoon character hitting himself with large mallet]