May 4, 2008

Departed vs. Infernal Affairs


A few years ago I was really into Hong Kong action flicks, I asked a friend ( Dennis Yu ) to let me know what was good. "Check out Infernal Affairs he said-It's a three part film real hot. Ok cool. Then later on I asked the head of our Hong Kong office, Simon Li, about the movie. Simon told me that they are making an American version of this chinese classic...with the skinny kid from the titanic. Who Leonardo? Yeah. He was talking about the 2006 movie Departed. And Simon was Heated.
As usual the big brother take ideas and takes almost full credit. I'm sure people in Hong Kong got paid, but if you didn't know better you would think the movie was written in Orange County, and that's a shame because the original was really,really good.
So..even tho Martin Scorsese, and William Monahan got full credit for this project, it originated with Hong Kong directors Andie Lau and Alan Mak, with barely any changes from the original concept. If you can sit thru the subtitles, i would highly recommend watching the original. I mean they did a good job with the american version, but maybe we should give credit where credit is due.

11 comments:

Jazmin said...

Damn I totally didn't know that! I have to see if I can find the hong kong version!

Brother OMi said...

thanks
I will check out

Khia_Rocks said...

@ jazi phae...i have all of the movies at my house..now I wouldn't normally lend it out, but seeing as ure my animé connect and all...i'll let you cop it...for a fee ( smile)
@ brother omi...Danny? Is that you?! I can barely see you behind the camera. Don't forget to call me when u come into town for the rockstead crew tribute to frosty freeze. Veronica may come into town then too..not sure tho.

Khi.

Brother OMi said...

actually, she will be rolling with me..
i will be in philly that week

Khia_Rocks said...

So whats going on in Philly?

Jazmin said...

thx! Khi!

Brother OMi said...

my school's batizado (capoeira)

Jazmin said...

I watched the 1st one...there's 3 right? Not only is the story the same, the way it's shot is similar. It was much better than the Hollywood version though, and I'm not really sure why except I could feel the characters more. Thanks for turning me onto this. :)

Hey-I don't know where to post this but did you know the matrix bros (I can't spell their last name-you know who I'm talking about) They're filming a martial arts film called Ninja Assassin, w/the cutie from Speed Racer. They aren't saying anything but people are think'n it's going to be a live action of Ninja Scroll...should be good!
Oh and BTW-Speed Racer was awesome..I dont know why everyone is hate'n on it.

Khia_Rocks said...

The Ninja Scroll??? nah...really? I'll have to check into it...Infernal Affairs 2 is a little weak see the third one if ure going to keep watching. There are two Korean girls in my office who are nutz over the SpeedRacer guy. I don't know anything about it.

Kh.

Khia_Rocks said...

Alright I just took a look at this Rain character, and i'm sorry I can't cosign to him being cute...he's four years old! you women are a bunch of pedophiles.

Jazmin said...

ummm...I'm nuts over the Speed racer guy too!!! I googled him...he's like this huge korean rock star...he's like the Asian Usher...his video's are porno's...I love him!! His name is Rain...how can you NOT love a guy whose name is Rain!!!

He's no 4...he's 25...lol...