The Chef, the Actor, the Scoundrel Blu-ray Contest

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Posted June 22, 2014 by Hitman-Reloaded in Contests & Giveaways
THE CHEF, THE ACTOR AND THE SCOUNDREL

The Chef, the Actor, the Scoundrel – Trailer

 

Director Hu Gaun (Cow, Design of Death) taps into a variety of genre styles for the Chinese action-comedy THE CHEF, THE ACTOR AND THE SCOUNDREL, debuting on Blu-ray, DVD and digital June 24th from Well Go USA Entertainment. Described by Film Business Asia as “part knockabout comedy, part serious spy movie, part tribute to ‘the films of our childhood’ … it will also go down in movie history as the first comedy with a plot about germ warfare.” During the Second Sino-Japanese War, China is suffering from a cholera outbreak because the Japanese are using it as a biological weapon. Four Chinese agents capture a Japanese scientist and his bodyguard and interrogate them by Chinese opera in order to get the vaccine formula. THE CHEF, THE ACTOR AND THE SCOUNDREL stars Liu Ye (Curse of the Golden Flower) as the Chef, Zhang Han Yu (Special ID, Back to 1942) as the Actor and Huang Bo (Lost in Thailand) as the Scoundrel, with Chie Tanaka (Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale) and Liang Jing (Eastern Bandits) rounding out the cast.

Bonus materials include a blooper reel highlighting comic outtakes from the film, as well as a look behind-the-scenes with “The Making of The Chef, The Actor and The Scoundrel,” featuring interviews with the cast.

Synopsis:

World War II:  a cholera epidemic ravages the streets of Beijing. A crack team of Chinese intelligence agents kidnap a Japanese general and biochemist who may hold the antidote. When trickery and torture fail, the covert squad smuggles their victims into a restaurant and launches the oddest of interrogations – staging a Chinese Opera and posing as fellow guests, designed to entice, confuse, and ultimately trick their captives into revealing the truth before time runs out.

THE CHEF, THE ACTOR AND THE SCOUNDREL has a runtime of approximately
108 minutes and is not rated.

Courtesy of Well Go USA, we have 4 Blu-rays available for their release of The Chef, the Actor, the Scoundrel due for release 24th

Want to Enter? Here’s how!

Comment Below Your Answer to this Simple Question: What is your favorite Chinese action-comedy Film?

Contest will run until Tuesday June 24th, 2014 until 11:59 PM EST.

Winners will be contacted by e-mail from the provided address below, so good luck to all that enter! And remember if you don’t win, you can pick up your copy on June 24th online or at your local retailers!


16 Comments


  1.  
    Séraphine

    Best? Favourite? No idea about best, but I have always been fond of 食神 (The God of Cookery) due to growing up watching ridiculous cooking shows with my mother.

    If you want a mainland pick, I am out of luck. I never got into their comedies.




  2.  

    Ning Hao’s CRAZY STONE (2006) is my favorite Mainland action comedy! Hong Kong comedies are harder to choose from: Michael Hui’s SECURITY UNLIMITED is an all-time classic, and I’m with Seraphine on GOD OF COOKERY (my favorite Stephen Chow film). I love Johnny To and Wai Ka Fai’s wacky action comedies (most recently BLIND DETECTIVE) and although many people don’t like to admit that Wong Jing has made many great films, his action comedies like GOD OF GAMBLERS 2, KUNGFU MAHJONG etc. are hilarious and wonderful.

    I am dying to see “The Chef, The Actor and The Scoundrel” because the trailers look fantastic. I super super super want to win!




  3.  
    Travis G.

    My favorite Chinese action-comedy film is Mr. Vampire.




  4.  
    Carragern

    A bit of a hard choice, but God of Cookery was always a favorite.




  5.  
    Leon Donnelly

    My favourite Chinese comedy film is Kung Fu Hustle-hilarious Steven Chow!




  6.  
    Sarah

    Do Shaolin Soccer or Kung Fu Dunk count??




  7.  

    My Lucky Stars is my favorite Chinese action-comedy.

    Thanks !




  8.  
    CW

    Journey to the West!




  9.  
    Margot C

    Certainly not the best in any sense but for some reason a favorite around here is: ‘Little Big Soldier’




  10.  
    Will G

    Kung-Fu Hustle




  11.  
    Dr Phibes

    Wheels on Meals is one of the most entertaining I’ve seen, and therefore my favorite!

    Peking Opera Blues, God of Gamblers, and Millionaires Express (aka Shanghai Express) are close calls though :)




  12.  
    rocco

    KUNG FU HUSTLE….also spooky encounters




  13.  
    Daniel M

    Kung Fu Hustle!





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