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1. Ip Man (2008)

R | 106 min | Action, Biography, Drama

8.1
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59 Metascore

A semi-biographical account of Yip Man, the first martial arts master to teach the Chinese martial art of Wing Chun.

Writers: Edmond Wong, Chan Tai-Li | Director: Wilson Yip | Stars: Donnie Yen, Simon Yam, Siu-Wong Fan, Ka Tung Lam

2. Ip Man 2 (2010)

R | 108 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.6
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67 Metascore

Centering on Ip Man's migration to Hong Kong in 1949 as he attempts to propagate his discipline of Wing Chun martial arts.

Writers: Hiu-Yan Choi, Chan Tai-Li, Edmond Wong | Director: Wilson Yip | Stars: Donnie Yen, Xiaoming Huang, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Lynn Hung

3. Ring (1998)

Unrated | 96 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.3
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A mysterious video kills whoever views it, unless that viewer can solve its mystery.

Writers: Hiroshi Takahashi, Kôji Suzuki | Director: Hideo Nakata | Stars: Nanako Matsushima, Miki Nakatani, Yûko Takeuchi, Hitomi Satô

4. Death Note: The Last Name (2006)

141 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.4
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Picking up where the first one leaves off, Light joins the task force searching for Kira in an effort to avert suspicion from himself---and get rid of L.

Writers: Tsugumi Ohba, Takeshi Obata, Tetsuya Oishi | Director: Shûsuke Kaneko | Stars: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Takeshi Kaga, Shidô Nakamura, Erika Toda

5. Chatroom (2010)

R | 97 min | Drama, Thriller

5.5
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A group of teenagers encourage each other's bad behavior in a chatroom "Chelsea Teens!".

Writer: Enda Walsh | Director: Hideo Nakata | Stars: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Imogen Poots, Matthew Beard, Hannah Murray

6. Ghost in the Shell (1995)

R | 83 min | Animation, Action, Mystery

8.0
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A female cyborg cop and her partner hunt a mysterious and powerful hacker called the Puppet Master.

Writers: Kazunori Itô, Masamune Shirow | Director: Mamoru Oshii | Stars: Atsuko Tanaka, Iemasa Kayumi, Akio Ôtsuka, Kôichi Yamadera

7. Death Note (2006)

126 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

8.0
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A battle between the world's 2 greatest minds begins when Light Yagami finds the Death Note, a notebook with the power to kill, and decides to rid the world of criminals.

Writers: Tsugumi Ohba, Takeshi Obata, Tetsuya Oishi | Director: Shûsuke Kaneko | Stars: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Asaka Seto, Shigeki Hosokawa

8. When They Cry (2006– )

TV-MA | Animation, Horror, Mystery

8.3
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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni is a story of many chapters. It's about the town of Hinamizawa, and the people who live there, Rena Ryugu, Mion Sonozaki, Satoko Hojo, and Rika Furude, as well as ... See full summary »

Creator: Ryukishi07 | Stars: John Snyder, Sôichirô Hoshi, Mai Nakahara, Satsuki Yukino

9. Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (I) (2004)

PG-13 | 100 min | Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.6
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66 Metascore

In the year 2032, Batô, a cyborg detective for the anti-terrorist unit Public Security Section 9, investigates the case of a female robot--one created solely for sexual pleasure--who slaughtered her owner.

Writers: Masamune Shirow, Mamoru Oshii, Richard Epcar | Director: Mamoru Oshii | Stars: Akio Ôtsuka, Atsuko Tanaka, Tamio Ôki, Kôichi Yamadera

10. Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon (2013)

134 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.5
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From legendary action director Tsui Hark and the creators of international smash hit Detective Dee - Mystery Of The Phantom Flame comes the captivating tale of Dee Renjie's beginnings in ... See full summary »

Writers: Chia-lu Chang, Kuo-fu Chen, Hark Tsui | Director: Hark Tsui | Stars: Carina Lau, Chien Sheng, Mark Chao, Angelababy

11. Rinne (2005)

R | 96 min | Horror, Mystery

6.2
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A Japanese actress begins having strange visions and experiences after landing a role in a horror film about a real-life murder spree that took place over forty years ago.

Writers: Takashi Shimizu, Masaki Adachi | Director: Takashi Shimizu | Stars: Yûka, Karina, Kippei Shîna, Tetta Sugimoto

12. Eden of the East (2009– )

TV-MA | Animation, Action, Comedy

7.9
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On November 22, 2010 ten missiles strike Japan. However, this unprecedented terrorist act, later to be called as "Careless Monday," does not result in any apparent victims, and is soon ... See full summary »

Stars: Ryohei Kimura, Saori Hayami, Leah Clark, Jason Liebrecht

13. Dark Water (2002)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.7
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A mother and her 6 year old daughter move into a creepy apartment whose every surface is permeated by water.

Writers: Kôji Suzuki, Ken'ichi Suzuki, Yoshihiro Nakamura | Director: Hideo Nakata | Stars: Hitomi Kuroki, Rio Kanno, Mirei Oguchi, Asami Mizukawa

14. Trapped Ashes (2006)

R | 105 min | Horror

4.8
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Seven strangers on a Hollywood movie studio tour are trapped inside an infamous House of Horror and forced to tell their most terrifying stories to get out alive.

Writer: Dennis Bartok | Directors: Sean S. Cunningham, Joe Dante, John Gaeta, Monte Hellman, Ken Russell | Stars: Jayce Bartok, Henry Gibson, Lara Harris, Scott Lowell

15. Saving General Yang (2013)

102 min | Adventure, Biography

6.4
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Northeast China, early Northern Song dynasty, AD 986. The Khitan army takes its revenge for a past massacre, abducting General Yang Ye (Adam Cheng) and leaving his wife and seven sons to ... See full summary »

Writers: Katherine Lo, Edmond Wong, Ronny Yu | Director: Ronny Yu | Stars: Ady An, Adam Cheng, Ekin Cheng, Vic Chow

16. Death Note: L Change the World (2008)

129 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.3
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A spin-out sequel to the popular Japanese thriller. This time it focuses on the character "L."

Writers: Tsugumi Ohba, Takeshi Obata, Hirotoshi Kobayashi, Kiyomi Fujii | Director: Hideo Nakata | Stars: Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Sota Aoyama, Shunji Fujimura, Tatsuya Fujiwara

17. Rain Fall (2009)

R | 111 min | Action, Crime, Drama

4.8
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A hit man looks to protect the daughter of one of his victims against CIA assassins.

Writers: Barry Eisler, Max Mannix | Director: Max Mannix | Stars: Kippei Shîna, Gary Oldman, Kyoko Hasegawa, Misa Shimizu

18. Ring 2 (1999)

Not Rated | 95 min | Horror, Mystery

6.0
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Reiko takes Yoichi into hiding when her son begins to display frightening powers. Meanwhile, Mai Takano and the authorities begin a desperate search for them, as the mysterious Ring curse spreads...

Writers: Hiroshi Takahashi, Kôji Suzuki | Director: Hideo Nakata | Stars: Miki Nakatani, Hitomi Satô, Kyôko Fukada, Fumiyo Kohinata

19. Sadako 3D (2012)

96 min | Horror

3.9
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The spiteful ghost of Sadako, a murdered woman whose body was thrown down a well, reaches Internet searching for a host in order to live once again.

Writers: Kôji Suzuki, Yoshinobu Fujioka, Tsutomu Hanabusa | Director: Tsutomu Hanabusa | Stars: Satomi Ishihara, Kôji Seto, Tsutomu Takahashi, Shôta Sometani

20. When Chucky Became Mary (2005)

12 min | Short, Horror

5.1
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Byron - A desperate man who needs to please his girlfriend, finds a brand-new doll in a dumpster - A perfect gift.

Writers: Kvon Chen, Don Mancini | Director: Kvon Chen | Stars: Chucky, Fantanely Wong

21. Assault Girls (2009)

65 min | Action, Sci-Fi

3.9
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In the aftermath of a global thermonuclear war three battle tested women wage war in a virtual video game against giant mutant sand whales.

Writer: Mamoru Oshii | Director: Mamoru Oshii | Stars: Yoshikazu Fujiki, Rinko Kikuchi, Meisa Kuroki, Hinako Saeki

22. Tormented (2011)

83 min | Horror

5.4
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Daigo doesn't speak anymore. His sister, Kiriko, is worried and their father is no help. Now Daigo is missing. He's in danger, and Kiriko will have to follow him into a world of nightmares to discover the truth.

Writers: Sôtarô Hayashi, Daisuke Hosaka, Takashi Shimizu | Director: Takashi Shimizu | Stars: Hikari Mitsushima, Takeru Shibuya, Tamaki Ogawa, Nao Ômori

23. Dragon Tiger Gate (2006)

94 min | Action, Drama

6.3
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Three young martial arts masters emerge from the back streets of Hong Kong to help the powerless fight injustice.

Writers: Yuk Long Wong, Edmond Wong | Director: Wilson Yip | Stars: Nicholas Tse, Donnie Yen, Shawn Yue, Jie Dong

24. Monsterz (2014)

112 min | Drama

6.1
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A battle between a man who can control people with a stare, and the only man he cannot control. When their fate cross, the survival battle begins. The two men with inevitable fate, who will survive ?

Writers: Min-suk Kim, Yûsuke Watanabe | Director: Hideo Nakata | Stars: Mina Fujii, Tatsuya Fujiwara, Satomi Ishihara, Tatsuya Kawajiri

25. The Sky Crawlers (2008)

PG-13 | 122 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

6.8
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A group of eternally young fighter pilots known as Kildren experience the sudden loss of innocence as they battle the enemy in astonishing dogfights above the clouds.

Writers: Hiroshi Mori, Chihiro Itô | Director: Mamoru Oshii | Stars: Rinko Kikuchi, Ryô Kase, Shôsuke Tanihara, Megumi Yamaguchi

26. Ghost in the Shell 2.0 (2008)

85 min | Animation, Action, Crime

8.0
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A hacker known as the Puppet Master is hunted by a female cyborg cop and her partner. This film is a revised version of Ghost in the Shell (1995).

Writers: Masamune Shirow, Kazunori Itô | Director: Mamoru Oshii | Stars: Atsuko Tanaka, Akio Ôtsuka, Kôichi Yamadera, Tesshô Genda

27. Antarctic Journal (2005)

115 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.2
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Strange things begin happening to an expedition deep in the Antarctic.

Writers: Joon-ho Bong, Hae-jun Lee, Pil-Sung Yim | Director: Pil-Sung Yim | Stars: Kang-ho Song, Ji-tae Yu, Hee-soon Park, Je-mun Yun

28. Genom Hazard: aru tensai kagakusha no itsukakan (2013)

120 min | Drama, Thriller

7.1
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Ishigami comes home from work and discovers his wife dead. Just then, he receives a phone call from his wife and falls in utter confusion. Unexplainable things keep happening as Ishigami ... See full summary »

Writers: Shirô Tsukasaki, Seong-soo Kim | Director: Seong-soo Kim | Stars: Masatô Ibu, Kim Hyo Jin, Hyo-jin Kim, Yôko Maki

29. Fate/stay night (2006– )

TV-14 | 25 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.6
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There is a war going on between masters and servants in order to attain the Holy Grail. Each master can call up one servant each, and their task is to eradicate the other servants, either ... See full summary »

Stars: Noriaki Sugiyama, Candice Moore, Liam O'Brien, Ayako Kawasumi

30. Ranma ½ (1989– )

30 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

8.1
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A series of the relationship of a girl who is involuntarily engaged to a boy who turns female when hit with cold water and male with hot.

Creator: Rumiko Takahashi | Stars: Kappei Yamaguchi, Megumi Hayashibara, Noriko Hidaka, Sarah Strange

31. Seven Swords (2005)

153 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.2
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Seven warriors come together to protect a village from a diabolical General.

Writers: Chi-Sing Cheung, Tin Nam Chun, Yusheng Liang, Hark Tsui | Director: Hark Tsui | Stars: Leon Lai, Donnie Yen, Honglei Sun, Charlie Yeung

32. Kaidan (2007)

Unrated | 115 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

6.4
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Japan, 250 years ago. Soetsu is a moneylender who is killed by the cruel samurai Shinzaemon. His body is dumped in the Kasenega-Fuchi river. According to legend, all who drown in the river ... See full summary »

Writers: Satoko Okudera, Enchô San'yûtei | Director: Hideo Nakata | Stars: Kumiko Asô, Takaaki Enoki, Reona Hirota, Teisui Ichiryûsai

33. Battle of the Warriors (2006)

R | 133 min | Action, Drama, War

6.8
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Story centers on a battle during China's Warring States Period, a series of civil wars, which spanned from the 5th to the 3rd century B.C. Based on a popular Japanese manga, which was in turn based a Japanese novel inspired by Warring States history in China.

Writers: Chi Leung 'Jacob' Cheung, Ken'ichi Sakemi | Director: Chi Leung 'Jacob' Cheung | Stars: Andy Lau, Sung-kee Ahn, Zhiwen Wang, Bingbing Fan

34. Silent Hill 3 (2003 Video Game)

M | Drama, Horror, Mystery

8.9
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The third game in the Silent Hill Trilogy. The heroine of this game is teenaged Heather who is suddenly thrust into a strange alternate reality filled with demonic imagery and twisted ... See full summary »

Writers: Hiroyuki Owaku, Keiichiro Toyama | Director: Kazuhide Nakazawa | Stars: Heather Morris, Richard Grosse, Donna Burke, Clifford Rippel

35. Avalon (2001)

R | 107 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

6.6
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In a future world, young people are increasingly becoming addicted to an illegal (and potentially deadly) battle simulation game called Avalon. When Ash, a star player, hears of rumors that... See full summary »

Writer: Kazunori Itô | Director: Mamoru Oshii | Stars: Malgorzata Foremniak, Wladyslaw Kowalski, Jerzy Gudejko, Dariusz Biskupski

36. Apocalypse: The Second World War (2009 TV Mini-Series)

312 min | Documentary

9.1
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Apocalypse: The Second World War(2009) is a six-part French documentary about the Second World War. The documentary is composed exclusively of actual footage of the war as filmed by war ... See full summary »

Stars: Mathieu Kassovitz, Adolf Hitler, David Ritchie, Winston Churchill

37. Mezon Ikkoku (1986–1988)

25 min | Animation, Comedy, Romance

8.4
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The misadventures of a young student and his landlady's romance.

Stars: Terry Klassen, Sharon Alexander, Nicole Bouma, Paul Dobson

38. Premonition (2004)

R | 95 min | Horror

6.3
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While stopped at a roadside phone boot for transmitting his work through Internet to the university, Professor Hideki Satomi finds a scrap of newspaper with the picture of his five years ... See full summary »

Writers: Noboru Takagi, Norio Tsuruta, Jirô Tsunoda | Director: Norio Tsuruta | Stars: Hiroshi Mikami, Noriko Sakai, Maki Horikita, Mayumi Ono

39. Higurashi no naku koro ni: Kai (2007– )

25 min | Animation, Drama, Horror

8.3
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Creator: Ryukishi07 | Stars: Yukari Tamura, Mai Nakahara, Mika Kanai, Satsuki Yukino

40. Gantz (2010)

Not Rated | 130 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.5
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After trying to rescue a man on the subway tracks, two teens wake up in a room dominated by a mysterious black sphere that sends them to hunt down and kill aliens hiding on Earth.

Writers: Hiroya Oku, Yûsuke Watanabe | Director: Shinsuke Sato | Stars: Kazunari Ninomiya, Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Yuriko Yoshitaka, Kanata Hongô

41. Sadako 2 3D (2013)

96 min | Horror

4.7
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Fuko Ando (Miori Takimoto) is a 24-years-old graduate student in psychology. She is tasked to take care of her 4-year-old niece. Soon, mysterious events occur around her niece. She then ... See full summary »

Writer: Kôji Suzuki | Director: Tsutomu Hanabusa | Stars: Miori Takimoto, Kôji Seto, Kokoro Hirasawa, Satomi Ishihara

42. Jigoku no banken: akai megane (1987)

116 min

6.8
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Writers: Kazunori Itô, Mamoru Oshii | Director: Mamoru Oshii | Stars: Shigeru Chiba, Machiko Washio, Hideyuki Tanaka, Hideyo Amamoto

43. Barakamon (2014– )

Animation

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As a punishment for punching a famous calligrapher, young handsome calligrapher Handa Seishu is exiled to a small island. As someone who has never lived outside of a city, Handa has to ... See full summary »

Stars: Kaji, Daisuke Ono, Suwabe

44. Gekijouban Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works (2010)

107 min | Animation, Action, Drama

6.9
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The war for the Holy Grail is on. Master/Servant team pairs made up of Magi and the summoned spirits of legendary warriors do battle to the death in their quest for the right to claim the ... See full summary »

Writers: Kinoko Nasu, Kristi Reed, Takuya Satô | Director: Ken'ichi Takeshita | Stars: Yu Asakawa, Mai Kadowaki, Ayako Kawasumi, Kazuhiro Nakata

45. The Princess Blade (2001)

R | 93 min | Action, Sci-Fi

5.8
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In the near future, Japan is ruled once more by a monarchy. But, rebels opposed to this rule seek to overthrow the government. The House of Takemikazuchi, a band of assassins is hired by ... See full summary »

Writers: Kazuo Kamimura, Kazuo Koike, Kei Kunii, Shinsuke Sato | Director: Shinsuke Sato | Stars: Yumiko Shaku, Hideaki Itô, Yôichi Numata, Shirô Sano

46. The Incite Mill (2010)

107 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.9
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Ten people who agree to take the same lucrative "job" find themselves locked in an underground complex and forced to play a murder game for seven days.

Writers: Honobu Yonezawa, Satoshi Suzuki | Director: Hideo Nakata | Stars: Kin'ya Kitaôji, Nagisa Katahira, Shinji Takeda, Masanori Ishii

47. Devil Man - Volume 1: The Birth (1987 Video)

Animation, Fantasy, Horror

7.3
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Normal life in modern day Tokyo is unexpectedly disrupted for a young high school kid called Akira. First his parents go missing, then his pet rabbit is viciously slaughtered and finally ... See full summary »

Writers: Gô Nagai, George Roubicek | Director: Umanosuke Iida | Stars: Shô Hayami, Alan Marriott, Yû Mizushima, Adam Matalon

48. Guardian of the Sacred Spirit (2007– )

TV-PG | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

8.5
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Balsa the spearwoman is a wandering warrior, who takes on the task of saving lives, in atonement for a past sin. On her journey, she happens to save a prince, and is tasked with becoming ... See full summary »

Stars: Mabuki Andô, Naoto Adachi, Kôji Tsujitani, Hirofumi Nojima

49. The Irresponsible Captain Tylor (1993– )

Animation, Comedy, Family

7.9
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The adventures of a space navy captain who is either an incredibly lucky idiot, or an unorthodox genius in tactics.

Stars: Dan Green, Maria Kawamura, Yuri Amano, J. David Brimmer

50. Tales from the Dark 2 (2013)

90 min | Horror

5.5
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Writers: Gordon Chan, Pik Wah Lee, Mathew Tang | Directors: Lawrence Ah Mon, Gordon Chan, Kelvin Kwan, Teddy Robin Kwan | Stars: Fala Chen, Kelvin Kwan, Teddy Robin Kwan, Ka Tung Lam