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Chungking Express (1994) Poster

Alternate Versions

The original Hong Kong release ran 98 minutes. 'Kar Wai Wong' made several changes to the international version, bringing the running time to 102 minutes:
  • The international version expands the scenes where The Blonde prepares for the smuggling trip and later searches for the smugglers.


  • Indian music plays during the smugglers' arrival at the airport in international prints; in the Hong Kong version, the title theme plays.


  • The international version includes the kidnapping of an Indian girl, which does not occur in the Hong Kong version.


  • The sequence with Zhiwu loitering outside his girlfriend's window appears earlier in international edit.


  • In the Hong Kong version, the Faye Wong cover of "Dreams" plays over the shot of 663 drinking coffee. The international version strips out the music (leaving only ambient noise), although "Dreams" still appears at the end of the film. The international cut is Wong's preferred version and has been used for most home video releases. The Hong Kong cut was released on VHS/laserdisc by World Video and on VHS/LD/DVD by Mei Ah.


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