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Double Vision (2002)

Shuang tong (original title)
An FBI Agent pairs with a troubled Taiwan cop to hunt for a serial killer who's embedding a mysterious fungus in the brains of victims.

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Kuo-Fu Chen

Writers:

Kuo-Fu Chen, Richard Epcar (dubbed version) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Tony Ka Fai Leung ... Huang Huo-tu
David Morse ... Kevin Richter
Rene Liu ... Ching-fang
Leon Dai ... Li Feng-bo
Kuei-Mei Yang ... Coroner
Sihung Lung Sihung Lung ... Taoist Expert
Brett Climo ... Serial Killer
Wei-Han Huang Wei-Han Huang ... Mei-Mei
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Han Chang ... Detective Chang
Akio Chen
Hui-Hui Chiang Hui-Hui Chiang
King Chin
Heng-Yin Chou ... Reporter
De-Hai Chu De-Hai Chu
Judy Ya-Hsin Ko Judy Ya-Hsin Ko ... Xiao Ya, betelnut girl
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Storyline

An FBI Agent pairs with a troubled Taiwan cop to hunt for a serial killer who's embedding a mysterious fungus in the brains of victims.

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Taglines:

Hontôni, hontôni, yokoshima na mono wo mita [Japan] See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence/gore | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Taiwan | Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin | Hokkien | English

Release Date:

25 October 2002 (Taiwan) See more »

Also Known As:

Double Vision See more »

Filming Locations:

Australia See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (R-rated)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Fujicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Broke the record for the largest production budget of any Taiwanese movie. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Hong Kond DVD includes an Unrated version of the film with a running time of 113mins NTSC. The R-rated version runs aprox 109mins NTSC. The extra footage in the Unrated version is to the Temple massacre sequence - Graphic beheadings, arms cut off, more bullet hits etc. Also a short scene at the end of the Temple massacre showing the last 2 police officers and 2 cult members in a stand off. Which quickly turns into a graphic killing of one of the policemen and cult member. See more »

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hybrid perspective
16 June 2003 | by whatdoes1knowSee all my reviews

When Edgar Allan Poe wrote Rue Morgue and other Dupin stories, he is said to have created two branches of the detective-novel: the sensational and the deductive. Trying to reconcile elements of the detective with the supernatural the way traditional Taiwan has married Westernization, DOUBLE VISION--quite the adequate title--is a hybrid worth watching for its bastardy. The detective part suffers when the movie ventures into the supernatural, and the former has holes of its own without the latter. However, once you've taken the Red Pill and bought the protagonist's story about his daughter, these holes in logic somewhat become intrinsic to elements of the supernatural, and the unexplained becomes the unexplainable that is plainly accepted. This fallacy grows on the film like the hallucinatory mold the plot revolves around, and DOUBLE VISION gains dreamy and poetic dimensions. Undoubtedly, this is not the deductive type of mystery--the cancer of sensationalism is as terminal as a brain tumor better left not operated: it is the entire charm of the movie.


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