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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.

Director:

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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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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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$244,178 (Hong Kong), 6 December 2002, Limited Release
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Runtime:

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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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a worthwhile Asian supernatural horror film
23 November 2005 | by ibrahimunderwoodSee all my reviews

Double Vision is definitely one of the best Asian horror films I've seen in the last few years, and definitely the best out of China/Taiwan.

A dark film with a good storyline (though yes, the last part of the film is a bit hazy), and excellent characters and actors. A real unexpected pearl, far better than what I had expected from promotional material when it was first released.

A very refreshing change to the usual Korean/Japanese/Thai ghost films, it is genuinely frightening without being deliberately gratuitous.

The temple scene mid-way through the film remains my favourite scene, so fast and well done that you're left utterly shocked by the time its over.

For a good dark supernatural horror film, or for something completely different to the increasingly done to death Asian ghost/horror film with long black haired ghosts, see this one.


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