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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
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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 ... 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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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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Rated R for strong violence/gore | See all certifications »
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In one DVD version of this film, Brett Climo's one scene has been cut although his name still appears in the final credits. It would have been just after David Morse is invited to be a consultant and before he arrived in Taiwan. 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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Slick serial killer horror
2 July 2003 | by jhs39See all my reviews

Stylish hybrid of serial killer and supernatural horror flicks is well shot and fairly slick, with mostly good acting and some mild suspense. Tony Leung Kar-fei is soulful and very effective as the troubled police officer who is partnered up with FBI agent David Morse. While usually a fine actor, Morse seems out of synch with the rest of the cast--which seems appropriate for his character, at least initially, since he is the unwanted lone American lending his expertise to resentful Chinese police. Unfortunately, as is usually the case with English language characters in Hong Kong movies, his dialogue sucks and the director doesn't seem to have a clue of how to direct his non-Chinese cast member. The murders are kind of ridiculous, colorful but impossible unless the supernatural is involved, making the movie's early attempts to provide a scientific basis for the deaths seem like a ludicrous waste of time. Still, Double Vision is fairly creepy and effective for most of it's length, building to a shockingly violent confrontation in a Taoist Temple that was constructed within the walls of normal looking office building. The scene is good but would have been even more effective without several obvious and not very good computer effects that are both unnecessary and distracting. (Why do a decapitation with a computer effect and make it look like something out of a Playstation game when old fashioned make-up effects look so much better?) Unfortunately after this scene Double Vision goes completely off the rails, going on for an unnecessary twenty minutes more filled with trippy effects and seemingly endless scenes that make no sense. All in all this one's more than worth a look, but it could have been a lot better.


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Country:

Taiwan | Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin | Hokkien | English

Release Date:

20 October 2002 (Taiwan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,501,021
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Fujicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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