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The Twins Effect (2003)

Chin gei bin (original title)
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It's a high-kicking battle on the dark side when an ace vampire slayer and his beautiful sidekicks wage the ultimate martial-arts showdown with one of the most dangerous of the undead.

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Dante Lam

Writers:

Wai Lun Ng (screenplay) (as Jack Ng), Hing-Ka Chan (screenplay) (as Chang Hing Kai)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ekin Cheng ... Reeve
Josie Ho ... Lila
Mickey Hardt ... Duke Dekotes
Edison Chen ... Kazaf
Anthony Chau-Sang Wong ... Prada
Mandy Chiang ... Momoko
Chapman To ... Man Keung
Charlene Choi ... Helen
Gillian Chung ... Gypsy
Jackie Chan ... Jackie Fong
Spencer Lam ... Jackie's Father
Tat-Ming Cheung ... Jackie's Best Man
Karen Mok ... Ivy
Matt Chow ... Matt
Maggie Lau ... Nurse Maggie
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Storyline

It's a high-kicking battle on the dark side when an ace vampire slayer and his beautiful sidekicks wage the ultimate martial-arts showdown with one of the most dangerous of the undead.

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A new age of darkness is dawning See more »


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Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

24 June 2003 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Vampire Effect See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,804,916
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

When Gypsy and Helen are fighting over the teddy bear, Gypsy breaks a table. After the table has broken, the table is standing at a tilt. In the next shot, the table is perfectly straight. See more »

Alternate Versions

US version has 19 minutes of scenes deleted from original Hong Kong version, as well as scenes shuffled out of order. Mostly crucial character development and unnecessary cuts of minor violence, making the movie nearly unwatchable. See more »

Connections

References Amélie (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Change, Change, Change
Composed and arranged by Kwong Wing Chan
Lyrics by Xi Lin
Performed by Jackie Chan, and Charlene Choi and Gillian Chung as The Twins
OP Click Music Limited / EEG Music Publishing Limited
SP Music Nation Publishing Co. Limited
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Fun, but cheesy
1 March 2004 | by zengbo1234See all my reviews

The first time I saw Twins Effect, I was stunned. I bought it because the case (lovingly Pirated in China) was a picture of Jackie Chan and one of my favorite pop duos Twins. I thought I had to see it. I didn't know whether to love it or hate it. The character development is slow, but quite interesting. You really have to love the personality that each of the girls brings in.

Gypsy (Ah-Jiao) Really makes her mark as a possible action or drama hero. Her acting is very skillful, and thankfully not over-done. Helen (Ah-Sa) also brings charm to the screen but more in a quite concious over-acting (Which though sometimes annoying, is also quite endearing).

The Vampires are scary, funny and different at the same time. The film pulls elements from Buffy the Vampire slayer, as well as kind of a euro-coolness for the Vamps. It is a crazy mix and doesn't exactly pull me into the film, but it pushes the plot through and, though not convincing, they are fun.

Obviously some of the draw to the movie is the great ensemble cast which includes several Hong Kong stars and starlets. Jackie Chan and Karen Mok bring some of the funniest and most endearing scenes in the movie. Karen, as a booze-loving bride steals the scene in her short cameo.

Action, Romance, Vampires, and cool stunts really make this a good all around movie. It can be a date movie, or an action flick, or just a fun mindless movie. In the beginning I said that when I saw it I didn't know whether to love it or hate it. Well, now I've seen it about 12 times and I love it more with each viewing. My recommendation is give it a chance, you may like it.

BY the way the opening song done by Jackie and Twins is really cool, if you want to hear it with the vocals look it up: The song's name is "Bian Bian Bian" It really is a good piece of HK Pop.

I give this movie an 8 out of 10


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