after a longggggg movie-less spell (i can’t justify paying alot of money for tickets on weekends)… i caught the show yesterday evening by myself… in a little small theatre of the cathay cineleisure… was around ten mins late for the show (6.50pm) coz i left the office at an amazing time of 6.20pm with three other colleagues and we cab-bed it down to the cinema in time… BUT no thanks to the extremely ‘fast’ service behind the food counter… by the time i got my (EXTREMELY EXPENSIVE) hot dog and drink and went into the theatre, the show had just started…

before watching the show i had heard comments from my friends and colleagues that it was slow… and of course the explicit sex scenes… which was originally censored but later released as an uncut version… after watching the show… i din find the pace too slow… but i was a bit taken aback at the sex scenes (maybe i should start going for more arthouse shows?) though i did get used to them after a while as they form an important part of the story i feel…

it was a sad show… with all the passion and intensity that was in the show… i felt really sad when the ending came… one of those ‘damn i wished for a happy ending’ but at the same time you know it won’t happen… the actors were great… tony leung is brilliant as the ‘enemy’ – the way he managed to retain that stately businessman look and suddenly turning all physical and violent… tang wei as the main female protagonist is amazing as well – sweet innocent looking yet at the same time having that sensual feel to her character as well… joan chen as tony’s wife could stand on her own as well though her character was pretty minor i feel…

the only character i felt that was not really up to par was wong lee hom’s character… i dunno… it was a bit lop-sided as he had quite a bit of screen time but his character was a bit one-dimensional… like the rebel all the way… hrmmm… can’t put my finger to it…

anyway… wonder if wat would the DVD be like… i would really prefer to get a version that’s uncut as well for the DVD… which might not happen that’s why i caught it on the big screens instead… hrmmm… in any case, go catch lust,caution. if you can at the screens… =D