A poster of the 1984 Hong Kong film "Behind the Yellow Line," starring Leslie Cheung, Maggie Cheung and Anita Mui. Fans of Leslie Cheung will soon be able to recapture the late star's old-day glamour in the best view through a high-definition DVD version of the film. [Photo: yule.sohu.com]
Fans of Leslie Cheung will soon be able to recapture the late star's old-day glamour in the best view through a high-definition DVD version of Cheung's 1984 romance feature "Behind the Yellow Line."
Hong Kong entertainment company Celestial Pictures will re-release "Behind the Yellow Line" in blue-ray, a high-density disc format on April 1 to mark the fifth anniversary of Cheung's death.
In 2003 shortly after Cheung's shocking suicide, Celestial Pictures released the film in regular DVD format, which was an instant sold-out item.
The new blue-ray version will be Celestial Pictures' first attempt for high-definition format.
"Behind the Yellow Line," directed by Taylor Wong Tai-Loi, centers around a love triangle and marks the first collaboration between Leslie Cheung and Maggie Cheung. It also features an unseasoned Anita Mui, who won the Hong Kong Film Awards Best Supporting Actress award for her role in the film.
(CRI March 26, 2008)