In the Mood for Love

(Hua yang nian hua)

by Wong Kar-Wai
Hongkong / France 2000

Premiere: 20 May 2000 at the Cannes Film Festival

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Criterion Region 1 vs French Region 2

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Distribution Criterion Collection #147
Region 1 (North America)
TF1 Vidéo / Océan Films
Region 2 (France)
Limited Edition
Runtime 97:57 min 93:56 min (+ 4% PAL Speedup = 98 min)
Video 1.66:1/16:9 Anamorphic WideScreen
Average Bitrate: 7.46 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s
1:62:1/16:9 Anamorphic WideScreen
Average Bitrate: 8.10 mb/s
PAL 720x576 25.00 f/s
Audio Cantonese Dolby Digital 5.0 Surround
Cantonese Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Music and Effects Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Cantonese Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
Français Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
Español Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Mandarin Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Subtitles English Deutsch, English, Español, Français, Italiano, Hellenikê, Nederlands
Features DVD 1:
• Alternate Ending and Deleted scenes with director’s commentary (34 min)
• The music of In the Mood for Love, presented in an interactive essay
Hua Yang de Nian Hua, a short film by Wong Kar-wai (1.33:1, DD 1.0 Mono, 3 min)

DVD 2:
@ In the Mood for Love, a documentary about the making of the film (51 min)
• 2 Interviews with Wong Kar-wai at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival (38 min)
• Toronto International Film Festival press conference with stars Maggie Cheung Man-yuk & Tony Leung Chiu-wai (43 min)
• "Hong Kong, 1960’s", essay by film scholar Gina Marchetti illuminating the film’s unique setting
• 2 Hong Kong TV spots
• 1 US TV spot
• 1 US trailer
• 1 French TV spot
• 1 French trailer
• Electronic Press Kit "A note on the making of In the Mood for Love" with behind-the-scenes footage and interview material with the cast and director (18 min)
• "The Searcher: Wong Kar-Wai", a comprehensive (and chronological) text-based essay covering the director’s career, with still photos of the director, production photos and posters from his films, and 3 trailers for Ashes of Time, Fallen Angels, Happy Together
• Photo gallery
• Biographies of key cast & crew
• 48-page booklet featuring the short story "Intersection", by Liu Yi-chang that inspired the film, a director’s statement and liner notes by Li Cheuk- To

DVD 1:
• The Film and the Soundtrack, presented in an interactive essay
• Original English Theatrical Trailer (1.66:1/4:3, 3:18 min)

DVD 2:
• Guest House section: Interview with Wong Kar-Wai (22 min)
• On Set Report: Behind the scenes on the making of In the Mood For Love, including interviews with Wong Kar-Wai, Tony Leung and Maggie Cheung (19 min)
• Commentary on the Music from the film
• Hotel section: 3 Deleted Scenes and Alternate Ending with optional commentary from director Wong Kar-Wai (34 min)
• In Front and Behind the Camera with in-depth biographies for the cast and crew and a set of Artistic and Technical credits
• Multimedia Section DVD-Rom: Wallpaper images, Screensaver, Web-links
• Restaurant section: 3 Theatrical Trailers for the Cannes Film Festival
• Original Theatrical Trailer
• French Theatrical Trailer
• 2 Original Teasers
• 2 French Teasers
• Promo Reels
• Poster artwork and Concepts
• Wong Kar-Wai World Tour: promoting In the Mood for Love in several Asian countries (5 min)
• List of awards
• Local Businesses section: Tailor: The dresses of Qi Pao (1:30 min)
• Hair Dresser: Getting her hair style (3 min)
• Noodle House: 4 recipies for Sesame Syrup, Pan-Fried Noodles, Won Ton and Chinese Ravioli
• Postcard Kiosk: selection of photographs
• Mah-jong Club (2 min)
• Interactive game of Mah-jong with a hidden Easter Eggs menu
• Easter Eggs section: Tony Leung Music Video "Hua Yang Nian Hua" (4 min)
• Premiere in Hong Kong: Recording of the In the Mood for Love premiere in Hong Kong (14 min)
• Room 2046: A series of photographs from cut scenes
• 2 Unreleased Trailers and 2 Unreleased Teasers (4 min)
• Concepts for T-Shirts by agnes b: 4 pieces of concept artwork for T-Shirts
• 2046: Title Logo: The logo for Wong Kar-Wai's forthcoming film
• Film Master class Cannes 2001 featurette (13 min)
• s12-page Booklet with liner notes

DVD Release Date: 5 March 2002
Keep Case
Chapters: 28
DVD Encoding: NTSC Region 1
2x SS-DL/DVD-9
DVD Release Date: 5 September 2001
Digipack Case
Chapters: 24
DVD Encoding: PAL Region 2 (France)
2x SS-DL/DVD-9

Also available in the same transfer and with identical supplements from Tartan Video in the UK:

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Average Bitrate Region 1:
7.46 mb/s

Average Bitrate Region 2:
8.10 mb/s

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Last update: 11 Aug 2002