Visible Secret (SP)
Visible Secret (SP)
Spirits lurk everywhere in Ann (Boat People) Hui’s horror-comedy, Visible Secret. Instantly infatuated by enigmatic amnesiac June (Shu Qi, Millennium Mambo) who has the ability to see spirits, Peter is swept into a world where he has one foot in the past, one in the present, and somehow has to figure out which is which. Beautifully shot by legendary cinematographer Arthur Wong (The 36th Chamber of Shaolin, Iron Monkey), Visible Secret is a slick and sexy horror-comedy that reflects the region’s contemporary millennium-era moment in its vivid depiction of young people stranded in history, trying to get a handle on both the world around them and each other as they navigate life, love, identity and family.
LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES
- High-Definition digital transfer
- Original 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio surround sound
- New conversation between Ann Hui and NYAFF director Ken Smith who was also on set for the original shoot (2023)
- New visual essay by critic and programmer Alexandra Heller-Nicholas (2023)
- Archival making-of documentary featuring interviews with the cast and crew and behind-the-scenes footage, (2001, 14 mins)
- New and improved English subtitle translation by Dylan Cheung
- Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Time Tomorrow
- Limited edition booklet featuring new writing on the film and its place in the horror genre by Hong Kong Horror Cinema co-editor Gary Bettinson
- Single pressing of 2500 copies, presented in full-height Scanavo packaging with removable OBI strip leaving packaging free of certificates and markings
Single Pressing: Unlike our limited editions a single pressing will not be re-issued as a standard edition, this is the only pressing made and will be deleted once sold out. Single pressing releases are made available under special circumstances of our license agreements.
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Release date: 23/10/23
“Assembled with obvious care, Visible Secret is an impressive piece of work. Ann Hui’s typically assured direction is strong on humour, water imagery and Alfred Hitchcock references.” - Daniel O’Brien, Spooky Encounters: A Gwailo’s Guide to Hong Kong Horror
“A breathtakingly shot film, filled to the brim with striking imagery” - Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, Vulture
“A polished, mature genre-bending horror from Ann Hui. The film doesn’t go for cheap thrills, and instead focuses on the characters’ obsessions and fantasies. After a decade of disappointments, Hui comes back to what made her so influential: interesting characters, a capable handle of film technique, and an involving pace.” - Ross Chen, LoveHKFilm.com