The mermaid

The mermaid

DVD - 2016 | Chinese
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Xuan's real estate project involved reclamation of the sea, threatening the livelihood of the residents who relied on the sea to make a living. Bearing family secrets, Shan was dispatched to stop Xuan. During their encounters, they fall in love with each other. Even though Xuan stopped the reclamation plan out of his love for Shan, Shan got injured in an accident and vanished into the sea.
Publisher: Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2016]
Branch Call Number: MERMAID
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region 1,rda
DVD-video,NTSC,rda
digital,optical,5.1 surround,Dolby digital,rda
DVD video,4 3/4 in.,rda
1 videodisc (94 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in

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cmlibrary_lcarroll Dec 12, 2016

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Characters are subjected to kidnapping and intense injury.

cmlibrary_lcarroll Dec 12, 2016

Sexual Content: A man's buttocks are exposed. Some references to prostitution. Sexual humor.

cmlibrary_lcarroll Dec 12, 2016

Violence: Depictions of animal cruelty - some are real footage from oil spills and fishing activities. Graphic fight scenes with some gore.

cmlibrary_lcarroll Dec 12, 2016

Coarse Language: Use of b***h, h**l, and some mild insults/name-calling.

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Britty346
Nov 08, 2016

Violence: At least towards the beginning of the film a gold fish explodes from an under water device.

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3romm3la
Jul 21, 2017

I normally love Stephen Chow's movies and I'm used to the poor, cartoonish CGI and silly, over-the-top acting, but it was really bad in this one. The audio in this film was terrible as well. It's like they dubbed the Chinese dialogue in post production.

cmlibrary_lcarroll Dec 12, 2016

The Mermaid is ridiculously funny. Director Stephen Chow, known for his oddball comedy style and creative action sequences, returns with this Chinese hit that continues his legacy of delivering side-splitting slapstick. If the idea of a mermaid assassin (Lin Yun) wooing a mustachioed billionaire (Deng Chao) through terrible CGI and fish puns appeals to you, then this is definitely a film to add to your “For Later” shelf. The Mermaid is part modern fairy tale, part Tarantino film, and will transport audiences to a childlike world where love conquers all and nature fights back against environmental destruction.

In the face of its whimsical theme, viewers should know that Chow’s live-action Looney Tunes violence is quite graphic and sometimes gory. This film is not for children. In expanding upon its environmentalist message, The Mermaid includes scenes of real cruelty to animals, including sea life injured in oil spills and cruel fishing practices (think of The Cove). The film suffers at times in navigating the disparities between its whimsy and violence, with the final act becoming masochistic in the treatment of its characters to drive home its plea for conservation. Still, this act remains successful in providing viewers with spectacle, fun, and a happily ever after ending.

Despite its problems, The Mermaid is a real treat for both fans of Chow and lovers of quirky flicks alike.

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Britty346
Nov 08, 2016

I only watched about twenty minutes of this film and then I had to stop it! The humor was kind of funny but strange at first but it continued to get weird until I was frowning. Also there was a violent scene with a fish which I knew must have been a foreshadowing of what would come!

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Apr 02, 2017

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cmlibrary_lcarroll Dec 12, 2016

cmlibrary_lcarroll thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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Britty346
Nov 08, 2016

Britty346 thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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