Comparison between the German DVD by Laser Paradies and the HK DVD by Joy Sales/Fortune Star.
About the movie
During a researching trip to Thailand Dr. Yuan gets struck by an curse in the attempt to save a woman before getting executed due to a ceremonial sacrifice. This curse has the effect to kill him in the upcoming days. Together with his friend Wei, a reporter and a thai fighter he wants to face the evil wizard who set up the curse on him.
This movie is a pretty crude but entertaining mixture of adventure, action, horror and fantasy movies starring Maggie Cheung and Chow-Yun-Fat.
The release for private audiences has been slightly cut in the HK version. Directly, after Betsy can be seen, the outro is about to start which is simply covered over scenes from the epilog. The German DVD by Laser Paradies contains the same outro as the HK version but continues afterwards with a scene of Yuan and Rainbow at a party and finally the epilog with Ai Hong.
GER. DVD: 79:54 Min. (PAL)
HK DVD: 77:51 Min. (NTSC)
Both versions run in the same speed.
The HK version has a shortened ending.
The camara pans over the harbour to a party. Yuan tries again to impress a woman with his stories. Suddenly Rainbow appears and says that Yuan just wants to air himself. The woman he wanted to get close to says goodbye and leaves the party with another guest. Rainbow tells that she now owns an own newspaper publishing company and says that Yuan should start a search for the Yeti but he refuses.
Afterwards one can see Ai Hong who told the story to an end. Die women around him start cheering and ask for another story but he responds that he has to face new adventures with Yuan and Wei first.
The HK DVD only shows parts of the last scene, at the point where the women start to applaud. The dialogue has been deleted and the outro incl. music was put over.