I actually watched the Departed [countless times] not even knowing it was based off this masterpiece. When I found out I immediately got it and I am upset at myself for having not seen it sooner! The inspiration taken from this movie by Scorsese is quite obvious, but it was nice to see I wasn't simply watching The Departed all over again. It shows the skills of both directors and writers that they have similar story-lines, but very apparent differences that make each film their own. The movie doesn't slow down and keeps the viewer hooked, especially if you're a The Departed fan.
Which do I like better? Hard to say. I will say that Infernal Affairs sits with me a lot longer than The Departed. The Departed I can talk about for a long time, but right after watching it I can move onto the next thing. Everytime I watch IA I sort of just sit around and think about everything in the film.
Go see this movie!
- Actors: Andy Lau, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Anthony Chau-Sang Wong, Eric Tsang, Kelly Chen
- Directors: Alan Mak, Wai-Keung Lau
- Producers: Wai Keung Lau
- Format: AC-3, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, Multiple Formats, NTSC, Widescreen
- Language: English
- Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
- Number of discs: 1
- Studio: Miramax Lionsgate
- DVD Release Date: 26 April 2011
- Run Time: 101 minutes
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- ASIN: B004U7MQZQ