Friday, September 16, 2022
See all three newly restored films in the Infernal Affairs trilogy and save: $30 (General Public) / $25 (Members). Discount automatically applied at checkout.
A blockbuster in Asia, and later the source for Martin Scorsese’s The Departed, the first part of Andrew Lau and Alan Mak’s groundbreaking policier saga traded the high-octane ballistics of earlier Hong Kong films for a cooler, crisper style and a head-spinning plot full of twists that forever changed the genre. Recruited by the triads as a teenager, Ming (Andy Lau) is a mole working in the police department’s Criminal Intelligence Bureau. After being thrown out of the police academy, Yan (Tony Leung) moves into the criminal underworld while secretly working for the police. Co-written by Mak and Felix Chong, Infernal Affairs has a double plot structure that draws symmetrical lines of action between the mob and police, capturing with precision the swelling pressures put upon each man to track down his counterpart. A visually stunning canvas on which Lau and Leung deliver unforgettable performances, the first part of the trilogy is not only an exceptional crime drama, but one that transforms into something altogether richer and more complex following the time-bending experiments of its second and third installments. New 4K restoration from the original camera negatives carried out by L’Immagine Ritrovata Asia. A Janus Films release.
Infernal Affairs is presented in its original aspect ratio of 2.35:1. This new digital transfer was created in 4K resolution on an ARRISCAN film scanner from the original camera negative. The original stereo soundtrack was remastered from the digital audio master files.
Introducing Matinee Pricing! All tickets are $10 for screenings before 3pm.
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