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My Left Eye Sees Ghosts
My Left Eye Sees Ghosts
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Avg. Customer Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars(based on 6 reviews)
Sales Rank: 25027
Category: DVD

Actors: Fung Li, Wah Lung Szema, Simon Yam, Chi-sing Lam, Tian-lin Wang, Suet Lam, Man-wai Wong, Ching Wan Lau, Cherrie Ying, Kelly Lin, Sammi Cheng, San-san Lee
Directors: Ka-fai Wai, Johnny To
Publisher: Tai Seng
Studio: Tai Seng
Manufacturer: Tai Seng
Label: Tai Seng
Format: Color, Dolby, Dts Surround Sound, Subtitled, Widescreen, Ntsc
Languages: Cantonese Chinese (Original Language), English (Unknown), English (Subtitled)
Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Media: DVD
Running Time: 97 minutes
Number Of Items: 1
Shipping Weight (lbs): 0.2
Dimensions (in): 7.1 x 5.4 x 0.6

UPC: 601641211048
EAN: 0601641211048
ASIN: B00006L93I

Release Date: November 26, 2002
Theatrical Release Date: January 1, 2002
Availability: Usually ships in 1-2 business days

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4 out of 5 stars When you don't want to say good bye   June 13, 2006
  2 out of 2 found this review helpful

When we meet May (played by Sammi Cheng), she has had the rare experience of meeting, marrying and losing her husband Daniel all within seven days. She inherits his fortune, his luxury house and his vintage car. Daniel's family thinks that she's an airhead and a gold digger but May doesn't do a thing to change their opinions about her. Her mother-in-law doesn't like her much but tolerates her while Daniel's ex-girlfriend and business partner, Susan, hates her openly. The only one who shows some sympathy for May is her sister-in-law, Tina. Three years after losing her husband, May has drifted through life with no purpose or goals. One night, after having one too many drinks, she falls asleep at the wheel and crashes her husband's car. Her disembodied soul encounters a ghost who forces her to return to May's body before it's too late, thus saving her from death. When she wakes up in the hospital, she realizes that her left eye, the one that sustained injury during the accident, is capable of seeing ghosts. From here on, the movie follows the evolving relationship between May and Ken (played by Lau Ching Wan), the ghost who helped her during the accident. He reveals that he was a classmate of hers in elementary school and that he drowned when he was 13. Curiously though, he has the shape of an adult man and when you get to the end of the movie, you'll know why.
As their friendship grows stronger, May starts taking interest in life again. She adopts the stray puppies that Ken brings home, grows plants, finds somebody to restore her husband's rare vintage car and to everybody's surprise, she wants to start doing some real work at the family company. Whereas she was indifferent to the people around her, now, she reaches out and helps not only those in this world but the ones in the other world too. Her only regret is that though she has seen many ghosts, she has not seen her husband, the one she longs for the most, but has she? Sometimes we are blind to what is near us.
Even though I feel that Sammi Cheng is overacting a bit even for a comedy, she is still very effective at making her character transform from the selfish, not-too-bright chick everybody thinks she is at the beginning of the movie to a genuinely grief stricken woman. Lau Ching Wan also does well at conveying the rascal, reckless, 13-year-old Ken. His character says a lot of nonsense, but that's because he has to convince May that he...oh, well, you'll understand when you see the movie.
And don't let the "horror" labeling put you off. If you set the horror elements of this movie aside, what's left at the core is a touching story of two people who must learn to let go in spite of the fact that they love each other very much.

5 out of 5 stars Cute and Romantic   July 25, 2005
  2 out of 2 found this review helpful

My left Eye sees ghosts is the story of May, an irresponsible widow who, after her husband drowns in a scuba accident becomes inconsolable and suicidal. After an accident where she injures her eye, she gains the ability to see dead people. She develops a relationship with Ken, a ghostly acquaintance from her gradeschool days.

Ken teaches her to love again, in a very quirky, humorous manner. This is a romantic film in the tradition of ghost.

What can I say? I liked it. Although I admit at first I didn't like the character of May, I grew to enjoy her quirky eccentricities. The actor who played Ken was believable and romantic. Some scenes were low budget (like the scenes where she is holding the injured puppy on the highway and it is very clearly a toy), or the scenes where Ken is acting 'ghostly,' (the cgi looked cheesy), overall, this is a cute HK flick with a fun and satisfying ending. Nice Work

5 out of 5 stars Great movie   April 1, 2005
  2 out of 2 found this review helpful

I found this little gem by accident. It's a charming little movie with a since of humor - watch it, it's good! I really don't like giving reviews, but I saw this movie only had 3 reviewers and it wasn't enough.. so I'm adding another 5 star to the results...

5 out of 5 stars Following an Accident, a Widow Sees Ghosts in Her Left Eye   December 10, 2004
  4 out of 5 found this review helpful

The 2002 Chinese film "My Left Eye Sees Ghosts" (called "Ngo Joh Aan Gin Diy Gwai" in Cantonese) is an engaging and endearing film about a woman, May Ho (Sammi Cheng) that is widowed immediately after her marriage when her husband drowns while scuba diving. In fact, she only knew her deceased husband, Daniel, for seven days before they were married. Having spent so little time with Daniel, Daniel's surviving blood relatives question May's reasons for marrying him as Daniel was very wealthy and May inherited everything: his home with a spectacular seaside view, his expensive Mercedes and his money. Spending much of her time trying to deal with her grief, May turns to drinking. One night, with a whiskey bottle in hand, May crashes Daniel's prized Mercedes. May is flung from the crashed car and is taken to the hospital. Most of the impact damage is on her left side, particularly her left eye. It is in the hospital that May sees a strange individual, Ken Wong (Ching Wan Lau), who is ghost; but she can only see him with her left eye. Further, Ken is not the only ghost that she can see. After sufficiently recovering from the accident, May returns to her home only to find that Ken (the ghost) has come with her. With a new car, she tries to escape the frightening apparition of Ken, but eventually stops the car and runs briefly on foot. There, she finds a cute puppy that is dying because it had been hit by another car earlier. Ken tells May to take the puppy to a veterinarian to save his life, which she does. She keeps the puppy and an interesting relationship develops between her and Ken. Still mourning Daniel's death, May wishes that she could see him as a ghost with her left eye. Unbeknownst to her, she is in for a big surprise; but you'll just have to watch the film to find out what it is!

The film was directed by Johnny To and Ka-Fai Wai. Ka-Fai Wai also co-wrote the story. Though little known in the U.S., "My Left Eye Sees Ghosts" is a wonderful comedic and emotional film. Other memorable characters include Susan (San-san Lee), Tina (Cherrie Ying), their aunt, the fat ghost, May's father, the priestess and the other ghosts that May communicates with. With a myriad of wonderful scenes, good cinematography, great dialog (I prefer English subtitles instead of dubbing) and an engaging story, I rate "My Left Eye Sees Ghosts" with 5 out of 5 stars and highly recommend it to everyone.

5 out of 5 stars My Fav. Chinese Movie   September 29, 2004
  1 out of 1 found this review helpful

Sammi is my all-time favorite Chinese actress and singer. She is captivating in any performance, but "My Left Eye Sees Ghosts" is just extraordinary. This was the first Chinese movie I'd ever seen, just one year ago, but I'll never forget my first. I can honestly recommend this film to anyone who wants a good laugh, and perhaps a good cry.

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