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Double Vision (2002)

Shuang tong (original title)
An FBI Agent pairs with a troubled Taiwan cop to hunt for a serial killer who's embedding a mysterious fungus in the brains of victims.

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Kuo-Fu Chen
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2 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Tony Ka Fai Leung ... Huang Huo-tu
David Morse ... Kevin Richter
Rene Liu ... Ching-fang
Leon Dai ... Li Feng-bo
Kuei-Mei Yang ... Coroner
Sihung Lung Sihung Lung ... Taoist Expert
Brett Climo ... Serial Killer
Wei-Han Huang Wei-Han Huang ... Mei-Mei
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Han Chang ... Detective Chang
Akio Chen
Hui-Hui Chiang Hui-Hui Chiang
King Chin
Heng-Yin Chou ... Reporter
De-Hai Chu De-Hai Chu
Judy Ya-Hsin Ko Judy Ya-Hsin Ko ... Xiao Ya, betelnut girl
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An FBI Agent pairs with a troubled Taiwan cop to hunt for a serial killer who's embedding a mysterious fungus in the brains of victims.

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Rated R for strong violence/gore | See all certifications »
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Broke the record for the largest production budget of any Taiwanese movie. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Hong Kond DVD includes an Unrated version of the film with a running time of 113mins NTSC. The R-rated version runs aprox 109mins NTSC. The extra footage in the Unrated version is to the Temple massacre sequence - Graphic beheadings, arms cut off, more bullet hits etc. Also a short scene at the end of the Temple massacre showing the last 2 police officers and 2 cult members in a stand off. Which quickly turns into a graphic killing of one of the policemen and cult member. See more »

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Unusual serial killer thrills from Taiwan
24 December 2016 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

DOUBLE VISION is a weird little serial killer film from Taiwan with some surrealistic touches and some memorably gruesome set-pieces. The clear influence here is SEVEN, which comes as no surprise during this era, although I was also more than reminded of THE X-FILES as DOUBLE VISION has the same kind of spirit of investigation as it charts the two cops going after a serial killer who employs a very unusual method.

This is a slick, glossy production which works well and keeps you watching just because the plot elements are so unusual and bizarre. It's not the type of film that you'd describe as a classic and it's not really one that sticks in the mind either, but it works well enough and keeps you watching throughout. Tony Leung is expectedly good as the lead but the real stand-out is imported American star David Morse, one of the most underrated character actors working today, and of course he's excellent here.


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Country:

Taiwan | Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin | Hokkien | English

Release Date:

20 October 2002 (Taiwan) See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,501,021
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Color:

Color (Fujicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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