Film/TV

Infernal Affairs, Inspiration For Scorsese's The Departed, On Blu-ray


Out now on Blu-ray is the great Hong Kong thriller Infernal Affairs (Lionsgate), which was the basis for Martin Scorsese's The Departed. This is a great story about two moles --  one a gangster turned cop (Andy Lau) and the other a cop who worms his way into the Triad crime family (Tony Leung). Everything boils to a head when both are threatened to be exposed. The difference between this film and the Scorsese are numerous -- especially in the demeanor of the two undercover guys and the gray area their possible exposure leads to. The end, however, still manages to shock. This film inspired two sequels but the original is perfection.

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