- Rated: R
- Released: December 16, 2008
- Label: Mega Stars
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Import only Blu-Ray/Region All pressing. An award-winnging crime thriller that inspired Martin Scorsese's The Departed. Infernal Affairs almost single-handedly revived the Hong Kong gangster film back in 2002. The idea behind the title is the concept of 'Continuous hell'; a place from which you can't escape and where moral clarity is absent. Compared Martin Scorsese's, The Departed, Infernal Affairs stays on track with the question of good and evil as it applies to the two moles because its focus is sharper, less concerned with the texture of supporting characters and situations.
Critics everywhere have hailed Infernal Affairs for its gritty action and international superstars. Chan Wing Yan (Tony Leung) is a hard-nosed veteran cop sent undercover to infiltrate the notorious Triad crime ring. An expert at bringing down violent syndicates, Chan thinks it's going to be a routine mission. What he's not prepared for is the discovery that the Triad's boss (Eric Tsang) has planted a mole (Andy Lau) in the police department ... and now Chan is being hunted down. In this battle of wills, only one cop can win!