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On The DVD: The film's basic production values are something that even DVD cannot enhance (the opening titles visibly wobble) but that only adds to the film's charm. The audio options of Cantonese, subtitled or dubbed are extremely useful, with the latter-clearly voiced by a group of out of work actors in an LA sound studio, which only serves to enhance the movie's surreal quality. Hong Kong cinema expert Bey Logan's commentary is superb--giving an insight into Chan, his movies, the Asian film industry and its lasting influence on more mainstream cinema--and is delivered with such enthusiasm (particularly during the fight sequences) that it is hard not to get swept along by it all. --Phil Udell
Digitally re-mastered and restored DVD transfer
Dual language version (Cantonese with re-mastered English subtitles and English dubbed)
AC3 5:1 Digital Audio
Animated Biography Showcase
Original Theatrical Trailer
UK Promotional trailer
Exclusive interview with Jackie Chan
Feature-length audio commentary by Hong Kong Cinema expert Bey Logan
As for the d.v.d, well, Hong Kong Legends have proved once again that they are the best company when it comes to releasing jackies greatest films on d.v.d. There are some great extras included such as a 20 minute interview with Chan himself, extra out-takes (6 mins in total), alternative ending, 30 minute animated biography with footage of all Jackies films, and an audio commentry with Bey Logan (who always gives a very impressive and interesting commentory.)
The only drawback with the d.v.d, is that the picture is flashy at some stages, and the sound effects are not as loud as they ought to be, the music taking over them, sort of runins the last fight scene, although this may vary depending on what sound set-up you have. O.k, you have to consider that the film is more than 15 years old now, and they have done a good job restoring it.
Overall, i reccomend everyone who likes action to go and buy this film (and watch it at least 4 times!!!). If you are a new jackie fan (i.e youve only seen Rush hour and so on, then i strongly urge you to get this film, because jackies shows what he can really do here.) and believe me, you wont believe what you are seeing!!!
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