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On the DVD: The first disc presents the 127-minute director's cut in its original 2.35:1 ratio with Dolby Digital 5.1 sound. While the sound is clean, dynamic and makes great use of all the channels the picture is presented non-anamorphically, so that while well-focused, with strong colours and little sign of artefacting, it is not as solid or detailed as it could be. The main special features are two documentaries, a general "making-of" running 22 minutes, and a 20-minute "featurette" on the special effects. Both are promotional pieces made at the time of the film's release.
The second disc features the US trailer and an object lesson in how to ruin a film, i.e. the "international" version ofThe Stormriders. Cut by 38 minutes, horribly panned and scanned and dubbed, this is a travesty that destroys all the beauty and atmosphere and renders the story incomprehensible. Why anyone would watch it when they have the complete film on the first disc is a mystery. The sound is again Dolby Digital 5.1 and the 4:3 image is fair. --Gary S Dalkin
Bought this thinking it was the 1988 Film it is not. Awful disjointed rubbish. Nonsensical plot. Weird surreal fight scenes with bizzare effects and not real fighting. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Marriagi
my brother wanted this movie, and it made his day when i was able to get it for him, plus it is really good. i don't want to spoil the story but you have to watch it!Published 16 months ago by natty
Actually I don't know how to review this - as it is a good movie - cut from the even better series, but with actors Peter Ho and Chiu Man Chak, NOT Takeshi Kaneshiro, as stated... Read morePublished on 26 April 2009 by Donnar
This movie promises much more than it delivers. it has an uninteresting storyline which is sort of Ok but the fighting is really lousy. Read morePublished on 20 Jun. 2005 by "toothnerd2"
Having become interested in Asian cinema recently and steadily making my way through it's large catalogue I came across the reviews of this on Amazon and decided to purchase it on... Read morePublished on 4 May 2005 by Chainsaw Charlie
A most poetic and visually gratifying movie, with very endearing characters and beautiful landscapes. Stunning fights and special effectsPublished on 8 Mar. 2005