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3.0 out of 5 stars Great film, but here's a warning., 13 Jan 2010
This review is from: Hard Boiled [DVD] (DVD)
Hard Boiled is without a doubt one of my favourite John Woo films, its up there with the likes of the Killer and Better Luck Tommorow. When I saw this dvd going for so cheap I was quick to snatch it up... The problem is, this prism leasure version, is the terrible english dubbed release.

If I knew that this version was dubbed, I sure as hell wouldn't of bought it. I love hard boiled, but this version does not do it justice.

The great performances, the stunning action scenes and the breathtaking editing syle of this film is cheapened by stupid american accents. I'm going to purchase the collector's edition soon to get the soundtrack this film truly deserves.

In short, if you can't be arsed reading subtitles... You shouldn't watch foreign films. These over-dubs need to stop, they cheapen so many great movies.

If you feel the same way as me, avoid the prism leasure version of this film.

I'm only giving it 3 stars cause this great film, even with the bad over-dudbbing, is still watchable. I'd usually give this 5.
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In reply to an earlier post on 7 Dec 2011 10:04:32 GMT
DanWilson says:
Um, this IS art of the highest order. And as a HUGE fan I have to say I take offence at the 'something like this' comment. This is a revolutionary classic of the genre. If you watched a dance routine or ballet with choreography this good it would be called art, so why not a action movie? The dubbed version is crap.

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