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Like I mentioned, the special features on this dvd set are over 4 hrs long. They include a audio commentary on the entire movie from Jaycee Chan, Shawn Yue, Andy On, and Bey Logan. Also are 7 interviews with Benny Chan(20 min.), Jaycee Chan(20 min.), Shawn Yue(30 min.), Wu Jing(30 min), Philip Ng(20 min.), Vincent Sze(20 min.), and Andy On(20 min.), a making of(25 min), Deleted/extended scenes/with commentary(13 min.), Action Sequences Featurette(20 min.), Storyboard comparison(20 min.), and a Gala Premiere featurette(10 min)
Overall, this DVD is worth buying just because there is so much stuff, but if your just looking for a good action movie, Id just rent it and see if you like it enough to be interested in all the extra stuff then go and buy it.
*Loads of great action. The fight scenes had smashing choreography. Lots of other pursuits, gunfights, and explosions throughout.
*Filming style was pretty good.
*The story was good. Even though it branched off to protray three different protagonists, it was still easy to comprehend.
*Good acting as well. The three main characters were well-developed, memorable, and great to watch.
The Bad Things
*The second half of the movie slowed down quite a bit and became heavily loaded with melodrama (whereas the first half was exciting).
*Overall, it felt a bit long (probably because so much happened).
I was very pleased with this film; it had much more action than I thought it would have. With the big explosive opening and all of the fights that followed, my first thought was that this was like a Chinese version of a "Die Hard" film. Even though the last hour of the movie slowed down a little, it was still great overall. Highly reccomended to anybody who likes martial arts, or action movies in general.
The disc has excellent video and audio quality. It has both English and Chinese audio tracks, and English and Spanish subtitles. Disc one includes a commentary, trailers, and a making-of feature. Disc two includes a bunch of interviews, a bunch of deleted scenes, and more featurettes.
The blu Ray DVD itself is beautifully presented with a clear, sharp picture and speaking of explosive ... sound that will blow you out of the room. The Extras include scenes cut from the final production, a detailed commentary by the actors and director Benny Chan, and a behind the scenes look at exactly how all the chaos and martial arts were filmed. Stunt doubles were not used in this film, and the result is many bits of business that you will want to view more than once, and with the Blu Ray disc you can.
Not only were the action sequences impressive, but so was the story and in-between "quiet moments". I believe these moments can make a good action movie better, and the ones is this film do not disappoint. The third act was particularly good; it ranks up with Hard Boiled - Criterion Collection for its sheer audacity. Yeah, it's that good.
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