A Better Tomorrow [Blu-ray]
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What keeps this product from a five star rating is NOT the film itself. The subtitles are so horrible, I can't understand how any professional film distributor could release this is as a finished product. Spelling mistakes and ridiculously poor grammar litter this otherwise great film. Who did they hire to translate this? Whoever it was obviously had only known the English language for approximately 3 weeks. In addition, the subtitles often appear AFTER the dialogue is spoken- which can ruin the effect of a couple of key scenes (if you've seen it, you'll know what I mean).
Besides the subtitles, the DVD itself is nothing special. In fact, its not even average features wise. It has basic chapter selection, an ad for other film's the "Media Asia Group" offers, and the trailer for the film. That's it. The "About The Film" section isn't even worth mentioning, it's just extremely brief information on those involved with the film. You would get much better information (and in more detail) from the IMDB ([...]) or any fan site.
The subtitles alone were so bad that I was tempted to return this, but since there is no other version available that I am aware of, I guess there isn't much choice. As a big fan of both Chow Yun-Fat and John Woo, this product was very disappointing. It's a shame- this movie deserves much better.
The letters are too big, and often only four or five words are fitted per line, so an additional line of subtitles is necessary, taking up the bottom 25 to 30% of the screen. Can't see the movie for the words! The same holds true for the sequels.
I'd buy another copy if only they'd fix this aweful production flaw.
DON'T BUY IT! Wait for an improved edition! Too high a cost for such a faulty product.
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My rating is based on the specific copy I received. Anyone that's seen this classic film would rate it at least four stars. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Gio Marko
The film that sent Chow Yun Fat onto superstardom. Chow has become one of my 3 favorite actors, sling with Tom Hanks and Johnny Depp. He just mesmerizes.Published 23 months ago by Archangel
I actually liked A Better Tomorrow 2 better, maybe because I saw it first. This one was a bit cheesy, but still has great scenes with Chow Yun Fat. One of John Woo's classics.Published on February 3, 2014 by Steve C Strom