Columbia-Tristar has re-released To Kill with Intrigue, along with New Fists of Fury and Snake & Crane Arts of Shaolin with a new anamorphic widescreen transfer. To Kill with Intrigue looks better than the other two releases, but still is nothing stellar on DVD.
“In To Kill With Intrigue, Kung Fu fans get a rare chance to see international martial arts legend Jackie Chan (Rush Hour) as a serious dramatic hero with a fighting style to match. Jackie plays a young …ord who, fearing an attack, sends away the love of his life. As he suspected, a vicious gang led by a female fighting master arrives and slaughters his family. Now, he must begin a quest for revenge and fight the Bloody Rain Gang and the Dragon Escorts before he can be reunited with the one he loves. The complex plot, interwoven with romance, betrayal, and impressive fighting scenes, make To Kill With Intrigue a story that packs a powerful dramatic punch.” – Columbia-Tristar
As with the other re-mastered Jackie Can DVD’s, the remastered 2.0 Dolby Digital soundtrack is still nothing special. The voices sound muffled, and the rear channels are not used at all. The track sound quite mono, therefore, the soundstage is not very good. Both the original Mandarin and English audio tracks included, which is the only saving grace for this film.
Even though the video transfer is not amazing, it is definitely better then most other old Jackie Chan films. There still is a large amount of grain and transfer damage, but much less then in New Fists of Fury and Snake & Crane Arts of Shaolin. The colors look old, but that is due to the age of the print.
The only feature included on this disc is ac compilation of three theatrical trailers for other recent Columbia-Tristar films. Other than that, the menus are silent and still.
As with the remastered releases of New Fists of Fury and Snake and Crane Arts of Shaolin , To Kill with Intrigue is very basic on DVD. This disc features a better video transfer, but the audio is still hurt. If you love Jackie Chan and Martial Arts films, you will still like this film, even though the quality is not high at all.
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