Imprisoned for the revenge killing of the man who murdered his parents, Calvin Jung isreleased after 25 years. He returns home to discover that his younger brother (Eddie Mui) is nowworking for a Chinese crime lord. This is a film that doesn’t reach the lofty heights it aims for,but does work an interesting social angle to the usual crime film.
The sound (2.0, as far as I can tell) is pretty good. The music comes through very nicely. Thesound …ffects are decent, especially the echoes, and the overall sense of environment is quitesuccessful.
The ratio is 1.33:1, which might be the original ratio, though I have my doubts. Thecolours, blacks and contrasts are all good. There is some grain, but it is quite light. Bottom line:an acceptable transfer.
That this film is a labour of love becomes very clear from the extras. Director Brian Maeda’scommentary reveals how many autobiographical elements were incorporated into the film.Maeda also interview himself, Mui and Jung in a videtaped segment. There is also a trailer andbios for Maeda, Jung and Mui. The main page of the menu is scored.
Not the slickest gangster movie going, but earnestly meant, that’s for sure.
Special Features List
- Director’s Commentary