The follow-up to Jackie Chan’s Project A, Dragon Mao returns to Hong Kong after defeating Pirate Lo on the high seas. Dragon is assigned to lead the local police force and finds that police corruption is running wild. Framed for a jewelry robbery he must fight for his freedom and his life against a group of spies, pirates and revolutionaries.
The audio on this disc is an average quality Dolby Digital 5.1 mix. The badly overdubbed voices (part of the appeal o… Hong Kong movies) are easy to understand, the score is OK but lacking presence. Surrounds are used occasionally to decent use but the level seems to be a little low. Also included is an English subtitle track.
The video transfer for this film is excellent but the film quality seems to waiver somewhat. Some scenes are exceptionally sharp and detailed and then others become grainy, which is a bit of a disappointment, it is obvious that this is a problem with the print and not the transfer itself. There was one instance of a print problem but other then that no issues. The film is presented in a 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer.
We have four different trailers included for Equilibrium, Invincible, Malevolent and Asunder. Menus are simple stills with no score but, are well designed and easy to navigate.
Jackie Chan has been roaming around Hollywood trying to make a good big budget Hollywood action flick and with the exception of the Rush Hour series they have all been disappointing. This film reminds us just how good Jackie Chan can be the fights in this movie are amazing, the story line is typically somewhat weak but we are here to see the fights and they do not disappoint. Combine this with exceptionally good looking sets and a very good transfer and you have a film that is almost as enjoyable to watch as Legend of the Drunken Master (which in my opinion is the best Jackie Chan film ever). If you enjoy Hong Kong Kung-Fu movies then don’t hesitate to add this to your collection
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