Black Mask 2 doesn’t really seem to have anything to do with the first film. Instead what you get is a cheesy Japanese version of The X-Men. With the help of less than special effects, professional wrestlers change into hilarious creatures that are more loony tunes funny than actually dangerous. It doesn’t help that newcomer Andy On has the large fists of Jet Li to fill. Even fans of the original won’t find too much to like about this odd sequel.
The sound is an adequate Dolby Digital 5.1 track. Although there are times when the action heats up and the audio actually becomes quite dynamic, this film is lackluster for the most part. There’s plenty of sub for the bass heads to enjoy the rumbly soundtrack. Dialogue is fair most of the time but Andy On has a tendency to mumble at times.
Black Mask 2 is presented in a wide screen aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The transfer is pretty solid. There are no specks or artifacts of any kind present. Colors are solid but often bathed in a pool of blue filters. Fortunately blacks are about as rich as it gets because much of the film is shot in low light.
Except for trailers there is nothing extra on the disc. The menu is a very plain static page.
If this film is good for anything it’s a couple of laughs. For that your best bet is just a quick rental. To save you some money and time I can tell you Black Mask kicks the bad guys all over the city, saves the world, and gets the girl, but then again, “you should have seen that one coming”.