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The King Of The Streets (2012/Well Go USA Blu-ray)

 

Picture: B     Sound: A     Extras: D     Film: B+

 

 

Yue Fung was once known as the King of the Street Fighters, but after accidentally killing a man he is sent to prison for 8 years.  Now, outside he wishes to start his life anew, helping people and making up amends for his past sins, but life on the streets is brutal and never easy, gangs run and control the streets and the both the cops and innocent are helpless.  Fung finds he must use his old skills to fight and protect those he cares about in Yue Song’s King Of The Streets (2012).

 

Fung is a man looking for a second chance, redemption.  Rejected and made an outcast, he first became a street fighter and then went to jail, but even after prison he is rejected for his criminal background.  After barely finding a job, his only amusement is how his new 'boss' trash talks on how good of a street fighter he is, little does know the King of the Streets is right by him.  Fung also helps out at an orphanage and even meets a girl, but when gangsters try and force the kids out to make a bar, but Fung finds himself between the thugs and the children. 

 

The is the age old story of a man with a violent past, through past experience now wants to leave the past and violence behind and live in peace, but reality is far from fair, often it is cruel and brutal, people are victims of their circumstances.  The film ends on a note of tragedy, after all the fighting is done, the main character suddenly dies in an unrelated crime.  The moral of the story seems to be a man of violence can never truly free from violence, and violence is never a solution to the problem ...even when it is used to defend innocent children.

 

The 1080p 2.35 X 1 digital High Definition image transfer has some monochromatic color choices at times, but is smooth and consistent throughout, while the DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 5.1 lossless mix is dynamic, stunning, powerful and top rate.  The only extra is trailers.

 

 

-   Ricky Chiang


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