The King Of The Streets (2012/Well Go USA Blu-ray)
B Sound: A Extras: D Film: B+
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 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
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