Of Legend (2013/CJ Entertainment Blu-ray)
A- Sound: B Extras: B Film: C+
runs a noodle shop, but he suddenly finds himself recruited into an
underground mixed martial arts reality show for men who used to be
'legends' in fighting (with huge cash prizes). Desperate in need of
money, he relies on his skills from his high school fighting days and
becomes the rising star of the show, but then when two of his old
friends/fighting buddies join the show, old rivalries come back...
and there can only be one legend in the end.
Wu-suk's Fists Of Legend (2013) has Deok-kyu brought together
with Sang-hoon and Jae-seok were brought together by street fighting,
and soon became fast friends. Deok-kyo dreamed of the Olympics until
he was cheated out of winning, and twenty-five years later ended up
with a only a run downed noodle shop and a daughter. When he is
recruited for a reality fighting show, he finds himself a second
chance for glory and fame, but then he has to choose between
friendship and victory when his friends become the next challengers
for his new title.
film was like a Korean Rocky movie (I found it amusing when
they used the Rocky-like soundtracks), it was a mix of action and
drama, action in that there was fighting, mix with boxing, martial
arts, and wrestling, and drama in where an over the hill noodle man
had to decided it is worth chasing after his old dream at the risk of
alienating his daughter and losing his friends. Not badly done, but
not very original either.
1080p 2.35 X 1 digital High Definition image transfer looks as good
as it is going to in what seems to be a digital shoot while the
DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 5.1 lossless mix is not bad or badly
recorded. The combination plays well. Extras
include making of the film, original soundtrack recording, trailer
and a poster shoot.