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Motorway (2012/Arrow U.K. Region 2 PAL Import DVD)

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

PLEASE NOTE: This Region 2 PAL Import DVD will only play on players that can handle this version of the format, is only available from our friends at Arrow U.K. and can be ordered from the link below.

In the streets of Hong Kong, the police tirelessly faces a war on crime in high speed chases, and they are losing... Veteran Officer Lo (Anthony Wong) is paired up with rookie hotshot cop Cheung who thinks he is the next F-1 racer. When the mobs super car driver breaks a mob boss free from police headquarters, the police learns of huge diamond smuggling operation is going down in Soi Cheang's Motorway (2012).

Cheung (Shawn Yue) is a car maniac when it comes muscle cars, he has the guts and works in the police force chasing down anyone who breaks the speed limit, that is until he meets the mob's super driver and gets his car and pride trashed. Veteran Officer Lo (Anthony Wong Chau-Sang), on the eve of his retirement recognizes driver as the one that got away and Cheung's potential, but he is traumatized by his own past accident and failure, but it seems fate has brought him and Cheung together for one last chance to catch the legendary mob super driver and his super car. Lo must teach his skills to Cheung, but does Cheung have the time or patience to learn them?

This is a movie for all those who love fast cars, high speed chases. While a supercar and modifications helps, this film had much more realistic car chases, the race relies more on the actual skill of a driver, knowledge of the road and car. From knowing how to work their cars gears to gain advantage, even driving blind listening to sound of the engine to navigate, truly the spirit of a driver is to master the car under any conditions.

The anamorphically enhanced 1.85 X 1 image is one of the last films that will be shot on 35mm Fuji Film and it has its moments, but we do get some motion blur more than expected along with other minor flaws that hold performance back in this format. The lossy Dolby Digital 5.1 has some nice surround moments, then becomes to constricted throughout, though a lossless version might sound better. A Making Of featurette is the only extras.

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