(2012/Arrow U.K. Region 2 PAL Import DVD)
C Sound: C Extras: D Film: B+
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.
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
(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?
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.
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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