Fulvue Drive-In.com
Current Reviews
In Stores Soon
In Stores Now
DVD Reviews, SACD Reviews Essays Interviews Contact Us Meet the Staff
An Explanation of Our Rating System Search  
Category:    Home > Reviews > Action > Crime > Martial Arts Cycle > Korea > Special ID (2013/Well Go USA Blu-ray)

Special ID (2013/Well Go USA Blu-ray)

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

Donnie Yen proves himself a martial artist with incredible staying power in this Chinese action adventure film - Special ID. Yen takes on the role of Dragon Chan, a Hong Kong undercover police officer deep within the ranks of one of China's most ruthless underworld gangs. The leader of the gang, Xiong (Collin Chou), has made it his priority to weed out the government infiltrators in his midst. Struggling to keep his family together and his identity concealed, Chan is torn between two worlds.

Upping the stakes, as Chan's undercover comrades are being dealt with, one by one, Chan fears his days are numbered. Now, he must risk everything to take down the organization and reclaim the life he lost when he took on this perilous assignment. As the action mounts, Chan must do everything he can to protect the Special Identity (just like the title of the film states) he wishes he never had before it's too late.

This film has it all: incredible stunt choreography, impressive cinematography, and intelligent directing by Clarence Fox Yiu-Leung. If you are a fan of Bruce Lee, Jet Li, or even Jackie Chan then this is a film worthy of checking out! Why isn't Donnie Yen in The Expendables?

Presented on Blu-ray with superb sound and picture. The film is captured in 1080p 2.35 X 1 digital High Definition image with incredible color and detail captured by a RED Epic and RED One MX cameras. The sound is amazing with its DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 5.1 lossless track that includes both the original Chinese language track or English Dubs. Subtitles on the disc are in English, Spanish, and French. Total runtime for the film clocks in around 99 minutes.

Extras on the disc aren't so spectacular with a Making Of clip and a Trailer.

- James Harland Lockhart V



 Copyright © MMIII through MMX fulvuedrive-in.com