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The Last Supper (2012/Cinedigm Blu-ray w/DVD)

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

Liu is the Emperor of China, and he is dying, but Liu wasn't born an Emperor, he started out as a commoner. After a lifetime of battle and over throwing the Qin Dynasty, he and his men have now replaced the previous Emperor and his court. Now he fears the very brothers that help him rise to Emperor, for there can be only one Emperor. Who is to say, someone won't kill him to become the next Emperor, but before his comrades in arms can even think of betraying him he'll kill all of them first in Lu Chuan's The Last Supper (2012).

Liu and Xin were started out as common foot soldiers, but with the support Xin and through years of battles and bloody victories, Liu has finally became the Emperor of China and Xin his greatest general. Their motto was "Emperors are made, not born", in order to achieve victory they weren't afraid to take hostages, torture, even betray comrades. With Liu dying on his deathbed, he is paranoid that his 'men' are waiting around his death like vultures waiting to take his throne, specially those closest to him.

This was fictional/historical story of ancient China, it was all political, had no epic battles and told the story through the view of flashbacks. Anyone who kills their way to the throne should be paranoid that someone will eventually do the same to him. Haunted by karma, an Emperor is a man who has everything... and ironically has nothing at the same time, because he can't trust anyone and has no one can trust him either. They say history is written by the winners, but sometimes they forget to mention those winners are also bloody tyrants who left no one left to argue against them.

The 1080p 2.35 X 1 digital High Definition image looks solid throughout if not always a knockout, is big-screen enough. The anamorphically enhanced DVD version is softer than expected.. The lossless DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 5.1 mix has its quiet moments, but is well-recorded and has its share of soundfield-filling moments, though the lossy Dolby Digital 5.1 version on the DVD is not as effective. There are no extras.

- Ricky Chiang


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