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Police Story: Lockdown (2013/Well Go USA Blu-ray)

Picture: A+ Sound: B+ Extras: B Film: A-

Jackie Chan returns a veteran super cop Wen in Sheng Ding's Police Story: Lockdown (2013), a non-stop action movie and then some. As he seeks a reunion between him and his prodigal daughter he soon finds himself in a high stakes hostage situation where a mysterious man has taken him, his daughter and a bar full of people hostages. As he searches a way to free the hostages he must also solve what is his past connection to this mysterious man.

Wen (Jackie Chan) has met his match when he meets Mr. Wu (Ye Liu), who has some mysterious vendetta connect to his past. Fortified in his concrete and steel bar Wen thinks back to all cases he solved and realize he is not only hostage that Mr. Wu want revenge on. The mysterious Mr. Wu has gather all the people who were present 5 years ago in a small time robbery/hostage situation in where Mr. Wu's sister was killed and wants to discover who was truly responsible for his sister's death.

Jackie Chan has done it again in creating a master action/story of one cop who is trying to make a difference. The story is about a tragic cop story (in this case not being there for his daughter when his wife died) in how much a cop has to sacrifice to save a life in the line of duty, even the life of his enemy or the killer. All throughout the movie are flashbacks of the cop's lifetime where sometimes he succeeds or fails to save a life as well.

The 1080p 2.35 X 1 digital High Definition image is demo quality all the way and more than worthy of the previous films Chan made for this series, while the lossless DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 5.1 mix is well-recorded, up to the action sequences and has a consistent soundfield if not as spectacular as the image though that might be in part from this being a mixdown from the original Dolby Atmos 11.1 soundmix. We'll have to compare at a later date when both mixes are available. Extras include interview with cast and director, behind the scenes and trailers.

- Ricky Chiang


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