(2013/Well Go USA Blu-ray)
A+ Sound: B+ Extras: B Film: A-
Chan returns a veteran super cop Wen in Sheng Ding's Police
(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.
(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.
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.
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.