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Railroad Tigers (2016/Well Go Blu-ray w/DVD)

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

A group of Chinese railroad workers secretly struggle against the Japanese Imperial Army that has occupied their town and railroad station. As the railroad is the life blood to bring supplies and ammunition to the army, the workers have so called 'accidents' to slow down the train and it's shipments. But when they get a chance to destroy the train bridge, they will have to use all their wits and skills to become unlikely heroes in Sheng Ding's Railroad Tigers (2016).

Ma Yuan (Jackie Chan) and his men are simple railroad workers who are forced work for the Japanese Imperial Army to load/unload their supply trains, but secretly, they sabotage their supplies and steal from them. Through quick wit, kung-fu and unorthodox methods they do what they can, but at best they are only a minor irritation to the Imperial Army. When a wounded soldier comes to them with a mission, they have a chance to completely stop the Japanese supply train. Without weapons and outnumbered they will have to use all their tricks stop the army that protects and guards the train.

This was another funny action filled Jackie Chan movie, set during WWI with Chinese as they were occupied by the Japanese Army. While full of action, both friends and enemy get into hilarious situations with and against one another, but in the end, it is about the heroic sacrifices of those in the war to help bring an end to the war.

The 1080p 2.35 X 1 digital High Definition image is an HD shoot that looks really good and is very consistent throughout, more than matched by the DTS: X 11.1 mix (the film was a Auro 11.1 theatrical release) that often takes advantage of all the tracks available. The anamorphically enhanced DVD is more on that soft side than it should be, with the lossy Dolby Digital 5.1 mix about as weak too. Extras include Dangers of the Shooting, a Making If the film, VFX featurette, the characters and trailers.

- Ricky Chiang


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