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Righteous Ties (2006/Virgil Films DVD)

 

Picture: C     Sound: C+     Extras: D     Film: C-

 

 

Though South Korea has been turning out some good films, even they cannot overcome the glut in the Gangster genre and Jin Jangís Righteous Ties (2006) unfortunately offers every convention possible you can come up with as a young gangster guy goes to prison to cover for others in his organization.When his parents are attacked and those he protects do nothing about it, he knows he must make some serious changes.

 

Of course, he is still stuck in the prison and wants to get out and confront the head of the organization he was covering for, which brings other possibilities in play.To make things worse, an old friend has been sent to stop him, which should have made this a very interesting film.Instead, we donít get much of anything new, so unless you really like the acting and action, this will not do much for you either.

 

The letterboxed 1.85 X 1 image is very soft and though color comes through at times, detail, depth and overall image quality suffer throughout.The Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo is better and clearer, but not as good as a film this recent should be.There are no extras.

 

 

-   Nicholas Sheffo


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