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Deadful Melody (US version)

Manufacturer: Tai Seng

Price: $20

Sound: mono

Format: widescreen

Languages: Cantonese, English

Subtitles: English

Extras: commentary by Ric Meyers, bio/filmographies for Brigette Lin, Yuen Biao and Carina Lau, photo gallery, trailers for "Dragon Inn", "Aramageddon", Running Out of Time", "The Duel", "Body Weapon" (Tai Seng versions) and "Fist Power" (HK version)

Overall, this is a good DVD from Tai Seng, who does seem to be putting out better product as of late. The picture and sound quality aren't the greatest -- the picture has some scratches and speckles and the mono soundtrack isn't exactly booming -- but I've seen a lot worse, especially from Tai Seng. The extras are fairly decent as well. There is a nice selection of trailers (though I wish Tai Seng would start including more Hong Kong trailers versus their versions) and the talent files are well-written. And though I am not a big fan of Ric Meyer's work in "Asian Cult Cinema" magazine, he does a pretty good job here with his commentary, even if he does mispronounce some of the names and rattles off too many filmographies (rather than giving more interesting information) about the cast and crew.

Rating: ***

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