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Flash Point

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Overall, the packaging, which comes complete in a nice cardboard slipcase, is done well. Though the added tagline of "They made it personal... he'll make them pay" is the kind of cornball stuff that should be left for Steven Segal's latest direct-to-DVD "epic".

There are several trailers for other Dragon Dynasty movies, as well as a WWE DVD, that automatically play before the main menu appears. Unlike some previous Dragon Dynasty releases, these thankfully can be quickly skipped through.

The menus are a bit over-designed (someone at DD really likes to use lens flare) but they're easy enough to navigate, and get the job done.

The Movie

The Hong Kong version of Flash Point, put out by Deltamac, already had a pretty solid transfer, so Dragon Dynasty didn't have to do too much in this department. They did go and sharpen up the picture a bit though, which really shines through in the fight scenes.


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The main audio track in the DD version is the same as Deltamac's, which isn't a bad thing, as Deltamac already did a superb job. The DD version does add in an English dub, which surprisingly isn't that bad. The subtitles also have been taken directly from the Deltamac version; they're easy to read, but there are a few "Chinglish" moments present.

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The Extras

Commentary with Bey Logan and Donnie Yen: The lone extra on the first disc, long-time Dragon Dynasty contributor Bey Logan joins with Donnie Yen in one of DD's best commentaries to date. Logan and Yen have been friends for years, and it shows in this informative, but still fun commentary. It was really good hearing a commentary that was something more than the somewhat dry "identify this actor/location" the last few DD Logan commentaries have been, and long-time fans will get a kick out of Logan and Yen's banter, particularly when Yen calls Logan on his crappy Cantonese. Probably more importantly, the commentary gives a nice look at the Hong Kong action film-making process, as Yen has never been one to mince words.

Interview with Donnie Yen: Besides the awful title of "On Dangerous Ground" this is given, the half-hour long interview, like most that DD has put out on their discs, is an excellent extra. As stated before, Yen is a painfully honest man, and his takes on both the Hong Kong and Hollywood industries are interesting and well worth a viewing.

The Ultimate Fighters: This section consists of two featurettes, the first being "Gladiators", which is simply a collection of behind-the-scenes shots of Yen and his stuntmen training, most of which are shown on other parts of the DVD. The second featurette is "M.M.A. on Display", where semi-regular Dragon Dynasty "hostess" Kea Wong heads to a gym featured in the film to get a demonstration of some of the MMA (mixed martial arts) moves put on display during the fights. At only about five minutes, this doesn't give any sort of real in-depth info, but it's a nice overview for people who are new to the style.

Behind the scenes: Taken directly from the Deltamac version, there are three featurettes here that are your basic glorified promo BS disguised as real content far too many DVDs have. But hey, they're subtitled here! Yay.

Promotional video: The disc contains five promotional spots: the teaser, the full trailer, and three commercials. All of them are the original Chinese versions, which was a pretty cool thing to see on a US DVD. Some footage from the movie's Hong Kong premiere "gala" is also included, but it's nothing worth writing home about.

Deleted scenes: Three short deleted scenes are included. They're pretty inconsequential in terms of adding to the movie, but it was nice seeing them included.