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Tai Chi Master
The cover art isn't the greatest, but it actually shows Jet Li and Michelle Yeoh in a picture from the movie, unlike the Weinsteins' previous release under the name Twin Warriors on the Dimension label, which has some very poorly Photoshopped pictures of Jet and Michelle. Also, given the cache this movie carries, using blurbs from sources like the Austin Chronicle seems kind of cheap.
It's vitally important to note that unlike the Twin Warriors version, this release is uncut, restoring about four minutes of footage that was cut from the Dimension version. Of course, many fans will say that it should have been released in its' original form to begin with, but I will grant that it is nice to see that the Weinsteins are taking some steps forward and correcting some of their past errors.
Visually, Dragon Dynasty's version does improve on the Dimension release. The colors are noticeably more saturated and the picture is sharper, making it a nicer package overall, especially with the new enhancement for widescreen TVs.
DimensionUnlike the Dimesnion version, which only had an English audio track, DD's version has the original Cantonese language track, as well as a newly-remixed 5.1 Cantonese track, which does its' job well, if unspectacularly. There's also a new English audio track, but I'm sure most readers of this site will just want to use one of the Chinese ones. The subtitles (which can be displayed in English or Spanish) get a little loose in the translation -- some of the slang used seems out of place -- but overall they're not bad at all.
Commentary with Bey Logan: Once again, Bey Logan returns to supply a commentary for this disc. Like most of his solo efforts, Logan's work here is informative (especially when it comes to explaining how some of the action scenes were set up) but gets a bit dry at times. Dragon Dynasty really needs to find some more people to use for their commentaries. Again, Logan isn't bad per se, but it would be really nice to start having some variety in this department.