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The East is Red

Manufacturer: Mei Ah

Price: $30

Sound: Dolby 5.1, Dolby 2.1

Format: widescreen

Languages: Cantonese, Mandarin

Subtitles: Chinese, English, Japanese, Thai, Malaysian, Indonesian, Korean, Vietnamese

Extras: "data bank" (cast/crew listing and plot synopsis), trailers for the movie and "Stars & Roses"

Like most of Mei Ah's discs, this DVD is pretty bare-bones. The menu screens are just plain ugly and there are next to no extras. As for the subtitles, they're easy to read, but often poorly translated and full of grammatical errors. However, the transfer is one of the better ones Mei Ah has done; the picture is sharp with good color tones and the Dolby remix sounds good, with none of the echo present on many other Hong Kong DVDs. Given the high price of the DVD though, this disc is a better rental than a keeper.

Rating: **

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