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Ultimate Fights


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Manufacturer: FlixMix (catalog number 2)

Region: 1 (North America)

Price: $15

Running time: 54 mins.

Sound: Dolby 5.1, Dolby 2.0

Format: full frame (except for "Crouching Tiger" clip)

Languages: English (except for "Crouching Tiger" clip)

Subtitles: English (captions), French, Spanish

Talent files: James Lew, Wesley Snipes, Ken Lo, Billy Chow, Tsui Hark, Jackie Chan, Jean-Clause Van Damme, Jet Li, Roddy Piper, Sven-Ole Thorsen, Rab Affleck, Scott Welch

Trailers: "Boogeymen", "American Pie 2", "The Fast and the Furious", "Slap Shot 2", "Scarface", "Legend of Drunken Master", "Timecop", "Crossing the Line", "Gladiator", "Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story", "First Blood", "The Killer" (US version), "They Live", "Black Mask" (US version)

Other extras: on-screen trivia notes, Puddle of Mudd "Control" music video, "Behind the Punches" featurette, fight cards/commentary by James Lew, running commentary by Tsui Hark, remixed techno music-only track, "Name That Frame" game, personalized scene playlist

DVD-ROM: fight sound collection, trivia game, scene arranger, links to websites

The clips themselves are okay, but they are full frame and dubbed (except for "Crouching Tiger") which kind of stinks. Also, the video quality (especially on "The Killer" clip) is poor in parts. But the DVD is worth at least a rental for the commentaries. They actually explain quite a bit and are actually interesting. For $15, it's not a bad DVD at all. In fact, it's pretty damn good. You also get a bunch of trailers (like 15 of them), a Puddle of Mudd video, a featurette about how to do fights, a version of the fights with techno playing, plus a good amount of other things. Nothing worth rushing out to buy, buy a nice way to kill a hour or two.