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Fist Power (US version)

Manufacturer: Tai Seng

Price: $20

Sound: Dolby 5.1 (Cantonese), Dolby 2.0 (English and Mandarin)

Format: widescreen

Languages: Cantonese, Mandarin, English

Subtitles: English

Extras: trailers for the movie, "The Duel", "Running Out of Time", "Deadful Melody", "Dragon Inn", "Armageddon", "Body Weapon", "Cop On a Mission" (Tai Seng versions), original HK movie trailer, talent files for Anthony Wong, Zhao Wen-Zhuo and Aman Chang

Tai Seng's DVDs have been getting better lately, but this one doesn't really continue that trend. The picture and sound transfer is done okay -- like most imports, the picture is a bit faded compared to a US movie and the sound mix is a bit mushy on the Dolby 2.0 soundtracks, and the Dolby 5.1 features that echo effect HK video fans are all too familiar with. The extras are nothing to really knock your socks off, but it's good to see that Tai Seng is better than some other companies in that they put more than one trailer on their discs. Another complaint that I have about this disc is with the talent files; even though they are well-written, the type is so small they're almost impossible to read. Also, there seems to be a pretty sizable chunk missing out of the later part of the movie. After one scene, there is a pause and then we see the main charactrers injured with bandages!

Rating: **

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