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Kiss of the Dragon

Manufacturer: Fox

Price: $20

Sound: Dolby 5.1, Dolby 2.0

Format: widescreen

Languages: English, Spanish

Subtitles: English, French

Extras: trailers for the movie, "Behind Enemy Lines" and "Planet of the Apes", commentary by Jet Li, Chris Nahon and Bridget Fonda, featurettes for Jet Li and Corey Yuen, storyboard-to-scene comparisons, three behind-the-scenes featurettes, photo gallery

Overall this is an excellent DVD. The picture and sound quality is great (not suprising for a new US DVD), and there is a generous amount of extras on here. A couple of the featurettes are the usual promo fluff, but I really enjoyed the ones that focused on Jet and Corey Yuen. They're the kind of things not normally shown on a US DVD and give some good insight into how the movie was made and how they approach films in general. The commentary is good for the most part -- Jet's English has really improved and he gets downright chatty at times, but it's sometimes hard to tell what Chris Nahon is saying because of his accent, and Bridget Fonda is pretty annoying sometimes. Still, nitpicks aside, this is a top-notch DVD that makes for a solid buy. It seems that Fox's days of bare-bones DVDs are long gone, and none too soon.

Rating: ****

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