The Master

Manufacturer: Universe

Price: $30

Sound: Dolby 5.1

Format: full frame

Languages: Cantonese, Mandarin

Subtitles: Chinese, English, Japanese, Korean, Malaysian, Indian, Thai

Extras: trailers, cast/crew bios

This DVD is a mixed bag; the remastered Dolby soundtrack actually sounds good for once, but the picture is very dark and doesn't look great. In all honesty, I don't think the film ever looked all that good due to its' low budget -- but a widescreen presentation would have been nice, especially during the fight scenes, which look a bit cramped. The bios are actually quite informative, if a bit badly mistranslated (they constantly refer to the subject of the bio in the third person). Not really worth the extra money, but if you can get it at a good price (and are a big Jet Li fan), it's probably worth picking up.

Rating: **

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