DVD DETAILS
Hong Kong region free DVD
DVD COVER
  • Front
    front cover
  • Back
    back cover
DISC
  • Distributor
    Universe Laser & Video Co.
  • Region Code
    All
  • Running Time
    1.37.35
  • Rating Category
    IIB
PICTURE
  • Aspect Ratio
    1,85:1
  • Anamorph
    No
  • Subtitles
    English
    Chinese (Traditional)
    Chinese (Simplified)
SOUND
  • Language(s)
    Mandarin
    Cantonese
  • Format
    Dolby Digital 5.1
EXTRAS
  • NG Footage
  • Cast info
  • Trailers:
    - Love Generation Hong Kong
    - Anna Magdalena
    - Young and Dangerous 5
ABOUT THIS DVD

For a 1998 film this DVD is about as good a one would expect.

Generally the image is not too disagreeable, with strong colors and a nice soft look. Blacks lack definition, but otherwise contrast is good.

However the image is inconsistent. There's some strange shifts in the look, but that's probably inherit in the original photography. Occasionally the colors shift too - within a scene - too much to be on purpose, and other scenes display a faded washed out look.

Subtitles are white with a black edge. Very nice.

The disc contains a small NG footage montage, basically just outtakes with music. There's also a trailer for "Young and Dangerous 5", which of course stars Shu Qi, and for "Anna Magdalena" starring Aaron Kwok, Takeshi Kaneshiro and Kelly Chan, which looked so good that I immediately ordered the DVD. There are also outdated biographies for the stars.

David Bjerre