DVD DETAILS

There are more than one DVD version of this film. We have details on the following DVDs:

Hong Kong region free DVD
DVD COVER
  • Front
    front cover
  • Back
    back cover
DISC
  • Distributor
    Mega Star
  • Region code
    All
  • Running time
    1.38.42
  • Rating Category
    IIA
PICTURE
  • Aspect Ratio
    1,85:1
  • Anamorph
    Yes
  • Subtitles
    English
    Chinese (Traditional)
    Chinese (Simplified)
SOUND
  • Language(s)
    Mandarin
    Cantonese
  • Format
    DTS
    Dolby Digital 5.1
EXTRAS
  • Making of (9.24)
  • Deleted scenes (4.52)
  • Travelogue (10.05)
  • Trailer
  • Teaser
  • Synopsis (1 page)
  • Cast info
ABOUT THIS DVD

Unquestionably one of the best Hong Kong DVDs in recent memory. The 1.85:1 image is presented anamorphically, without a hint of specs or dirt. The sharp cinematography is perfectly reproduced, with only a few scenes showing grain, but I suspect that's inherent in the original images. The sound is not exceptional, but it's solid and feels well suited for the pictures.

Subs are white with a black edge.

As for the extras, they are decidedly lacklustre, especially considering the gorgeous transfer. First up in a short "making of" (9.24) featurette. The usual mix of polished shots from behind the scenes, intercut with interview clips. Uneventful. The program is subtitled with embedded chinese subs, and there are no additional subtitles. Next up we have something called "Travelogue" (10.05). In five small montages we follow some of the actresses playing Tony Leung's girls as they go shopping, sample the local cuisine and visit a beauty parlor. I'm not completely sure what that's all about, but I think the whole things ends with the host suggesting I get a full facial, and sea weed wrap. Which is probably a good idea. The feature has a "play all" function. The disc also includes a couple of deleted scenes (4.52). There's a clip where Shu Qi is making dinner for Tony Leung, and a few other things. Very low key. Very boring. Finally we have the trailer (1.37) and the teaser (0.31), plus biographies of the three leads, a list of the crew (1 text page) and a synopsis (1 text page).

A very very good DVD in terms of the main feature. Too bad about the skimpy extras, though.

UK region 2 DVD
DVD COVER
  • Front
    front cover
  • Back
    back cover
DISC
  • Distributor
    Hong Kong Legends
  • Region code
    2
  • Running time
    95 mins.
  • Rating Category
    12
PICTURE
  • Aspect Ratio
    1,85:1
  • Anamorph
    Yes
  • Subtitles
    English
SOUND
  • Language(s)
    Cantonese
  • Format
    DTS
    Dolby Digital 5.1
EXTRAS
  • Seoul Girls: A Travelogue
  • The Making of Seoul Raiders
  • Director's Cut: An Interview with Jingle Ma
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • UK Promotional Trailer
  • Previews:
    Once a Thief, Moon Warriors, Millionaires Express, Odd Couple, Fatty Dragon, Iron Monkey, City Hunter, Project A
  • Promotional Art