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Bulletproof Monk
Genre: Action Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 77 (Oct 2003) Of Widescreen Review®

Chow Yun-Fat, Seann William Scott, Jaime King, Karel Roden, Victoria Smurfit, Marcus Jean Pirae, Mako & Roger Yuan

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
Includes audio commentary with director Paul Hunter and producers Charles Roven and Douglas Segal; an additional commentary track with writers Ethan Reiff and Cyrus Voris; five featurettes found under The Tao Of Monk menu that, when played as a whole, make up a 55-minute making-of documentary; a seven-minute Monk Unrobed featurette that discusses how the comic book became the movie; five deleted scenes with optional editor Robert Lambert commentary; an alternate ending; photo gallery; and trailers.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): MGM Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 1004809
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Violence, language and some sexual content
(Retail Price): $26.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 104
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2003
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 09/09/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Paul Hunter
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
After watching over a powerful scroll for 60 years, a Bulletproof Monk (Yun-Fat) goes in search of a new guardian for the magic document. As luck would have it he gets involved with Kar (Scott), a petty thief who nabs the scroll from him while in the subway. Impressed by his skills after watching him fight, the nameless Monk takes a liking to the thief and becomes determined to enlighten the young man...even though Kar himself wants nothing to do with the Monk and his teachings. Based on The Flypaper Press comic book. (Tricia Littrell)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD opens with a fight between two monks on a suspension bridge in 1943 Tibet that looks slightly pasty and unnaturally

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