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Legend Of Drunken Master, The

Genre: Action Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 48 (May 2001) Of Widescreen Review®

Jackie Chan, Anita Mui, Ti Lung, Lau Ka Leung & Andy Lau

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 4.5
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Special Features
Includes a fun interview with Chan and 12 bonus trailers.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Dimension Home Video
(Catalog Number): 22366
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Rated R for violent content.
(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 102
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1994 (Hong Kong)/2000 (U.S.)
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 03/13/01
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Lau Ka Leung
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Here is the dubbed U.S. version of the Jackie Chan classic, The Legend Of Drunken Master. When Wong Fei Hong (Chan) discovers that the thieves are smuggling priceless Chinese artifacts out of the country, Hong turns to his unusual form of martial arts, known as drunken boxing, to put a stop to the conspirators. In this defensive art form, the more one drinks, the better one fights...and Hong can really put it away. Don

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.30:1 DVD exhibits generally good image quality. Sourced from a print, some scenes are a bit soft, but otherwise sharpness is satisfactory. Colors are nicely balanced, with accurate fleshtones and generally deep blacks. Contrast is a bit low at times, but shadow delineation is generally pleasing. Minor edge enhancement is noticed. The source is quite clean, with minor dirt and a few artifacts. (Suzanne Hodges)

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