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    Unique ID Code: 0000011956
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 19/12/2000 20:54
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    Island of Fire (UK)

    7 / 10
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    When you`re looking for the living dead you start your search in hell!
    Certificate: 18
    Running Time: 93 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
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    Now available for the first time in its original widescreen format, this deluxe DVD presentation of "Island Of Fire" is the perfect home-video showcase for the most hard-hitting and controversial movie of Jackie Chan`s prolific career.

    Paying homage to both "Cool Hand Luke" and "The Wild Geese", and featuring action legends Sammo Hung and Jimmy Wong Yu, the powerful action-drama recounts the experiences of four honourable men drawn together by fate in a corrupt prison regime.

    Fighting not only for their freedom but their lives, the stakes are raised higher and higher until one question exists. Will they survive?

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Original Theatrical Trailer
    Extensive Deleted Footage Gallery
    Animated Biography Showcase
    Interview Gallery
    UK Music Promo

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 Cantonese

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    Yin-Ping Chu

    Written By:

    Barry Wong
    Chung-Hua Tao
    Tony Leung Ka Fai
    Andy Lau
    Chun Hiang Ko
    Sammo Hung Kam-Bo
    Roy Chiao
    Jackie Chan
    Yu Wang

    Yu Wang
    Jen Shu Lee
    Chun Hiang Ko
    Wen Ho Chen

    Hong Kong Legends

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    7 / 10
    Island Of Fire is a change from the usual Jackie Chan type of film - it is a much more serious role for him, and although he gets top credit, the real stars are Tony Leung, Andy Lau, and Sammo Hung.

    The picture is not quite the usual standard I expected from HKL, with some grain and cracks on a regular basis.

    Sound is normal for a Chinese film - nothing special. There is no Dolby Digital track like some of the newer releases, but it does the job just fine.

    There is another impressive set of extras, the best being the deleted scenes - around 25 minutes of them!

    Well worth a look, but certainly not Jackie Chan`s best film by far.
    posted by Chris Legg on 24/4/2001 04:30
    6 / 10
    The cover is very misleading. Jackie Chan is hardly in the film. Island of Fire is much more darker and serious than an average HK film. It is closer to a prison movie than a martial arts one. It is fairly entertaining but not very memorable or enjoyable.
    The DVD was typical HKL. Worth renting out.
    posted by morpheus177 on 18/2/2003 18:14