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    Unique ID Code: 0000016228
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 4/4/2001 14:27
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    Romeo Must Die (UK)

    6 / 10
    7 votes cast
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    In a world of vicious rivalries and violent betrayals only one thing is sure
    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 110 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
    Release Date:

    They`ve got the weapons. They`ve got the posses. And they`ve got no chance against former Hong Kong cop Han Sing.

    Gravity-warping martial arts, cool visual effects and an all-star music track combine in this revved-up action movie from producer Joel Silver (The Matrix) and starring Jet Li (Lethal Weapon 4) in his first English-language lead role.

    Li plays rough-and-ready Han, who shares an attraction with Trish O`Day (screen-debuting songstress Aaliyah) even though their families are rivals in a fierce Oakland turf battle. The two also share plenty of danger as they try to find the real cause of the blood feud. No gun, no posse? No problem. With Jet Li going to war as only he can, Romeo Must Die is alive and kicking.

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    `Making Romeo Must Die` Behind The Scenes documentary
    Three music videos
    Action Scene Mini Documentaries
    Visual Effects Featurette
    Stunt Diary
    Anatomy of a stunt
    The sound stage

    DVD-ROM features:
    `A martial arts experience` game
    Web events
    Chat Room Access

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Andrzej Bartkowiak

    Written By:

    Jet Li
    Delroy Lindo
    Russell Wong
    Isaiah Washington

    Casting By:
    Lora Kennedy
    Lynne Carrow

    Soundtrack By:
    Stanley Clarke

    Director of Photography:
    Glen MacPherson

    Derek Brechin

    Costume Designer:
    Sandra J. Blackie

    Production Designer:
    Michael S. Bolton

    Jim Van Wyck
    Joel Silver
    Ilyse A. Reutlinger
    Mitchell Kapner
    Warren Carr

    Executive Producer:
    Dan Cracchiolo

    Warner Bros

    Your Opinions and Comments

    Romeo Must Die? Uh, I mean Romeo Must Not Be Seen.
    In a word CRAP.
    posted by spiller on 7/4/2001 16:53
    7 / 10
    I`ve already wrote a review of this over in the R1 reviews but felt compelled to write one for the R2 release if only to increase it`s score and take it off the lowest rated R2 discs as compiled by this website. It`s really not a BAD movie, no worse than most Hollywood actions movies anyway. It looks good, it`s easy to follow and Jet Li is the coolest action star around at the moment. The thing is, Jet deserves a better movie than this and his talents are wasted in it. If Jet wasn`t in it this movie really would be rubbish, but thanks to him he makes it watchable and entertaining - in a six-pack and couple of spliffs kinda way.
    posted by John Doe on 8/4/2001 17:38
    8 / 10
    I found this a very entertaining, in places original movie with some pretty amazing stuff.
    The story isn`t up to much however and the characters are a bit two dimensional.
    Good added value (they include some shots cut from the film by the BBFC) with some in depth documentaries into the making of the stunts in particular.
    This film is a Jet Li vehicle but a good one.
    posted by groovedoctor on 16/4/2001 01:33
    7 / 10
    OK, not a great film - but pretty good! The DVD version does the format justice, with fantastic visuals and sound, plus those extras to keep the interest going.

    At it`s current cheap price (£10?) it`s an essential addition to your library!
    posted by mclh on 20/8/2001 18:16
    5 / 10
    This is not the greatest of films… Jet Li's later efforts with Kiss of the Dragon (excellent) and The One (pretty good) were much better. However, this is still worth watching, especially as it seems to be offer everywhere!

    The problem is that Jet Li films should contain one thing - lots of action. And the action in this film is very good… there's just not a great deal of it (especially as a precious 30 seconds of it was cut in order to get the 15 certificate).

    Overall, not a great film, but worth a look nonetheless.
    posted by Rich Davies on 20/9/2002 07:23
    7 / 10
    A decent attempt to make an action flick but unfortunately theres just not enough action. Of whatever action is there, its very good, top class martial arts. But there was just not enough. The movie drags on with its plot too long and the plot wasnt even that good.

    Picture and sound are truely gorgeous, especially during the fight scenes. Some small signs of unsharpness and grain but not much wrong.
    Fantastic extras include music videos and plenty of documentaries
    Get it if u can get it cheap otherwise rent it for a good night in
    posted by dicanio on 18/2/2003 21:01