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    Unique ID Code: 0000007806
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    Added on: 13/8/2000 03:35
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    Romeo Must Die (US)

    8 / 10
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    In a world of vicious rivalries and violent betrayals only one thing is sure
    Certificate: R
    Running Time: 115 mins
    Retail Price: $24.98
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    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
    13 Behind-the-Scenes Documentaries
    3 Music Videos
    2 Theatrical Trailers

    Enhanced Features For Your DVD-ROM PC:
    Interactive A Martial Arts Experience Challenge
    Web Events and Chat-Room Access
    Original Theatrical Web Site
    Sampler Trailers

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital 5.1 French

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Andrzej Bartkowiak

    Written By:

    Delroy Lindo
    Russell Wong
    Isaiah Washington
    Jet Li

    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

    8 / 10
    Aha this is a deeply silly film. Clearly influnced by the matrix (it has half of the same production folk) as evident in the mad fights which often contain bizarre mid air direction changes, which im sure Jet Li is capable of in real life it just doesnt look that realistic in this. Having said that the fights are quite enjoyable and well made at times.

    Jet Li doesnt say much in this film, probably due to his not quite perfect english. He handles his role reasonabley well and fits right in.

    I enjoyed this film for three reasons: Fighting, the hip hop soundtrack, x ray vision and Jet Li. And also the two lesbians at the start.

    It may not have as good fights as the matrix but I found it was actually quite involving when it came to story and that. The soundtrack kept me alert between fights and I was generally pleased at the end.

    The extras are above average with plenty of documentries and music videos to melt your head.

    I liked this film. Not massively, but quite a lot.
    posted by Blazingmonga on 17/11/2000 23:29
    7 / 10
    Jet Li`s first fully fledged Hollywood movie is something of a disappointment. That`s not to say it`s bad, it`s just not as good as his previous work. The storyline is Romeo and Juliet with kung-fu which works to a certain extent, but whenever Jet was offscreen i found my mind wandering somewhat. The kung-fu itself is mainly wire-fu - a style Jet seems to have overdosed on in recent years, unfortunately it is not as good as the wire-fu in his Hong Kong movies and certain scenes look very odd indeed. The movie is entertaining, and very watchable but i can`t help but feel that the Hollywood studio executives have wasted a fantastic opportunity to introduce Jet to a mainstream audience. Here`s hoping Kiss of the Dragon, released later this year, will show just how good Jet Li really is.
    posted by John Doe on 1/4/2001 17:35