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    Added on: 24/10/2000 15:35
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    Hitman (UK)

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    The Jet Li action thriller
    Certificate: 18
    Running Time: 100 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
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    Jet Li stars as Tai Feng. a hitman with a `sense of justice` and a talent for deliberately missing his intended victims. When his streetwise agent Sam (Eric Tsang) uses Tai`s awesome fighting skills to acquire billions of dollars at the expense of heavy-hitting Japanese mobsters, the scene is set for a martial-arts showdown of ground-breaking proportions.

    An exhilarating, suspensful action-drama combining elements of black humour and s sense of style, Hitman packs the king of resounding punch you would expect from the world`s most enigmatic action star. Jet Li is more lethal than ever as the Hitman!

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Music Promo
    Theatrical Trailer
    Interview Gallery
    Jet Li Biography and Filmography
    Photo Gallery

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 Cantonese
    Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 English

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    Wei Tung

    Written By:

    Paul Rapovski
    Keiji Sato
    Gigi Leung
    Simon Yam
    Eric Tsang
    Jet Li

    Soundtrack By:
    T. Two

    Director of Photography:
    Arthur Wong

    Ka-Fai Cheung

    Costume Designer:
    Bill Lui

    Charles Heung

    Executive Producer:
    Gordon Chan

    Hong Kong Legends

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    7 / 10
    Another disc from Medusa`s new "Hong Kong Legends" label. HKL is looking to be a really good source of great R2 films for fans of Hong Kong/Martial Arts movies, and with the recent news that they`ve signed deals to release movies from such great movie studios as Golden Harvest, then I think we`re all in for a treat.

    This film is an unusual one for Jet Li on two points. First, he plays a very understated guy, not as cool as some of his other characters. Second, it`s one of a very few films where he`s allowed to talk in his native Cantonese dialact, instead of being overdubbed by a Chinese actor.

    The plot is actually quite good for this type of film, it`s not overdone, or overdirected. It all revolves around a mysterious killer known as the "Angel Of Death" who has been stalking "evil" men in the South East Asia region and knocking them off. One guy who get`s the "Angel" treatment has a mad grandson who is sworn on vengence, and hires an army of hitmen (one of these, Li and his "manager", Tsang) to hunt down the killer.

    The acting is great, especially Eric Tsang who steals every scene he`s in. There`s a lot of humour too, which is good, because I think the film could try to get over-serious without it.

    The DVD itself is pretty good for a change, original soundtrack and subtitles available as an option (thankyou HKL!) and a couple of extras such as a trailer and a music video. The video transfer is pretty good too.

    Hopefully this sets the standard by which future HKL releases will be measured, if this is true then I get the feeling my Mastercard is going to have a very busy year :-)
    posted by pete the gremlin on 24/10/2000 16:21
    8 / 10
    Hitman is yet another quality release from HKL. Jet Li plays the title character, in this well acted thriller.

    If you`re looking for non-stop action like in Once Upon A Time In China, then you`ll probably be disappointed, but this is a good film.

    The picture is sharp, and the sound does its job (it`s in dubbed English and a much better sync-sound Cantonese track).

    There are a few decent extras, as well as the usual HKL trailers for their other discs - ones to look out for are Drunken Master, New Dragon Gate Inn and Legend Of A Fighter.
    posted by Chris Legg on 24/4/2001 04:52