DVD Rating: ***

Reviewed by: Gator MacReady

Read Nick Jones's film review of Unleashed

Filmed in Technovision, the 2.35:1 anamorphic picture is superb, as such a recent film should be. The dank atmosphere will look so good on your DVD player that you'll probably want to turn up the heating.

The Dolby 5.1 sound design is also very good with the musical score and fighting scenes coming through as both natural and forceful. A film like this relies on the sound packing a punch and it certainly does so. It'll be giving your subwoofer a great workout that's for damn sure.

The first of the featurettes is a 2-minute breakdown of that wonderful last shot of the movie, where the camera dives into a grand piano. Wow, I so want to have this!

The deleted and extended scenes don't really add much to the story, but you can see why they shortened some of the fighting, as it looks plain ridiculous. Don't get me wrong, as I have said, I love The Transporter and Kiss Of The Dragon, but Danny the Dog just took the style to a whole different, stupider level.

The outtakes are not that amusing and don't feature any cast members laughing. Plus, it's only about 2-minutes long. I've seen way funnier outtakes than this.

A 36-minute documentary details the film mostly through narration (it's almost all in French btw, but don't worry, it's subtitled) from concept to execution. The focus is mostly on Jet Li and his reasons for choosing this film. Yadda, yadda, yadda. It's better than promotional fluff. But not by much.

A music video by RZA and a trailer are included, too.

Reviewed on: 19 Nov 2005
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A Jet Li martial arts extravaganza, with sensitive side issues and Bob Hoskins in bully mode.
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Product Code: 8236249

Region: 2

Ratio: 2.35 Anamorphic Wide Screen

Sound: Dolby Digital 2.0

Extras: Deleted scenes; extended scenes; outtakes; Making Of documentary; SFX breakdown; music video; trailer

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