1992 - Rated R (MPAA)
Release Date: 12/14/2010
Original Language: N/A
Time: 129 mins.
Label: Dragon Dynasty
Blu-ray Disc Features: Region [unknown] Note: Feature length Audio Commentary By Hong Kong Cinema Expert Bey Logan A Baptism Of Fire: A Featurette With Iconic Director John Woo Partner In Crime: An Interview With Producer Terence Chang Art Imitates Life: An Interview With Co-Star Philip Chan Mad Dog Bites Again: An Interview With Leading Villain Kwok Choi Hard Boiled Location Guide Stranglehold Video Game Mini Making-Of Trailer Gallery: Hong Kong Theatrical Trailer & U.S. Promotional Trailer Widescreen Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 - Cantonese, English DTS HD Master Audio - Cantonese, English Subtitles - English, Spanish
When a tough police officer's (Chow Yun-Fat) partner is brutally murdered, he joins forces with another loose-cannon cop (Tony Leung) to exact his own bloody revenge on the gun-smuggling gangsters responsible for his friend's death. A lot of action, guns, and violence, all masterfully rendered by action maestro John Woo (THE KILLER, MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 2). This is the last film the director made in his native Hong Kong before emigrating to the United States.
"...[Woo is] a very brisk, talented director with a gift for the flashy effect and the bizarre confrontation..." -- Vincent Canby , (New York Times)
"...From Hong Kong with a bullet, an action classic..." -- Tom Russo , (Premiere)
"...Three of the greatest shootouts ever punctuate John Woo's instant cop classic from Hong Kong..." -- Mike Clark , (USA Today)
"...All the Woo trademarks are present and correct..." -- Andy Lowe , (Total Film)
"...The climactic attack on the hospital is as eye-popping as any Busby Berkeley production number..." -- Ty Burr , (Entertainment Weekly)
"John Woo's 1992 cop thriller was his last Hong Kong movie, and it's a self-conscious career peak." -- Tom Charity , (Uncut)