Heart Of Dragon
UNIVERSE
 
Starring:
Directed By:
Sammo Hung
Year:
1985
Run Time:
89mins
Producer: Universe
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Languages:
CANTONESE 5.1, Mandarin 5.1
Subtitles:
Removable Chinese (S+T), English, Japanese, Indonesian, Malaysian, Thai, Korean, Vietnamese.
W/S Subtitles:
Yes
Ratio:
1.85:1 Non Anamorphic
Region:
NTSC 0
Genre:
Drama - II
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MOVIE
10/10

Although this is made out to be an all-action "Jackie and Sammo" film, anyone who's seen it will testify to the fact that it most definitely isn't.
The story, whilst containing a vicious 20 minute end fight, centres on the relationship between the two leads, and the sacrifices that Jackie must make in order to look after his brother.

Jackie, and especially Sammo, are superb in the way they handle their roles, creating a moving film which I feel is one of Jackie's finest.

READ THE DVD COMPARISON HERE

PICTURE
8/10

Having only ever seen this, until now, in Pan-And-Scan, Dubbed format I was blown-away by the improvement in picture and sound.
OK, so there are a few speckles etc. but nothing to distract you.

The Colours are strong and well defined, although in some scenes the detail levels aren't as good as they could be
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SOUND
7/10

Sound is stereo and clear, but nothing mind-blowing.
However, the soundtrack and main theme are reproduced beautifully, and add a great deal of depth to some of the more powerful scenes.

SUBTITLES
10/10

One thing that places this above other Hong Kong DVD's are the Subs. - they're simply superb: clear, no miss-spellings and are perfectly translated, allowing you to concentrate fully on the story.

MENUS
4/10

The Menus are good, nothing special, but do the job. One of the nicest features is the trailer, which is actually the theme song played over clips from the movie.

CONCLUSION
8/10

After many viewings, this superb film still affects me in a way very few Jackie Chan (or Hong Kong films in general) do.
It's not about huge stunts or action-packed fight scenes, it's about the care and love of one brother to another, and having finally been given the treatment it deserves, there's no reason for you not to buy it!

MOVIE
10/10
PICTURE
8/10
SOUND
7/10
SUBTITLES
10/10
EXTRAS
4/10
MENUS
4/10
PACKAGING
6/10
OVERALL
8/10