Dragon Lord (1982)

Director - Jackie Chan

DVD Released by : Universe
Player reviewed with : Sony S3000
Receiver reviewed with : Sony 925
Cantonese and Mandarin Soundtracks
Dolby Digital 5.1Surround Sound
English and Chinese Subtitles
Running Time : 93 mins
In DRAGON LORD, Jackie Chan accidentally stumbles across a group of smugglers who are stealing China's treasures and selling them to the highest bidder. As to be expected, Jackie Chan has some very creative action scenes.

The overall picture quality is decent considering the film's age. The picture is a little faded looking but is still acceptable. Occasionally there are some specks in the picture but this is due to the source print that was used. With all the pan and scan version of Jackie's movies out there, it was really great to see one of his older films widescreen.
The DVD case says the sound is 5.1 surround but I don't think anything came from the back speakers. The sound is very flat but otherwise there isn't any hiss or pops like some of the Simitar releases. The sound is definitely acceptable given the age of the film.

I had watched the movie with the Cantonese soundtrack and the English subtitles. The subtitles were right on queue and the translations were pretty good. The only translations that were off were the ones on the trailer.

The movie contained a few trailers and the usual star's files.

DRAGON LORD is entertaining but gets a little slow at times. If you enjoy Jackie's earlier films, you will like this one. The DVD quality is more than acceptable considering the movie's age. The movie is also directed by Jackie, so you can be sure of some comedy scenes as well as him defeating the bad guys in creative ways.