Released by : Universe
reviewed with : Sony S3000
reviewed with : Sony 925
|English and Chinese
Time : 93 mins
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.
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
The movie contained a few trailers and the usual star's files.
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.