Fong Sai Yuk II (1993)
Director - Corey Yuen
DVD Released by : Universe
Player reviewed with : Sony S3000
Receiver reviewed with : Sony 925
Cantonese and Mandarin Soundtracks
English and Chinese Subtitles
Dolby Digital 5.1 remix
Running Time : 96 mins

FONG SAI YUK II takes place shortly after the events of FONG SAI YUK I. Sai Yuk has now joined the Red Flower Society and is sent on a special mission from Chief Chen. This mission means Sai Yuk getting married in exchange for a red box that contains a secret about Chen.

The first quarter of the movie takes place at night so the DVD starts off pretty dark. Even though it is dark, there is no pixelation or noise in the picture. The print that is used seems pretty good and doesn't have the lines that sometimes appeared in the DVD of the first movie. The colors are pretty rich and overall look good throughout the movie. My only complaint is that I don't have a bigger TV! The fight scenes in the beginning would be great to see on a large screen.

I watched the movie twice, once with the Mandarin soundtrack and once with the Cantonese soundtrack. Both seem pretty well in synch. Overall, the sound is mixed well. The sound effects and music don't overpower the dialogue. The soundtrack is about average. There was nothing that stood out as really bad.

The subtitles seem to be in sync through the movie. There are occasions when somebody would say something and the subtitle would appear a few seconds later but that is rare and does not take away from the movie.

The movie contains two trailers as well as the usual filmographies.

If you are a fan of the movie or Jet Li, I would recommend this DVD. The picture is better than many of the other Hong Kong DVD's out there. I can honestly say that some of the dark scenes look better on this DVD than they do on some of the big budget Hollywood movies that I've seen. If you haven't seen the movie, I would suggest watching FONG SAI YUK I first. They make a good double feature.