Wonder Seven (1994)
Director - Ching Siu Tung
DVD Released by : Universe
Player reviewed with : Sony S3000
Receiver reviewed with : Sony 925


Cantonese and Mandarin Soundtracks
Mono Sound
English and Chinese Subtitles
Not enhanced for 16 x 9 TVs

Running Time : 90 mins.

WONDER SEVEN is about a team of special agents comprised of seven orphans who take on the roughest assignments that the regular cops can't handle. They are sent on a mission to retrieve stolen bank cards and find out that they are not the only ones after them.

The overall picture is OK. The very first few scenes have occasional flashes of color in the print. This happens during the beginning of the movie when the Wonder Seven are apprehending some criminals while riding dirt bikes. It happens occasionally but isn't too distracting. Most of the rest of the film looks fine except for one scene that looks a little washed out. It looks like the lens was dirty when it was filmed. These imperfections are due to the source print that was used.
The DVD has a mono Dolby soundtrack. All the sounds were mixed well and the vocals were never drowned out by the special effects. It is much better than the 5.1 remixes of some other titles.

I watched the movie in Cantonese with the English subtitles. The subtitles were in sync although there were some spelling errors at time that were a little funny.

The movie contained a trailer for WONDER SEVEN as well trailers for HEROIC TRIO, THE EXECUTIONERS, and YES, MADAM.

WONDER SEVEN is a fairly good movie. There are a lot of action scenes and the movie moves quickly along. The plot can be a little confusing at times but I am not sure if that's because of the subtitles or not. To be honest, the movie sounds like a great premise for a television show. This isn't the greatest movie ever made, but it was definitely entertaining. If you are looking for a movie that has a lot of action and doesn't take itself too seriously, you will like this one.