The Corruptor

Manufacturer: New Line

Price: $20

Sound: Dolby 5.1, Dolby 2.0

Format: widescreen

Languages: English

Subtitles: English

Extras: trailer, cast/crew bios, two commentaries by director James Foley, music video, isolated score, 30 minute documentary "From the Underground Up," DVD-ROM, animated menus, unrated version of car chase

Like most New Line DVDs, The Corruptor is packed full of extras. Foley's commentary is pretty interesting (he says he's never seen a Chow Yun-Fat movie all the way through), but the second ("additional") commentary is kind of boring as Foley waxes philosophical of the business of filmmaking. The documentary is okay, with a few minutes worth of interviews with Chow -- I could have done without some of the boring stunt setup scenes though. The bios are fairly well done, but do present some misinformation (Chow's bio states that he's the only HK actor to work in multiple genres). On the downside, there is a slight pause while the disc changes layers and some players (Panasonics in particular) have fuzzy image quality in parts. Overall, though, for the price you can't go wrong with this DVD.

Rating: ***

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