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2.47

THE ENFORCER

DVD review by David Blackwell

 

DETAILS:   105 minutes, audio commentary, three interviews

VIDEO:   1.85:1 (Anamorphic Widescreen)

AUDIO:  English 5.1 Dolby Digital

Subtitles:   English, Spanish, English SDH

 

STUDIO:   Dragon Dynasty/ Win’s Entertainment

RELEASE DATE:  2-10-2009

 

THE ENFORCER (known as MY FATHER IS A HERO in China) was one of the first Jet Li films I watched.   It was one of those movies I watched on late night TV on a Saturday night.   The action is the prime element that helped set this one and many of Jet Li’s other Hong Kong movies apart from the films he did in the USA and France (plus it featured the lovely Anita Mui of HEROIC TRIO).  I always liked Jet’s style of fighting more than the physical comedy style of Jackie Chan.   Jet Li is a an undercover cop sent to Hong Kong to infiltrate a gang headed by a psychotic baddie (who looks like the main bad guy from BLACK RAIN).  In mainland China, his wife dies and the Hong Kong detective (Anita Mui) hunting him decides to watch over his son.   The three eventually collide as the big bad guy and his gang want to rob a boat selling illegal antiques.

 

The only disappointment about this disc is that it doesn’t include the Chinese language track.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

Hong Kong cinema Bey Logan is back for another feature audio commentary as he reveals several things about the production of THE ENFORCER.

 

Three interviews are also on this disc:

CROWD PLEASER-  producer Wong Jing tells how it is to work with Jet Li and others who starred in THE ENFORCER.  He reveals Jet Li is quiet around strangers and Anti Mui was looking for that perfect romance she never found in her short life.

LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON-  an interview with Tse Miu, who played Jet Li’s son in the film.

BORN TO BE BAD-  an interview with Kan Lu

 

FINAL ANALYSIS:    It’s wonderful to watch THE ENFORCER on DVD, but the lack of a Chinese language track and no interview with jet Li takes away from the disc.

 

This DVD Review is 2-9-2009 David Blackwell and cannot be reprinted without permission.  Send all comments to lord_pragmagtic@hotmail.com