Chan Chun (Nicholas Tse), a cop, is out for revenge. His finance was killed as the result of an explosion used to get into
an armored truck. A young uniform cop - Wai King Ho(Jacyee Chan)- wonders what happened to his brother who is an undercover
cop and strives to be a good cop. Then you have arrogant cop Fong Yik-Wei (Shawn Yue) who crosses path with the gang responsible
for the heist (six months ago). To further complicate things, the four remaining members (lead by Tien Yeng-Seng (Wu Jing))
are out for the money (from the heist) and revenge against the one who betrayed them and resulted in the death of three of
INVISIBLE TARGET is a balls to the wall action film. Plenty of fantastic martial arts, bullets, and explosions. The actors
in the film all performed their own stunts (one even got hit by a bus in mid-jump for a stunt). They make Hollywood action
stars seem tame. One of the actors commented this was the most dangerous film he worked on. Stick around through the end
credits for additional scenes and behind-the-scenes action.
DISC 1- Audio commentary by actors Jaycee Chan, Shawn Yue, Andy On,and Hong Kong cinema expert Bey Logan. The actors and
Bey Logan comfortably talk with each other during the track.
ORCHESTRATED MAYHEM: THE MAKING OF INVISIBLE TARGET focuses on the various actors cast for the roles, the action sequences,
filming in areas where buildings will soon be torn down, and various stories about the production of the film.
Also included on the disc are the original theatrical teaser and theatrical trailer. Before the main menu are previews
for three Dragon Dynasty Titles: FATAL CONTACT, FLASH POINT, and THE PROTECTOR.
7 interviews are on disc 2 (one with director Benny Chan) and the other interviews with actors Jacyee Chan (son of Jackie
Chan), Shawn Yue, Jacky Wu Jing, Philip Ng, Vincent Sze, and Andy On.
The four deleted scenes and two extended scenes show material that was cut, but the irritating thing is that the only way
you can watch them is with audio commentary by director Benny Chan. You can't switch off the commentary and just watch the
scene. The commentary talks over much of the deleted stuff. The deleted material was cut because the film was running long
or it repeated something already shown in another scene.
FIGHT FOR THE GLORY: CONSTRUCTING THE ACTION SEQUENCES FOR INVISIBLE TARGET goes into detail how they filmed all of the action
sequences in INVISIBLE TARGET with plenty of behind-the-scenes footage and interviews.
CONCEPTION TO THE SILVER SCREEN compares the storyboards to final footage of three scenes in INVISIBLE TARGET with commentary
by Benny Chan.
THE GALA PREMIERE has the four lead actors, lead actress, and the director answer questions and drink and pose with contest
winners for a trailer contest at the premiere for the film.
FINAL ANALYSIS: INVISIBLE TARGET is one of the best action films to come out of Hong Kong. Too bad the deleted and extended
scenes had the option to turn the audio commentary off.
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