Why was this released this way?
P. A Clark | San Jose, CA USA | 11/07/2002
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Abbot White was a true disappointment, and it did'nt have to be. The key to Abbot White's faliure to be a decent film was the awful dubbing. THe company that released this verison of the movie used the worst possible method for dubbing a film. Basically they used the origianl sound track with the music and CHinese language, and turned it down to dub in English when the actors spoke. As a result you have a constant distraction of the music suddenly disappearing and English being spoken. When the conversation pauses, the music suddenly comes back up, and goes down again when the actors speak. You also have times where you can still hear the original Chinese language being turned up or down. It sounds as if they had a guy at the volume control trying to time the volume unsuccesfully throughout the movie.Needless to say the film became annoying to watch, which is a real shame because the story looked like it was fairly decent. I only sat through about 40 minutes of the movie before I had to turn it off. Don't waste your time or money on this DVD (unless you like being aggrivated). It's not worth it. Wait to see if it's re-released by a better company like Tai Seng. At leat Tai Seng dubs better and if they don't, at least they have the good sense to use the original language track, with English subtitles."