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John Woo Collection DVD 2-Pack: The Killer/ Hard Boiled
John Woo Collection DVD 2-Pack The Killer/ Hard Boiled
Actors: Yun-Fat Chow, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Danny Lee, Sally Yeh, Teresa Mo
Director: John Woo
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House
R     2000     3hr 56min

The Killer — John Woo's 1989 Hong Kong action classic, a stylish, bullet-riddled elegy to friendship under fire, firmly established him as the maestro of mayhem. Superstar Chow Yun-fat, Asia's king of cool, plays the most...  more »

     
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Actors: Yun-Fat Chow, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Danny Lee, Sally Yeh, Teresa Mo
Director: John Woo
Creators: John Woo, Amy Chin, Hark Tsui, Linda Kuk, Terence Chang, Barry Wong, Gordon Chan
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House
Sub-Genres: John Woo, Indie & Art House
Studio: Fox Lorber
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Letterboxed
DVD Release Date: 10/03/2000
Release Year: 2000
Run Time: 3hr 56min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Letterboxed
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 7
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Subtitles: English

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Member Movie Reviews

K. K. (GAMER)
Reviewed on 5/24/2022...
The Killer - A must see John Woo directed action flick with Yun-Fat Chow and Danny Lee shining bright!

Movie Reviews

Why are these in DVD Mono??
Hassan Howard | Brooklyn, New York United States | 10/17/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I don't understand this at all. While I know that these are the greatest action movies made so far on film, the sound transfer is mono. It won't deter the action, or your appreciation of John Woo's genius. But if you do want the DVD Dolby 5.1, surround sound versions, you need to find the MEI AH Laser Company copies of these films. There is no commentary, just the film itself. But the video transfer has the same quality.hassan@pipeline.com"
Good films; bad package.
Danny | South Philly | 02/23/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)

"If you want to read about the content of these films, there are plenty of other reviews on this site to help you out. I'm reviewing the sound quality. MONO?! Two DVD films in mono?? I'm sorry, but the sound quality on these discs are really terrible, especially the English dubbed version. Also, although it's not the manufacturer's fault, the English dubbing over both discs are atrocious. "JEFFREY! JEFFREY! WHERE ARE YOU, JEFFREY?!"That's basically all I have to say on the content of these discs. I suppose I'm happy with them, but what choice do I have? The criterion editions are out of print in case you folks who are looking for them didn't know."
The Real Deal
Zack Davisson | 03/21/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"After seeing both of these films on video, I wished with all my heart I'd seen them on the big screen. Despite John Woo's success with "Face/Off," after seeing "Hard Boiled," I realized just how much the American movie system dumbed down his work. "The Killer" is a nifty little thriller more about friendship, loyalty, and redemption than about filling flying bodies with lead in slow motion. While some of its scenes are a bit trite, the overall message is sincere, heartfelt, and punctuated with an almost Shakespearean tragic ending. (4 of 5 stars) "Hard Boiled," though, is the perfect action movie. No car chases or aerial stunts are to be found here, but I assure you that it goes through MANY shell casings with extreme grace and style before its operatic denoument. Chow Yun Fat gives a more wrenching performance in "The Killer," but here he exudes his famous charisma like a fire hydrant in summer. "Hard Boiled" is every action fan's dream come true. (5 of 5 stars) Overall: 4 1/2 stars for the two films together."