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Duel To The Death
Genre: Action Adventure

Reviewed In Issue 82 (Mar 2004) Of Widescreen Review®

Tsui Siu Keung, Damian Lau & Flora Cheung Tien Oi

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 2.5
DD Sound Rating: 2.5
DTS Sound Rating: 2.5
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 2220092
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Some graphic martial arts violence and momentary nudity
(Retail Price): $9.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 87
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1982
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 12/30/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Ching Siu Tung
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
"Duel To The Death" tells the legendary story about a traditional fight between two countries. As the Ming Dynasty duel approaches, the Ninjas and the Shaolin monks are preparing their best with one thing in mind

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD exhibits a problematic picture, but one that certainly surpasses the look of the previously released Tai Seng LaserDisc and DVD. There are issues with brightness flickering and images that range from generally sharp to somewhat blurry. Colors are fully saturated, though inconsistent in natural balance. Blacks are often undefined. The source element is revealing of film grain and some flecks of dirt. The DVD has some problems with pixel breakup and edge enhancement, but there are many scenes that still look quite good on this DVD. (Suzanne Hodges)

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