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Iron Monkey
Genre: Action Adventure

Reviewed In Issue 61 (June 2002) Of Widescreen Review®

Yu Rong Guang, Donnie Yen, Jean Wang & Tsang Sze Man

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Includes a nine-minute interview with Quentin Tarantino, a six-minute interview with Donnie Yen, and a score medley to promote the soundtrack.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Miramax Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 25132
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Martial arts action/violence and brief sexuality
(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 86
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1993
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 03/26/02
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Yuen Wo Ping
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
With his dazzling ability to stage exhilarating action sequences, director Yuen Wo Ping

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits generally pleasing image quality, with colors that are nicely balanced. Images appear somewhat soft, but detail can be generally satisfying. Hues are fully saturated, with accurate fleshtones and deep blacks. Contrast seems a bit low, and visual information is wanting in the darker scenes. There is a little edge enhancement and some minor pixelization noticed. (Suzanne Hodges)

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