Street Fighter: The Legend Of Chun-Li

Featured In Issue 142, September 2009

WSR Score3.5
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20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
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PG-13 / Unrated
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Sequences of violence and martial arts action, and some sensuality
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Single Side, Dual Layer (BD-50)
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96 / 97
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A, B & C
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Andrzej Bartkowiak
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DTS HD Lossless 5.1
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Based on Capcom's Street Fighter video game series, Street Fighter: The Legend Of Chun-Li is a powerful martial arts adventure that explores the origins of the Street Fighter universe through Chun-Li (Kreuk), who avenges her father's death at the hands of Bison (McDonough) and his evil Shadaloo Empire. (Gary Reber)

The Disc contains both the theatrical version (96:35) and the unrated version (97:22). Special features include commentary by Patrick Aiello, Ashok Amritraj, Neal McDonough, and Chris Klein (unrated version only); in-movie Bonus View; 14 deleted scenes (SD 15:32); Marvel vs. Capcom 2: Sneak Peek; (HD 01:13); two featurettes: Becoming A Street Fighter (HD 17:49) and Chun-Li: Bringing The Legend To Life (SD 06:32); Re-creating The Game: Arcade To Film Comparisons; a storyboard gallery; a production gallery; and previews. Disc Two contains a digital copy of the film. Disc Three contains the full-length animated origins comic movie on DVD entitled: Street Fighter Round One.

The 1080p AVC picture is beautifully rendered, with superb contrast that delivers deep, solid blacks and revealing shadow delineation. Colors are vibrant, with warm and rich hues that emphasize primary colors. Fleshtones are perfectly accurate and reveal fine shades of complexions. Resolution also is excellent, for a sharp and clear picture with finely defined facial features, clothing, and objects. This is a wonderfully visual picture, with plenty of dynamic contrast that is sure to please. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack presents a solid holosonic® experience, with aggressively engaging directionalized surrounds and superb interchannel phantom imaging. Surround envelopment is prevalent throughout, which effectively extends the picture experience, for greater enjoyment. Bass response is deep, and the .1 LFE channel delivers powerful energy below 25 Hz. The music score is well recorded, with a wide and deep soundstage presence that wraps deep into the surrounds. Dialogue sounds natural and generally sounds nicely integrated spatially. At times, though, ADR is quite evident. Foley and atmospheric sound effects are nicely highlighted and directionalized, for an impressive effect. This is an extremely dynamic and powerful soundtrack that energizes the on-screen action, for an adrenaline-stimulating sonic experience. (Gary Reber)