Let The Bullets Fly

Featured In Issue 167, May/June 2012

WSR Score3.5
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Let The Bullets Fly takes place in the lawless land that is rural China in the 1920s. Legendary bandit "Pocky" Zhang (Jiang) and his gang stage a train robbery. They are quite unhappy to discover that instead of silver, the only thing left on the train is the con man, Tang (Ge You). Desperate, Tang explains that he's on his way to Goose Town, where he's bought himself a governorship. If allowed to live, he will help Zhang assume the governorship in his place...where Zhang can make more money in one month as a corrupt politician than he can in a year's worth of train robberies. With Tang as his prisoner/counselor, off they go. But neither realizes that Goose Town is already under the iron rule of the wealthy Master Huang (Yun-Fat), whose charming exterior conceals a ruthless, conniving crime lord. As Zhang begins to see how badly Huang oppresses the citizens of Goose Town, he decides to do something about it, and Huang quickly senses a major threat to his empire. Thus begins an escalating series of hyper-violent mind games between the bandit and the crime lord, while the devious Tang tries to play both sides until he can exit the situation—with a profit. (Gary Reber)

The only special feature is the trailer.

The 2.39:1 1080p AVC picture is absolutely stunning! Contrast is exceptional, with a consistently vibrant and bright appearance, with deep, solid blacks and revealing shadow delineation. The color pallet is perfectly saturated with rich and warm colors that really pop. Every hue is spot on and naturally rendered. Fleshtones are perfectly natural throughout. Resolution is exceptional as well, with fine detail exhibited throughout, especially in close-ups of facial features, hair, clothing, and object texture. There is nothing to find fault with in this amazing picture. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack is well produced, with excellent dialogue integration and a terrific dynamic presence. Atmospherics and sound effects are impressively dimensional and directionalized, with at times, appropriately aggressive surround presence. Deep bass is accentuated in gun shots, explosions, thunderstorms, and drum sounds in the .1 LFE channel. The orchestral music score envelopes the soundfield with a wide and deep soundstage that extends to the surround channels. This is an excellent soundtrack that perfectly supports the storytelling. The Chinese language soundtrack is preferred over the otherwise ADR-dubbed presentation. (Gary Reber)