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BLU-RAY REVIEW

Kiss Of The Dragon

Featured In Issue 116, January 2007

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(Studio/Distributor):
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number):
2239587
(MPAA Rating):
R
(Rating Reason):
Strong violence, language, some sexuality and drug content
(Retail Price):
$39.98
(Disc Type):
Single Side, Single Layer (BD-25)
(Widescreen Edition):
Yes
(Full Screen Edition):
No
(Running Time In Minutes):
98
(Color Type):
Color With B/W Sequences
(Chaptered/Scene Access):
Yes
(Closed Captioned):
Yes
(Regional Coding):
A
(Theatrical Year):
2001
(Theatrical Release):
Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release):
No
(Disc Release Date):
11/14/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered):
No
(Director):
Chris Nahon
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(Disc Soundtrack):
DTS HD Lossless 5.1
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Kiss Of The Dragon features martial arts superstar Jet Li as China's top government agent Liu Jiuan, who arrives in Paris to carry out a sensitive, top-secret mission. But Liu's investigation leads him too close to uncovering the truth, and he is betrayed by the unorthodox police official (Karyo) he had come to help. (Suzanne Hodges)

Special features include the same commentary track as on the DVD and trailers.

The 2.35:1 Blu-ray Disc exhibits well-rendered contrast, vibrant hues, and good details. Shadow delineation is adequate, but the image is not as dimensional as on the best releases. (Danny Richelieu)

The core DTS® stream from the lossless DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack is engaging, with a good mix that involves the listening space well. The LFE channel is incorporated nicely, but overall fidelity is slightly wanting. (Danny Richelieu)