WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Replacement Killers, The
Genre:Action Adventure

Reviewed In Issue 29 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Chow Yun-Fat, Mira Sorvino, Michael Rooker, Jurgen Prochnow.

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 5
Sound Rating: 5
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Columbia/TriStar Home Video
(Catalog Number): 21629
(MPAA Rating): R
(Retail Price): $29.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 88
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1998
(LD Release Date):
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Antoine Fuqua
(Screenplay/Written By): Ken Sanzel
(Story): NA
(Music): Harry Gregson-Williams
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Naomi Shohan
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(Costume Designer):
(Editor): Jay Cassidy
(Supervising Sound Editors):
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): John Woo, Terence Chang, Christopher Godsick & Matthew Baer
(Co-Producers): Michael McDonnell
(Producers): Brad Grey & Bernie Brillstein

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography): Super 35
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 2.40:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 2.35:1

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): Dolby Digital Surround
(Theatrical Sound): SDDS Digital
(Theatrical Re-Issue Soundtrack):
(Remastered Dolby Digital): No
(Remastered DTS Digital Surround): No
(Additional Languages):

WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
The Replacement Killers is a fierce action-thriller starring international boxoffice action hero Chow Yun-Fat as John Lee, a Chinese immigrant to America, who was unable to execute a deadly favor for druglord Terence Wei—and must now brave Wei’s vengeance for his betrayal. With the aid of a document forger (Mira Sorvino), who in helping him becomes a target herself, Lee races against time to outrun and outsmart Wei’s army of “replacement killers,” as well as try to prevent a tragic murder that strikes far too close to home.

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LaserDisc Soundtrack:
(Surround Bass Below 50Hz): Yes
(Aggressive System Surround): Yes
(Intense 25Hz Bass): Yes
(Deep Bass Challenging): Yes
(Aggressive 0.1 LFE):
(Holosonic Soundfield): Yes
(Aggressive Split Surround): Yes
(Center Back Surround Imaging): No
(Directionalized Dialogue): No
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Superb Color Fidelity:
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