WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Corruptor, The
Genre:Action Adventure

Reviewed In Issue 35 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Mark Wahlberg, Chow Yun-Fat

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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): New Line Home Video
(Catalog Number): ID5449LI
(MPAA Rating): R
(Retail Price): $29.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 110
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1999
(LD Release Date): 08/99
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): James Foley
(Screenplay/Written By): Robert Pucci
(Story): NA
(Music): Carter Burwell
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): David Brisbin
(Visual Effects): NA
(Costume Designer): Doug Hall
(Editor): Howard E. Smith
(Supervising Sound Editors): Michael Wilhort & Scott Wolf, MPSE
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): Oliver Stone, Terence Chang, Jonathan Krauss, Brian Witten, Bill Carraro & Jay Stern
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): Dan Halsted

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography): Super 35
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 2.40:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 2.32:1

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): Dolby Digital Surround
(Theatrical Sound): DTS, SDDS & Dolby Digital
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Story Synopsis:
Hong Kong sensation Chow Yun-Fat stars in The Corruptor as Nick Chen, a New York Police Department officer assigned to the Asian Gang Unit that is seeking to stop the escalating gang war for control of the streets. Caucasian cop Danny Wallace (Wahlberg) is also assigned to the unit, but trouble arises when Danny questions the relationship Chen has with the Triads—the current rulers of Chinatown. Carter Burwell’s music sets an unusual mystical backdrop for the violent confrontations on screen.

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