Black Mask [WS] [DVD] [1996]

Jet Li busts some heads in the action flick Black Mask. The film is presented in a very nice 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer. Artisan's work on this disc is excellent, save for a small amount of speckling in the image. Otherwise, this is a very solid-looking transfer that sports dark black levels and bright color patterns. The soundtrack is presented in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround and is very aggressive and bombastic. Directional effects are utilized often with the bass coming in low and loud. Those in possession of a home theater system won't be disappointed by this 5.1 mix of the film. All aspects of the audio track are free and clear of any hiss or distortion. No alternate soundtracks or subtitles are included on this disc. Black Mask is rather thin when it comes to supplements -- the only extra features included on this disc are some TV spots and theatrical trailers, the ability to jump to specific fight scenes, some info on the Wushu school of martial arts, some production notes, and some info on the cast and crew.
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Special Features

  • 16:9 widescreen version
  • 5.1 English Dolby Digital
  • Digitally mastered
  • English closed captioning
  • Interactive game
  • Interactive menus
  • Music video
  • Scene access
  • TV spots
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis

Black Mask
Martial arts star Jet Li donned a black hat and mask to portray a comic book superhero in this pulp action tale that gets the full-blown Hong Kong treatment from choreographer Yuen Wo Ping, who later designed the fight scenes for The Matrix (1999). Li stars as Tsui Chik, leader of Squad 701, an elite commando team of genetically-engineered super-soldiers. When the unit was deemed a failure because of mental instability in some of the test subjects, the project was disbanded. Tsui now lives quietly in Hong Kong, masquerading as a shy librarian whose only friend is a cop (Lau Ching Wan). When some drug lords begin turning up dead, Tsui dons a black mask and hat to investigate the slayings and learns that his former Squad 701 comrades, led by psychotic Commander Hung (Patrick Lung), are plotting to take over the drug kingpin's illegal trade. Among their number is Tsui's ex-girlfriend Kaelin (Francoise Yip). ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Jet Li
    Jet Li - Tsui Chik
  • Karen Mok
    Karen Mok - Tracy
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    Patrick Lung Kang - Commander Hung

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