Meltdown [DVD] [1995]

Wong Jing's action film Meltdown comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. Closed-captioned English soundtracks are rendered in both Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital Surround, while a French soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Stereo. English and Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include filmographies for the cast and director, trailers, a still photo gallery, and trivia. This is a good release from Columbia/TriStar that will please genre enthusiasts.
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Overview

Special Features

  • Aspect ratio 1.85:1
  • 16:9 widescreen version
  • English 2-channel [Dolby Surround]
  • English 5.1 [Dolby Digital]
  • French
  • Digitally mastered
  • Interactive menus
  • Scene selections
  • Director and cast filmographies
  • Trailer
  • Trailer gallery
  • Photo gallery with Jet Li trivia
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Optional Spanish subtitles

Synopsis

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This action parody is a Die Hard clone with an interesting twist. Kit (Jet Li) leaves the police force after the death of his family at the hands of a terrorist named "The Doctor." Kit becomes the bodyguard for Frankie (Jacky Cheung), a movie star who is famous for supposedly doing his own daring stuntwork. Frankie, a shameless send-up of action superstar Jackie Chan, turns out to be a drunken womanizer whose martial arts skills have waned; Kit secretly performs all of the actor's stunts. Frankie attends a gala event at a high-rise hotel when the Doctor shows up and takes hostages. While Frankie runs short of courage, it's up to Kit to confront his nemesis. Jet Li, whose serious action performances have often been contrasted to Jackie Chan's slapstick antics, is a perfect choice to play the "real thing" opposite Cheung's outrageous Chan caricature. It should be noted that the film's sharp jabs at Chan's onscreen credibility are funny and audacious, but also highly inaccurate. ~ Jonathan E. Laxamana, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Jet Li
    Jet Li
  • Jacky Cheung
    Jacky Cheung
  • Yau Chingmy
    Yau Chingmy
  • Image coming soon
    Billy Chow
  • Image coming soon
    Bobby Yip
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