Romeo Must Die [DVD] [2000]

  • SKU: 3969316
  • Release Date: 08/01/2000
  • Rating: R
Andrzej Bartkowiak's Jet Li-starring, kung-fu-meets-Romeo & Juliet action/romance Romeo Must Die comes to DVD in a fairly complete presentation. A widescreen, anamorphic transfer, Dolby Digital 5.1 Audio, behind-the-scenes footage, and two music videos from the film's co-star Aaliyah -- "Try Again" and "Come Back in One Piece" -- are examples of the disc's diverse extras. The movie's high-flying martial arts and special effects are given their due in the "making-of" documentary, which covers the choreography of the fights and stunts, the development of the visual effects, and the shooting techniques used to deliver the film's unique brand of action. Filmographies of selected cast and crew members, two theatrical trailers, a "making of" special for Aaliyah's "Try Again" video, web access, and an interactive martial arts game round out the disc. Though it may not go into enough depth for hardcore kung-fu film fans, the DVD does provide entertaining extras along with one of 2000's most surprisingly successful films.
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (14 out of 14)

Special Features


  • 13 behind-the-scenes documentaries
  • Three music videos
  • Interactive menus
  • Filmographies
  • Two theatrical trailers
  • Scene access
  • Languages and subtitles: English and Français
  • DVD-ROM PC features:
  • Interactive "Martial Arts Challenge"
  • Web events and chat-room access
  • Original theatrical web site
  • Sampler trailers

Synopsis


Romeo Must Die
William Shakespeare's streak as the hottest storyteller in Hollywood continues with this modern-dress variation on Romeo and Juliet. In this loose adaptation, Hang Sing (Jet Li) is a former police officer from Hong Kong who comes to the United States following the death of his brother, the leader of an Asian crime ring. Hang Sing discovers that his brother had become involved in a turf battle with an African-American gang, led by Isaak (Delroy Lindo). But his blood lust begins to subside when he falls in love with Isaak's daughter Trish (Aaliyah) and finds himself torn between his affection for her and his desire for justice against the men who killed his brother. Romeo Must Die was the directorial debut of noted cinematographer Andrzej Bartkowiak; the supporting cast includes Russell Wong and Isaiah Washington. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Aaliyah
    Aaliyah - Trish O'Day
  • Anthony Anderson
    Anthony Anderson - Maurice
  • Edoardo Ballerini
    Edoardo Ballerini - Vincent Roth
  • DMX
    DMX - Silk
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    Jon Kit Lee - Po Sing



Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars with 14 reviews

100%of customers would recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    dope!

    Posted
    techjunkie29

    I loved this movie when I first saw it in theaters. My thoughts never changed. I'm a fan of Aaliyah, the female actress in the movie. She passed away, and shes the reason why I bought this movie. packed with action, comedy , feelin the actors/actress in the movie. - your modern romeo and juliet. everyone I know who watched it likes it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    supreb action movie

    Posted
    tmcdigital22

    The movie Romeo must die is a great action movie every scene is packed with action and explosives. Hun is the true existential hero that goes forth and seek revenge on the person (s) that killed his brother. Aaliyah is so great in this movie, they have so much chemistry in this movie. Jet Li is excellent, his martial arts really sets the tone for the entire movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great mixture of Hip/Hop and Kunfu

    Posted
    Layz

    In debut movie, Aaliyah showed the range of acting ability and that she was going to be an actress to look forward to (well, until her untimely death in 2001). Now Jet Li showed why he is the King of Wire Fighting, with the different fighting stunts and action in this movie

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good action

    Posted
    crazywolf
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    Classic movie from Jet Li and one of Aaliyah's last movies

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Action, action, action!

    Posted
    DeeM
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    Jet Li is on high speed in this action thriller. Never a dull moment.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Lots of action

    Posted
    DeeM
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    Very good martial arts movie. Lots of action and a good plot.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Action/Comedy

    Posted
    Legacy65
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    Non-Stop action comedy which I love never gets old in this particular movie which to me personally has replay value & also the reason why I purchased the Blu-Ray version for enhanced clarity/resolution after already owning the DVD version for quite some time now.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Entertaining Flick

    Posted
    808Guy
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    This movie was a typical Jet Li movie, acting was so-so but with lots of fight scenes.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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