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Romeo Must Die [DVD] [2000]

Release Date:08/01/2000
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


    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

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