My Kung Fu 12 Kicks DVD Review

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by AVForums May 25, 2006 at 12:00 AM

    SRP: £7.99

    Picture

    Originally filmed in 2.35:1 and released this way in the US albeit letterboxed, we on the other hand get 4:3 P&S. One of the worst I've ever seen on DVD, you name it, it has it. Scratches, white marks, faces cut off, very soft image and loads of motion blur. Sure its low budget, but this is ridiculous. I shudder to think what this would look like blown up on a massive screen. Terrible.
    My Kung Fu 12 Kicks Picture

    Sound

    Only one option available here and it's a dubbed English Dolby Digital 2.0 track. No Cantonese track or any English subtitles. The dubbed track is downright awful, surely missing out on detail from the original and any chance of enjoying the film is compromised by the comedy voice acting. Lots of crackle and hiss does not help either. Very poor indeed.
    My Kung Fu 12 Kicks Sound

    Extras

    Not much except for some web links, a UK promo trailer and some DVD covers of future exciting releases.
    My Kung Fu 12 Kicks Extras

    Verdict

    Any chance you had of enjoying the film is totally ruined by the terrible picture and awful dubbing. If this was a favourite of yours then check out the Region 1 release, it has by all accounts a pretty excellent (if non-anamorphic) image and more interesting extras.
    My Kung Fu 12 Kicks Verdict

    Suggested retail price when reviewed: £7.99

    The Rundown

    Movie

    4

    Picture Quality

    2

    Sound Quality

    2

    Extras

    1

    Overall

    2

    2
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