UPDATE : To see what I've done to improve the disc click here
The Japanese Paramount blu ray of John Woo's Hard Boiled has just landed at chez A Hero Never Dies. The good news is it's a bit of a looker (with one caveat), the predictable bad news is the disc has no English options. Never one to be be easily deterred, I will be putting that right as quickly as possible and then watching the film in glorious, genuine high definition.
Yes that's right, I said glorious, genuine high definition. What we have here is a blu ray of a classic age Hong Kong movie where the film is transfered from a real HD source, imagine that! This alone makes me feel all warm and fuzzy, but could it possibly be that other Japanese releases maybe of a similar high quality? Don't get too giddy just yet, as the same companies release of The Killer is a port of the HK blu, a real shame considering the quality here.