Saving General Yang (Blu-ray) (2013)

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Released 11-Sep-2013

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Details At A Glance

General Extras
Category Action None
Rating Rated MA
Year Of Production 2013
Running Time 101:53
RSDL / Flipper Dual Layered Cast & Crew
Start Up Menu
Region Coding 4 Directed By Ronny Yu
Studio
Distributor
Icon Entertainment Starring Kat Lo
Edmond Wong
Ronny Yu
Ady An
Adam Cheng
Ekin Cheng
Vic Chow
Xin Bo Fu
Raymond Lam
Vivi Lee
Bryan Leung
Chen Li
Case ?
RPI ? Music Kenji Kawai


Video Audio
Pan & Scan/Full Frame None Chinese DTS HD Master Audio 5.1
Widescreen Aspect Ratio 2.35:1
16x9 Enhancement
16x9 Enhanced
Video Format 1080p
Original Aspect Ratio 2.35:1 Miscellaneous
Jacket Pictures No
Subtitles English (Burned In) Smoking No
Annoying Product Placement No
Action In or After Credits No

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Plot Synopsis

    My colleague Ray reviewed this title on DVD here and included a good summary of the plot.

    Unlike the last film we both reviewed I liked this one more than Ray. This is an old fashioned heroic action adventure story set in ancient China which includes some excellent action scenes and an exciting and heroic story about brothers trying to rescue their father and bring him home. There are some excellent action sequences which punctuate the adventurous story. It is certainly fair to say that the seven brothers are little hard to tell apart at times and that most of them don't get much in the way of character development. The action sequences can be quite artistic is their composition and design such as the scene involving bowmen in a wheat field or the fight in the canyon. Also, a inspector accompanying the invading Khitan empire provides some welcome comic relief until he pushes his luck too far.

   An enjoyable adventure story set in ancient China which although somewhat lacking in gravitas makes up for it with entertainment value.

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Transfer Quality

Video

    The video quality is excellent with no issues to report.

    The feature is presented in a 2.35:1 aspect ratio which is the original aspect ratio. It is 1080p.

    The picture was very clear and sharp throughout with excellent detail on faces and clothing. Shadow detail was very good.

    The colour is excellent showing off the excellent cinematography and landscapes. There is significant colour grading on display.

    There are no artefacts to mention.

    There are English subtitles burned into the print which are a little smaller than I would prefer.

    


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Audio

    The audio quality is very good bordering on excellent.

    This disc contains a Chinese soundtrack in DTS HD-MA 5.1.

    Dialogue seemed clear and easy to understand throughout.

    The score was very suitable and heroic in keeping with the subject matter.

    The surround speakers were used to great effect during all action sequences, especially noticeable during a sequence where large rocks were being hurled at a fort.

    The subwoofer provided bass to thunder, action sequences, falling rocks and supported the music.

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Extras

    No extras are included.

Menu

    The menu featured music and allowed for scene selection.

R4 vs R1

NOTE: To view non-R4 releases, your equipment needs to be multi-zone compatible and usually also NTSC compatible.

    This film is not due for release in Region A until Dec 2013.

Summary

    A quality action adventure set in ancient China.

    The video quality is excellent.

    The audio quality is very good.

    The extras missed out on being saved by the general.

Ratings (out of 5)

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© Daniel Bruce (Do you need a bio break?)
Monday, September 30, 2013
Review Equipment
DVDSONY BDP-S760 Blu-ray, using HDMI output
DisplaySharp LC52LE820X Quattron 52" Full HD LED-LCD TV . Calibrated with Ultimate DVD Platinum. This display device is 16x9 capable. This display device has a maximum native resolution of 1080p.
Audio DecoderBuilt into amplifier. Calibrated with Ultimate DVD Platinum.
AmplificationMarantz SR5005
SpeakersMonitor Audio Bronze 2 (Front), Bronze Centre & Bronze FX (Rears) + Sony SAW2500M Subwoofer

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