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Director: Antoine Fuqua     Starring: Yun-Fat Chow Mira Sorvino
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40164685
UPC: 043396077539
UPC 14: 00043396077539
Rating: Game Rating Code
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After he betrays Mr. Wei the ruthless crime boss who hired him to avenge his son's death professional killer John Lee goes on the run. Enlisting the aid of beautiful document forger Meg Coburn Lee attempts to return to his family in China before they are victimized by his betrayal. But Wei's army of replacement killers is hot on his trail and now both he and Meg are targets of their impressive firepower. With both sides fully armed and determined to fight to the death an ultra-violent shoot-out breaks out when they finally face off against each other.System Requirements:Starring: Chow Yun Fat and Mira Sorvino. Directed By: Antoine Fuqua. Running Time: 87 Min. Color. This film is presented in Widescreen format. Copyright 2002 Columbia TriStar.Format: DVD MOVIE

"A sleek piece of filmmaking.  Stephen Holden, The New York Times
"Chow Yun-Fat is a legend in the making.  Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

Editor's Note
Versatile Hong Kong box office giant Chow Yun-Fat makes a Hollywood splash as a John Lee, Chinese hitman beholden to drug kingpin Mr. Wei (Hong Kong stalwart Ken Tsang, in an interesting reversal of his "crusty cop" persona). The good news is that Lee's free after one hit; the bad news is that Wei wants revenge on a cop who killed his son--by killing the cop's son. Lee decides to run rather than kill the boy, and Wei doesn't take kindly to the betrayal. Tough-talking passport forger Meg Coburn (Mira Sorvino) creates a new identity for Lee, but that's of little help when they must face Wei's army of "replacement killers." First-timer Fuqua provides eye-candy visuals and plenty of action set pieces. John Woo executive produced.


Video Features DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.35:1, Dolby Digital (5.1), Dolby Surround Sound

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Sony
Video Release Date Release Date: 5/25/2010
Video Play Time Running Time: 88 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1998
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 07753
Video UPC UPC: 00043396077539
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English [CC], English, French Dubbed, Portuguese Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English, French, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai, Chinese
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio 2.35:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Chow Yun-Fat
Video Cast Info Jurgen Prochnow
Video Cast Info Michael Rooker
Video Cast Info Mira Sorvino
Video Cast Info Peter Lyons Collister - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Adrianne Phillips - Costume Designer
Video Cast Info Antoine Fuqua - Director
Video Cast Info John Woo - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info Terence Chang - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info Matthew Baer - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info Christopher Godsick - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info Jay Cassidy - Film Editor
Video Cast Info Harry Gregson-Williams - Musical Score
Video Cast Info Bernie Brillstein - Producer
Video Cast Info Brad Grey - Producer
Video Cast Info Matthew Baer, et al. - Producer
Video Cast Info Naomi Shohan - Production Designer
Video Cast Info Ken Sanzel - Screenplay

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone
"...Chow Yun-Fat is a legend in the making..." 02/19/1998 p.63

Sight and Sound
"...[Sorvino] attacks her role with skill. She never smiles until the final scene, but has stolen the show long before..." 06/01/1998 p.54-5

New York Times
"...A sleek piece of filmmaking....[With] a mood that is dreamlike and almost lulling..." 02/06/1998 p.E19

Box Office
"...THE REPLACEMENT KILLERS is a dazzlingly slick actioner that should not only thrill Chow's many devoted fans, but win him legions of new admirers as well..." 03/01/1998 p.54

"...As many stateside viewers get their first glimpse of Hong Kong action icon Chow, they're sure to be transfixed by [his] sexy combination of vulnerability and higher purpose..." 02/01/1998 p.21

Chicago Sun-Times
"...It's a high-gloss version of a Hong Kong action picture....It's done with a tilt and a zoom....Cool and self-assured..." 02/26/1998 p.34

Chicago Sun-Times 7 of 10
...What I liked about the film was its simplicity of form and its richness of visuals... The first-time director, Antoine Fuqua, is a veteran of commercials and music videos; with cinematographer Peter Lyons Collister, he gets a sensuous texture onto the screen that makes you feel the roughness of walls, the clamminess of skin, the coldness of guns. The Replacement Killers is as abstract as a jazz instrumental, and as cool and self-assured. - Roger Ebert

Boxoffice Magazine 7 of 10
Carefully constructed to play to Chow's strengths as both an icon and an actor, The Replacement Killers is a dazzlingly slick exercise in action filmmaking that should not only thrill Chow's many devoted fans, but win him legions of new admirers as well... a dizzying display of visual virtuosity by first-time director Antoine Fuqua. Best known as the director of the award-winning "Gangsta's Paradise" video, Fuqua makes an absolutely stunning debut here... - Wade Major

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Yun-Fat,Chow
Product attributeLabel:   Columbia/tri-Star
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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