Replacement Killers-Special Edition

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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

Specifications

Studio Sony
SKU 40164685
UPC 043396077539
UPC 14 00043396077539
Format DVD
Rating Rating
Keywords
Action
Assassination
Blockbuster
Hit Men
Mercenaries
Suspense
Theatrical Release
Thriller
Editors Note
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.
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
Premiere "...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
Actors
Yun-Fat Chow
Mira Sorvino
Directors
Name Antoine Fuqua
Link Search Link
Cast & Crew
Chow Yun-Fat - Actor
Jurgen Prochnow - Actor
Michael Rooker - Actor
Mira Sorvino - Actor
Peter Lyons Collister - Cinematographer
Adrianne Phillips - Costume Designer
Antoine Fuqua - Director
John Woo - Executive Producer
Terence Chang - Executive Producer
Matthew Baer - Executive Producer
Christopher Godsick - Executive Producer
Jay Cassidy - Film Editor
Harry Gregson-Williams - Musical Score
Bernie Brillstein - Producer
Brad Grey - Producer
Matthew Baer, et al. - Producer
Naomi Shohan - Production Designer
Ken Sanzel - Screenplay
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1998
Catalog ID 07753
UPC 00043396077539
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 88 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, French, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai, Chinese
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English, French Dubbed, Portuguese Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
2.35:1
Reviews
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review ...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.
ReviewDate
ReviewPage
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 7
ReviewSource Boxoffice Magazine
Review 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...
ReviewDate
ReviewPage
Reviewer Wade Major
ReviewRating 7
Features
DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.35:1, Dolby Digital (5.1), Dolby Surround Sound
Product Attributes
Actor Yun-Fat,Chow
Label Columbia/tri-Star
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Stephen Holden, The New York Times A sleek piece of filmmaking.
Peter Travers, Rolling Stone Chow Yun-Fat is a legend in the making.

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