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Review: The Last Tycoon

The Last Tycoon
the last tycoon blu
4.5 stars

Starring: Chow Yun Fat, Sammo Hung, Francis Ng, Huang Xiaoming

Directed: Wong Jing

Release Date: September 17, 2013

Run Time:  119 Minutes

Format: Blu-Ray

Audio:
Mandarin / Subtitles:  English

Distributor:  Well Go USA

Film Synopsis

From Hong Kong action superstar Chow Yun-Fat and powerhouse director Wong Jing comes a story of the rise and fall of real-life gangster Cheng Daqi, spanning 30 tumultuous years in Shanghai.

For Cheng, innocence and young love are shattered by circumstance, wrongful imprisonment, murder, and escape.  He finds himself in the crime gangs of Shanghai and apprenticed to the local “tycoon” (Sammo Hung).

As the years pass, Cheng rises to the upper echelons of power and finds himself torn between the love of two women, the murderous plots of the secret service, and the looming threat of war that may destroy the entire city. – Well Go USA

Audio/Video

Audio

Audio Format(s): Mandarin Stereo/5.1 HD SS
Subtitles: English

The sound Quality in the film is pretty good highs and good lows to keep the floors rumbling during explosions.

Rating:4.5 stars

 

Video

Disc Format: Blu-Ray
Video Aspect: 16:9 Widescreen

The video Quality is really good with deep vibrant colors, blacks are solid black and the detail and sharpness of everything is very good.

The CGI was good as well but some spots they could have taken more time to make it look more realistic.

Photos taken with Iphone 5 (some time you will see the lines or pixels of my TV in the photo)

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Rating:4.5 stars

 

Theatrical release Date: December 22, 2012 (China)

Blu-Ray Disc release Date: September 17, 2013

Extras
  • Making of
  • Trailers
My Thoughts

The Last Tycoon for me was a great movie with Chow Yun-fat returning to his gun play. Only thing missing were the two white doves but you know different director.

The film is filled with action, from knife fights to bombs to gun fights in between crowds. Yes it has the action but I also I enjoyed the story. The story takes you back and forth from the past to the present throughout the film. The actor playing Chow Yun-fat,  did a great job acting and not only that, the man looks just  like Chow Yun-fat when he was younger.

Chow Yun-fat was great in the film, his acting was really good when it had to be and of course its fun watching CYF (haha) throw down some Bullets. The whole over all experience was fun and sad, with the film not just about action but its drama, a love story, political, gangster. The only thing it didn’t have was comedy but it wasn’t really needed.

The film looks really good on Blu-Ray with great sound to rumble your floors and I recommend this film , especially on Blu-Ray. How can you not like Chow Yun-fat and guns. Granted it’s not huge shoot em up film like his past films, This has story to it.  Check it out

I give The last Tycoon a 4.5 out of 5

Do you say different? Post below and tell me why.

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