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Review: The Bodyguard (Well Go USA)

The Bodyguard
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4 stars
Starring: Sammo Hung, Andy Lau, Eddie Peng , Li Qinqin

Directed: Sammo Hung

Release Date: September 6, 2016

Run Time: 99 Minutes

Format: Blu-Ray Color: Color

Audio: Cantonese Subtitles: English

Distributor: Well Go USA

Retired Special Agent Ding (Sammo Hung) makes a home in a quiet village on the Russia / China border. He befriends a young girl whose father, in debt with the mob, disappears – leaving her in Ding’s care. Now he must recall his superior strategic and tactical skills to save both their lives.


Audio Language: Cantonese
Subtitles: English

The Sound Quality is pretty good. Nice Bass Tones, Clear Dialogue and no distortions.

Rating: 4.5 stars


Picture Quality

Disc Format: Blu-Ray

The Picture Quality is great. Sharp Detailed all around Eye popping color and good-looking black levels.

Rating: 4.5 stars

Note: Equipment used to watch the film can be found below

Theatrical release Date: April 1, 2016 (Hong Kong)
Disc release Date: September 6, 2016 (USA)
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My Thoughts


The Bodyguard is a Semi Action Drama starring Sammo Hung. Sammo or should we call him Ding is a Retired CSB agent who is now elderly and going through the starting phases of Dementia. With a past that can leave a grandfather hurt he befriends a 8-year-old girl whose father is a gambling addict played by Any Lau. Andy gets into some trouble with the mob who intend to kidnap his little Girl but don’t worry Sammo lays down some finger breaking action.

The story itself was pretty good with Sammo’s character Ding in some what of a Clint Eastwood Grand Torino role, playing elderly early set dementia fat guy with some fighting skills. The movie is more of a Drama then action film with Sammo having about two fights which are good but still I would have preferred him not Fighting and make the film more of a Drama thriller. Acting wise Sammo does a great job in this role. The film provides some action, mostly drama but also a tad bit of Comedy. Don’t go in looking for heavy action, it’s a Drama film with a good story. We also get a decent bit of gore like a man getting his head smashed in by two hammers.

Overall the film was a good watch. I Just wish it was more of a Drama film on Sammo’s part and leave the action to Andy and the Police. Not saying His action was bad, it was good but for a better story it would have made sense for him to play a non action part with a tiny bit more comedy and a little more heavy dramatic portions that will get the viewers feeling more emotional. I would love to see more Sammo Hung starring in a full set Drama film.

With that Said I Give The Bodyguard a 4 out of 5 thinks to the story and me going in knowing this is not an action film even though its Marketed as one. It’s a Drama Thriller, give it a check and I hope this message helps you enjoy the film more.


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Samsung (UN46C6900) 46-Inch 1080p LED HDTV

DVD/Blu-Ray Player

OPPO BDP – 103 (Highly Recommended)

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Stereo Receiver

Pioneer VSX-516-K 7.1-Channel

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(1) Center Speaker

Pioneer S-HF 11C

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(2) Front Speaker

KLH 9250B Floor – 350 watts

(4) Surround sound Speakers

KLH 100 watt Bookshelf

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Sony SA-W3000 180 Watt 12″ sub

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Note: I Know my speakers are way outdated. OPPO Blu-Ray Player is one of the best around and used in most home theaters. The Receiver is pretty good but on the line of out dated. Subwoofer is good with tons of bass but not the theater quality from a $400 Sub. Front speakers are fun with tons of power and are good for standalone’s but higher end sound (Hz) is lower quality. Overall I need to update on all speakers granted I do get decent sound out of them just the higher end falls short.


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