page contents

Review: The King of The Streets

The King of The Streets

Starring: Yue Song, Li Yufei, Kang En, Yang Jianping, Yang Junping

Directed: Yue Song

Release Date: August 6, 2013

Run Time:  88 Minutes

Format: Blu-Ray

Audio:
Mandarin / Subtitles: English

Distributor: Well Go USA

Film Synopsis

Yue Feng (Yue Song) is a young thug with exceptional streetfighting abilities.  He will stop at nothing to defeat all challengers – until, in an tragic accident, he kills a fellow competitor and is sent to prison.

Eight years later, Yue Feng emerges a changed man.  He no longer fights, and is looking for a new life of peace and fulfillment.

But it’s brutal on the streets, and redemption doesn’t come easy.  His brotherhood is destroyed, family members murdered, and a loved one humiliated – a deadly chain reaction that leaves him no choice but to unleash his power in the name of justice.

KING OF THE STREETS, China’s first street-fighting movie, pits real-life martial artist Yue Song against more than 10 of the world’s top contenders in MMA, Jiu-jitsu, Jeet Kune Do, Sanda, and Muay Thai boxing. – Well Go USA

Audio/Video

Audio

Audio Format(s): Mandarin
Subtitles: English

audio is good, bassy but near the end they used some weird sound effects a couple of times that didn’t make sense

Rating:

Video

Disc Format: Blu-Ray

The film is in full screen and over all it detail looks pretty good, colors are popping but some times I feel The Video effects get in the way like is some dark scenes you will see on black backgrounds it looks blotchy

Rating:

 

Theatrical release Date: July 27, 2012 (China)

Blu-Ray Disc release Date: August 6, 2013 (USA)

Extras

Trailer

My Thoughts

The King of The Streets is an OK film in my eyes with a cool story but is just bare-bones on the plot. The action scenes are decent with no wire work and a lot of one on 10’s or more in the film. The all on one isn’t nothing compared to lets say a Jet li’s Fist of Legend Scene. Lets just say there is a lot of kicks…and to be honest I think its more realistic that way.

The good part is that the film is only 88 minutes and makes it easy to watch. The main lead is also the writer, director, action coordinator and probably more so for 1 guy to do all of this, it’s not bad but without having all that pressure and having other eyes to help would have made the film better.  The camera work looks like some one is trying to do a bunch of things/ test ways to shoot. With that said a lot of the shots are good but some times not like the first fight scene it was a shaky cam with having the camera follow the bad guys as they were hit. Also some of the visual effects were weird but most were good. The Weird or bad part was in dark scenes and on dark objects it would look blotchy but found out they were using effects to create that in a later scene where the effect works. The story seems to move too fast near the end like it was maybe rushed and or money was running low. This is a low budget film but doesn’t affect the way it looks as the Picture quality looks pretty good, probably due to editing.

Over all the film is a decent watch with an OK story line with a Morel, fight scenes were OK, some scenes were pretty good and then some just OK. good picture quality and sound but weird sound effects in the last fight scene.  The King of The Streets feels like a project film with playing with the camera and effects that switch up in the film. (by effects I’m not talking about explosions and blood flying, but by the way the scene looks like using gradients and different aperture settings). all in all it was a decent watch

I give the film a 3 out of 5

Trailer
Buy Film
Product Details

King of the Streets

Blu-ray

$29.98 $14.99


DVD

$24.98 $12.99

About Masked Avenger

CEO/Webmaster of soreelflix.com. The Name Is James and I love Film ranging from Silent 20's to highly CGI Blockbusters of today. Westerns, Horror, world film, basically anything that peaks my interest I own it But Asian Films are what I Prize the most and Half of My collection Consists of Asian Films. Thanks to the Film 5 Deadly Venoms

I Hail From The US, Maryland Is where The Ninja Studies and views the Scrolls of Film That Shine on his 46" Screen. I own a sword, I can do a thousand upside down situps, and I randomly disappear in smoke when I'm not writing movie news and or reviews.

Releated News

Post a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: