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Review: The Taking of Tiger Mountain

The Taking of Tiger Mountain
The Taking of Tiger Mountain
4.5 stars

Starring: Zhang Hanyu, Lin Gengxin, Tong Liya, Tony Leung Ka-fai

Directed: Tsui Hark

Release Date: June 2, 2015

Run Time: 143 Minutes

Format: Blu-Ray

Audio:
Mandarin Subtitles: English

Distributor: Well Go USA

Tsui Hark’s thrilling adaptation of Qu Bo’s beloved adventure novel stars Tony LEUNG Ka-fai as a ruthless bandit, ruling the lands of Northeast China from his fortress on Tiger Mountain. A captain of the Liberation Army (LIN Gengxin) launches a counter-insurgency against the dictator with a skilled investigator (ZHANG Hanyu) sent to destroy the gang from the inside. – Well Go USA

Audio/Video

Audio

Audio Language: Mandarin
Subtitles: English

The Sound quality Is pretty good. Dialogue plays with no distortions and is at a good Volume. The film has a good Deep end as well when it’s needed.

 

Rating:4.5 stars

 

Picture Quality

Disc Format: Blu-Ray

Overall the PQ looks great with shape details and Color pops when it’s needed. Dark Levels look Great as well also every thing seems to pop even more during the snow back drops.

Rating:4.5 stars

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

Theatrical release Date: December 23, 2014 (China)
Blu-Ray Disc release Date: June 2, 2015 (USA)
Extras
  • Interviews with Director and Cast
  • Trailer
My Thoughts

The Taking of Tiger Mountain Is a War film that starts at present time (2015) and at first didn’t know what the whole Beginning was about until the end. The Film is Full of explosions, gun fights and Skiing with a Tiger attacking in one Scene. The Film has a few story’s within going on that make for one good Story. An army taking over a Mountain held by a gang, A Spy who infiltrates the gang, A Kid who lost his entire family, and The Guy at the beginning who is in Present day (2015) While the rest of the story Plays out in the 40’s.

I Have the say the movie is pretty good with tons of action but also filled with great story and Planing. Granted there is CGI and for the most part looks good but you can tell when its fake at times. The film also looks pretty good on Blu-Ray which makes the film even better along with its sound pushing out my Theater set up.

Overall I feel the film is good watch and deserves to sit on your shelf. I would say Prepare and plan to view this one as the film is 2 hours and 20 minutes long. For the Lazy don’t be put off by no dubbing, This movie is made to be viewed in its Original Language.

With that said I give The Taking of Tiger Mountain a 4.5 out of 5. Check it out or give it a rent. I Say Buy it as Most Well Go USA’ Blu-Rays come out with a pretty low Price point.

Rating – 5 Star System

Film:

PQ:

Sound:

4.5 stars

4.5 stars

4.5 stars

Trailer

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Product Details

The Taking of Tiger Mountian

Blu-Ray
$14.97
DVD
$14.98
Prices are posted at time of review and most likely before release.
Prices will or could have changed after this review.

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This Film was Played on the listed Equipment below

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TV

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

(1) Subwoofer

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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