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Review: Saving Mr. Wu (Well Go USA)

Saving Mr. Wu

Saving MR. Wu

3.5 stars
Starring: Andy Lau, Liu Ye

Directed: Ding Sheng

Release Date: August 2, 2016

Run Time: 106 Minutes

Format: Blu-Ray Color: Color

Audio: Mandarin Subtitles: English

Distributor: Will Go USA


Four devious criminals, one chilling scam: pose as cops, kidnap a victim, and if no ransom comes in 24 hours, the target dies. Tonight they caught a movie star (Andy Lau, INFERNAL AFFAIRS) and the countdown begins. Based on actual events.



Audio Language: Mandarin
Subtitles: English

The Sound Quality is pretty good, clear dialogue, no distortions and great low-end.

Rating: 4.5 stars


Picture Quality

Disc Format: Blu-Ray

The Picture Quality looks great, sharp detail and vivid colors pop in this gritty layout.

Rating: 4.5 stars

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

Theatrical release Date: September 2015 (China)
Disc release Date: August 2, 2016 (USA)
  • Making of
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Trailer
My Thoughts


Saving Mr. Wu is a based on a true story crime drama starring Andy Lau as an Actor who is kidnapped. The Kidnappers are portraying Police and not only did they Kidnap Mr Wu a Movie star but also another guy whom they thought had Money. The Main Kidnapper has been caught and he is working with and or spinning story’s with are detectives trying to find Mr Wu.

The Story was good follow with Great acting and Nice to Look at Cinematography. The Gritty sharp-looking Sets and Clothing work well . The story can run slow at times and not a ton of action as it’s not an action film its a Crime Drama based on true events. Kidnappers kidnapping and trying to make money. The film ends with on Positive with a Message for crime setters and again Acting is great, Andy Lau made the film for me.

Overall the film was a good watch thanks to the acting and story. The film also sounds and Looks good Picture and Sound Quality wise in Blu-Ray Format. The Downsides for me is the story runs slow at times and I wish we had some more turns, and twists, and Mystery, in the Story-line. A Little more action bits to show that the Kidnappers are not ones to mess with would also make for better viewing. Bu I do have to say the story Runs Realistically.

With that said I give Saving Mr. Wu a 3.5 out of 5 and If you’re in to crime drama thrillers or Good looking Picture/Sound Quality or A Collector of Asian Films then you might want to give this a go.


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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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