Yesterday I was feeling in a mood for autumn hunting and I started to look around the web to find another interesting offer related to the action movies we all love.
This is how I found this one coming again from Amazon – ‘Showdown in Little Tokyo’ on Blu-ray.
I have a large movie collection and if you are reading this article, chances are that you have one too.
That is why I think you will agree that adding a cool action flick to one’s collection can bring a feeling of extreme satisfaction.
There is only one ‘if’, though.
It’s simple – it has to be worthwhile in terms of quality and price.
Smile because here I am to help you.
In the below sentences, I will do my best to describe the Blu-Ray in question so that you have a clearer idea whether to go for it or to pass and look elsewhere.
As always, I will write about the movie, the technical specifications of the product, its pros and cons, who is it for and of course, we will also consider the buyers opinion about it.
In the end, I hope that you will be able to make an informative decision instead of just an emotional one.
What Does This Blu-Ray Contain?
I know, it’s obvious from the title but I’ll just confirm that this Blu-Ray has only one movie on it (it is not a box set) namely the kick-ass action-comedy ‘Showdown in Little Tokyo’ (1991) starring Dolph Lundgren, Brandon Lee, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa and Tia Carrere.
The huge popularity of the film is well-known and undeniable.
Directed by Mark L. Lester (‘Commando’) the movie is a classic cop duo story (a la ‘Lethal Weapon’) revolving around the exploits of Sgt. Kenner (Dolph) and his new partner the trash-talking detective Johnny Murata (Brandon).
Together they must bring down a notorious Yakuza leader (Cary Tagawa) while at the same time they struggle to protect a beautiful girl (Tia Carrere) who agreed to testify against him.
It sounds fun and if you haven’t watched the movie, then believe me it is.
‘Showdown in Little Tokyo’ is an old-school actioner full of comedy, action, martial arts and entertainment.
Brandon Lee and Dolph Lundgren are at their best and they make a perfect on-screen duo.
Not to mention the gorgeous Tia Carrere and the convincing performance of the legendary Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa who looks just as sinister as always.
I suggest that you read my complete review of ‘Showdown in Little Tokyo’ in order to understand why I consider the movie as one of the best in the funny action movie genre.
They just don’t make such fun and unpretentious actioners anymore.
Now, let’s jump to the…
Technical Specifications of the Blu-Ray
As you know, the quality of the Blu-Ray format is a far cry from the quality of the DVD format.
I am speaking about the laser technology, the storage capacity, the disc construction and mostly about the image resolution – for a DVD it is a standard resolution of 480 up to 520 while for a given Blu-Ray the standard definition is 1080 (High Definition).
If you like, you can read more about the differences between DVD and Blu-Ray here.
Here are some of the important technical aspects of the Blu-Ray containing ‘Showdown in Little Tokyo’:
- The release date is July 2015 so it is a recent enough release.
- The language is English and English only. Yupeee!
- It is an ‘all regions’ Blu-Ray meaning that it is compatible with any Blu-Ray player all over the world. In fact, that is the case with a huge part of the Blu-Ray discs but nevertheless, exceptions do exist.
Now, let me inform you about the pros and the cons, starting with…
What I Like About ‘Showdown in Little Tokyo’ on Blu-Ray
- The amazing quality of the audio and the visuals – the cool thing is that the movie is in full HD on the best DVD format out there – Blu-Ray.
- Unlike the DVDs which have region specifications and not all of them can be played on the same DVD player (depending on the geographical region they are sold in), the Blu-Ray format is compatible everywhere. This is really user-friendly and saves you time and money that you’d otherwise invest in searching for the appropriate player or disc.
- The price is fair enough and completely matches the quality.
Did I excite you too much already? Let’s then examine the negative side of the item and see…
What I don’t like about It
- Again, just like the Arnold Schwarzenegger DVD box set and the Sylvester Stallone DVD collection, there are no special features included. I like watching cut scenes, director commentaries or behind the scenes interviews. That somehow makes you dive deeper into the universe of the movie. So it is pity that Warner Bros didn’t include such extras. To be honest, what I have noticed is that it is a usual practice for Warner and for sure I am not the only one complaining about it. So I hope that they will listen to their customers and start to include special features in their DVD/Blu-Ray releases, whenever that is possible.
- There is no gift wrap available with this product – a minor drawback but anyway it is important for many folks who are buying such items as a present.
Who Is It For
This Blu-Ray on Amazon is mainly for:
- All Dolph Lundgren and Brandon Lee admirers.
- All the action fans who like to turn back the time and enjoy old-school action flicks while eating popcorn on the couch.
- Moviegoers who like classic martial arts action movies from the 90’s with some light-hearted comedy elements.
- Everyone who searches for the perfect present for their friends or relatives that have love for funny action movies.
- Movie collectors who chase only the best action flicks with the highest quality possible.
The best way to decide on a product to purchase no matter if it is a car, a beating bag or a Blu-Ray, is to check the feedback of the users who already own it.
We are just about to do that.
What the Others Have to Say About the Blu-Ray
I consider this as extremely important as there is no better way to check on a product than to verify the feedback of the ones who already bought it.
This Blu-Ray containing ‘Showdown in Little Tokyo’ (1991) happens to have an excellent feedback from verified Amazon customers.
What surprised me is the fact that practically there isn’t a single negative review which is really remarkable.
Here are some of the testimonials:
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Let’s wrap it all up – what we have here is a fantastic vintage actioner with Dolph Lundgren and Brandon Lee that is a guaranteed entertainment.
It comes on Blu-Ray at a decent price from the most renowned reseller in the world – Amazon.
The technical specifications are excellent, there aren’t any negative reviews about it, and there are only 2 minor drawbacks.
That is why my verdict is positive.
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