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Romeo Must Die
     

Romeo Must Die

4.7 11
Director: Andrzej Bartkowiak, Aaliyah, Anthony Anderson, Edoardo Ballerini

Cast: Andrzej Bartkowiak, Aaliyah, Anthony Anderson, Edoardo Ballerini

 

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Andrzej Bartkowiak's Jet Li-starring, kung-fu-meets-Romeo & Juliet action
omance Romeo Must Die comes to DVD in a fairly complete presentation. A widescreen, anamorphic transfer, Dolby Digital 5.1 Audio, behind-the-scenes footage, and two music videos from the film's co-star Aaliyah -- "Try Again" and "Come Back in One Piece" -- are examples of the

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Andrzej Bartkowiak's Jet Li-starring, kung-fu-meets-Romeo & Juliet action
omance Romeo Must Die comes to DVD in a fairly complete presentation. A widescreen, anamorphic transfer, Dolby Digital 5.1 Audio, behind-the-scenes footage, and two music videos from the film's co-star Aaliyah -- "Try Again" and "Come Back in One Piece" -- are examples of the disc's diverse extras. The movie's high-flying martial arts and special effects are given their due in the "making-of" documentary, which covers the choreography of the fights and stunts, the development of the visual effects, and the shooting techniques used to deliver the film's unique brand of action. Filmographies of selected cast and crew members, two theatrical trailers, a "making of" special for Aaliyah's "Try Again" video, web access, and an interactive martial arts game round out the disc. Though it may not go into enough depth for hardcore kung-fu film fans, the DVD does provide entertaining extras along with one of 2000's most surprisingly successful films.

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Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Jet Li makes his bid for Hollywood stardom in Romeo Must Die, a contemporary take on Shakespeare's classic romance spiced up with vivid martial-arts sequences. The Bard's oft-filmed play is retooled to make Li a disgraced Hong Kong cop who journeys to America to avenge the death of his brother, apparently murdered at the behest of corrupt developer Delroy Lindo. Li's father is a crime boss, too; and while his organization is involved with Lindo's in a complicated land grab, the murder ticks him off. The Montague-Capulet connection is completed when Li, of course, falls in love with Lindo's daughter (well played by recording artist Aaliyah in her film debut). Director Andrzej Bartkowiak, assisted by longtime Li collaborator Corey Yuen, gives his star free rein in numerous, intricately staged fight routines, while at the same time carefully developing the romance between Li and Aaliyah. Slick, fast, and exciting, Romeo Must Die is a welcome addition to its star's impressive canon.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/01/2000
UPC:
0085391812821
Original Release:
2000
Rating:
R
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:55:00
Sales rank:
28,086

Special Features

13 behind-the-scenes documentaries; Three music videos; Interactive menus; Filmographies; Two theatrical trailers; Scene access; Languages and subtitles: English and Français; DVD-ROM PC features: ; Interactive "Martial Arts Challenge"; Web events and chat-room access; Original theatrical web site; Sampler trailers

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Aaliyah Trish O'Day
Anthony Anderson Maurice
Edoardo Ballerini Vincent Roth
DMX Silk
Jon Kit Lee Po Sing
Jet Li Hang Sing
Delroy Lindo Isaak O'Day
Henry O Ch'u Sing
Isaiah Washington Mac
Russell Wong Kai
D.B. Woodside Colin
Terry Chen Kung

Technical Credits
Andrzej Bartkowiak Director
Eric Bernt Screenwriter
Sandra J. Blackie Costumes/Costume Designer
Michael S. Bolton Production Designer
Derek Brechin Editor
Warren Carr Co-producer
Stanley Clarke Score Composer
Dan Cracchiolo Executive Producer
Dane A. Davis Sound Editor,Sound/Sound Designer
Manex Visual Effects Special Effects
Jomo Hankerson Musical Direction/Supervision
Barry L. Hankerson Musical Direction/Supervision
John Jarrell Screenwriter
Mitchell Kapner Associate Producer,Original Story
Lora Kennedy Casting
Glen MacPherson Cinematographer
Rose Marie McSherry Set Decoration/Design
Jay Mitchell Set Decoration/Design
Ilyse A. Reutlinger Associate Producer
Joel Silver Producer
Jim Steuart Art Director
Timbaland Score Composer
Jim Van Wyck Asst. Director,Producer
Rob Young Sound/Sound Designer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Credits [2:38]
2. Out of Place [4:37]
3. The Last of Po [3:51]
4. Upsetting News [2:05]
5. Hanging Man [1:49]
6. Bet on Him [1:55]
7. Airport Business [1:48]
8. Her Bodyguard [2:24]
9. Closing Calvin's Cuts [1:25]
10. Taxi Driver [4:48]
11. No Chedder [1:43]
12. Don't Worry [1:49]
13. Po's Place [2:53]
14. Mac's Smooth Moves [2:19]
15. Big Deal for Colin [3:27]
16. Her Number (Rose in a Concrete World) [2:50]
17. Han's Handiwork [2:03]
18. Farewell to Po [2:47]
19. Father and Son [1:36]
20. "People Don't Get Soft in Prison" [1:48]
21. Football Recruit [3:58]
22. The One With the Ball [1:46]
23. Colin's Turn [4:07]
24. Hidden List [2:33]
25. Two Dead Brothers [2:19]
26. Assassins on Wheels [4:14]
27. Tough Girls [3:03]
28. Crazy Over Crabs [1:31]
29. Hit Parade [3:29]
30. Homecoming [3:15]
31. Deed Day [3:58]
32. Silk's Casino [:21]
33. Hosing His Captors [4:26]
34. Acquired Partner [4:40]
35. Fake-War Casualities [2:30]
36. Mac's Fall [3:47]
37. Han Vs. Kai [2:18]
38. Ch'u's Choice [4:33]
39. End Credits [2:12]

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Romeo Must Die 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
One of the best Jet Li movies ever. Action and Comedy are always a good mix.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
you look and watch the action that shows you how you can love and hate
Guest More than 1 year ago
worth watching, but the final kick of Jet's seems a little fake.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I like the scene in Romeo must die the part about Jet playing football what was funny to me was when he told Isaiah Washington ''I like hop 3''. Also the part when he told Aaliyah ''I want the yellow one'' ( meaning ice cream).
Guest More than 1 year ago
Has my favorite actress EVER in it and has a great plot and humor and action. RIP Aaliyah 1979-2001
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was an excellent film fllled with exciting fight sequences and murder mystery on crimes commited against the black and Chinese gangs. It had a surprise ending on who really committed the murders and the reasons why. Jet Li was great and funny and he played the good guy in the movie (not like Lethal Weapon 4 where he played the bad guy).
Guest More than 1 year ago
Jet Li Was so Good On The part when he kicked. And I liked The Part, When He Played Foot Ball. Thats Why I Should Give It 5 stars!
Guest More than 1 year ago
i loved this movie because it was really good and jet li is just amazing actor/martial artist and aaliyah is a beatiful/sexy and very talented this to be her first role she was just great! 5stars-increditable r.i.p aaliyah
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