Michael Cimino's Year of the Dragon finally makes its way to DVD in this fine edition from Warner Brothers Home Entertainment. Highlighted by a commentary track from the reclusive director, the disc also boasts a new remastered Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack along with the original theatrical trailer. Presented with an anamorphic 2.35:1 widescreen picture, the film's grain has been kept intact, though seasoned home theater critics might fault the disc with some shimmering issues in the otherwise acceptable picture transfer. Cimino's commentary is a treat as he pours through stories of dancing in Chinatown clubs with co-writer Oliver Stone to being wined and dined by actual members of the Triad gangs. Through it all, the director presents an informative take on the production and of himself, delving into his particular style of filmmaking that unfortunately was taken through the ringer after the debacle of Heaven's Gate. Though it's not packed full of extras with some kind of splashy holographic cover, this release of Year of the Dragon is still a quality DVD that's worth picking up.
Side #1 -- 1. Credits [2:07] 2. Two Killings [4:27] 3. White's New Command [4:14] 4. Not Beyond the Law [5:55] 5. Nobody Likes You [3:08] 6. Home Repairs Needed [4:40] 7. Things Chinese [4:06] 8. Restaurant Rampage [4:37] 9. Losing Face and Profits [3:47] 10. Commissioner's Orders [2:44] 11. Pointed Guns [3:16] 12. No Respect [4:12] 13. Gonna Burn You Down [7:14] 14. Tracy's Place [5:43] 15. Chaos [4:19] 16. Flying Too High [3:05] 17. Drug Talk [2:54] 18. Between Guys [2:08] 19. His Only Friend [2:17] 20. Bangkok [5:14] 21. Home Invasion [2:12] 22. Old Friends [5:16] 23. Tell Ma Himself [4:10] 24. Connie's Funeral [3:31] 25. What Killed Connie [3:47] 26. To the Limit [2:21] 27. Risk vs Reward [5:39] 28. Shot for Shot [3:13] 29. How Many More People? [4:44] 30. Shipyard Showdown [6:32] 31. Bullet Express [3:22] 32. Be a Cop Again [2:19] 33. End Credits [2:55]
Side #1 -- Play Movie Scene Selections Special Features Commentary By Director Michael Cimino Theatrical Trailer Languages Spoken Languages: English 5.1 Subtitles: English Subtitles: Français Subtitles: Español Subtitles: Off
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More than 1 year ago
Oliver Stone's genius for script-writing, as in Scarface and Midnight Express, is at its authentic best in Year of the Dragon, written with utter conviction and the timing of a Beethoven symphony. Add one of Mickey Rourke's best performances and you have a "must-see".
More than 1 year ago
I thought that this was a great movie. It had a lot of action and suspense that kept me entertained throughout the entire film. I also enjoyed this film's dramatic moments also. I don't think that this film was excessively violent at all. I also don't that it was a racist film either. It was well-written and presented. The film also had a great cast that gave great performances. I really liked this film and I think that it's worth watching.