Reviewer's Rating 4 out of 5  
Hitman DVD (1998)

Nicely released to coincide with the wave of Jet Li fever attached to the cinema release of "Romeo Must Die" is "Hitman". Fans new and old of Jet Li will find plenty to enjoy on this packed DVD.

Li stars as Tai Feng, a hitman who seems to suffer from attacks of conscience as he deliberately misses his intended victims. It's a role that demands a little more humour than usual from Li but no less action than you would expect from this speeding bullet of martial arts.

As with so many Hong Kong films, the humour doesn't travel well but the fight choreography more than makes up for it. The print quality is a little grainy to start with but soon settles down. The colours are a bit washed out but that's the shooting process, not the DVD.

The 2.0 sound mix is at times very active with the hustle and bustle of the street in chapter three deceptively lifelike in the rear speakers.

The usual level of detail one has come to expect from releases by Hong Kong Legends is once again in evidence. The animated menu leads to plenty of Jet Li material, including an interview and a very extensive biography. Also included are more interviews, the movie trailer, and trailers for the other titles in this must-own series of DVD releases for action fans.

Chapters: 30
Ratio: 1.85:1
Sound: Dolby Digital 2.0
Extra Features: Scene selection, interview gallery, trailer, UK music video promo, photo galleries, extensive Jet Li biography and filmography, animated menus, Hong Kong Legends trailer showcase, multiple languages, subtitles.

End Credits

Director: Tung Wai

Writer: Hing-Ka Chan, Vincent Kwok

Stars: Jet Li, Eric Tsang, Gigi Leung, Keiji Sato

Genre: Action

Length: 100 minutes

Original: 1998

DVD: 16 October 2000

Country: Hong Kong