Better Tomorrow (1986) (Film By John Woo Yu-Sen)

Better Tomorrow (1986) (Film By John Woo Yu-Sen)

Director: John Woo Cast: Chow Yun-Fat, Leslie Cheung, Ti Lung

DVD (Wide Screen / Mono)

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Director John Woo's classic and extremely influential gangster melodrama A Better Tomorrow is given modest treatment on DVD by Anchor Bay. But frankly, the film has never looked or sounded as good as it does on this disc; viewers can safely discard their videotapes with dropping subtitles or the inferior English-dubbed tape. The picture here is always sharp and consistent and the Cantonese-language option in Dolby Surround 5.1 is appropriately punchy. The film's other language option is a mono English-dubbed soundtrack. Unlike Criterion's out of print DVDs of the Woo classics The Killer and Hard-Boiled -- or Fox's re-releases of the same films -- Anchor Bay has unfortunately decided not to include a director's commentary track on this disc or for its sequel A Better Tomorrow II. The disc also includes the theatrical trailer (in Cantonese or English) and talent bios of iconic mega-star Chow Yun-Fat and director Woo. The film is presented in its original widescreen format (1.85:1), enhanced for 16 x 9 TVs.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/16/2001
UPC: 0013131125894
Original Release: 1986
Rating: R
Source: Starz / Anchor Bay
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [monaural]
Time: 1:34:00

Special Features

Widescreen presentation [1.85:1] enhanced for 16x9 TVs; Theatrical trailer [in Cantonese]; Theatrical trailer [in English]; Talent bios; Languages: English; Cantonese with optional English subtitles

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Chapter Selections
0. Chapter Selections
0. Menu Group #1 with 29 chapter(s) covering 01:33:55
1. Program Start/Main Titles [1:52]
2. Funny Money [2:18]
3. Making The Deal [1:17]
4. Wet Behind The Ears [2:09]
5. A Cop In The Family [3:55]
6. Pro Advice [2:59]
7. Brothers In Arms [1:22]
8. Double-Cross [2:25]
9. Trouble At Home [4:28]
10. Sacrifice & Surrender [3:37]
11. Payback [2:53]
12. Cops & Convicts [2:45]
13. Bitter Reunion [2:28]
14. Fresh Start [2:03]
15. New Man In Charge [4:07]
16. Family Entanglements [6:25]
17. Unexpected Visitors [2:30]
18. Business Propostiton [4:22]
19. Happy Birthday [6:24]
20. Ambush [2:05]
21. Savage Beating [4:39]
22. "You don't owe me anything." [2:39]
23. Robbing The Syndicate [3:00]
24. Deal & Deceit [3:08]
25. A Brother's Gift [2:30]
26. The Temple [2:22]
27. Hostages [3:22]
28. Blaze Of Glory [4:02]
29. Revenge & Reconciliation [5:29]

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Better Tomorrow 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
John Woo's classic megahit, ''A Better Tomorrow'', is truly an excellent film. (It just barely misses a 5 ****) Again going with the Loyalty & Honor theme, the cast is top-notch, with Ti Lung as a gangster, Leslie Cheung as his cop brother, and Chow Yun Fat is an awesome role as Ti Lung's partner. You just cannot miss this film, and this DVD perfectly preserves. Buy it - you won't regret it!