Side Project #1: Above The Law aka Righting Wrongs

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What Are "Side Projects"?

A "side project" is a film that I was hired to produce in the past for a client.  It is more limited in scope than our main HKR line but, by popular demand, I do offer these discs for those who are interested in what they have to offer.

 

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Synopsis:

Jason Ha Ling-ching (Yuen Biao) is a dedicated, by the books prosecutor who has tried to maintain patience and tolerance under the somewhat flimsy laws of the court. However, when his mentor is publicly gunned down in New Zealand and when the key witness of Ha's latest case and his entire family are wiped out over night, Ha can no longer go by the book.

 

Ha initial plan is to take the law into his own hands and kill the two men he believes called for his witness' murder. He is successful in killing the first, which causes the Hong Kong police department to wake up and take action to regain order. Enter Senior Inspector Cindy Si (Cynthia Rothrock), who is put on the case to find the killer under her superior, Superintendent Wong Ching-wai (Melvin Wong). However, when Ha goes to kill the second defendant, Chow Ting-kwong (James Tien), he is already dead. Unbeknownst to them, both of the defendants were working under an even higher power, known only as "Crown". However, it is soon discovered that "Crown" is none other than Superintendent Wong, who was also Chow's killer.

 

Once Si realizes that Wong is the true mastermind behind all of the recent murders taking place, she and Ha finally work together to bring him in to prove he is not "above the law". However, depending on the version of the story told, both Si and Ha fall victim to their ambition, with Si killed with a large screw through the neck by Wong and Ha falling to his demise after killing Wong in an out of control airplane. However, in another version of the story, Si survives her attack from Wong, and while Ha still kills Wong, he falls victim to a different, and rather ironic, fate: Ha is given an eight-year sentence in prison under the charge of manslaughter (English dub), or a life sentence in prison under the charge of First Degree Murder (Mandarin dub).

 

 

What this project is all about:

The task I was asked to accomplish with this title was simple. I was asked to recreate the original English version of the film and sync up the original English dub which has never been released on DVD or Blu-ray.

 

I used the Hong Kong Blu-ray as the main source, and spliced in scenes from a DVD source to recreate the original English version as it was seen by American audiences in the 1980s. The DVD-sourced scenes were upscaled and restored to better sync with the Blu-ray scenes.

 

The original English dub was sourced from VHS. It was restored and improved for the best possible sound quality 

 

Disc 1 Features:

  • Restored & Improved High Definition Transfer - The best picture quality ever
  • Rare VHS English Dub - Available for the first time in thirty years.
  • Authored to the highest standard - Professional menus with seamless navigation and chapter selection combine in a release that is polished in all facets.

 

Audio Tracks:

  • Original English Dub

 

Additional Details:

  • 1x 25gb Blu-ray disc packed to the limit
  • This disc is region-free
  • We ship worldwide