"This is Why Jackie Chan is Better in Chinese."
Jackie Chan is a nameless soldier who rises from a field of dead bodies. While scavenging for money and whatever he can find, a general (Leehom Wang; Lust, Caution) from the opposing side rises and is soon soldier's prisoner. While being captive, the general and the soldier try to figure out who informed soldier's army about his side's whereabouts. At the same time, a young hunter from the general's side couldn't find his body and being to slay anyone in his path to find the general.
Released the same year in China as The Spy Next Door, this is the better of the two films. Jackie's comical acting and fighting is hands down the best out of all of the newer films that he's made in the last ten years. And especially when we get towards the end of the film, we see how well Jackie can convey tragedy and can really move you emotionally. I give the film a 4/5.
Presented in 2.35:1, Well Go USA has given Little Big Soldier a flawless transfer. The grain is nice and detail is clear. Colors are nice and fleshed out. I really liked how well the colors stand out whenever we have the dream sequences and we see a sea of sun flowers and yellow is strong. 5/5.
Well Go USA has given us four audio tracks for the film; Mandarin and English DTS-HD MA 5.1 and Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo. Listening to the English dub was a tough sit through as Jackie Chan is not doing his dubbing for the film. Both DTS-HD MA tracks sound great. I do not understand why we have a Dolby Digital stereo tracks for both languages? Audio is pretty flawless in the action scenes. I give the audio 5/5.
Trailers for Shaolin, Legend of the Fist: the Return of Chen Zhen, Kung-Fu Dunk, Ip Man 2; and both U.S. and Chinese trailers for Little Big Soldier. Music video called the Rape Flowers by Jackie Chan, in SD. And finally a fifteen minute making of, in SD. The making of wasn't really that interesting, it kept going on and on and mainly focusing on everyone talking about how great Jackie is. We know Jackie is great and that Jackie did a lot for the film, this was his passion project. And finally, a useless DVD copy of the film. I give the extras a 2.5/5.
I picked this up for $8 used back in 2012. For the price, I can recommend it. If you are a fan of Jackie's work, don't pass this one up. This probably his best performance that I have seen. Well Go USA has given the film an amazing release and I give this Blu-ray presentation 4/5.