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Dog Bite Dog Hits Stores!
Just a reminder to everyone that the "Two-Disc Ultimate Edition" DVD release of Pou-Soi Cheang's ultra-violent action flick, Dog Bite Dog hits stores this Tuesday courtesy of Dragon Dynasty. Here's the basic gist of the film for you:
"All hell breaks loose when a renegade detective (Sam Lee, Invisible Target) squares off with a savage assassin (Edison Chen, Infernal Affairs trilogy) in a raging blood feud. After most of his team is viciously murdered, the obsessed detective goes to unthinkable extremes to track the killer and get his revenge. Through the back alleys of Hong Kong, they fight in an escalating series of one-on-one battles that builds to an unforgettable bare-knuckle showdown."
Dog Bite Dog may not be your typical "horror" film, but I'll be damned if there aren't some truly horrific things going on. Pou-Soi Cheang's brutal and violent action flick is a nonstop bloody battle that should keep fans of genre flicks pretty happy.

Here's a little bit of what Ian Jane has to say about the film itself: "Dog Bite Dog starts off quite well. The characters are well established, the story points out an interesting link between all three of them that binds them together in ways that none of them realize, and the action comes at us with style and intensity. The atmosphere is sufficiently bleak and the cinematography and rough camera work accentuates this quite a bit. Adding to the 'plus side' of things is the fact that the acting from Sam Lee and Edison Chen is top notch, with Lee in particular really getting into his role and showing a darkly serious side that those who have only seen him in comedic roles just might be taken aback by...Dog Bite Dog does get more right than it gets wrong. It tells a decent story, it features some strong performances, and it has stylish direction, realistic violence that actually adds to that atmosphere without feeling too gratuitous and an interesting underlying theme of paternal redemption...Not a masterpiece, but a decent movie."

Dragon Dynasty (a sub-studio of The Weinstein Company and Genius Products) has been consitently putting out quality asian films since their first foray into the DVD business and Dog Bite Dog is no exception. They're taking great care in providing not only top-notch audio-visual material, but also really putting some care into the extra features. This "Two-Disc Ultimate Edition" of Dog Bite Dog not only includes a few commentary tracks, but also sports an extensive behind-the-scenes feature as well as several smaller featurettes.

While it may not thrill each and every horror fan out there (since it's not technically a horror flick), but it's definitely got plenty that should keep you watching. Add that to the impressive DVD presentation from Dragon Dynasty and you've got a quality recommendation.

Stay tuned for our full review coming up and a bit more in this week's column. In the meantime, get over to your favorite retailer and check out Dog Bite Dog.

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