Romeo Must Die (2000) artwork

Romeo Must Die (2000)

1st January 2000

When Hang Sing learns of his brothers death in America he breaks out of a Hong Kong jail and heads for San Francisco to find his brothers killers.
Jet Li, Aaliyah, Isaiah Washington, Russell Wong, DMX, Delroy Lindo, D.B. Woodside, Henry O, Edoardo Ballerini, Jonkit Lee, Anthony Anderson
Action/Adventure, Martial Art
1 Hour 55 Minutes
Thank you for supporting DVD365.net when you order using the link(s) below.

Han Sang is an ex-cop who went to prison in Hong Kong in order to let his father, a Chinese crime lord, and his brother escape to Oakland in San Francisco. When his brother is murdered, supposedly by a rival black gang, Han breaks out of prison and heads for America to uncover his brother's killer and to avenge his death.

Once in America Han discovers that his family is in the middle of a fierce turf war with a gang of blacks in an attempt to create a new, and money making, stadium in the rundown Oakland docklands. Searching his brothers apartment for information, Han soon finds help from Trish O'Day, the daughter of the rival gangs leader, and together they work to uncover the cause of the mounting body count.

The picture is bright and colorful with a high bit-rate throughout the film. However, the picture can be grainy at times and there were clear signs of artifacting in the background of certain scenes. In some of the more outrageous fight scenes the special effects were also clearly visible, but why Jet Li required special effects to enhance his fighting techniques is beyond me.

The sound is crystal clear with the dialogue locked in the center channel without any bleeding to the other channels. Although there was occasional good use of the rear channels, it was mainly used by the musical score. There are plenty of LFE's during the film, but they only tend to be used by the thumping bass of the soundtrack.

Romeo Must Die is produced by the same people who brought you a certain film called The Matrix and it is very easy to see the influence during the fight scenes. The plot is drawn out way too long, and how many dodgy films have used the idea of revenge for the death of a sibling? However, it is well worth waiting for the fight scenes as we see Jet Li at his best, and not aided by a computer. The screen debut of the beautiful singer Aaliyah was surely not going to be her last, but a plane crash cut her promising acting career brutally short.

Unlike the UK cinema release, this region one edition has not had cuts made to the fight scenes, and rumours are circling that the BBFC will make additional cuts to give the film a 15 video certificate. If this is the case, and your a fan of Jet Li, then you should definitely be buying this edition of the film. Let's just hope that Jet Li will be able to show off his amazing abilities in more films, and without having to resort to the comedy path Jackie Chan has taken.

  • Behind-The-Scenes Documentaries
  • HBO First-Look Special : Making of Romeo Must Die
  • Three Music Videos
  • Filmographies
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • DVD-ROM Enhanced
Homeland S2 artwork

Homeland S2

When Marine Sergeant Nicholas Brody is hailed as a hero after he returns home from eight years of captivity in Iraq, intelligence officer Carrie Mathison is the only one who suspects that he may have been "turned".
King Kong artwork

King Kong

Donnie Darko  The Directors ... artwork
 Butterfly Effect  The ... artwork
Ice Cold In Alex artwork

Ice Cold In Alex

Braquo S4 artwork

Braquo S4

The Truman Show artwork

The Truman Show

Funnyman Jim Carrey stars in The Truman Show, the dark comedy about a world-famous reality star who thinks he's just an insurance agent, released on 4K UHD 3rd July 2023 from Paramount Home Entertainment.
Hard Target artwork

Hard Target

Steeltown Murders artwork

Steeltown Murders

Fists In The Pocket: Criterion Collection artwork
National Lampoon's Vacation artwork
Cosa Nostra: Franco Nero in Three Mafia Tales By Damiano Damiani artwork
Sir David Jason reprise his role as Granville who has inherited the corner shop from his beloved but miserly Uncle Arkwright in Still Open All Hours: The Complete Collection, released on DVD 5th June 2023 from BBC.

Angry Birds Movie 2


When a new threat emerges that puts both Bird Island and Piggy Island in danger, Red, Chuck, Bomb, and Mighty Eagle recruit Chuck's sister Silver and team up with pigs Leonard, his assistant Courtney, and techpig Garry to forge an unsteady truce and ...



One of the most compelling and conflicted characters in Sony Pictures Universe of Marvel Characters comes to the big screen as Jared Leto transforms into the antihero Michael Morbius as Morbius. Dangerously ill with a rare blood disorder and ...
Fear is natural. The problem is, the more you fear something, the more likely it is to come true
The King's Man (2021)

The Amazing Maurice


Violent Night


A Man Called Otto


Harry Wild: Series 1


Unforgotten: Series 5


The Diplomat


Thor: Love and Thunder


Good Luck To You, Leo Grande





"Don't torture yourself, Gomez. That's my job" - #TheAddamsFamily (1991) #MovieQuote #FilmQuote #AnjelicaHuston

Creed III


The System


Six Four


Grace: Series 3

Get a free daily news update. DVD365.net works with the Amazon Alexa flash briefing skill