Judge David Johnson played bass for Dragonwolf.
Not the documentary on the British hair metal band.
In the violent, depraved city called The Devil's Cauldron, evildoers run amok and the innocent are preyed upon. The leading agents causing such chaos are two elite assassins and best friends: Mozart (Patrick Kazu Tang) and Julius (Johan Kirsten). But when a gorgeous woman comes between the two, seducing them and driving an irreparable rift in the friendship, all hell breaks loose. Julius goes on the rampage, looking to smoke out Mozart and put him in the ground. Mozart, meanwhile, has different plans, employing his considerable death-dealing techniques to level the playing field, taking out Julius's henchmen and destroying the criminal infrastructure that holds up The Devil's Cauldron. It all culminates in a major-league throwdown with Mozart on one side and about thirty million dudes on the other.
The ingredients are all here for a memorable action jaunt, but a few things keep Dragonwolf from living up to its fantastic name. But, first the good:
There is a lot of fighting
The characters are nuts
That's about it. And the bad:
It's too long and the fighting actually grows sort of boring and the production values feel low-rent and the ending is a complete letdown.
So, is Dragonwolf worth a spin? I'd really like to say so, because these guys really slather on the melee and everyone seems into delivering bone-crunching zaniness. But the story is overlong and uninteresting and the fights themselves just don't have enough juice to separate them from the also-rans of the overseas martial arts machine.
So-so Blu-ray. The 1.78:1 HD transfer is solid, occasionally suffering from soft resolution, but passable nonetheless. Audio presents an active-enough 5.1 DTS Master Audio 5.1 track. Just the trailer for extra content.
I don't want to slap a "Guilty" verdict on it, but Dragonwolf is a
missed opportunity. How about "Guiltish?"
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