Nice fan tweak from CSchmidlapp, using sources from domestic US release, as well as the harder international cut, and the VHS “Sneak Peek” workprint. The result seemed much closer to Woo’s final stage of Hong Kong output.
Several scenes seemed little more than echoes from Hard Boiled.
One of Van Damme’s better roles, with Lance Henriksen and Arnold Vosloo outstanding as baddies. Wilford Brimley as Cajun uncle is a classic of imbecile acting.
The edit was top rate. Smooth, nothing jarring. Music alterations were well done, also, and seemed to unify the structure better.
I was never happy that the DVD offered nothing beyond my Laserdisc copy. This was great fun. I'd say send a copy to JCVD to cheer his mood, but I guess not.