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Hard Boiled - Criterion Preservation (Released)


  • BD25 with animated menus that look and behave like the official Criterion discs, with a background video, pop up menus and resume function
  • Video taken from the HK Rescue project, full credit to them
  • Original chapter stops used on the DVD
  • Cantonese 1.0 Mono AC3 taken from the DVD
  • Cantonese 2.0 LPCM taken from the laserdisc
  • English 1.0 Mono AC3 taken from the DVD
  • Audio commentary by director John Woo, producer Terence Chang, filmmaker Roger Avary and critic Dave Kehr
  • English, French, German and Spanish Subtitles
  • Student Film Accidentally
  • Notes on Hard Boiled
  • Guide to Hong Kong crime films
  • John Woo’s Hong Kong movie trailers
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • DVD Credits

PM me for the links, contributing/long term members only please. The photos below of the menu aren’t great as the only way I could get them is from my phone while the disc is playing, software players disabled the screenshot function.


That looks great. Is it really 1.85:1? The Japanese Blu-ray (what this is clearly based on) is 1.78:1. I noticed that the hospital scenes in particular had ragged/wobbly top/bottom edges, and trimming it to 1.85:1 would fix that.

Also, wasn’t there a mono mix from Laserdisc floating around?

Project Threepio (Star Wars OOT subtitles)


OMG this looks boss!
I’ve sent you a PM brother.

Awesome work!