This is probably old news around here, the Fox release of the Jackie Chan film Heart of Dragon ($5.99 at a US Super K store on the weekend) includes the deleted fight scenes from the Japanese cut of the film as extra features. I've wanted to see these for ages and had all but given up hope when I found this disc. I'm assuming these were on the Hong Kong Legends release of the film, but I never wanted to shell out for that edition as the film proper isn't THAT good. The only letdown is the fact that the original audio on these scenes is all but drowned out by some atrocious synth-pop library score garbage. Was this absolutely nexessary? Did they think we wouldn't find 20-year-old fights exciting enough without some thumping musical accompaniment? On a related note, i was stunned at the quality of the print, as well as the footage of other HKL/FOX releases in the trailers menu. This is seriously making think of replacing a couple of titles that have always seemed inferior in previous incarnations. The footage from Naked Killer looks like it's from a whole 'nother movie when compared with my Megastar disc, which looks bleary and over contrasted by comparison. Same for the so-so print on the Universe release of Eastern Condors. Seeing these brief snippets, and watching major portions of Heart of Dragon makes me realize just how badly Chinese distributors have treated their own product on home video over the years, on both sides of the atlantic. I mean, I've got tonnes of excellent quality HK DVDs of recent vintage, and even some nice rereleases of older gems, but now I'm seriously begining to think the "rough edges" I've always though were in keeping with low-budget Hong Kong style were, in fact, nothing more than the side-effect of poor source materials and remastering! Also in the bin at Super K were Eastern Condors, In The Line of Duty 4, Duel to the Death, all of which I've had for years, but am seriously thinking of selling off in favour of these editions, bare bones though they are.