I am surprised I have not read anything about this movie here on the HTF, besides a brief mention in the Regional DVD section. After reading a positive review of this on dvdfile.com I decided to give it a shot via a rental, being a big fan of Jean Reno. What a great movie!!! The easiest way to describe it is to take the buddy comedy of RUSH HOUR, the coolness of THE PROFESSIONAL and even the quirky charm of AMELIE and you got WASABI. It's a French movie that takes place in Japan after Jean Reno's character has to travel there for the inheritance left to him by his long lost love of 19 years. That being $200 million and a daughter ... It turns out that his love did not die of natural causes and that there are people after the inheritance. It is nothing you have not seen before, but it is done in a fresh way with a pulsing soundtrack and great subtle directional 5.1 action! Jean Reno is great as the straight guy who is really funny. Something that DeNiro pulls off so good as well. The disc is very vibrant in colors and has a great transfer. I think this is something that deserves a rental at least ... an ovelooked gem.