Written by: Michael Den Boer on August 17th, 2014
Theatrical Release Date: Thailand, 2013
Director: Raimund Huber
Writers: Raimund Huber, Johan Kirsten
Cast: Kazu Patrick Tang, Johan Kirsten, Macha Polivka , David Winters , Guk Srisawat, Stephen Thomas, Bonnie Zellerbach, Sunanta Yousagoon, Janissa Charoenrach, Vincent Kinne
BluRay released: July 29th, 2014
Approximate running time: 122 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Widescreen / 1080 Progressive / MPEG-4 AVC
Sound: DTS-HD 5.1 English, Dolby Digital Stereo English
BluRay Release: Well Go USA
Region Coding: Region A
Retail Price: $29.98
From a narrative stand point this film does a satisfactory job setting who everyone is. Unfortunately from there as the story evolves things start to go awry as the film tries to tackle too many subplots at once. At the core of this convoluted mess is a story about two friends whose relationship actually is closer to that of brothers and how their world fell apart when they both fell in love with the same girl.
If only the draw out narrative and it short comings were this film only problem. Another area where this film is often lacking are the performances from the entire cast, which are further hindered by an atrocious English dubbing job. And outside of a few entertaining action set pieces there is not much else to look forward to in this film.
Dragonwolf comes on a 25 GB single layer BluRay. The film is presented in a 1080 progressive widescreen. Colors and flesh tones look accurate and are in line with this film’s intended visual style, most of which was accomplished in post-production. One notable instance is the use sepia tone during flashback sequences. And though details at times lack clarity, the bulk of the film the image looks generally crisp. Also there are no issues with compression and black levels fare well.
This release comes with two audio options, a DTS-HD 5.1 mix in English and a Dolby Digital Stereo mix in English. The first one will notice when watching this film is that many of the voices in this audio mix clearly sound as though they were post dubbed. Besides the issue with dubbing these audio mixes actually sound very good, dialog is always easy to follow, everything sounds balanced and robust when it needs too. Also included with this release are removable English subtitles.
Extras are limited to a trailer for the film and trailers for other titles also available from Well Go USA. Overall Dragonwolf gets a good audio / video presentation from Well Go USA.
Note: This film is also being released by Well Go USA on DVD.