HIS MOST POWERFUL ENEMY... HIS BROTHER.. A FIGHT
TO THE DEATH!
Terror and chaos reign in the land of Chungwon.
Camellia Blossoms, the most powerful of the warrior gangs, uses
this time of unrest to wrestle control of the country form the
ailing peoples government while producing counterfeit gold coins
to cripple the struggling economy. Within the Camellia Blossoms
gang, a group known as "Five Dragons" is being trained
to kill in martial arts. Two brothers, Danlyong and Muklyong,
belong to the group. But danlyong, with the aid of his elder
brother, escapes. In retaliation, the group punishes Muklyong
by taking control of his mind and b ody. He will be their "Weapon
Three years on, the innocent townspeople are too
afraid to move against the evil Camellia Blossoms. The government
has now been overthrown by the most powerful of the gang's martial
arts experts, Lord Seobong, and there is no one left to oppose
him. Smaller gangs in the countryside continue to flourish,
causing death and mayhem in the villages. honglyung, seeking
revenge for her father's murder, sets out with her friends to
find the only person who can save the country - Red Hawk. But
to be victorious, Red Hawk must face and kill Camellia Blossom's
most powerful weapon...his own brother!
Featuring blistering martial arts sequences with
extraordinary character designs, Red Hawk is an exciting, action
packed animation thriller.
• Region 1 encoding
(US and Canada only)
• Animated, Color, Widescreen, Dolby
• Theatrical trailer(s)
• Character Bios
• Photo Gallery
• Manga Previews
• Widescreen letterbox format
KNOWN DVD SECRET(S):
"Red HAWK" is a movie based on the Korean
comic book titled "Redhawk" published by Dai Won Publishing
which is a pretty cool action movie. It has similarities to "Dragon
Ball Z", "Fist of the Northstar" and "Ninja
If there is one thing that may confuse people, it
looks like anime but it's from Korea and as more and more anime
and manga-like productions are being created outside of Japan,
can we call it anime?
That's a debate for another time. As for "Red Hawk",
it features awesome fight scenes with a character with the hair
and look of Super Saiyajin 3 of "Dragon Ball Z", the
characters which remind me of "Fist of the Northstars"
and the challenges of opponenents similar to "Ninja Scroll".
I really enjoy these type of animations but with "Red Hawk"
coming out on DVD, I feel there are some misses. One thing I was
hoping is that there would be the animation language track in
Korean or Japanese but we only get a dubbed version. The dub is
nowhere near the quality of Manga Entertainment's "Macross
Plus" and the dub track is reminiscent of the old Streamline
anime features. Personally, I wonder if the actual dialog has
been changed. The other is not so bad but you can tell the movie's
age with the scratches during the animation.
As for DVD special features, there is a photo gallery, character
bio and the original trailer and typical Manga Entertainment trailers.
All in all, this anime is showing how other countries have adapted
Japanese animation to their animations and "Red Hawk"
is an enjoyable anime but I know I would of enjoyed this animation
more if presented with it's original language and with English
THE MOVIE: C+
THE DVD EXTRAS: C
THE DVD OVERALL: C+