Blackjack john woo dvd
Made especially for the USA Network, this action adventure centers on freelance bodyguard and former U.S. Marshal Jack Devlin (Dolph Lundgren and his attempts to protect a young woman from vicious gangsters. Unfortunately, Devlin's ability to do his job is severely restricted after an explosion 5/5(1). Blackjack I never thought that Dolph Lundgren plus John Woo would equal boring but this film is. It's typical John Woo from beginning to end (i.e. gun fights, slow mo, bullet time, etc..) but it doesn't really offer anything, even during the action scenes. Final Verdict: 2/5 Rent or Buy?. Keep in mind that I love John Woo movies, am crazy about Dolph Lundgren movies (as cheesy as most of them are) and thought that Kate Vernon was incredibly sexy in this movie (unnecessarily so, as you will see), and I couldn't take my eyes off the gorgeous Kam Heskin/5(57).
When initial cuts failed to yield an "R" rated film , the studio assumed control of the project and edited footage to produce a cut "suitable for American audiences". In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Part 1 of the film was released throughout Asia in July , to generally favourable reviews and strong attendance. The local cinema would prove a haven of retreat. In , Woo was hired as a script supervisor at Cathay Studios.
Moderator: Moderators. Available for retail on June 26th Splendid Entertainment. Hope the audio's 5. I bought a copy of the R1 not that long ago too. Black Jack house fight recut 30 secs of sweetness by dolphage on Mon Jun 01, am Yeahello? I just posted another little stupidity on my Youtube page. In this one I changed EVERY cut the action is,cool but slooow in the real version and I started over with the sound effects and put new music on.
There was some awesome action filmed for this flick but the final editing, sound effects and music water it down a lot. They could have made a sweet action piece out of the footage.
Good idea editing the girl out. But we just don't share the same taste in music I guess. Why didn't you choose Henry Mancini or something? Re: Black Jack house fight recut 30 secs of sweetness by dolphage on Mon Jun 01, pm Mosquito wrote: Heh, nice work.
Mosquito wrote: Why didn't you choose Henry Mancini or something? Re: Black Jack house fight recut 30 secs of sweetness by Jack Caine on Sat Jun 06, am Thank god you edited out the little girl--I cannot stand her!
Due to school age restrictions, his mother changed his birth date to 22 September , which is what remains on his passport. The Woo family, Christians faced with persecution during Mao Zedong 's early anti-bourgeois purges after the communist revolution in China , fled to Hong Kong when he was five. Impoverished, the Woo family lived in the slums at Shek Kip Mei. His father was a teacher, though rendered unable to work by tuberculosis , and his mother was a manual laborer on construction sites.
At age three he was diagnosed with a serious medical condition. Following surgery on his spine, he was unable to walk correctly until eight years old, and as a result his right leg is shorter than his left leg. His Christian upbringing shows influences in his films. Woo has said he was shy and had difficulty speaking, but found making movies a way to explore his feelings and thinking and would "use movies as a language".
The local cinema would prove a haven of retreat. In , Woo was hired as a script supervisor at Cathay Studios. In , he became an assistant director at Shaw Studios. In the Kung fu action genre, it was choreographed by Jackie Chan and featured dynamic camera-work and elaborate action scenes. By the mids, Woo was experiencing occupational burnout. Several of his films were commercial disappointments, and he felt a distinct lack of creative control. The story of two brothers—one a law enforcement officer, the other a criminal—the film was a financial blockbuster.
A Better Tomorrow became a defining achievement in Hong Kong action cinema  for its combination of emotional drama, slow-motion gunplay, and gritty atmospherics. Its signature visual device of two-handed, two-gunned shootouts within confined quarters—often referred to as " gun fu "—was novel, and its diametrical inversion of the "good-guys-bad guys" formula in its characterization would influence later American films.
Woo would make several more Heroic Bloodshed films in the late s and early s, nearly all starring Chow Yun-Fat. These violent gangster thrillers typically focus on men bound by honor and loyalty, at odds with contemporary values of impermanence and expediency. The protagonists of these films, therefore, may be said to present a common lineage with the Chinese literary tradition of loyalty among generals depicted in classics such as "Romance of the Three Kingdoms".
In blackjack, stiff hands are hard totals of 12 through Some blackjack buffs won't draw to stiffs regardless of the dealer's up-card. Basic strategy has it otherwise. Playing "by the book" in multi-deck games dictates hitting stiffs when the dealer shows seven or above, and also drawing to hard 12 against two or three. The "theory" behind never-bust blackjack goes like this.
These statements are true. But they don't lead to the conclusion that never-bust blackjack is some secret the casino bosses would like to suppress. Not busting and getting the best chance of winning are horses of entirely different hues. The objective in blackjack is normally to maximize expected return on every bet; this is the criterion on which basic strategy is built.
Departures from the standard may turn out serendipitously well on one or more individual hands, and may be ideal under specialized circumstances. But, in the long run, they cost bettors money. Say the dealer has nine-up.
Chance of busting with this exposed card is 23 percent. So, in hands, players who stand against nine with less than 17 can expect to win and lose the other Likewise, seven-up gives the dealer 26 percent chance of busting. Expected effects are trickier to calculate if a solid citizen hits a stiff. Now, the math must account for the chances of the player as well as the dealer busting or ending with various point totals. The hands can push as well as win or lose. And starting value is significant.
Comparing expected net losses for combinations of stiff starting hands and dealer up-cards confirms that hitting is less onerous than standing when so specified in basic strategy. Never-bust strategies get more punishing as players' starting hands drop from 16 to 12 and as dealers' up-cards go from 10 to 7 and then ace.