Commitment is a half-decent martial arts movie with some good fight scenes and a semi-coherant and compelling story with a fine primary character.
Genre(s): Martial Arts, Crime, Thriller
Well Go USA | NR – 113 min. – $29.98 | March 11, 2014
Plot Outline: After his father’s botched espionage mission, North Korean Myung-hoon (CHOI SEUNG-HYUN) and his young sister Hye-in (HAN YE-RI) are sent to a labor prison camp. In order to save his sister’s life, Myung-hoon volunteers to become a spy and infiltrates the South as a teenage defector.
While attending high school in the South, he meets another girl named Hye-in (KIM YOO-JEONG) and rescues her when she is attacked. South Korean intelligence soon discovers the plot and begins closing in on Myung-hoon, while his own government sends a vicious assassin to eliminate him.
SPECIAL FEATURES – 2.0/5
All that is included is a Making of (10:30; SD) featurette and a Trailer (1:11; HD).
VIDEO – 4.5/5
Commitment arrives on Blu-ray through Well Go USA and not surprising, the 1080p high-definition transfer looks really good. Presented in its original 2.39 widescreen aspect ratio, the movie features great detail levels and, like most of these type of films, primarily takes place at night and even there doesn’t show any signs of artifacts or pixilation.
AUDIO – 4.75/5
Also strong is the Korean language 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio offering robust sound from gunfire to the numerous punches, counterpunches, foot kicks, etc. showing through quite well. Dialogue levels are also impressive, crisp and clear throughout.
OVERALL – 3.0/5
Overall, Commitment is a half-decent martial arts movie with some good fight scenes and a semi-coherant and compelling story with a fine primary character. The Blu-ray release from Well Go USA doesn’t have much in the bonus material arena with a thin ‘making-of’ featurette while the audio and video transfers are both excellent.