Bodyguard/The Bodyguard 2 DVD Cover Art
SRP $26.98 1.78:1(16:9) DOLBY DIGITAL 5.1 MAGNOLIA
 

Tony Jaa is the selling point of "BODYGUARD/BODYGUARD 2" double feature, from MAGNOLIA. Unfortunately, he's all too rarely visible. These Thai films feature some slick production values(by Thai standards) and the editing/effects are generally impressive, but the plots are your basic straight-to-cable type fare.

Bodyguard plot: After being fired by the head of a company's son, the son then needs his protection, and lots of chaos ensues.

Bodyguard 2 plot: The bodyguard now works as a counter-terrorism expert and must infiltrate a terrorist plot to use a WMD in Thailand.

There's not much to these films, but pacing is decent and, again, slick editing, imagery moves things along fast enough to overcome the huge holes in storylines. Both thrown together for under $30.00, isn't bad.

MAGNOLIA has provided the correct aspect ratio of 1.78:1 with 16:9 enhancement for these two. Colors vary in consistency, sometimes even within a scene, from rich to subdued. However, artifacts are rare, and contrast is decent throughout.

MAGNOLIA has provided Dolby Digital 5.1 mixes for both. Surrounds are engaged during some key scenes, but dynamic range is limited and bass is less than impressive.

Some featurettes are included.