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Return Engagement with Alan Tang

Postby gfanikf1 » Tue Jan 09, 2007 4:53 pm

Top notch HG right here fans with Alan Tang and a small role but fun role from Andy Lau.

Alan Tang is a Godfather who killed a mob boss in Canada for killing his brother and spends time in prision. Right before that his wife leaves him with his daughter. The movie is about Alan's quest to find his daughter and the violence that follows. Great gunbattles and the beinging and end and a decent story with excellent acting by AT make this a winning flick.

The OOP Megastar disc was 16X9 but the print was so-so with some splotches (mostly at the begining), but came with an English dub that was decent.

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Postby rarebastard » Wed Jan 10, 2007 1:50 am

this sounds interesting i will have to pick this up. does it take place in Canada?
i notice 70's and early 80's flicks they allways want to move to the US. in late 80's and 90's flicks they mostly mention Canada. anyone have an idea why?? maybe yuenfan can answer that.

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Postby gfanikf1 » Wed Jan 10, 2007 4:03 am

The first 10-15 mniutes do. Part of the reason was Canada has a large Chinese immigrant community and it was an ideal place to emmigrate to before the handover in 1997.

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Postby Kwai Chang » Wed Jan 10, 2007 1:48 pm

[Quote=rarebastard]in late 80's and 90's flicks they mostly mention Canada. anyone have an idea why??[/Quote]

It's less expensive to film in Canada. I've read that film shoots can be 45 to 50 percent cheaper.

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Postby rarebastard » Wed Jan 10, 2007 2:03 pm

your right its alot cheaper to film here the goverment offers alot of tax breaks as well.
before the sars scare in 2003 i would say 30% of mainstream movies were filmed in whole or in part were filmed here.

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Postby Kwai Chang » Wed Jan 10, 2007 2:50 pm

A lot of tv shows are filmed in Canada too. Warner Bros filmed all four seasons of 'Kung Fu: The Legend Continues' in Toronto from '92-'96. Also, the 'Black Sash' tv show (which aired in 2003) was filmed in Vancouver.

As you will know, the Canadian locations usually double for unspecified US locales.

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Postby rarebastard » Sat Apr 26, 2008 1:26 pm

return engagment i finaly got a chance to view this via the media asia version.(a uk seller has it for 1pound right now) a must for alan tang fans thanks for reccomending this one G

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Postby gfanikf1 » Mon May 11, 2009 2:42 pm

[Quote=rarebastard] return engagment i finaly got a chance to view this via the media asia version.(a uk seller has it for 1pound right now) a must for alan tang fans thanks for reccomending this one G[/Quote]

No problem. I'm happy you enjoyed it. It's not the greatest flick ever, but its def about average.

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Re:Return Engagement with Alan Tang

Postby Gynther Meyer » Tue May 19, 2009 12:43 am

[Quote=gfanikf1]
The OOP Megastar disc was 16X9 but the print was so-so with some splotches [/Quote]

Ian, I bought this on UK vhs long before the dvd format was even invented and trust me, compared to the English dubbed fullscreen video tape the DVD looks totally amazing!!

About the Canadian location: yeah tons of television shows and films are filmed there because it's much cheaper than in the US (most of the X-Files episodes were filmed in Canada) but like Ian said I think it also had to do with Canada having a big Chinese population.


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