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KeungKau
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Postby KeungKau » Wed Jan 01, 2014 2:59 pm

Thanks for the information SaritaLinda ,
Which Shaw Brothers DVDS have special features with Yeung Pan Pan?

I have mainly Celestial releases and a few Dragon Dynasty DVDs

The only Celestial bonus I can remember is
The Treasure Hunters with a couple of short segments on Gordon Liu & Fu Sheng aside from that I Haven't seen many others?

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Postby SaritaLinda18 » Wed Jan 01, 2014 6:20 pm

Well, I just realized that the extras I was talking about are on my French subbed dvds from Wildside, so, perhaps that you don't have these dvds. Sorry for this mistake.

KeungKau
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Postby KeungKau » Wed Jan 01, 2014 11:41 pm

Thats okay ,
With the Wildside DVD releases is there an English subtitles option?

If not no Drama

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Postby SaritaLinda18 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:11 am

Unfortunately, no English subtitles, sorry.

KeungKau
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Postby KeungKau » Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:05 am

Not Long ago I watched
A Killer's Blues(1990)

With Ti Lung as an ex convict just released from prison after fourteen years.
He makes an attempt to go straight but is sucked back into the underworld by former associates and again resorts to violence
Roy Cheung was the villian (again!)
Most Ti Lung fans will probably like this.


I did find the plot reminded me of
Triad Story which was released the same year 1990
with Stephen Chow (in a more serious role) although Triad Story did have more martial arts action for the final showdown with
Billy Chow and Eddie Maher.

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Postby KeungKau » Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:36 pm

I watched The Sleeping Fist(1979) with Beardy,Simon Yuen & Suen Lam
a entertaining and enjoyable film
quite enjoyed this film certainly less intense than
The Thundering Mantis because Wang Yi Lung doesn't die in this one.


18 Fingers Of Death(2004)
with James Lew
(I used to have his and Douglas Wong's instructional Kung-fu books back in the day)
The film is a spoof/satire on the hollywood stuntman martial arts industry with cameos from
Robin Shou, Don 'the dragon' Wilson
and original Karate Kid's
Pat Morita.

After reading SamtheSeed's review
I bought Na Cha The Great (1974)
great fantasy film with impressive action (especially the weapons) from Fu Sheng choreographed
by Lau Kar Leung

KeungKau
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What have you watched recently?

Postby KeungKau » Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:34 am

Just been to the cinema with the missus to watch the latest
Police Story film

(unrelated in any way to the previous ones)

The plot revolves round a night club owner with a personal vendetta who takes 12 "innocent" people hostage
(a bit like Die Hard1) aswell as making demands on the police,

Jackie Chan does a decent job on the dramatic front but sadly the action is edited in fast paced style so its difficult to actually see whats going on :|

Jackie does take on one of the baddies one-2-one and does absorb some licks but like I said the cinematography doesn't do the fight scenes any favours.

For me personally the first & third Police Story films were the best |:o |:o

its nice to see Jackie Chan back in the far east and he is going to be 60 this year hope he can find a return to form soon and start busting some shapes again

Keung

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Postby KeungKau » Sun Feb 09, 2014 9:38 am

I know this isn\'t a martial arts related film ;*O

But I went to the cinema with my wife to watch The Lego Movie
it was throughaly entertaining ,
enjoyable for kids and adults alike V:D

KeungKau
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Postby KeungKau » Wed Feb 19, 2014 2:46 pm

I recently watched
Fist Of Legend which I hadn\'t seen for a few years
I remember the first time
I saw this in 1999/2000 and being really impressed still a nice film to watch kudos to director Gordon Chan who also directed BeastCops which is another favourite of mine.

I just watched
Clan Of The White Lotus for the first time like
Chi Liu San said it is a must.

Personally I prefered this to Executioners From Shaolin
overall as it was alot more consistent in pace and had some nice comedic touches.

Not that I want to be disparaging about Executioners but Clan was easier to watch and more entertaining for me

From a historical perspective Executioners is a superior film and yes maybe more serious

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Postby Silver & Gold Dragon » Sat Mar 08, 2014 1:23 am

My watches in February: GUNMAN\'S WALK, 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, PAPER MARRIAGE, SANJURO, A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS, THE LAST STAND, FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE & THE HIDDEN FORTRESS.


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