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by Ivan Drago
27 Jan 2020, 05:57
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Shanghai 13 (1984) Upon leaving Shaws, Chang Cheh directed this indie all-star, featuring nearly of his leading men protoges from Jimmy Wang Yu all the way up to Ricky Cheng - plus upcoming major star Andy Lau, whose only film with Chang this was. Sadly, this is more of a series of vingnettes then ...
by Ivan Drago
24 Jan 2020, 15:27
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Views: 785670

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

grim_tales wrote:
23 Jan 2020, 20:54
Cats (2019): 3.5/5

The music is good with impressive staging and sets, the CGI is very strange looking though.
Judi Dench playing the part of the Old Deuteronomy (sp?) cat was a nice tough I thought.
Well, I see someone liked it...;)
by Ivan Drago
24 Jan 2020, 15:20
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Hell of the Living Dead (Italy, 1980) [VoD] – 2.5/5 Idiotic zombie film mishmash that is nevertheless watchable. There’s stolen Goblin music, nature stock footage, a half-arsed attempt to borrow from Cannibal Holocaust with social commentary, bargain basement gore effects, a staggering lack of logi...
by Ivan Drago
09 Jan 2020, 22:43
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Batman Returns (1992) *** How Tim Burton got away with turning this Warner franchise into a perverted, twisted nightmare I'll never know. First one made tons of money. Same reason Joel Schumacher got carte blanche with Batman and Robin. Yeah, it was more of a rhetorical question. ;) Joel Shoemaker'...
by Ivan Drago
06 Jan 2020, 06:51
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Markgway wrote:
05 Jan 2020, 23:26
Batman Returns (1992) ***
How Tim Burton got away with turning this Warner franchise into a perverted, twisted nightmare I'll never know.
First one made tons of money. Same reason Joel Schumacher got carte blanche with Batman and Robin.
by Ivan Drago
02 Jan 2020, 20:36
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Re: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Wing Chun (1994)

You'd think Michelle Yeoh, Donnie Yen and Yuen Woo-ping would be a recipie for awesomeness, but what we get instead is little more than a pleasant kung fu soap opera. To my surprise, we don't get to see Wing Chun's famous origin.

6/10
by Ivan Drago
02 Jan 2020, 20:34
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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The Killing Machine (2010) Not a remake of the Sonny Chiba classic, but a predictable time-waster starring (and directed by) super-hunk Dolph Lundgren as a former KGB assassin. Relies heavily on choppy slow-motion which wears out its welcome quickly and makes the film feel rather old hat. Fellow Sw...
by Ivan Drago
05 Dec 2019, 19:20
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: Story of the Dragon (1976)
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Views: 400

Story of the Dragon (1976)

STORY OF THE DRAGON (1976) AKA BRUCE LEE'S SECRET AKA BRUCE'S DEADLY KUNG FU AKA BRUCE LEE THE TRUE STORY Director: Chan Wa, Cheung Kei Starring: Bruce Li, Carter Huang, Hwang Jang-Lee, Dan Schwarz, Roy Horan, Robert Kerver, Wei Ping-Ao In a change of pace for Bruce bio-pics, this focuses on his ear...
by Ivan Drago
01 Dec 2019, 00:02
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4825
Views: 553935

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THE LEG FIGHTERS (1980) Director: Lee Tso-Nam Great as it is to see a Taiwanese old school indie lovingly preserved on Blu-Ray, this is pretty poor with far too much stupid comic relief (especially from a strange fellow called Ding-Dong who dresses like a Native American draped in bells), an uninsp...
by Ivan Drago
28 Nov 2019, 08:53
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 10085
Views: 785670

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Guro Taku wrote:
27 Nov 2019, 23:39
Skinner (USA, 1993) [BD] – 2.5/5
Ted Raimi is a guy called Skinner who walks around skinning hookers.
His mother must be so disapointed ;)
by Ivan Drago
27 Nov 2019, 22:56
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Views: 553935

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SWORDSMAN II (1992) Jet Li is no Sam Hui (and vice versa), but Briggite Lin's mesmerising performance as the heraphmodite supernatural villian makes this a worthy sequel. 7/10 TREASURE OF BRUCE LEE (1979) I checked this previously unseen Bruce Le potboiler out to commemorate Chen Sing's passing, onl...
by Ivan Drago
20 Nov 2019, 18:15
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: I've just got banned from KFC!
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Views: 127676

Re: I've just got banned from KFC!

One beef I have with KFC (pun intended)...I get a shed load of notifications and very rarely is it people commenting on my posts,it's just the poster DragonsClaws reacting to every single damn post on the forum!
by Ivan Drago
17 Nov 2019, 23:36
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: HK stars who have passed away???
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Views: 4906

Re: HK stars who have passed away???

Chen Sing has passed away.
by Ivan Drago
14 Nov 2019, 10:27
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4825
Views: 553935

Re: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

THE LEG FIGHTERS (1980) Director: Lee Tso-Nam Great as it is to see a Taiwanese old school indie lovingly preserved on Blu-Ray, this is pretty poor with far too much stupid comic relief (especially from a strange fellow called Ding-Dong who dresses like a Native American draped in bells), an uninsp...
by Ivan Drago
31 Oct 2019, 16:54
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 10085
Views: 785670

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Mostly silly comic relief but very intense finale. Par for the course for an early 80s kung fu movie.
by Ivan Drago
28 Oct 2019, 15:40
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Navajo Joe (Italy, 1966) [DVD] - 2.5/5 Vengeful Indian Burt Reynolds signs up for protecting a small town so that he could kill as many white villains as possible. Decently paced, watchable violence western with a dumb script that has characters do the dumbest things. Reynolds reportedly hated the ...
by Ivan Drago
26 Aug 2019, 11:16
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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The Shaolin Avengers (1976)

Entertaining semi-remake of Men from the Monastery, with an unhealthy fixation on Fu Sheng's bum!

7/10
by Ivan Drago
20 Aug 2019, 19:11
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

I feel the polar opposite. I really like Nicholson's Jack, loathe his Joker. :D Even though I don't care for The Dark Knight, Heath Ledger was a much better Joker. Don't get me started on the pistol thing! Yeesh! I feel Nicholson suits the 1940s comic book Joker very well, as did Ceasar Romero (who...
by Ivan Drago
20 Aug 2019, 07:31
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

And one of my all time fave movie scenes is where the Joker nonsensically survives a full-on assult from the Batwing and proceeds to blow it up with a ludicrously long pistol!
by Ivan Drago
20 Aug 2019, 07:21
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

I love it for shameless nostalgic reasons, but yeah, it's a mess.

On the hand, I prefer Jack Nicholson as the Joker then as Jack Napier. I feel if we are to see The Joker pre-transformation, he should be a nondescript loser ala The Killing Joke. As the film is, there is no real transformation.
by Ivan Drago
11 Aug 2019, 10:34
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Eagle's Killer (1981) Disapointing John Cheung vs Hwang Jang Lee movie, relying way too much on endless comedy scenes. I swear they only got to 90min by ensuring Cheng Hong-Yip's character stutters...really...slowly. Slightly redeemed by the use of Riz Ortolani's theme for Brutes and Savages , but ...
by Ivan Drago
12 Jul 2019, 22:07
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Snake in the Eagle's Shadow Part II (1978) Director: Chang Hsin-Yi Somewhat to my surprise, this doesn't slavishly copy the formula of its famous namesake (bullied student befriends master in hiding) and is instead a mixture of boring escort company shenanigans and vaguely amusing con-man antics. D...
by Ivan Drago
09 Jul 2019, 17:03
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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The Dragon from Russia (1990) Director: Clarence Ford Utterly shambolic adaptation of the Crying Freeman manga, jumping between stylish action scenes that you could frame on your wall and low-brow Drunken Master style humour, with a vague plot linking them together. Sam Hui makes for a charmingly g...
by Ivan Drago
21 Jun 2019, 17:52
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Re: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Apparently the HK public was none too keen on Nina.
by Ivan Drago
17 Jun 2019, 07:18
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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The Blacksheep Affair (1998) Probably the greatest achievement of Hong Kong Legends was giving the impression with their awesome music promo that this was the best damn HK movie ever. I mean, just take a look! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xb6XOCOmXjA But, other than the pretty damn good action s...