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by grim_tales
Yesterday, 05:13
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

What does otaku mean?
Opium and the Kung Fu Master was a really good movie, interesting to see how it uses a real historical event in the story
by grim_tales
06 Nov 2018, 03:18
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4596
Views: 399847

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

The Medallion was the US version of Highbinders right? Maybe that's better? I don't think I've seen it (or don't remember).
by grim_tales
02 Nov 2018, 19:30
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Raymond Chow dies at 91
Replies: 1
Views: 48

Raymond Chow dies at 91

RIP :( https://variety.com/2018/film/asia/raym ... 203018267/

Will we ever see someone like him again launch so many important and influential stars?
by grim_tales
28 Oct 2018, 21:18
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4596
Views: 399847

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

I enjoyed Accidental Spy, need to watch it again some time :) Reminded me a bit of 'Who Am I' or the Armour of God films :)
by grim_tales
28 Oct 2018, 00:40
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9736
Views: 580789

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

The Bourne Legacy (2012, USA): 3.5/5

Not as good as the first 3 movies, but liked this better than the fifth film (Jason Bourne). It starts a bit slow (what action there is, is tense) but the second half is mostly a chase movie
by grim_tales
26 Oct 2018, 23:47
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4596
Views: 399847

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

Vengeance of a Snow Girl (Lo Wei, 1970) - 2/5 Lavish period adventure in which the lovely Li Ching is a young woman out to avenge her parents death (and cure her hypothermia). Found it quite slow in parts. Mostly it's done in a serious manner too, but later in the film our heroine/hero have to retri...
by grim_tales
24 Oct 2018, 00:30
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4596
Views: 399847

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

I remember Gorgeous - Shu Qi is adorable in it and the theme song is cute :) The Hand of Death AKA Countdown to Kung Fu (1976): 3/5 Early John Woo period adventure featuring a young Jackie Chan in a supporting role. Pretty good with effective, slightly brutal fight choreography by Sammo Hung. A funk...
by grim_tales
22 Oct 2018, 23:17
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?
Replies: 6203
Views: 335650

Re: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?

Recieved: Drunken Master 2 (BD)
by grim_tales
21 Oct 2018, 20:57
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4596
Views: 399847

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

I havent seen this for years - wondering if I should upgrade to BD
by grim_tales
19 Oct 2018, 15:26
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9736
Views: 580789

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

Wasn't the uncut/R rated version released in cinemas? Such a shame it never made it to DVD, BD etc.
by grim_tales
15 Oct 2018, 01:27
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4596
Views: 399847

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

Magnificent Bodyguards (1978) rewatch: 3.5/5

Decided to watch this again (deciding to thin my collection), this is entertaining, surprisingly good fights and a couple of plot twists - there's even a song. It looks like it had some old-school 3D (?) shots here and there which look odd now.
by grim_tales
09 Oct 2018, 23:51
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4596
Views: 399847

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

Shaolin Wooden Men (1976): 3.5/5

This was pretty good, considering it was made before Jackie became a really big star (Drunken Master etc). The story is above average and the action is good. Apparently this is meant to be in Mandarin, but the HKL DVD is in Cantonese.
by grim_tales
04 Oct 2018, 16:36
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?
Replies: 6203
Views: 335650

Re: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?

Ordered: City Hunter (Eureka Classics) - BD
by grim_tales
28 Sep 2018, 06:22
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9736
Views: 580789

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

The Greatest Showman: 3/5 A cliched story redeemed by some memorable songs and lavish sets, with themes which seem very current (gender issues and accepting people who are different from you, especially the plight of trans people), the film is set during the 19th century though you'd never know it f...
by grim_tales
27 Sep 2018, 07:08
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4596
Views: 399847

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

I found the ending of this movie really quite touching and sad :(
by grim_tales
26 Sep 2018, 14:36
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4596
Views: 399847

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

Twin Dragons (1992, Hong Kong) youtube 3/5 Got a little ahead of myself with Crime Story.... In January of 1992, BEFORE Police Story III, Jackie made a benefit movie for the Hong Kong Directors Guild, co-directed by Ringo Lam and Tsui Hark. It's the ultimate Jackie Chan vanity project, as he gets t...
by grim_tales
17 Sep 2018, 16:44
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?
Replies: 6203
Views: 335650

Re: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?

Recieved: Snake in the Eagle's Shadow (German Blu Ray). It has English subtitles, and the picture quality looks excellent (though I only sampled the beginning).
by grim_tales
16 Sep 2018, 01:49
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4596
Views: 399847

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

Maggie seemed very warm and personable in Irma Vep, playing an exaggerated version of herself (I guess?) and looks gorgeous in it.
In the article you posted, she still looks great :)
by grim_tales
06 Sep 2018, 16:48
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?
Replies: 6203
Views: 335650

Re: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?

Ordered Snake in the Eagle's Shadow (Blu Ray)
by grim_tales
05 Sep 2018, 17:41
Forum: General Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Love for 35mm (or 16mm / 8mm) prints
Replies: 9
Views: 4059

Re: Love for 35mm (or 16mm / 8mm) prints

You've seen Lone Wolf + Cub and Seven Samurai in 35mm? That must have been amazing! :D
by grim_tales
05 Sep 2018, 17:39
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4596
Views: 399847

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

I remember the ending of the film being really touching and sad :( Fuck.
Also back in the day some reviewers described the film as Hong Kong's answer to Rain Man (or something like that), despite the fact this came out first.
by grim_tales
03 Sep 2018, 20:03
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4596
Views: 399847

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

Wheels on Meals (1983, Hong Kong) Amazon Prime 3.5/5 I never understood how people rated this movie as highly as they do - if not for the finale, I might even put it below Winner and Sinners. The story is flimsy, the comedy is ok, the stunts are few and far between, and the fights throughout are qu...
by grim_tales
30 Aug 2018, 16:03
Forum: High Definition Discussion
Topic: Once Upon A Time in China Trilogy (Eureka Classics) - 26 Nov 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 270

Once Upon A Time in China Trilogy (Eureka Classics) - 26 Nov 2018

From Eureka's FB page: New Announcement! ONCE UPON A TIME IN CHINA TRILOGY, Tsui Hark’s dazzling kung-fu trilogy starring Jet Li, will be released as part of the Eureka Classics range on Blu-ray from 26 November 2018, sourced from brand new 4K restorations and presented in a Limited Edition 4-Disc B...
by grim_tales
27 Aug 2018, 04:02
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4596
Views: 399847

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

Ivan Drago wrote:
26 Aug 2018, 23:20
There are two different versions of Millionaire's Express, both with exclusive footage. I have no idea which version represents a director's cut or original theatrical version.
Interesting, I never knew that :) I have the HKL DVD so wonder what version that is