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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: 4565
Views: 396372

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: 4565
Views: 396372

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: 6202
Views: 333071

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: 9715
Views: 576105

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: 4565
Views: 396372

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: 4565
Views: 396372

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: 6202
Views: 333071

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: 4565
Views: 396372

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: 6202
Views: 333071

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: 3995

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: 4565
Views: 396372

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: 4565
Views: 396372

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: 230

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: 4565
Views: 396372

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
by grim_tales
22 Aug 2018, 03:58
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4565
Views: 396372

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

The I Am Jackie book was very good, but I remember I got the feeling Jackie didnt write much of the book himself, maybe the co writer mostly wrote it with contributions from Jackie here and there :dontknow:
I did enjoy the book though :D
by grim_tales
21 Aug 2018, 22:09
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?
Replies: 6202
Views: 333071

Re: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?

Despite those problems it seemed like a good release and as Amazon themselves didnt have any in stock, I thought they wouldnt get any more (as it was limited).
by grim_tales
20 Aug 2018, 22:10
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?
Replies: 6202
Views: 333071

Re: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?

Police Story 1 & 2 Boxset (Eureka) - Blu Ray, had to order from a 3rd party as Amazon sold out and I thought they wouldnt get any more copies (the set is limited after all). There *may* be a replacement program with fixed discs (because of the wrong mono soundtrack etc), lets wait and see what Eurek...
by grim_tales
18 Aug 2018, 20:39
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9715
Views: 576105

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

The Cable Guy: 3/5 Dark Jim Carrey comedy is quite funny, but has a fairly nasty, twisted streak at times too. I wasn't a fan of the Ace Ventura and Dumb and Dumber stuff... couldn't sit through it. Hugely popular though. The Cable Guy I really enjoyed, but it was considered a box office dud. ($47 ...
by grim_tales
14 Aug 2018, 23:29
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9715
Views: 576105

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

The Cable Guy: 3/5

Dark Jim Carrey comedy is quite funny, but has a fairly nasty, twisted streak at times too.
by grim_tales
12 Aug 2018, 22:41
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4565
Views: 396372

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

chazgower01 wrote:
12 Aug 2018, 22:25
grim_tales wrote:
12 Aug 2018, 18:32
Thanks :) I was confused by the 'Directed by Jackie Chan' credit on the poster.
Trying to pull in every sucker they could!
:D
What was Jackie's first movie as director? I thought it was Fearless Hyena but could be wrong.
by grim_tales
12 Aug 2018, 18:32
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4565
Views: 396372

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

Thanks :) I was confused by the 'Directed by Jackie Chan' credit on the poster.
by grim_tales
05 Aug 2018, 22:53
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9715
Views: 576105

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

King Kong (2005): 4/5 Overlong but visually spectacular remake/tribute to the classic monster movie. The beautifully realised sets of depression era New York work so well, some great action set pieces and Andy Serkis gives a remarkable performance as Kong (Naomi Watts isnt bad either!) While she's i...