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by chazgower01
Yesterday, 17:55
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Mr. Nice Guy (1997, Hong Kong) Amazon Prime 2.5/5 One of the last times Jackie and Sammo would work together and the LAST time Jackie would let Sammo direct him, Mr. Nice Guy is a pretty average Chan movie that's only redeemed by what he can do in it. The acting is horrible - seriously, for some re...
by chazgower01
14 Oct 2018, 15:40
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Views: 396277

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Angel 2 (aka Iron Angels 2) (1988) Amazon Prime 2.5/5 Angel III (aka Iron Angels 3) (1989, Hong Kong) Amazon Prime 3/5 I wouldn't mind seeing these some day. Is that US Amazon Prime? Do they have proper transfers and original language? I have the 1st film on HK DVD... Mei Ah if my memory serves me ...
by chazgower01
14 Oct 2018, 03:37
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Views: 396277

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Knockabout (1979, Hong Kong) Amazon Prime 4/5 Half way through what appears to be a goofy comedy along the lines of Jackie Chan's Drunken Master or Fearless Hyena (the latter of which had come out two months earlier), it suddenly does an about-face and becomes a deadly serious drama (though it cont...
by chazgower01
11 Oct 2018, 22:17
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Views: 396277

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Angel III (aka Iron Angels 3) (1989, Hong Kong) Amazon Prime 3/5 This might be the best AND the worst of the Angel films. At times I thought some stuff was so goofy… I just couldn’t help but keep watching. We get exactly what the series needed - more Moon Lee than in Angel 2 - and her fights are re...
by chazgower01
11 Oct 2018, 15:26
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Angel 2 (aka Iron Angels 2) (1988) Amazon Prime 2.5/5 An early movie of Director Stanley Tong (Here he's the Action Director), this sort of a sequel (minus Oshima Yukari unfortunately) has Moon Lee, Elaine Lui and Alex Fong returning as the Iron Angels, on a vacation in Malaysia that turns into a m...
by chazgower01
08 Oct 2018, 15:30
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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1996 The Hong Kong Box Office's regression is in full swing by this point.... 1. HK $57,518,794.00 Police Story 4: First Strike (Jackie Chan) (#5 ATBO) 2. HK $36,051,899.00 Forbidden City Cop (Stephen Chow) 3. HK $25,218,130.00 Tri-Star (Tsui Hark) 4. HK $22,493,617.00 Young and Dangerous II 5. HK $...
by chazgower01
08 Oct 2018, 15:25
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Views: 396277

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First Strike (1996, Hong Kong) DVD 2.5/5 Another attempt to break into the American market, Jackie Chan’s First Strike is a somewhat entertaining action movie with a confusing story, some great action scenes and Jackie’s goofy brand of humor. In other words, it’s a modern Jackie Chan movie. After t...
by chazgower01
08 Oct 2018, 00:19
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Views: 396277

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1995 1995 was a big year for Jackie Chan, as he'd broken into the American market finally, and at the same time set a new record for the highest grossing film in Hong Kong Box Office history (which he'd break the following year - it's still #6 all time). Stephen Chow had FOUR movies in the top ten -...
by chazgower01
08 Oct 2018, 00:12
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Views: 396277

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Thunderbolt (1995, Hong Kong) Amazon Prime 3/5 Six years before Fast and the Furious, the Hong Kong film industry had their own little brief cinematic fad with racing, and Jackie’s foray into it would end up being one of his highest grossing movies of all time. That’s not to say it’s one of his bes...
by chazgower01
07 Oct 2018, 19:05
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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1994 1994 had been another great year for Stephen Chow, but Jackie Chan had the biggest hit of the year with Drunken Master 2. Michelle Yeoh continued to not impress at the HK box office (though I remember kind of liking Wing Chun) and Jet Li's numbers continued to slip. The HK box office in general...
by chazgower01
07 Oct 2018, 19:00
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Views: 396277

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Rumble in the Bronx (1995, Hong Kong) DVD 3/5 There will always be a soft spot in my heart for this movie, as it was the first time I got to see Jackie on the big screen. And rewatching it now, it actually starts off as a decent movie with some good action and some decent fights. Jackie’s trying to...
by chazgower01
01 Oct 2018, 15:18
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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I took an old song of mine and used Naked Killer to make a video to it... thought it turned out pretty cool. Please check it out when you get a chance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNan3UI3Ncs&t=18s https://i.ytimg.com/vi/iNan3UI3Ncs/hqdefault.jpg?sqp=-oaymwEjCPYBEIoBSFryq4qpAxUIARUAAAAAGAElAADIQ...
by chazgower01
01 Oct 2018, 14:30
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Views: 396277

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Dreaming the Reality (1991, Hong Kong) 35mm on Facebook 3.5/5 Four years after first appearing together as adversaries in 'Angel' (aka Iron Angels), Moon Lee and Oshima Yukari are back as sisters this time - trained from childhood to be assassins. Eddy Ko plays their dad, dispatching orders and war...
by chazgower01
01 Oct 2018, 02:31
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4564
Views: 396277

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Angel (aka Iron Angels) (1987, Hong Kong) youtube 3/5 When a crime boss (deliciously sadistic Oshima Yukari) has her drug fields burned by local authorities, she starts having cops killed in revenge. Enter (long time Shaw Brothers actor) David Chiang who puts together a team including Japanese Pop ...
by chazgower01
30 Sep 2018, 22:49
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Views: 396277

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Drunken Master 2 (1994, Hong Kong) DVD 4.5/5 Other than a continuity hiccup, mainly due to Jackie's clash with original director Liu Chia-Liang (of Shaw Brothers fame), this is easily Jackie's best fight movie of the second half of his career. And not just in the last 20 minutes. His initial fight ...
by chazgower01
30 Sep 2018, 15:55
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

HungFist wrote:
30 Sep 2018, 13:59
New Abashiri Prison Story (新網走番外地) (Japan, 1968) [DVD] - 2.5/5
New Abashiri Prison Story: Harbour Duel (新網走番外地 流人岬の血斗) (Japan, 1969) [DVD] - 2/5
It's amazing how much mileage they got out of this idea. How many total movies did they make within the 'Abashiri Prison' concept?
by chazgower01
29 Sep 2018, 04:43
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Views: 396277

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Jet Li isn't in Once Upon A Time In China IV Iron Monkey only made 6 million according to HKMDB! Whoops! Thank you! Yeah, I'm surprised by some of the movies and what they did at the HK box office vs the Western perspective of them. Jackie Chan's highest grossing film is Police Story 4: First Strike!
by chazgower01
28 Sep 2018, 11:27
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Views: 396277

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1993 Hong Kong Box Office The money in the Top Ten went down over HK $65 Million from the year before, as Stephen Chow seemed to cool, Jackie Chan made two of his least 'Jackie Chan-like' movies, Chow Yun Fat went on hiatus and John Woo left for America. That helped Jet Li, who's Fong Sai Yuk became...
by chazgower01
28 Sep 2018, 04:10
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Views: 396277

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City Hunter (1993, Hong Kong) haiuken 2/5 Jackie Chan plays Japanese Manga Detective Ryo Saeba in a (it had to happen sooner or later) Wong Jing (Written and) Directed 'City Hunter'. City Hunter is quite the ladies man as well, so he's surrounded by lots of lovely ladies - there's skinny Joey Wong ...
by chazgower01
27 Sep 2018, 09:37
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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grim_tales wrote:
27 Sep 2018, 07:08
I found the ending of this movie really quite touching and sad :(
Yeah, I guess it's kind of an interesting angle considering who he is...and Yeoh's reaction is quite well done.
by chazgower01
26 Sep 2018, 22:55
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Views: 396277

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Project S (aka Super Cop 2) (1993, Hong Kong) youtube 3/5 A sequel of sorts to Super Cop 3 (you certainly don't need to see one to see the other), it stars Michelle Yeoh, once again as Captain 'Jessica' Yang, a tough people's army cop... but who isn't too tough to fall in love. Yeah, there's a love...
by chazgower01
26 Sep 2018, 17:45
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4564
Views: 396277

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

HungFist wrote:
25 Sep 2018, 15:16
Be-bop High School (ビー・バップ・ハイスクール) (Japan, 1985) [DVD] - 3.5/5

Be-bop High School: Koko yotaro elegy (ビー・バップ・ハイスクール 高校与太郎哀歌) (Japan, 1986) [DVD] - 3.5/5
I need to add these to my list!
by chazgower01
23 Sep 2018, 14:14
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Views: 396277

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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 chazgower01
23 Sep 2018, 04:55
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4564
Views: 396277

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

Crime Story (1993, Hong Kong) haiuken 3.5/5 Somewhat of an anomaly for Jackie, especially during this phase of his career, its a serious crime drama and he's an overworked CID who goes through some realistically intense situations. Based on a true story, where a wealthy Hong Kong businessman is kid...
by chazgower01
21 Sep 2018, 16:25
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Asian DVD store in NY and DC area
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Views: 95

Asian DVD store in NY and DC area

Not sure if this is the place to post this or not...

Going through the DC and NY area this weekend and was wondering if anyone knows of any Asian DVD stores in the NYC or DC (or Baltimore) areas...

Thanks!