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by Masterofoneinchpunch
18 Apr 2016, 22:12
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?
Replies: 6204
Views: 336521

Re: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?

Pedicab Driver is the only one I've seen out of this bunch: The blurred picture is Chang Cheh's The Weird Man (R3/IVL) http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51YC1bmbX8L._AC_UL300_.jpg http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51EK4tiuHVL._AC_UL300_.jpg http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51yZwVfp8rL._...
by Masterofoneinchpunch
12 Apr 2016, 00:33
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?
Replies: 6204
Views: 336521

Re: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?

I have already seen Mad Mad: Fury Road which I liked quite a lot. I've been collecting the Disneynature films though I have not seen any yet :). Catching Fire I saw in the theater so I wanted a combo copy. Jobs just cost me a few dollars (and not just the film either; no I'm not an Apple fan). I hav...
by Masterofoneinchpunch
11 Apr 2016, 22:43
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: All in the Family (1975: Chu Mu: Hong Kong)
Replies: 3
Views: 1259

Re: All in the Family (1975: Chu Mu: Hong Kong)

Unfortunately, I too, have seen this load of old rubbish, about which, I have nothing of value to add. I wanted to update my older review of this and do some more research on it. Unfortunately it is not a fun film to watch, seriously not fun, painful in fact. I found so much bad information on the ...
by Masterofoneinchpunch
08 Apr 2016, 19:01
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: All in the Family (1975: Chu Mu: Hong Kong)
Replies: 3
Views: 1259

All in the Family (1975: Chu Mu: Hong Kong)

Chinese title: 花飛滿城春 “Dumplings are like ingots.” Curiosity and having to complete filmographies can be dangerous to our mental health (or at least a waste of valuable time) in viewing cinema. It can also be rewarding when you see that film that is underrated and underappreciated, but most often I w...
by Masterofoneinchpunch
06 Apr 2016, 17:46
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: All for the Winner (1990: Corey Yuen, Jeff Lau: Hong Kong)
Replies: 0
Views: 5302

All for the Winner (1990: Corey Yuen, Jeff Lau: Hong Kong)

“Sir please do not pick your teeth with your card.” All for the Winner (1990: Corey Yuen, Jeff Lau: Hong Kong) This is the first time Corey Yuen and Jeff Lau had codirected together and their division of duties is obvious with Yuen on action and Lau on comedy. While both directors and star Stephen C...
by Masterofoneinchpunch
06 Apr 2016, 17:01
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4597
Views: 400793

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

The Raid 2 (2013-Indonesia) ** Nauseatingly violent sequel ramps the carnage up to eleven, without providing an original plot or fully developed characters to support it's gargantuan length. Basically, it's an excuse for an endless parade of numbingly brutal fights, and explicitly bloody ways to ex...
by Masterofoneinchpunch
06 Apr 2016, 00:48
Forum: General Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Master's Top 10 Hollywood/English Films from 1930 to 2013
Replies: 92
Views: 36800

Re: Master's Top 10 Hollywood/English Films from 1930 to 2013

Well out of Mark and Retros list since last update I saw: Sahara, The Woman in the Window, The Desert Rats, Run Silent Run Deep, Child’s Play.
by Masterofoneinchpunch
31 Mar 2016, 22:19
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?
Replies: 6204
Views: 336521

Re: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?

The Star Wars are upgrades. I have already seen Crimson Peak (beautiful film.) http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51FtbH9DH2L._AC_UL300_.jpg http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51QU%2BboZ6NL._AC_UL300_.jpg http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51KKlhmoqYL._AC_UL300_.jpg http://ecx.images-amazon...
by Masterofoneinchpunch
31 Mar 2016, 22:18
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: God of Gamblers (1989: Wong Jing: Hong Kong)
Replies: 19
Views: 2850

Re: God of Gamblers (1989: Wong Jing: Hong Kong)

grim_tales wrote:Reading the review for this film has made me wonder about HK/Asian attitudes at the time to mental illness/conditions ...
Mark's answer had me laughing.

What do you think of the film itself Grim?
by Masterofoneinchpunch
30 Mar 2016, 17:33
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: God of Gamblers (1989: Wong Jing: Hong Kong)
Replies: 19
Views: 2850

Re: God of Gamblers (1989: Wong Jing: Hong Kong)

Markgway wrote:Yeah, from me 2.5 isn't a bad rating, it's decent.

I own many titles with that score, almost all of them action type films.
What was your All for the Winner rating?
by Masterofoneinchpunch
29 Mar 2016, 17:24
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: God of Gamblers (1989: Wong Jing: Hong Kong)
Replies: 19
Views: 2850

Re: God of Gamblers (1989: Wong Jing: Hong Kong)

Markgway wrote:I gave God of Gamblers 2.5/4 last time I watched it.

I can't criticize Fonoroff because I'm just as tough to please.
That's not a bad rating. I gave it a ***/**** this time, though I can easily understand that rating which is probably what I thought of it the first time.
by Masterofoneinchpunch
28 Mar 2016, 22:55
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: God of Gamblers (1989: Wong Jing: Hong Kong)
Replies: 19
Views: 2850

Re: God of Gamblers (1989: Wong Jing: Hong Kong)

Strongly disagree with him on Chungking Express. And "cutesy kids" in Heroic Trio, really? :? I'm a pretty big fan of Chungking Ex press . All the films (except Boat People which I have not seen) I liked above and one of the reasons I quoted him. Though I have been wanting to rewatch Heroic Trio si...
by Masterofoneinchpunch
28 Mar 2016, 20:19
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: God of Gamblers (1989: Wong Jing: Hong Kong)
Replies: 19
Views: 2850

Re: God of Gamblers (1989: Wong Jing: Hong Kong)

Did Paul Foronoff like ANY popular HK movies? Yes, great why is my copy at home? Found a reply I had on the topic (bolded the answer to your question): One thing that does annoy me a little is the order of the essays which chronological is used. When looking for a particular film you have to go bac...
by Masterofoneinchpunch
28 Mar 2016, 17:07
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: God of Gamblers (1989: Wong Jing: Hong Kong)
Replies: 19
Views: 2850

Re: God of Gamblers (1989: Wong Jing: Hong Kong)

Ivan Drago wrote:There is a new HK BD, have you seen it?

I need to re-visit this, was rather underwhelmed first time.
Have not seen the BD version of this. I was a little underwhelmed the first time as well, though there were elements I liked. I have seen it several times since, most recently for this review.
by Masterofoneinchpunch
22 Mar 2016, 21:21
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Books on Asian Film
Replies: 40
Views: 10546

Re: Books on Asian Film

Early Images of Hong Kong & China (1995) by various authors Chinese/English This, now rare, softcover book, was for the 19[sup]th[/sup] Hong Kong International Film Festival and presented by the Urban Council in both English and Chinese for all of the sections. For non-English writers their section...
by Masterofoneinchpunch
21 Mar 2016, 23:38
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9744
Views: 582131

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

Arabian Nights (1942: John Rawlins) **½/****: second time seeing this. When you find out that Shemp Howard (in the W.C. Fields film The Bank Dick ) plays Sinbad you pretty much know what you are in for. Arabian Nights is a plebian action film that happens to take place in Middle East (though for so...
by Masterofoneinchpunch
21 Mar 2016, 22:38
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: What books have you read?
Replies: 51
Views: 18083

Re: What books have you read?

The Hound of the Baskervilles (1902) by Arthur Conan Doyle The most famous book of Sherlock Holmes and Arthur Conan Doyle. Doyle had “killed” off Sherlock in his last short story several years before, but the outcry from the public and the money that would be earned were good reasons for him to res...
by Masterofoneinchpunch
21 Mar 2016, 22:37
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?
Replies: 6204
Views: 336521

Re: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?

Run Silent, Run Deep is the only one of the bunch I have seen (liked it). Stella Dallas I'm especially looking forward to. But always need to improve film noir knowledge so glad to have Road House. http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/511p0cTUUFL._AC_UL300_.jpg http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I...
by Masterofoneinchpunch
16 Mar 2016, 23:25
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9744
Views: 582131

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

She Done Him Wrong (1933: Lowell Sherman) 2nd time watched: For me it is fun seeing Cary Grant in his earlier roles, especially after seeing him several decades later in Operation Petticoat . You can see his personality starting to bud, he’s not quite as good an actor as he would be later, but he h...
by Masterofoneinchpunch
15 Mar 2016, 23:26
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?
Replies: 6204
Views: 336521

Re: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?

Thanks :) Maybe there are some on Youtube. I once read about a film series called Burning of the Red Lotus Temple (1928) - maybe thats what we'd call the first "martial arts" film? It was released in 18 feature length parts (!) between 1928-1931. I thought they were now considered lost :? There is ...
by Masterofoneinchpunch
15 Mar 2016, 16:24
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?
Replies: 6204
Views: 336521

Re: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?

Seeing some Chinese cinema from the early days of film (1910s-1930s) would be pretty interesting I have several from the 1930s on DVD like Street Angel , The Highway and The Goddess (several more I cannot remember). Some of them are good, if not a little derivative of Hollywood scripts. Some are qu...
by Masterofoneinchpunch
14 Mar 2016, 23:16
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9744
Views: 582131

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

Girl Shy (1924: Fred C. Newmeyer, Sam Taylor): For me I pretty much like everything Harold Lloyd did in the 1920s. This is no exception. Lloyd portrays a completely shy stutterer who has been working on a manuscript to get women. His Tao of Steve . In some of the funnier moments his reverie segment...
by Masterofoneinchpunch
14 Mar 2016, 21:14
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?
Replies: 6204
Views: 336521

Re: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?

Borzage appears to have been a big influence on Chinese cinema especially in Shanghai in the 1930s. For example his Street Angel (1928) was partially redone as Street Angel (1937) :). But I have been reading of others as well. http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Xt%2Bv9T5mL._SX342_.jpg Here are ...
by Masterofoneinchpunch
10 Mar 2016, 00:45
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?
Replies: 6204
Views: 336521

Re: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?

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by Masterofoneinchpunch
09 Mar 2016, 19:01
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: What books have you read?
Replies: 51
Views: 18083

Re: What books have you read?

So far 15 books read for the year. Here are some more minis: The Sign of Four (1890) by Arthur Conan Doyle This is the second Sherlock Holmes novella from the author. You get to understand the drug use and reasons behind by Holmes (it is not unique among the canon.) Watson falls in love (this aspect...