Community maybe but as a Shinichi Chiba fan I don't feel the need to have all of his recent work in my collection. I'm not saying none of those films is worth owning, just not a necessity for a Chiba collector IMO. Personally I'd like to own every Chiba film till 1992, no matter if the film is good or not. I can't say the same for films made after 1992.Shingster wrote:I'd hardly call films like Deadly Outlaw Rekka and Survive Style 5+ as "worthless" considering how many people within the online asian film fan community that seem to like them (not seen SS5+ myself yet).
btw, there's a good Chiba article here: http://www.henshinonline.com/chiba.html
Just watched the third episode of Kage. The series keeps getting better episode by episode. And so do the transfers. The picture quality was again better than the last time. I definitely jumped into conclutions too fast. The first episode looks poor indeed but the second and the third are fine. Even if Toei had better transfers I could live with these transfers without suicidal thoughs
Now, lets pray Ronin will release more Kage in the future. They deserve a big thanks for this release.
Cliff Mac interview:
http://hkfilmnews.blogspot.com/2007/04/ ... illan.html
answers a few of my questions. Too bad Dragon Princess, The Bodyguard and Karate Warriors will be english dubbed versions. Dragon Princess is no problem actually since I already own the Toei dvd, but the other two... I will get them both till better versions appear though. I don't think HK Video has either of them (they do have Dragon Princess though) and Toei hasn't announced yet. Their next Chiba wave would probably be Karate Bearfighter, Return of the Street Fighter, The Executioner 2, possibly more Kage no gundan and hopefully at least one additional title. I actually think Toei might release Karate Warriors some day, not so sure about The Bodyguard. This assumption is not based on anything, that's just how I feel is gonna happen.
The good thing about Ronin's The Bodygard is that we get the Pulp Fiction opening. Good film, too. Karate Warriors is a cult classic and definitely needs a good dvd release. I saw both films years ago from brentwood's unofficial crap dvds.