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by Ivan Drago
03 Apr 2019, 19:49
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4710
Views: 428480

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

I don't think any of the characters in Golden Swallow were in Come Drink With Me. Even though the heroines share a common name, they don't seem to be the same character - and I think the historical periods are different, too.
by Ivan Drago
11 Mar 2019, 18:57
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: Enter The Game of Death (1978)
Replies: 7
Views: 1234

Re: Enter The Game of Death (1978)

A German BD is coming!
by Ivan Drago
23 Feb 2019, 14:12
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9895
Views: 621485

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

Markgway wrote:
14 Feb 2019, 21:52
The Karate Kid, Part II (1986) ***
Superior sequel adds depth of characterisation and new found maturity,
which makes the regressive Part 3 all the more painful.
I missed Elizabeth Shue - seems her character did a complete about-face between films.
by Ivan Drago
10 Feb 2019, 01:47
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4710
Views: 428480

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

Devil Woman (1974) Hong Kong/Fillipino co-production that sounds like it should be a awesome combination of horror and kung fu, but mostly feels like two seperate films stuck together. There's a girl with snakes for hair killing people off (that's meant to be a shocking twist, but since it's all ov...
by Ivan Drago
10 Feb 2019, 01:15
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4710
Views: 428480

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

MAGNIFICENT got a widescreen DVD from Crash Cinema nearly two decades ago. I hope the print is still around as it would make a good source for a BD, even with its burnt in theatrical subs.
by Ivan Drago
09 Feb 2019, 09:02
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4710
Views: 428480

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

Story of Drunken Master (1979) Tame but pleasant enough starring role for Yuen Siu-tien (looking considerably older and frailer then he did in Dance of the Drunk Mantis, released a mere two months earlier), which is much in the vein of the old Wong Fei-hung films, and Yuen is essentially playing Wo...
by Ivan Drago
24 Jan 2019, 19:27
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)
Replies: 603
Views: 484330

Re: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)

Heck, turns out the second Sister Street Fighter film is now illegal to import into the uk!
by Ivan Drago
13 Jan 2019, 13:16
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4710
Views: 428480

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

Bruce and Dragon Fist (1978) Feels a bit like two different movies: a comedy with Bruce Le mugging shamelessly mugging as a beggar with a bindle, whilst a Korean martial arts drama plays out around him. Not much to say here 4/10 Bruce and Shaolin Kung Fu II (1978) Simplistic but entertaining Bruce ...
by Ivan Drago
27 Dec 2018, 11:32
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4710
Views: 428480

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

Clones of Bruce Lee (1980) This potentially hilarious flick wastes no time getting down to business, with 3 clones (Dragon Lee, Bruce Le, and some fellow called Bruce Lai who looks in no way like the original), and a rouge's gallery of Bolo, Chiang Tao, Jon Benn, etc... Sadly, this peaks halfway th...
by Ivan Drago
27 Dec 2018, 10:14
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9895
Views: 621485

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

The Meg (USA, 2018) [Flight] - 3/5 Jaws for today's kids: Statham vs. giant CGI shark. Very watchable nevertheless. It's a bit amusing how clearly this was aimed at the Chinese markets... the last 30 minutes in spoken mainly in Chinese! My #1 guilty pleasure this year, so I'd probably even rate it ...
by Ivan Drago
27 Dec 2018, 01:15
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4710
Views: 428480

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

Bruce Lee Against Supermen (1975) Charmingly bonkers Bruce Li movie that reminds me of the various Turkish superhero knockoffs. Li plays "Kata" (or is it it Carter?), who is none other then Kato from The Green Hornet, in an identical costume! Some vaguely lost looking gwailo plays The Green Hornet,...
by Ivan Drago
12 Oct 2018, 19:39
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4710
Views: 428480

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

Markgway wrote:
11 Oct 2018, 05:34
Golden Harvest made the switch in 1977 with The Iron-Fisted Monk.

Went from there, really.
Shaws held out mostly until 1979, depending on the genre. They topped the 1973 box office charts with the Cantonese House of 72 Tenants.
by Ivan Drago
28 Sep 2018, 12:07
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4710
Views: 428480

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

Jet Li isn't in Once Upon A Time In China IV

Iron Monkey only made 6 million according to HKMDB!
by Ivan Drago
12 Sep 2018, 19:46
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: The Killer Meteors (1976)
Replies: 0
Views: 298

The Killer Meteors (1976)

The Killer Meteors (1976) Director: Lo Wei Cast: Jimmy Wang Yu, Jackie Chan, Yu Ling-Lung, Tung Lin, Lan Yu-Li, Lee Si-Si, Lee Man-Tai, Phillip Ko Fei, Chen Hui-Lau Besides being hardly anyone's favourite Jackie Chan film, Killer Meteors was an odd introduction for me, and likely a fair few fans, to...
by Ivan Drago
09 Sep 2018, 12:29
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4710
Views: 428480

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

The Beasts(!) made more than twice the money The Young Master did. How fucked up is that? EDIT: Actually, your lists don't appear to be accurate. Let me check. Wikipedia says Young Master made 11million. Mind you, I saw an official HK Movieworld box office chart years ago that had Young Master way ...
by Ivan Drago
09 Sep 2018, 12:28
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4710
Views: 428480

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

1980 Top Ten Hong Kong Movies: 1 Rising Sun 28/02/80- 10/04/80 43 $9,429,871.00 2 Big Brawl, The 16/10/80- 29/10/80 14 $5,776,530.00 3 From Riches to Rags 10/07/80- 24/07/80 15 $4,156,174.50 4 Disco Bumpkins 15/02/80- 29/02/80 15 $4,076,741.00 5 Spooky Bunch, The 22/05/80- 06/06/80 16 $3,597,016.50...
by Ivan Drago
08 Sep 2018, 23:53
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4710
Views: 428480

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

I suppose having the hole in the head didn't help

Do you have a top 10 box office for 1980?
by Ivan Drago
08 Sep 2018, 11:23
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4710
Views: 428480

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

The Hero (1972) AKA Wang Yu The Destroyer AKA Rage of the Master "Our master wouldn't have thrown me out of the school, if you had not told a tale!" Jimmy Wang Yu remakes The Chinese Boxer replacing the Japanese villians with Thai boxers - said Thai boxers being Chinese actors in circus strong-man ...
by Ivan Drago
01 Sep 2018, 15:55
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: The Angry Guest (1972)
Replies: 0
Views: 369

The Angry Guest (1972)

THE ANGRY GUEST (1972) Director: Chang Cheh Starring: David Chiang, Ti Lung, Yasuaki Kurata, Ching Li, Chen Sing, Fong Yan-ji, Bolo Yeung, Chang Cheh A sequel to Duel of Fists , with David Chiang and Ti Lung taking on the Yakuza. Mainly notable for featuring the HK debut of the legendary Yasuaki Kur...
by Ivan Drago
26 Aug 2018, 23:20
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4710
Views: 428480

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

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.
by Ivan Drago
25 Aug 2018, 21:50
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4710
Views: 428480

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

The sound on the HKL release was awful. Someone made me a DVD-R years ago with a proper mono track synced to it and it sounded far superior.
by Ivan Drago
24 Aug 2018, 20:05
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4710
Views: 428480

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

Proof that Jackie's autobio should be taken with a lot of sodium chloride as it claims Dragon Lord was a big flop.
by Ivan Drago
22 Aug 2018, 18:19
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4710
Views: 428480

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

I find Jackie's English in Battle Creek Crawl better then in The Protector - where he struggles with tongue twisters like "Listen you creep, it's not the money we want...it's your ass!"