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by Ivan Drago
14 Jan 2018, 11:14
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4179
Views: 346678

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

Killer Constable (1980) Effective Shaws film, with Chen Kuan-Tai as a police officer on the trail of looted royal treasure. The gorgeous Bava/Argento-ish photopgrahpy makes this feel a lot fresher then the films coming out from Chang Cheh at the same time, and the violence is for the most part gritt...
by Ivan Drago
02 Jan 2018, 17:30
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4179
Views: 346678

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

AFAIK, Nora was never Bruce's mistress...pity, I like to think she'd kept her cool in a crisis more than Betty Ting Pei.
by Ivan Drago
01 Jan 2018, 11:16
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4179
Views: 346678

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

Fury in Shaolin Temple (1982) Poor Gordon Liu really needed a better agent judging from this Korean/HK trash, which sees him and one-time Bruce Lee clone Chang Il-Do as two long-lost brothers (or something) learning kung fu from different masters. Contrary to the credits, Phillip Ko is not worthy o...
by Ivan Drago
28 Dec 2017, 01:45
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4179
Views: 346678

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

The Brave Archer (1977) First part of a 3-film adaptation of Jin Yong's Legend of the Eagle Shooting Hero, starring Alexander Fu Sheng, and nearly everyone on Shaws' payroll. The early more macabre sections (with skull piercings, skin ripping and blindings galore) are much more engrossing then the l...
by Ivan Drago
28 Dec 2017, 01:00
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4179
Views: 346678

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

Drunken Master, Slippery Snake (1979) The first 10 minutes of this film, with Yuen Siu Tien pretending to a blushing bride (no, really!) suggest that he will be the main star, but then the focus shifts more to Cliff Lok, who isn't nearly as good an actor. But it's just as well, as Yuen is so extensi...
by Ivan Drago
19 Nov 2017, 15:11
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4179
Views: 346678

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

Jeez dude, don't post it then! Some of us work!
by Ivan Drago
15 Nov 2017, 18:24
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4179
Views: 346678

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

Instant Kung Fu Man (1977) Early kung fu comedy with John Liu and Hwang Jang-Lee kept on the sidelines for the most part whilst two Yip Fei-yangs (one a crook, one a lazy Shaolin student) mess around - whatever happened to him anyway? It's actually fairly funny but lacks the universal appeal that ma...
by Ivan Drago
11 Oct 2017, 00:25
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: The R.I.P. Thread...
Replies: 53
Views: 16452

Re: The R.I.P. Thread...

Hon Kwok Choi has passed away
by Ivan Drago
31 Aug 2017, 18:01
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: I've just got banned from KFC!
Replies: 600
Views: 88265

Re: I've just got banned from KFC!

Fatal error?
by Ivan Drago
14 Aug 2017, 19:51
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4179
Views: 346678

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

FIST OF DEATH (1982) Lame South Korean Bruce/Jackiespolitation yarn with Kim Tae-Chung looking only like Bruce when he bugs his eyes out. The Jackie clone is even weaker. In a way, this is a Fist of Fury knock-off with the Ching Wu school vs the...well, the dialogue says "YMCA" but the log...
by Ivan Drago
12 Jul 2017, 21:27
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4179
Views: 346678

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

I love The Hot, The Cool and The Vicious purely due to nostalgia.

The subs on the old UK VHS (missing from their DVD!) refer to Tommy Lee's character as "The Living Pluto."
by Ivan Drago
09 Jul 2017, 20:47
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4179
Views: 346678

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

On the bright side, it has an awesome pirated soundtrack of John Barry, Ennio Morricone and Pink Floyd.

Plus, Mars gets to be the first Bruce Lee clone!
by Ivan Drago
08 Jul 2017, 13:19
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4179
Views: 346678

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

Jun Fukuda didn't direct Godzilla vs Hedorah, that was Yohshimitsu Banno.
by Ivan Drago
30 Jun 2017, 07:34
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4179
Views: 346678

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

Using it to make prints for festivals and screenings, but not making a new dupe negative.
by Ivan Drago
30 Jun 2017, 00:26
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4179
Views: 346678

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

The 2004 re-master of MofFG looks worse than the 2002 non-anamorphic DVD, as the negative had deteriorated significantly.

Definetly one of my favourite movies, and the pirated soundtrack introduced me to my favourite band, Tangerine Dream!
by Ivan Drago
25 Jun 2017, 22:40
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4179
Views: 346678

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

In America, it was called Kung Fu Master: Bruce Lee Style!
by Ivan Drago
22 May 2017, 00:30
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Criterion's Lone Wolf & Cub BD set
Replies: 21
Views: 4825

Re: Criterion's Lone Wolf & Cub BD set

I dislike the ugly pink colour timing and low gamma on the Criterions.
by Ivan Drago
07 May 2017, 20:56
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: I've just got banned from KFC!
Replies: 600
Views: 88265

Re: I've just got banned from KFC!

BD.COM has its resident arse in Dr Svet...
by Ivan Drago
30 Apr 2017, 11:42
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9514
Views: 508636

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

I read John Russo's novels of Night of the Living Dead and Return of the Living Dead, and great literature they are not!
by Ivan Drago
04 Apr 2017, 21:25
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: The R.I.P. Thread...
Replies: 53
Views: 16452

Re: The R.I.P. Thread...

Phillip Ko has passed away
by Ivan Drago
21 Mar 2017, 23:34
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: Enter The Game of Death (1978)
Replies: 6
Views: 634

Re: Enter The Game of Death (1978)

James Nam - fabrication by the video-generated credits on the Vengeance disc

Joseph Velasco - English pesudonym of Joseph Kong, but maybe a all-purpose credit for whoever directed the things?

Choe U-Hyeong - Korean co-director, makes sense.

Lam Kwok-Cheung - credited on HKMDB, and HKFA
by Ivan Drago
21 Mar 2017, 22:14
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: Enter The Game of Death (1978)
Replies: 6
Views: 634

Re: Enter The Game of Death (1978)

I think Code Red may have it, not sure where I read that though.

I love bat shit crazy kung fu movies. They are often much funnier than the actual comedies!
by Ivan Drago
18 Mar 2017, 19:59
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: Enter The Game of Death (1978)
Replies: 6
Views: 634

Enter The Game of Death (1978)

Director: Joseph Hong* Starring: Bruce Le, Yeo Su-Jin, Park Dong-Yong, Bolo Yeung, Lee Hoi-Sang, Cheng Lik, James Nam Probably the best Bruce Le movie AND the best Game of Death film (not counting Tower of Death , which is more its own beast), this is one trash classic, filled with more cheese then ...
by Ivan Drago
18 Mar 2017, 19:50
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: The Hand of Death (1976)
Replies: 3
Views: 485

The Hand of Death (1976)

Director: John Woo Starring: Dorian Tan Tao-liang, James Tien, Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung, Chu Ching, Yeung Wai, Kim Ki-ju (Note: The original English title on Chinese prints was Countdown in Kung Fu . What the heck is that supposed to mean?) Another nostalgic favourite of mine, this is an early John W...

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