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Post by Antiriad2097 » Fri May 11, 2007 8:47 am

Brotherhood of the Wolf is a decent movie - as much gothic horror as martial arts.

A rare foreign language movie that Mrs Ant watched! Normally she won;t even start but she stuck right through this one so that's an indicator of much entertainment to be had.
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Post by jimbobmitch » Fri May 11, 2007 9:22 am

I don't think I could persuade Mrs Jimbob to watch it, and she speaks French!

I have an abiding affection for Mark Dacascos' kung-fu Native American and the iffy cgi for the beast itself. :D

It's a guilty pleasure but it's good fun, very spooky and gothic in places.

Speaking of Mr Dacascos, has anyone seen 'Drive'?
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Post by Antiriad2097 » Fri May 11, 2007 11:42 am

jimbobmitch wrote:the iffy cgi for the beast itself.
That was the driving factor for me wanting to see the movie. There was an extensive piece on the CGI in 3D World magazine and the design concepts for the creature looked interesting.
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Post by Surfingpikachao » Fri May 11, 2007 4:53 pm

If it hasn't been mentioned, shaolin soccer. LOL
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Post by yethboth » Tue May 15, 2007 4:38 am

My favourites are:

1. Game Of Death 2 aka Tower Of Death (Cartonese version)

2. City Hunter (Catonese version)

3. Naked Weapon ( Loads of nice lady assassins :wink: Maggie Q is my favourite)

4. The Big Boss (English dubbed version)

5. Eastern Condors (Catonese version)

6. New Dragon Gate Inn (Mandarin version - only version available)

7. Island Of Fire (Catonese version)

8. Drive (starring Mark Dacascos)

9. Crying Freeman (Live Action version starring Mark Dacascos)

10. No Retreat No Surrender 2

11. Brotherhood Of The Wolf (French Version)

12. Magnificent Warriors (Catonese Version)

13. Missing In Action 2: The Beginning

14. Enter The Dragon (Full Uncut Version)

15. Enter The Game Of Death (Starring Bruce Le and Bolo)

16. Fist Of Fury II (Starring Bruce Li)

17. Versus (Japanese Version)





Who here is a fan of Gary Daniels (I'm not talking about his great acting :lol: :lol: :lol: )
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Post by felgekarp » Tue May 15, 2007 6:27 am

yethboth wrote:My favourites are:

1. Game Of Death 2 aka Tower Of Death (Cartonese version)

2. City Hunter (Catonese version)

3. Naked Weapon ( Loads of nice lady assassins :wink: Maggie Q is my favourite)

4. The Big Boss (English dubbed version)

5. Eastern Condors (Catonese version)

6. New Dragon Gate Inn (Mandarin version - only version available)

7. Island Of Fire (Catonese version)

8. Drive (starring Mark Dacascos)

9. Crying Freeman (Live Action version starring Mark Dacascos)

10. No Retreat No Surrender 2

11. Brotherhood Of The Wolf (French Version)



Who here is a fan of Gary Daniels (I'm not talking about his great acting :lol: :lol: :lol: )
Some dodgy choices there man :D

7. Island Of Fire (Catonese version)
10. No Retreat No Surrender 2

Mind you saying that No Retreat No Surrender's not exactly a classic, it's got some of the worst acting/stereotypes I've ever seen in a film.
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Post by yethboth » Tue May 15, 2007 7:15 am

The catonese version of Game Of Death 2 aka Tower Of Death has better music and better dialogue with no resemblence to the first film.

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Post by MikeHive » Wed May 16, 2007 8:10 pm

jimbobmitch wrote:Speaking of Mr Dacascos, has anyone seen 'Drive'?
Oh! Yep! I love that film :D I particularly like the 'motel garage' fight scene. Excellent stuff :)

Oh wow, I can't believe I missed this thread. I'm the biggest kung fu movie nut I know... I've seen almost everything people have mentioned here :mrgreen:

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Post by yethboth » Thu May 17, 2007 3:28 am

Is it me or does Mark Dacascos look alot like Brandon Lee?

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Post by The Penultimate Ninja » Thu May 17, 2007 7:23 am

Surfingpikachao wrote:If it hasn't been mentioned, shaolin soccer. LOL
Shaolin Soccer is excellent, I've watched that on DVD so many times. I got to see it on it's limeted release in cinema a few years ago too.

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Post by The Penultimate Ninja » Thu May 17, 2007 7:30 am

EvilArmourKing wrote:
thl wrote:
felgekarp wrote:I always thought the ending of The Killer was just a little bit silly. I don't know whether it's the English dubbing that makes it that way though.
I too thought the end of The Killer was a little on the silly side truth be told! The English dubbing certainly didn't help it.

I thought the ending for The Killer was really good. Although it was very tragic in the sense how the leading actors died and being arrested, John Woo would intend to use that scene to build up this dramatic climax which worked really well.

See above :lol:

I don't usually watch any Hong Kong or martial art movies in English dubbing due to it being dull and ridiculously cheesy.
Me neither, are we suppose to believe that everyone in Hong Kong, China, Japan et al all learnt English at school. Just kidding :o

For me, watching a dubbed foreign film, just takes something away from the overall enjoyment of the original product.

The single WORST piece of dubbing I have EVER heard has to be for Return to a Better Tomorrow with Ekin Cheng. One of the characters, a young girl under the age of 10 is dubbed by a woman, who is easily in her 30's!! :shock: The most horrible "voice acting" ever commited to celluloid.
I once saw a German language dub of Child's Play on Swiss television. It managed to make the kid sound even more annoying.

Some recent Chinese/Martial Arts film have had much better English dubbed versions. Shaolin Soccer used English speaking Chinese actors if I recall correctly, it sounded much more natural.

I still prefer the subtitles usually, the disconnect between the words heard and the lip movements on screen in dubbed films is too distracting for me.

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Post by MikeHive » Thu May 17, 2007 10:00 am

Maybe I'm a purist, but I didn't really like Shaolin Soccer. I know it was supposed to be a comedy, but it was more of a cartoon than a martial arts movie.
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Post by felgekarp » Thu May 17, 2007 10:10 am

MikeHive wrote:Maybe I'm a purist, but I didn't really like Shaolin Soccer. I know it was supposed to be a comedy, but it was more of a cartoon than a martial arts movie.
What about Kung Fu Hustle?
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Post by MikeHive » Thu May 17, 2007 1:31 pm

That wasn't too bad at all, I quite enjoyed that actually :) Nice to see Yuen Wah still doing this sort of thing as well.
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Post by fordie020376 » Tue May 22, 2007 3:46 pm

ENTER THE DRAGON is simply the greatest maertial arts movies,

followed closely by FIST OF FURY, BIG BOSS, WAY OF THE DRAGON & GAME OF DEATH.

BRUCE LEE is the sheer grand master, just my opinion but he will never be beaten.

Love the Chuck Norris movies too, in particular MISSING IN ACTION 2
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