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  1. Duel to the death in the house guys this is my watch for tonight happy days
    18 points
  2. So the two special extras will not be included on the upcoming Joseph Kuo set. However it's looking very good that they will be included on another release in 2022! A reconstruction of the original cut of 18 Bronzemen was done using the longer HD cut & various SD sources and should be included on the set with both Mandarin & English options.
    16 points
  3. One more BIG release coming from Eureka should be before the end of the year.
    16 points
  4. Just came back from a screening of the new 2K remaster of Armour Of God at the fighting spirit film festival in Stratford, London. The print was absolutely gorgeous with deep blacks and some film grain present, it looked very filmic on the big screen with natural looking skin tones. The sound was Cantonese Mono I believe and was great overall, the subtitles was on point and perfectly timed on screen, not too quick so you missed something. Overall a great experience. A rep from 88Films mentioned before the screening that the film will be a deluxe set (like The Young Master) and come with a thick booklet and hardbound cover plus some other 'Tat'. Thank you to everyone involved in this release and getting it out to us for this very special screening.
    14 points
  5. Good news everyone. I got my discs in from Japan today, so I'll have all orders awaiting dispatch out tomorrow. Hope you are all well ☺️
    13 points
  6. Just ordered this for myself, the long awaited double feature blu ray of Snake in the Monkey's Shadow and Four Invincibles. I do advise you to pick it up because these Asia Line discs are really good, although I am most certainly going to be doing my own custom as planned and getting the original Cantonese dub translated too.
    12 points
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  8. Thanks again , everyone ! Reading all your supportive posts just shows how lucky I am to be part of this incredible , awesome family
    11 points
  9. More work in progress after and before screenshots, showing my attempt at colour correction to recreate a more natural colour pallete and to stabilize the noise turbulence throughout the film.
    10 points
  10. The Dragon's Snake Fist (1981) Fan Restoration project My favorite Dragon Lee film, which I decided to have a crack at making a custom of which I have been working on as a side project and have revisited whilst Hell's Windstaff in the back burner as I'm waiting to get the German tape transferred and have the subtitles checked over with a translator. For the video source, I am using the letterbox transfer on the PAL UK DVD from Terracotta Distribution, which presents the film in an export dubbed version. It's mostly just a quick clean up job I have done, fixing some of the damage to the film print somewhat conservatively but more focussed on deblocking the picture, and attempting to restore some of the crushed black detail in addition to blowing the film up to 1080p. I don't wish to colour correct the film because I quite like some of the fades and tints in the film which happen during some of the fights as is it adds to the grindy and gritty nature of the film. I would like to do a blu ray of the film, but would need to come up with some nicer bonus features to include on the disc relevant to the film. The Dragon Lee fans out there, let me know what you think I should do. I would like to include a Mandarin soundtrack, but I have been searching for about 5 years for the VCD of the film and it just can't be found. In terms of the restoration itself though, it's pretty much done so if anyone wants the file let me know and I'll get the link up as soon as I am back. Anyway, not only is it one of Dragon Lee's best films but it was also one of the many good movies from Godfrey Ho and friends, who get a bad rap an awful lot but did make some films which were actually really good in Korea, such as The Dragon, The Hero, Eagle Vs Silver Fox and the Dragon's Infernal Showdown and of course this one which was not bad at all.
    10 points
  11. Hay everyone. I know many of you loved the sleeve design I did for The KungFuRobbers awesome BluRay release of Mystery of Chess Boxing. Sadly I came down with a really bad case of covid and was really unwell for quite a while, as a result I was unable to finish it in time for the release. My apologies to @TheKungFuRobber and everyone else too. I finally managed to finish the design. You can download a cmyk high res print version from the WeTransfer link below. Download Hi-Res CMYK Print Version: https://we.tl/t-GQXBtgGf6R Hope you all like it.
    10 points
  12. Update: Shanghai Killers is now discontinued, as I'm working on releasing a new version in HD format that will be available in a weeks time on blu ray physical copy and free download on Internet Archive. It is from a new HD scan of the film, with additional colour correction done by myself. See the screenshots for a comparison between the old transfer and the new one.
    10 points
  13. To cure the Friday bordem blues. Ill be watching some Sonny Chiba flims. Doberman Cop. Wolf Guy. The Killing Machine. Shogun's Ninja. R.I.P Sonny Chiba!
    10 points
  14. Actually, it was a few week’s back. September 8 to be exact. I haven’t been on the forum of late as I’m dealing with construction at the house plus finishing up a Shaw related project (more on that later). Just spoke with Bob who has also been busy, so the marking of this event got a little sidetracked. In any event, yes 20 years. Wow! Where does the time go? KFF was originally created by Brian Clearly on September 8, 2001 and was a forum offshoot for two sites: Kung Fu DVD and Kung Fu Cinema. For several years, in the early/ mid 00s, it was hosted by ezBoard as several mods ran the place without any true owner. Then around 2007/08, the forum moved to the new Kung Fu Cinema site where it stayed until that URL went dark and the owner went MIA. The forum eventually found a new home, here at SC36, where it’s now been the last several years. I had hoped to pen a lengthy piece on KFF over the years but just got bogged down with other things. Nonetheless, despite the growing threat (lol) of social media and the death of many a forum in the last decade, this place has continued to strive forward. Just wanted to say Happy Anniversary KFF and thanks to all the members over the years. What a ride it has been!
    9 points
  15. Get ready for this! A 1984 martial arts film starring John Liu had begun production called New York Ninja. Unedited with no sync sound, it was thought to have long been gone. Well, it is finally seeing the light of day thanks to Vinegar Symdrome. The company has hired actors to dub the voices and kickboxing legend Don "The Dragon" Wilson voices John Liu himself! Other voice actors in this project are Cynthia Rothrock, Linnea Quigley, Matt Mitler, Ginger Lynn Allen, Michael Berryman, Leon Isaac Kennedy and Vince Murdocco. This is the 1st official Vinegar Syndrome Productions film. "VSP's initial release slate will kick off with NEW YORK NINJA, a wild action comedy originally directed by and starring John Liu, and produced by legendary New York exploitation producer Arthur Schweitzer. While NINJA was shot entirely on 35mm in 1984, the project was abandoned during production resulting in all original sound materials, scripts and treatments going missing. The rights and unedited original negative were subsequently acquired by Vinegar Syndrome, who have meticulously constructed and completed the film, enlisting the talents of genre film superstars Don "The Dragon" Wilson, Michael Berryman and Cynthia Rothrock to voice the leads. NINJA will receive its world festival premiere this Fall where it will be presented by Vinegar Syndrome's Kurtis Spieler, who spearheaded the project, with additional details on home video and digital distribution to be announced."
    9 points
  16. Guys I’ve just recently been on the 88 films Facebook page and they have a picture of meteors crashing to what looks like earth so I writ in the comments section as there is more than one meteor I wrote killer meteors and out of all the comments people wrote naming different films etc 88 films was the only one to like my post. So could this be Killer Meteors is coming from 88 films I certainly hope so in fact I’m pretty sure it will.
    9 points
  17. I was at the London screening of AOG last night presented by 88 films. The picture and sound was pristine!
    9 points
  18. I would like to thank Pearl River and VCI for releasing The Basher Box. A lot of passion and effort went into making this available. I bought both the DVD and Blu-ray to encourage and support the label. Do not underestimate the power of nostalgia. This brought back very fond memories of my youth. Please release whatever is available in good quality like these two films as there is definitely an audience waiting that appreciates the effort. Well done to Mr Worth and everyone else involved who made this project a reality.
    9 points
  19. I bought Whatever It Takes and Showdown In Little Tokyo. R.I.P Brandon Lee!
    9 points
  20. 9 points
  21. Shang-Chi reached a new level for Hollywood MA action and is undoubtedly one of the best MCU films so far; I hope Hollywood took notes from Andy Cheng. Seeing MA action in a Hollywood movie without a shitload of cuts is as refreshing and surprising as hearing so many dialogues in Mandarin. Add Chinese director and a Chinese lead, and you get what might turn out to be an important movie. Shang-Chi was hugely enjoyable, and not just for seeing Michelle Yeoh in a classic kung fu fight, Tony Leung in his first Hollywood movie, Yuen Wah getting a fair amount of screen time, and Andy Le doing what he does best as Death Dealer. It is a fun action adventure romp that feels like a wuxia movie at times, filled with damn good action delivering Tai Chi, MMA, rope-dart and more, and featuring some outstanding camerawork. And yes, I also enjoyed the CGI finale, it actually rounds up the movie quite well. I have to mention Ben Kingsley who almost stole the show here for me, blabbering about the original Planet of the Apes, had me LMAO. Was very nice of them to dedicate the movie to Brad Allan.
    8 points
  22. Some screenshots showing the colour correction job in progress.
    8 points
  23. 8 points
  24. - Wandering Detective: Tragedy in Red Valley (風来坊探偵 赤い谷の惨劇) (1961) - Yakuza Deka: No Epitaphs for Us (やくざ刑事 俺たちに墓はない) (1971) - Bodyguard Kiba (ボディガード・牙) (1973) - Bodyguard Kiba 2 (ボディガード・牙 必殺三角飛び) (1973) - Adventurer Kamikaze (冒険者カミカゼ) (1981)
    8 points
  25. Two books that I've been on the lookout for the longest time are Chang Cheh - A Memoir and The Swordsman and His Jiang Hu: Tsui Hark and Hong Kong Film. Both are OOP and very expensive on the used market if available at all. But I lucked out and my friend agreed to sell me both as he's moving back to his native Singapore.
    8 points
  26. Thank you so much Kungfurobber !!!!!!!!!
    8 points
  27. I hope so! If not that than maybe this...
    8 points
  28. Picked these up at Dollar Tree yesterday
    7 points
  29. Sorry to be that guy, but just to be clear Godfrey Ho never made any movies in Korea. Asso Asia would purchase Korean kung-fu movies for international distribution, re-edit them (frequently changing the plot entirely), adding an English dub, and making a new credits sequence that credited Godfrey Ho as the director. The John Liu flick 'The Dragon, The Hero' is a genuine Godfrey Ho flick (filmed in Taiwan if I recall correctly), but the other flicks you mentioned are 100% Korean productions. 'Dragon's Snake Fist' is actually 'A Master and His Student' and 'Dragon's Infernal Showdown' is actually 'The Yong-gwon Martial Arts', both of which are directed by Kim Si-hyun, and 'Eagle vs. Silver Fox' is actually 'Flying Martial Arts' directed by Park Yun-gyo.
    7 points
  30. More work done on the film, I've finished denoising and regrading the colours in a further 70 scenes (so all in all about four minutes), using Video Enhance AI to create new details which is easier to do when the noise has reduced, and then I'll regrain the scenes using a fine grain in DVO Pheonix. You will notice a remarkable difference in the detail of my custom when it's finished. And the colour grading is going to be far better, with accurate, natural and richer flesh tones, far less blown out gamma and levels adjusted to match the intended lighting for each scene which is probably going to look better than how the movie was made. No more nasty pink flesh tones and horrible green or blue fades is my goal here. If anyone wants a video preview of where I'm at now, I'd be happy to post. But I better get some rest cos I've been getting ahead of myself with this.
    7 points
  31. i hope they will release it again, the print is awesome
    7 points
  32. Made another movie run at Big Lots. I found a couple that looked pretty good.
    7 points
  33. If anyone had come onto the forums and said this existed, without proof via a trailer etc. Would anyone have believed them?.
    7 points
  34. No worries guys! I'm currently having all the audio tracks for the upcoming set synced up correctly. I haven't sent the corrected tracks over to Eureka yet so they just used the track Mei Ah sent as is for that clip.
    7 points
  35. If YK Kim can come out of hiding with the re-release of Miami Connection, anything is possible! Would be awesome if John Liu comes out to see this come to life!
    7 points
  36. Whenever I watch a fight scene from “one armed boxer” on youtube I start reading the comments below. Most of these comments are making fun of the scenes and I kind of hate that people doing that lol. I mean I get that some random none MA loving guys post these things and I perfectly see how ridiculous and unrealistic the fight scenes are but it is so freaking entertaining in my eyes! I see how none kung fu fans find the scenes funny but to me it is pure gold haha I know technically later kung fu films are more impressive but to me the early stuff is the real deal. They have better camera work, better editing and they’re so deliciously brutal. The later movies are just skills showcases and summersaults with endlessly long fight scenes. Anyway I really don’t like people making fun of one of the all time classic MA films. Not that I lose my sleep over it, I’m a grown ass man but still it kind of hurts to see one of my faves being trashed! This happens especially with Wang Yu films but I take almost all of his films over any Jacky Chan film lol
    7 points
  37. Yep! It's THRILLING BLOODY SWORD. Which is directed by the screenwriter of MAGIC RING!
    7 points
  38. You're killing us with such teasing..... My pocketbook is already crying. Hoping it's something amazing to top off an already wallet busting year!
    7 points
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