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  1. I'm not sure yet. It's possible the scene where Yuen Shun Yee ripping a chicken's head off might be cut, like the HKL DVD. However the current screener that I'm working with is uncut. So this will be a wait and see situation. I also just finished work on another classic Yuen Biao film that hasn't been announced yet.
    18 points
  2. Here you go brother- now you've seen a picture of her. L-R @Karlos, Angela Mao-Ying, and some big bastard that likes to scribble on paper. This photo was taken in 2018 at one of her restaurants in New York City. @WaverBoy have you seen ENTER THE DRAGON? She plays Bruce Lee's sister in that. She's really fantastic. Not only is she a good actress, but she truly sells the power behind her strikes and looks fully capable of easily demolishing multiple attackers with her kung fu skills. There's a reason they call her "Lady Whirlwind"! On top of her being fantastic to watch in her films, she's also a very intelligent, outspoken, and super sweet lady.
    18 points
  3. A user on a different forum has noticed that the bluray in top right corner of the image is the HK release for "The Iceman Cometh": Between this, 'Righting Wrongs', and a possible release of 'On the Run', it seems as if 2022 is going to be the year of Yuen Biao.
    17 points
  4. Thought this was a cool pic of Susan Shaw and Kong Do receiving their Arrow Vol 1 box sets.
    16 points
  5. This edition of AOG is a dream. Incredible attention to detail, each element is studied in detail. A dream for any Jackie fan. Congratulations to everyone who collaborated on this masterpiece, keep it up guys, with these Deluxe editions.
    14 points
  6. I just happened to be discussing this today with @hongkongblurays on Instagram (represented here on the forum by @LiuYiLong), so I'll copy and paste here what I said there. I picked this set up fairly recently because I was told that due to licensing issues it will not be released outside of Asia on Blu-Ray, and I have been jonesing to re-watch these. The picture quality is nice, and as you can see, the packaging looks classy. But unfortunately the English subs seem to have been copied straight from the old embedded subs on the theatrical prints, and are pretty poor. I recognized some of them specifically (which is a funny thing to remember) as I saw the film both in the theater and with the same print/subs on VHS many times. For me, it's okay as I have long ago figured out what they are meant to say, and I know the story. But it's very disappointing for new viewers- I want to share these with my son- who will be distracted trying to decipher the poor subs' meanings while trying to enjoy the movies. As it's the best option available right now, I'm still glad I own this set, and I'm sure many other old fans will likely feel the same. But for new viewers that have grown accustomed to excellent English translations and subtitles from the likes of 88 Films, Eureka, Arrow, Criterion, etc., they will be sorely disappointed and left scratching their heads at many points. I'm not an expert on PQ, and especially not audio, but they do appear to be upscales instead of true HD restorations. Based on the first film only, it looks like a significant improvement over the PQ of the Hong Kong Legends DVD. But that release has much, much better subtitles. Back on topic... So how many of you picked up the ARMOUR OF GOD release? I opened mine and had a brief look at the book and packaging, and I'm extremely happy with it! I'm excited about re-watching the film in style, and checking out all the audio commentaries and special features. We've come a loooong way from this being released in the USA re-scored, edited, and English dub only as OPERATION CONDOR 2: ARMOUR OF THE GODS by Beuna Vista! Sacrilege! The 88 crew even created a Cantonese and English Hybrid track (so characters are speaking the language they're actually supposed to be speaking) just for this release. This looks to be everything we could ever dream of in a Blu-ray of the film, and as a Chan-fan I am absolutely thrilled. We've got a lot going on here, but hopefully once things calm down a bit I'll be able to show the films to my son as a double-bill (or maybe even triple-bill) for his first viewing of them.
    14 points
  7. Got my set delivered this morning and again it looks fantastic, thank you to everyone involved in getting these out to us fams.
    13 points
  8. I think you just might be happy when you see some of the upcoming announcements from both Eureka & 88 Films.
    13 points
  9. 3 Weeks until Warriors Two and The Prodigal Son Blu-Ray drops!! I can't wait!!
    13 points
  10. Still thinking a Huang Feng set is coming! And I'm not budging lol.
    13 points
  11. A DVD set from Mill Creek and six blu rays from Gold Ninja Video, massive thanks to @JDecloux for getting me five of the OOP titles.
    12 points
  12. Eureka is at the point where it feels like ANYTHING is on the table, and that's incredibly exciting. Reminds me of the good old days collecting Dragon Dynasty and you never knew what the next release was going to be.
    12 points
  13. If anyone is interested, I recently interviewed Frank Djeng alongside my friend on my YouTube channel. He cheekily let’s slip of a few upcoming releases, great great guy!
    12 points
  14. Yes... Finally!!! So the movie was previously cut in the UK and had a runtime of 87 min in cinema and 85 min (PAL) on VHS... The BBFC now shows the running time of 89 min for 88 Films' upcoming release, which could mean the movie will be passed uncut.
    11 points
  15. Received my copy the other day. Its really a nice package. Very beefy. Hope the fans enjoy. I'm glad I had the opportunity to work with Arrow on this box-set and I'm planning to do some additional work on V2. No, not another full length commentary. I never realized how much work one of those involved (lol) but it was a unique experience. Happy New Year everyone....
    11 points
  16. Champions needs to be restored yet but rest assured I will pester the labels until one of them pick it up.
    11 points
  17. Right on! It's a joy reading the "first time watch" experiences of classics by fellow fans. I feel the same about the film on all counts that you mentioned, and still enjoy it tremendously. How about those numerous, brutal, hard falls?! You can see the floorboards flexing with their impact! Lo's first scene facing some villains in the bar/restaurant after refining his training is a favorite of mine, and I enjoy him in this rare hero role. I've watched it many times over the years, but my best experience viewing this film was in the theater alongside my son and sister, with director Chung Chang-Hwa in attendance. His Q&A was unforgettable and I will forever be grateful to the Subway Cinema heroes that put this together for the 2012 New York Asian Film Festival. I was asked to create artwork to honor that year's award recipients including Mr. Chung, Choi Min-Sik and Donnie Yen. When I met him I asked if he would please sign a poster of my art, and he did something extra cool. He was on the stage, and people standing with him unrolled the poster for him to sign. But he was afraid it would get wrinkled with them holding it that way, so he asked them to place it flat on the stage, and this 84 year old man was gracious enough to get down on his hands and knees to sign it for me! I tried to protest, but he smiled and waved my worry away. I'll always remember that moment, and shaking the hand of the man behind BROKEN OATH (my number one Angela Mao-Ying film) and FIVE FINGERS OF DEATH. I refer to it by this title because Mr. Chung surprised the audience when he said that he much prefers this American title over the film's original one! I've attached a few photos. The one of Mr. Chung and Goran Topalovic holding the art/award was taken by my friend @irongut. I'll be re-watching KING BOXER via this Shawscope set soon, and the extras sound nice. I'm pretty sure I've already seen the documentary- unless it's a newly produced one- but will happily view it again. I'm an enormous fan of Lau Kar-Leung, so any footage of him in front of or behind the camera is something I treasure. I agree that DRUNKEN MONKEY is underrated. To me it feels like a return to form of the classic kung fu films of Shaw's Golden Years, and with the added treat of the nostalgia element (like GALLANTS has) with it featuring several veterans alongside the "new kids" Wu Jing and Shannon Yiu King. It's got some killer action! I'd also love to have a Blu-ray of this film.
    11 points
  18. This really is the year of Yuen Biao releases!
    11 points
  19. On The Run is now confirmed to be coming, as 88 Films has submitted it to the BBFC: https://www.bbfc.co.uk/release/on-the-run-q29sbgvjdglvbjpwwc0zmty2mjy
    10 points
  20. Update: done more work on Tiger and Crane Fist, got another rip done on a high end DVD recorder to a DVD9 which did a better feilds based capture, so was able to use srestore to remove the feild blends after doing a bob deinterlace in AviSynth. The results are phenomenal. AVISynth is pure sorcery, it's the most evil program ever made for what it's capable of. It should be illegal. Some real fucking geniuses writing scripts for it out there.
    10 points
  21. Christmas gift card goodies, and random arrivals
    10 points
  22. Same for me, saw Dreadnaught on that same documentary and it's become one of my all time favorites!! I kept bothering both 88 Films and Eureka non stop to pick it up. Eureka probably licenced it just to shut me up! Lol That end fight is just amazing and never gets old!! This will have an excellent Cantonese track and the classic English dub as well. More Yuen Biao plus some very big surprises yet to come in 2022!
    10 points
  23. Merry Christmas to each and everyone of you, members of our great forum, and to your families.
    10 points
  24. FYI, Eureka is having a sale on martial arts and wuxia titles. Sale ends 10am (GMT), Thursday 30th December. https://eurekavideo.co.uk/promotions/martial-arts-sale/
    10 points
  25. Merry Christmas to all members and long live Kung Fu Fandom!
    10 points
  26. My copy of Warriors Two/The Prodigal Son got dispatched today. I should be getting it by next week.
    9 points
  27. PTU is an absolute masterpiece in my book.
    9 points
  28. Got these two great classics today guys
    9 points
  29. Thanks @LiuYiLong for the early birthday present. I enjoyed Five Element Ninjas!
    9 points
  30. Here’s what’s announced so far My young Auntie -Invincible Shaolin -Magnificent Ruffians -Kid with the golden arm -Ten Tigers from Kwangtung -36th chambers of shaolin -return 36th chambers -mystery Chor Yuen movie
    9 points
  31. finally received my first @TheKungFuRobber release...and on Christmas Eve...cant wait to watch with the wife
    9 points
  32. 9 points
  33. I got this morning as i believe my mailman was replaced by the Five Deadly Venoms who dropped this off safely into my apartment next my door.
    9 points
  34. My copy of THRILLING BLOODY SWORD just arrived today. Excellent scan of a 35mm print that’s got some nicks and scratches and vertical lines, but also gorgeous colors and good detail, and surprisingly legible burned-in subtitles. An authentic drive-in experience, which absolutely befits the film, which is non-stop jaw-dropping insanity! A legit cult item, the nightmarish love child of Snow White and Inframan — one of the best nutball film experiences you could ever hope for. And I didn’t realize Chiang Sheng was in this! Love that guy! Also, the thoughtful video extras produced by @JDecloux are extremely informative and most appreciated; loved his intro, his writer/director retrospective, his guide to Taiwanese psychotronic cinema, his interview with Jessica Tseang, and especially his crackerjack audio commentary with Tars, an additional film-length entertainment and genre film lesson in itself. And there’s even an eight page illustrated liner notes booklet! CRAZY, I tell ya! Took a quick flip-through look at the bonus feature (Incredible Kung Fu Mission) — didn’t look nearly as interesting as the main feature, but I guess that would be a pretty tall order; I’ll probably give it another go sometime, and it was awfully swell of Gold Ninja to include it. Love the cover art too. Just an excellent job all around. I’m sooooooo glad I was lucky enough to snag one of these! 🤓 Thank you so much for this labour of love, Justin; I hope you have a couple more 35mm scans of obscure cult items in the pipeline! 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
    8 points
  35. It would be great if Eureka could issue a new Police Story trilogy set which includes cleaned-up restored versions of the long Japanese cut of the first film and the HK theatrical cut of the second film. This is a thing that really needs to happen.
    8 points
  36. The subs I am transcribing are sometimes fragmented, but also, they are supposed to be funny but because it's local HK humor and Ni Kuang wasn't exactly Mel Brooks, they just mostly fall flat. I spoke with my friend who is professional translator and native speaker. He said I would be better off putting in lines that are the gist of what they are saying than just trying to literally copy them and that many times that is what is done, for example in the Killer and so on. Just a heads up.
    8 points
  37. Exactly!! One of my best purchases over the years was my Region B Blu-Ray Player lol
    8 points
  38. Happy New Year everyone. Hopefully 2022 sees me continuing my journey exploring new MA films. I also hope to get back to comicons. I didn’t go to a single one in 2021. That needs to change. Wishing everyone the best for the new year.
    8 points
  39. Happy New Year and all the best to all our members and their families.
    8 points
  40. Merry Christmas to all fellow members!
    8 points
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