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  2. It's region free. Switched my multi-region player to Region A (I'm in Australia, which uses Region and it worked.
  3. Today
  4. It's region B : www.ebay.fr/itm/ENTER-THE-FAT-DRAGON-BLU-RAY-DER-DER-KLEINE-DICKE-DER-MI-SUPERSCHLAG-SAMMO-HUNG/183928781758?hash=item2ad3027bbe:g:F0oAAOSw7PFdYStu
  5. saltysam

    Enter the Dragon - The Most Overrated Kung-Fu Movie Ever Made?

    Enter The Dragon is the most iconic martial arts movie ever made.
  6. Killer Meteor

    Enter the Dragon - The Most Overrated Kung-Fu Movie Ever Made?

    THE ASSOCIATION is...diabolical. It doesn't even have an ending! I agree on GH putting decent new music into their films*, which dates back to FIST OF FURY with its specialy composed Joseph Koo songs. It's sad that by the late 70s, Shaws, THE big studio, was like, "just stick some random De Wolfe cues on the damn thing and shove it out!" * Alongside recycled cues. I used to think Koo was a genius until I realised half of his scores were still Ennio Morricone!
  7. At last a Chinese Renny Harlin movie gets some praise, even if its reception in China isn't overly enthusiastic. "Renny Harlin's Hong Kong-set crime thriller Bodies at Rest proved no match for Ne Zha's mass appeal. The Hong Kong-China co-production... opened to a respectable $18.1 million. Produced by Wanda Pictures, the pressure-cooker crime flick was well received by international critics when it opened the Hong Kong International Film Festival in March. In the mainland, the reception has been somewhat more tepid, with the film scoring 7.5/10 with Maoyan's users and 5.7/10 with Douban's hipster film reviewer community." From https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/china-box-office-ne-zha-hurtles-600-million-1232865 Here's one review for Bodies at Rest - https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/bodies-at-rest-review-1195242 - "It's no Cliffhanger, but for fans of the genre it will do fine." And an August 2019 interview with Renny Harlin - https://www.star2.com/entertainment/2019/08/19/bodies-at-rest-renny-harlin-nick-cheung/ - "HK thriller 'Bodies at Rest' is like 'Die Hard 2' in a morgue".
  8. I don`t remember reading those, it`s just movie which is rarely talked about....Love the scenes with kwok choy and lo meng when they spar and hang around. Great on-screen chemistry. Superb choreography in end fight particularly when lu feng fights against multiple enemies. It might be a bit minor compared to some other venom movies and storyline may not be as epic as in movies like masked avengers or flag of iron but on the other hand flick has very good atmosphere..
  9. Can someone confirm if this release is region free please? Thanks
  10. AlbertV

    Spider-Man's Future

    It's official: Spider-Man is out of the MCU. https://www.ign.com/articles/2019/08/24/tom-holland-and-kevin-feige-confirm-spider-man-leaving-the-mcu?sf107759795=1
  11. Okay, me and the wife finished this series up a couple of nights ago. Overall, we were both pretty disappointed with it as a whole. ***OVERVIEW WARNING: I'M NOT GOING TO MAKE THESE HIDDEN. IF YOU'RE STILL WATCHING THIS OR HAVEN'T YET BUT PLAN TO, JUST SCROLL PAST THIS POST.*** The Negatives: The plot was goofy. I knew with "Wu" in the title it would be cheesy, but sheesh! They should have changed the title and made this more of a gritty crime action series. It's like they couldn't decide what this show was going to do or be. The special f/x were not good in many instances. They were barely above SyFy network standards. Another reason they should have avoided the fantasy aspect of this series. There is some really bad casting. I mean, like, really bad. The dialogue was trite and boring. Very cliched. So was the language. Somebody get the writers a dictionary. The soundtrack is obnoxious as all get out. Do we really need a blast of rap music every ten minutes? The Scottish villain with the touches of a "Highlander" style backstory was just lazy and lame. There was not near enough action. The action that was there was very uneven from episode to episode. You just never knew what you were going to get. It was like a crap shoot. Iko's fights were very hit and miss. There was nothing you haven't seen him perform before, and it seemed very repetitive in places. Look, I wasn't expecting movie grade stuntwork/choreography, but I was really hoping with Iko handling that we would get better than standard fare. And I don't think Lewis Tan was used in fight scenes to his full potential. Where the devil was Mark Dacascos? Throughout the entire series he might rate about 5 minutes worth of screen time once you put his scenes altogether. And not one fight scene in the mix except where he appears inter-cut into the scene for a moment or two. That doesn't count, people. He was the main reason me and the Mrs. were watching this. It's just another travesty of a production that has failed to make proper use of his skill set when it comes to martial arts. And finally, Juju Chan's hair. She should kill the set hairdresser. Who thought this was a good look on her? The Positives Byron Mann. Always loved that guy. He is an asset to the cast. Juju Chan's fight scenes were some of the best. I was impressed with her skill. Katheryn Winnick was a definite asset, even though the writers didn't do a very good job with her character. Her fight scenes were some of the best in the series, maybe not always in their execution, but certainly in the creativity that went into the choreography. And she sells her fights. Always thought she should take over for Scarlett Johansson as the Black Widow character. (Until Marvel, you know, killed her off.) She would be ideal. She's got the look. She can act. And she's got the chops. Iko is really good as an actor here. And you can tell he's put a lot of effort into his English. Iko is at his best action-wise the last couple of episodes. Sadly, it requires a lot of patience to reach them. Conclusion The series is left with a plot line to pursue for continuation. I don't know that I could sit through any more of it, especially if they keep the "Wu" aspect. It's just stupid. Morbid curiosity would force me to watch another season solely to see if they learn from their mistakes. I'm betting they don't. But honestly, I'm betting Netflix doesn't extend it either. I didn't rate it a thumbs up, but I didn't rate it thumbs down because I like Iko, so I didn't rate the show at all. I'm figuring not a lot of viewers bothered to either. If another season does come about, it needs a serious overhaul and a reduction in episodes to gain viewership traction. But that's me.
  12. TheKungFuRobber

    Enter the Dragon - The Most Overrated Kung-Fu Movie Ever Made?

    Enter the Dragon isn't that great. I can think of a million better movies. I think I'm gonna go watch Breakfast at Tiffany's again, now that DragonClaws reminded me of it. Loved Mr Yunioshi, hilarious character. Big fan of Mickey Rooney and Blake Edwards, actually. Can name many better martial arts movies than ETD, such as King Boxer, Best of the Best II, Fist of Legend, Legend of the Mountain, Blood and Bone, Where's Officer Tuba, Supercop, Ninja III: The Domination, Wheels on Meals and the entire Lucky Stars series. All those movies are much better than Enter the Dragon, because they actually have uniqueness. Enter the Dragon is the most overhyped movie ever made. It is so boring, it actually makes me want to watch Ninja The Protector. If you need something completely different to watch, I'd recoomend Panna Rittikrai's 1984 film "Born to Fight". It is availible on DVD in the UK on R2 from Rarescope (although OOP) with English subtitles. It is a very interesting early Thai martial arts film. Very brutal choreography. Also check out 'The Association' with Byong Yu. It's a guilty pleasure of mine, but certainly not something to watch with the kids. From the era when Golden Harvest was setting the bar for kung fu movies with proper recorded soundtracks and half decent acting before the Taiwan indies were trying to imitate Ng See Yuen and interjecting awkward Chinese comedy into every peice of crap they churned out.
  13. Midway, an upcoming movie about the Battle of Midway, is directed by Roland Emmerich, and written by Wes Tooke, with a theatrical release date of November 8, 2019. Cast includes Luke Evans (The Alienist TV series), Ed Skrein (Alita: Battle Angel), Woody Harrelson (as Admiral Nimitz), Patrick Wilson (Insidious), Dennis Quaid (as 'Bull' Halsey), Mandy Moore (This is Us TV series), Nick Jonas (Jumanji: The Next Level), Aaron Eckhart (as Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle), Tadanobu Asano (Thor Ragnarok), Jun Kunimura (Fullmetal Alchemist), and Peter Shinkoda (Man in the High Castle series). "Midway centers on the Battle of Midway, a clash between the American fleet and the Imperial Japanese Navy, which marked a pivotal turning point in the Pacific Theater during WWII. The film, based on the real-life events of this heroic feat, tells the story of the leaders and soldiers who used their instincts, fortitude and bravery to overcome the odds." The movie was filmed in Quebec, Canada and Honolulu. Info from IMDB and Wikipedia.
  14. In my opinion, it does look like the artist has a tremendous amount of talent. Making these vibrant covers requires a lot of skill and effort. Especially seeing these covers up close, you can see there's a lot of meticulous detail. But, as some of you have said, the faces look kinda lifeless. I actually really like the covers for Crime Story and Miracles. But The Protector just has downright bad design. I fear that companies will never stop releasing "black-shirt Chan" covers.
  15. whitesnake

    Nicky Larson (2019) French live action City Hunter movie

    https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-08-16/french-live-action-city-hunter-film-to-open-in-japan-in-november/.150151 The French live action City Hunter movie Nicky Larson et le Parfum de Cupidon will get a Japanese theatrical release in November. The Japanese title is City Hunter the Movie: Shijo Saiko no Mission (City Hunter the Movie: The Most Aromatic Mission Ever). Japanese teaser at
  16. https://bruceploitation.wordpress.com/2018/02/26/whos-the-boss-or-how-i-learned-to-stop-complaining-and-love-the-big-boss-part-ii/ This article suggests there was a video release, of dubious legality, once upon a time.
  17. Killer Meteor

    Enter the Dragon - The Most Overrated Kung-Fu Movie Ever Made?

    Oh yes, the film where Bolo is played by Bam-Bam Rubble!
  18. A lot of very harsh & negative comments on Douban. Out of the more than 168K ratings/comments, almost 63% gave it 1 star for a 3.2/10
  19. I've got the paperback on order.
  20. Yesterday
  21. saltysam

    Enter the Dragon - The Most Overrated Kung-Fu Movie Ever Made?

    I want the quasi-Enter rehash Force:Five on 4K remastered UHD. I have the blu but i want more. Joe Lewis Vs a rampaging bull and Bong Soo Han!!
  22. I'm up for all of them, but... ...I really want them to release Spiritual Kung Fu!
  23. Killer Meteor

    Enter the Dragon - The Most Overrated Kung-Fu Movie Ever Made?

    I'd have preferred to see Williams wounded but able to take part in the finale - maybe blind ala James Nam in King Boxer. The sexual politics are a tad alarming - Kelly gets a whole bevy of women, Saxon gets the token white girl, and poor old Lee gets no-one (it takes a very monkly monk to spend a night knocking out men instead of getting down with Betty Cheung!) Saxon is fun but does come across like your dad on vacation. A bulkier brawler, such as William Smith, would have been a better match against Bolo, and in the subsequent melee.
  24. DiP

    The VIDEO GAME Thread

    Another promising and similar game coming out soon: Shenmue 3. Still need to play the earlier games though.
  25. DiP

    The VIDEO GAME Thread

    Western localization of the Yakuza 3-5 remasters (released as The Yakuza Remaster Collection) has already began: Starting on August 20 (part 3) followed by October 29 (part 4) and ending on February 11 2020 (part 5).
  26. Killer Meteor

    Enter the Dragon - The Most Overrated Kung-Fu Movie Ever Made?

    For me, Enter is a great cult classic - kung fu, spy movie, Blaxploitation and Fu Manchu rolled into one. It's not the best attempt to merge Western filmaking with Hong Kong martial arts, for me that would be Man from Hong Kong, but it is a terrific example of melting pot cinema. My problem with it is retrospective - for 20 odd years it became the template for too many poor US/HK crossovers that were content to mimic Enter forumla or credits but not even attempt to better it. The likes of Black Belt Jones and The Big Brawl are fun, but are unambitious, and rely on Robert Clouse being used as an audience enticement when his strengths lay elsewhere and not in kung fu. It got worse when he started writing the damn things! Imagine Bruce or Jackie making movies with the likes of Don Siegel!
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