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  1. Glad to hear you're enjoying it again (and even more) after all these years. I think I may have felt it dragged in spots the first time I saw it too, as I was expecting it to be wall-to-wall action. But once I knew what the deal was I've always enjoyed it a lot each time I watch it. As far as I remember the shorter version has all the action intact. I think it's missing a lot of subplot stuff and some comedy. I got MIRACLES in the mail, but haven't had a chance to put it in the player yet. The booklet and packaging look terrific though (not meaning the slipcover... though I do like it. 😊 LOL). I'm always happy when companies provide double-sided covers so you have the option to choose the one you like best. This batch of Jackie titles from them has been really impressive!
  2. @saltysam and @ShawAngela thank you! Where is the best place to purchase this?
  3. @DragonClaws yes, it is. 🤩 Very cool to see that he hung it up at his appearances. The convention in the above interview took place 14 months after my kung fu brother @gorhama met Mr. Kelly at a different convention. At that time he gifted him prints of art that each of us had created of the star, and got autographs from him on additional prints for us. He said that Mr. Kelly was extremely nice and very grateful for the gesture. I've got mine in a frame. 🤓
  4. Can anyone please tell me what the English titles are for the film's included in this set?
  5. You are oh so right @ShaOW!linDude. I watched it on Netflix and returned the Blu-ray. Wasn't aware of THE HARD WAY. I'll check that out for sure. I will definitely be watching the two comedies you mentioned. Unlike most people, I wasn't a big fan of US. Great, creepy build-up and idea. But once it got to the meat of the story I did not find it scary at all. It totally lost its teeth for me at that point. Disappointing. The director's first film GET OUT is fantastic though. But back to the topic at hand... "Can you dig it?" Hell no, I do NOT dig it. Ugh! I'm a big fan of Michael Jai White, and since it doesn't look like we're going to get a sequel to BLACK DYNAMITE (released almost 11 years ago. Though we did get the hilarious and irreverent BLACK DYNAMITE animated series. Now if only Warner Bros. would release season 2!) I thought this might come close. Nope. MJW is not only a total badass, but I think he is very funny. Somehow, between the terrible directing and writing the filmmakers managed to ruin both of these strengths. Does he fight? Yes. But it's filmed horribly, framed too close to appreciate the action and with four times as many edits as necessary. Then he basically gets sidelined for nearly the whole movie. Despite MJW playing the title role of Undercover Brother he's really only making an extended cameo (as @AlbertV mentioned), with the film focusing on his younger brother. So instead of UNDERCOVER BROTHER 2 it should be called UNDERCOVER BROTHER'S BROTHER. Or, more appropriately: A HUGE WASTE OF TIME. Yes, it's free to watch on Netflix, but I still feel like I paid too much! 😝 It has a few interesting ideas, but everything is executed in a lame fashion. Most of it is really poor, but there are some segments that are so bad (and go on and on) it almost had me turning it off. I only watched to the end hoping to see MJW possibly fight again. My mistake. Okay, SPOILER ALERT: I'm going to tell you the two bits that made me laugh. Then you won't be missing anything and can avoid this film. The song and video at the end are amusing. But not enough to make the film worth sitting through. I give it 3/10 stars.

    88 Films SB Blu-ray

    Shipping from the UK usually takes 9-15 days for me (I'm in Pennsylvania). But the last thing I got from 88 Films arrived in just 8 days.
  7. Hmmm... I will watch it on Netflix, then decide whether or not to return the Blu-ray. Thanks for the fast response @AlbertV.
  8. Okay... I think I f***ed up. I pre-ordered the Blu-ray of this, based on the fact that I thought it might be akin to BLACK DYNAMITE (2?), and that at the very least I'd get a Michael Jai White leading role, martial arts fights, some laughs, and a cool retro soundtrack. So, uh... no? 😕 And, to add insult to injury... I just found out I could've just watched it on Netflix for free. 😝 Doh! Does MJW do any action stuff? 😳 I think I'm going to be returning this Blu-ray. Good thing I didn't open it.

    Shaw Brother BD's from T.V.P.

    Thank you brother. Have you seen the other two covers they produced for this release? They are pretty damn cool. Yeah, me too. Looking forward to watching this film in style.

    RIP Chen Sing

    Wow, he has to be his son. He looks just like his dad! How incredibly sad- a parent outliving their child. 😥 @teako170 many thanks for re-posting the article and images. Just the kind of valuable contributions to the forum that everybody can appreciate.

    Parasite (2019) Bong Joon-ho and Song Kang-ho reunite!

    Great! It's so sumptuously filmed- you will love seeing it in the theater. Even if the story sucked (which it most certainly does not) I would probably still have been mesmerized by the look. Please share your thoughts about it here after you see it (don't forget to use the "no spoilers" feature (just highlight any spoilers in your text, then click the eye icon above, right between the emoji tool and the image tool, and it will hide it unless people choose to click on it 😀👍)!

    Shaw Brother BD's from T.V.P.

    I double-checked with them before saying anything, just to be certain, and was relieved when they verified that there are English subs on the release. Cool! Glad you like my cover. This is one that I'm very happy with how it turned out. (Still, like everything I do, in hindsight I can see little things that I could've done better. Ah but, live and learn. ☺️)

    Shaw Brother BD's from T.V.P.

    They are excellent! For the sake of full disclosure, I now do some of the original cover artwork for TVP- The Vengeance Pack. But I was a huge fan of their high quality releases before that happened, and collected their stuff. I'm happy to inform everyone that the above statement is incorrect. Regarding TVP's upcoming Blu-ray release of RETURN OF THE ONE-ARMED SWORDSMAN, it will include English subtitles. No English dub though.
  14. Good review for a not-so-good-movie.