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5 Element Boxer

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  1. Here's the version I currently own. I was wondering if it is the best version out right now. I'm pretty satisfied with it, although I wish I could find a remastered version in widescreen. But I'm assuming this movie hasn't had the proper treatment it deserves yet. Am I right?
  2. This has always bothered me. Undercranking in fight scenes. Why was it used? Did the editors actually think it was going to help the fight scenes look beter?? I don't understand. I'm focusing mainly on The Mystery of Chess Boxing and Born Invincible here, since they were the last old skool flicks I watched. These two are among my top old skool favorites. But everytime I watch them, I can't help but think how great they would've been had all that undercranking in the fight scenes been left out. I mean, why the hell was there undercranking in there anyway?! It didn't need it! It was unnecessary in my eyes. And I can't tell you how annoying it is to me that these fine classics had to be butchered the way they were. They should've left them alone. I'm done ranting. If any of you feel the same way as I do about these movies, or any others that have unnecessary undercranking, please get it off your chest. It's healty.
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    The Goonies vs The Monster Squad

    Which cult classic do like better? I'm not sure which one I'll vote for yet. I'm gonna have to watch both of them first (back to back), which I'll probably do later on. So you guys make your vote and discuss.
  4. Starring: Dorian Tan Tao-Liang, Don Wong Tao, and Chang Yi as the baddy. Action Director: Jimmy Lung Fong Directed by: Lee Tso-Nam Is this one a good watch?
  5. I thought some of you might be interested in this. I scanned these pages from one of my books, entitled "Asian Fighting Arts". It's a very cool picture gallery of various known Chinese boxing masters from the late 1800's to the 1900's. top row (left to right): Huo Yuan-chia (1862-1909), Ch'e I-chia (1831-1912), Shang Yung-hsiang (1863-1938), Tu Hsin-wu (lifespan unknown), Kao Feng-ling (lifespan unknown) middle row (left to right): Wang Yu-seng (1885-?), Sung T'ieh-lin (lifespan unknown), Keng Chi-shan (1862-1929), Keng Hsia-kuang (lifespan unknown), Teng Yung-feng (1873-1941) bottom row (left-right): Li Ch'ang-Yu (1851-1929), Ch'en P'an-ling (1900-1967), Yang Shao-hou (1862-1930), Shang Tung-sheng (1908-1986), Li Ching Lin (1885-1931) I did the best research I could on the net in trying to find their birth and death dates, some of which are not even in the book. There is detailed info (as well as some cool stories about thier abilities) on most of these kung fu masters in the book. If anyone is interested in them, let me know and I'll post them up. Here's the book:
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    Challenge of Death (1978)

    I was only interested in this movie for Chang Yi. I borrowed it from a friend and didn't even finish it. This crap isn't worth my time.
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    It's October baby....Horror flick time!

    I liked Exorcist III. But I agree that it was a bit long. I watched Trilogy of Terror the other night, just for the Zuni doll episode. I remember it being hella scary as a kid. Now it's hilarious. I heard The Thing (remake) came out on blu ray. Anyone check it out yet?
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    It's October baby....Horror flick time!

    Nope. Never heard of it. Is it any good?
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    It's October baby....Horror flick time!

    That crippled lady (Zelda) in Pet Semetary. That freaked me out BIG TIME when I first saw it back when I was a youngster. It still disturbs me to watch it to this day. That little kid ain't shit. The "elf-revealing" scene at the end of DON'T LOOK NOW!. That scene gave me super chills. I wasn't expecting that. Plus, the little fucker looked scary as hell to me. I had a few nightmares because of that.
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    It's October baby....Horror flick time!

    I watched THE EXORCIST the other night, for the...umm...5th or 6th time, I think. It was around 2am. I was laying in bed trying to find something to watch before I doze off, and there it was on some movie channel. And right when Father Maron gets there (my favorite part). From there to the end is really good stuff. I watched it until the end and fell asleep happy. I don't know what the big deal is with that movie. I know a LOT of people who absolutely will NOT watch that movie. My mom is deathly afraid of it. Sure, it was frightening to me, too, when I first saw it at age 6 or 7. But after a few viewings, I can watch it by myself, 2am, no one else in the house but me, no problem! lol Anyway, it's now one of my all-time favorite movies.
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    Any Hitchcock fans?

    Lifeboat is probably my favorite Hitchcock flick. So, so good and original for it's time.
  12. Magnificent Butcher for me. So damn classic.
  13. I finally watched this the other day. LOVED the opening credits! The fight scenes were good, for the most part, in my opinion. That white kid didn't do anything for me. Neither did any of the acting in the entire movie. Although, Jackie Chan was great as the old man. Jet was boring. Goldnen Sparrow was hot. And...that's about it. It had me entertained about half of the time.
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    The Sword Of Doom ending

    I just finished watching The Sword Of Doom this morning. A real masterpiece, to say the least. I enjoyed every single minute of it. Everything about this film was flawless. But the ending has me puzzled. Why did it end so abruptly? Was it the director's intention to leave us hanging (cliffhanger)? Was there to be a sequel, or a series of three or more films? And is there a remake?
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    Lau Kar Leung article 1972

    Yes! It would be a dream come true if Shaolin vs WuTang were to be remastered properly. Thank you for the rare scans, Franky. They are all great.
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    Philip Ko Fei Interview

    Nice interview. I enjoyed it. Philip Ko Fei was the man. I hope we can see him shine in new kung fu movie in the near future.
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    Who is this?

    His hand speed rivals Johnny Wang's and Chen Shan's. But it's facial expressions (especially in the clip I posted) that seems to make him more intimidating.
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    Who is this?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ourOdAgCFjU The guy in black who steps in at 2:50 in this clip. Dude is vicious! Does anyone know his name? And in what other movies does he kick ass in? Thanks.
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    What are we LISTENING to lately?

    Video Game soundtracks mostly lately
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    The Sword Of Doom ending

    I also thought those ghostly shadow effects they used (to make Ryunosuke loose his mind) towards the end were well done for the time.
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    Snake in the Drunkard's Shadow

    I would love a copy if you can manage one, thedirtytiger.
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    Who is this?

    From what I've seen so far, it looks like he was a real-life martial artist. Am I right?
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    Lau Kar Leung article 1972

    Thank you, Franky. This is rare stuff. Do you have anymore you can share?
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    Who is this?

    Cool! Thanks alot, Morgoth. I appreciate it! He sure was wicked in The 7 Grandmasters, though.
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    The Goonies vs The Monster Squad

    After viewing both of these movies last night, I decided to go with The Monster Squad. They are both on par with each other when it comes to memorable characters and hilarious moments. But it was in the villains department where I had to give The Monster Squad the extra nod. The Fratelli's just aren't as scary, or as big a threat, as the classic monsters. Plus, the actors who played Dracula, Frankenstein and Wolf Man were very good, I thought. Maybe if The Goonies had ghost pirates in it, I might've voted for it.
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