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KenSakura

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  1. Daigoro - I can send you a copy of the Video Asia disc if you want. Your remastered project sounds like the definitive version.
  2. A Hong Kong VHS would have been released but I've never seen one. I wouldn't mind a copy myself although apart from the language the content is probably identical to the Japanese DVD.
  3. I'm not sure whether the dubbing situation was down to the Lee estate however I'd guess that Linda Lee/Adrian Marshall were responsible for some of the content being edited. The UK print is the version which appears in the youtube link a few posts back. I think the version you posted is Cantonese with Mandarin/English subs as it played in HK cinemas.
  4. No, the scene has Li and 'Betty Ting Pei' getting intimate. I haven't watched the Mandarin print for a while but as I recall the footage appears after Li is attacked in the street. It's basically going over the many rumours surrounding Bruce Lee's demise. Linda Lee sued the US distributor and received payment regarding the use of Bruce's name. As mentioned, actual stills were removed from the US version and I'm guessing that the distributors didn't want to attract any more heat and decided to cut any implication that Bruce and Betty were more than friends. Interestingly, there is a curious change in dubbing during the scene in which Li and 'Betty Ting Pei' are discussing the script. The US version has Li's voice suddenly change to Shaw Bros style dubbing for a few lines and he asks about Ting Pei's husband?! This doesn't happen in the UK print.
  5. It's fully uncut in terms of the US/European print and the picture quality is acceptable (similar to the UK print). However, as stated the Japanese DVD contains an excellent Mandarin print which contains scenes which were cut when the film was originally released in the west. These include actual stills of Bruce Lee which were presumably cut after Linda Lee took legal action against the distributors. In addition, the end of the movie has a scene of Li and 'Betty Ting Pei' in bed which was also cut. This scene was part of the montage looking at the various rumours surrounding Bruce Lee's death. The Video Asia version is recommended as the special features are great including very informative commentary tracks.
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    Fist of Unicorn?

    Mars appears on screen during the Kitty Meng Chui crowd demonstration and is seen from the same angle (back to the camera) as 'Bruce' at the beginning of the film. He's also wearing black trousers, no shirt and has longish hair. I can't post screen caps but it's definitely him.
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    Fist of Unicorn?

    The choreography is typical basher/punch & block fare however it's fair to assume that Bruce helped with the scene in which Unicorn employs locks and throws. Incidentally, the 'Lee double' seen from the back at the beginning of the film is actually Mars.
  8. I personally think Never Back Down is a very good movie and the fight scenes were well executed. It evokes the spirit of the original Karate Kid more than the recent Jaden Smith/Jackie Chan project.
  9. KenSakura

    Jkd

    Nil Oznobishin created a system with different elements but he definitely had nothing to do with Jeet Kune Do. JKD was/is Bruce Lee's art which he developed for functionality and the removal of tradition or 'the classical mess' as he called it. There is a great deal of politics in Jeet Kune Do as it is today. Basically, there is one school which focuses on 'pure JKD' and there is 'JKD concepts' which also includes Dan Inosanto's Filipino art and other elements. I train in JKD concepts and my instructor travels to the US to train with Dan Inosanto and Paul Vunak. He conducted an interview with Paul Vunak which appears in this month's Martial Arts Illustrated magazine.
  10. KenSakura

    FS: Bruce Lee Selection

    Hi John, I'm interested in the full collection and have dropped you a PM.
  11. KenSakura

    Longstreet - Panmedia DVDs

    Thanks for the shots from the Panmedia release. Looks great quality to me.
  12. KenSakura

    Longstreet - Panmedia DVDs

    That's cool if the Panmedia releases are remastered. I was dubious because there is a fan set on Ebay which also includes Here Come the Brides/Ironside. I thought perhaps Panmedia just duplicated it. The episodes on the fan set are sourced from TV recordings with channel logos. If the Panmedia versions are of a similar grade to the Japanese box set then I'll definitely make a purchase.
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    Longstreet - Panmedia DVDs

    Are the two Panmedia releases sourced from the Japanese box set which was released a few years ago? My copies of Bruce's Longstreet episodes are sourced from old VHS and I'm looking for an upgrade.
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    Karate Wars - Hisao Maki

    That sounds like the print I have. A remastered DVD would be good as it's underrated in my opinion.
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    Karate Wars - Hisao Maki

    I own a DVD-R of this movie which is sourced from the UK VHS. The quality is good but I wondered whether an upgrade is available. For example, is there a German DVD? I know BCI were going to release the movie before they folded.
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