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  1. Tex Killer

    What are your latest DVD/Blu-ray purchases?

    Well hopefully it is "englisch frendly"
  2. Meng and Zhou clans are having grudge and head of mengs(Ku feng) wants Kung Fu Instuctor Wang ( ti lung) to teach his men. Located elsewhere, Wang is unwilling to go elsewhere but after plot Meng creates with other masters who do not approve Wangs way of teaching he joins Meng HQ. Soon discovering they are up to no good, he takes one of Zhous (wong yu)as student and after some lessons in pole it`s time to settle the score with Mengs in terrific showdown. It`s first class movie by Sun Chung. Ti Lung is stellar as serious kung fu master and mean looking too with beard. Ku Fung has rarely given as impressive end fight to do as here. There could have been more quality fights, besides in beginning vs wang lung wei+other instuctors only worth mentioning is excellent duel against chang tao. Some minor bouts and training are here and there so it`s not movie where too much time is used for talking.
  3. Tex Killer

    What are your latest DVD/Blu-ray purchases?

    Never seen Lost tales of camp blood and as boxset has slashed scenes for 4 movies+lots other bonus material too for 14€ at amazon.com it`s a steal. Won`t make any harm not owning any Ft13th movies atm...
  4. Master of flying guillotine. Brilliant movie featuring martial arts tournament with kung fu experts, muay thai, yoga etc...And around is vengeful flying guillotine who is after one armed boxer who killed 2 his students. One of the best jimmy wang yu movies I have seen, lots of action and quality of fights they are not exactly superb but above average absolutely. While 1armed does not attend to tournament he gets to do about every main fights and in tournament plenty of fine bouts. As almost every duel ends up to death, eagle girl peeling off monkey as bringing moment for lighter tone is fine. Pathfinder dvd while PQ is fair at least there is annoying flickering at times. This would definitely benefit of proper br upgrade.
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    The Mark of Eagle

    Pity, this could have been great movie.
  6. Uhm..objects, properties...
  7. Magic Blade. Underworld kingpin Yu has become too powerful and must be stopped. To do that, mysterious Peacock Dart is needed. Swordsmen Yen( Lo Lieh) and Fu ( Ti Lung) after settling their differences started year ago are on a mission to Yu mansion. Knowing that Yu sends his 5 assassin+their henchmen and it`s lots of action waiting and some minor plot twists in the end. Loaded with characters, plot is still remarkably easy to follow. Some lines of dialogue are quite on a silly side but does not matter as Fu Hung-hsueh is definitely Fu Hung-hsueh 😄 Maybe 5th view or so I have feeling(tho long time has gone so not quite certain) didn`t like it that much on first watching. But even if that was case mind has changed, magic blade is masterpiece. There is still quite a lot chu yuan movies with and without ti lung waiting to be seen so can`t rank MB now but if there are better, great. And even if not, no disappointing as not many Shaw movies can top MB... Great cast, quality action, some interesting characters(devil grandma, chess player, sword expert Ku Feng...) and very nice sets,specially indoor ones. Love particularly props inside buildings.
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    Shaw Brother BD's from T.V.P.

    That`s great news, none of shops I looked at mentioned english subs but it`s not first time stores do not list other than german audio/subs options.. Cover C imo is winner
  9. ip man3. Gangsters led by Mike Tyson want to take over land of school for construction business, Ip Man`s wife has cancer and challenger claims Ip Man has no authentic wing chun and wants to fight him for title of master...And young bruce lee makes appearance. Non-action scenes drag while it would seem there is lot going on plotwise it`s not really case, lot focus is on drama. Some of the action features donnie fighting thugs with barehanded or doublesticks. Usual stuff, nothing bad in those scenes but not exciting either. Fight against tyson is decent one, probably more enjoyable than bouts vs twister in ip man2. Choreography may not be superior in #3 but got to love Iron Mike. Duel against thaiboxer in elevator/stairs is also proper although it could have been better. Pity director/choreographer did not make them move even opponents as thai showed some great kicking skills. Best of 3 bigger fights is saved for last as Ip Man meets his Challenger. Staff, unarmed and excellent butterfly swords sequences make good ending for flick. Of trilogy in box set, liked part 2 most, sammo hung is main reason for that. Parts 1&3 are about equal. Too much (melo)drama in pt3 but can`t ignore quality of some action scenes...Going to check rest of Ip Man movies eventually.
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    Shaw Brothers on Blu-ray

    That`s great cover for "mighty peking man", better than 88 films one.88 slipcase was beauty tho, too bad slept over it...😞
  11. Slips are nice to have if get them on 1st pressing at RRP and no need to hunt them later at higher cost. Sometimes they have better cover art than original movie poster, sometimes they are inferior(stares at 88 films early JC releases...) Bought in past tho some movies again because needed slips, had already ivl shaws 2nd pressings or 1st buyed at 2nd hand and slips were lost somewhere before ended up to me...But those were mostly cheap purchases and took extra discs to 2nd hand store for trade..
  12. 5 element ninjas slip included is available to buy for 25€ on website. Got from same source "house of traps" with slip but that was easy decision purchase as didn`t own already 88 disc unlike 5 elements. Seller has even masked avengers with s/c for 12€, that is bargain but own it already.
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    Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan Amazon Prime Series (2018)

    Having watched 2 episodes from season 1, it appears to be quite good. Not very action packed but interesting even if not so original plot. What action there is, happens mostly in the end. Krasinski is bit lacking in charisma but is definitely not performing badly. Wendell Pierce however is rocking, particularly during his introduction to team. And in other scenes too. With this viewing speed ssn1 wii be watched on wednesday, today prefer much more american action series than full movies. Much easier to view 1 episode than 90-120 mins movie. Good stuff definitely!
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    Shaw Brother BD's from T.V.P.

    ^Alas, no English subs are listed. Hopefully 88 will release it or asian version is then one to get for non-germans. Pity, covers A and C look terrific and nice list of extra features...
  15. flight man. Man gets into trouble with japanese military and after escaping from prison flees to another province and starts work at lumber factory. Aided by local authorities japanese won`t give up on chase and find him... Was my 2nd view, remember not liking it very much years ago and same goes now. Too thin on plot and actors does not have that much charisma. Ivy ling po and shan mao are around but they have been in better roles and in better movies several times. Well, in first hour there is quite a lot action and some taiwan locations are darn impressive. It`s not bad movie but if want to see Shaw with japanese theme better look elsewhere first. Like another taiwanese Shaw, terrific The Champion not to mention more well known titles...
  16. Tex Killer

    What are your latest DVD/Blu-ray purchases?

    Had these on mind for black friday but was nice they became cheaper ( 10€ each) earlier as bit short on american series stuff to watch...
  17. Rebel intruders. Watched koch br already some weeks ago but with friends and wanted to see it on own privacy and concentrate better. War is obviously going on as refugees end up to town controlled by 4 military units, Spear, Iron Fist, Sword and Sword&Shield....Some troops enjoy killing, torturing and robbing refugees. Among those not so fortunate ones are Lo Meng, Chiang Sheng and Kuo Chui but because of their supreme skills they will find work, Chiang sheng in casino, Lo Meng starts to teach Iron Fist crew and Kuo Chui becomes doorman of brothel. Eventually 3 meet at casino and become friends. One of leaders of military is kinda power hungry and plots to kill colonel and refugees are good to be scapegoats.... It`s very good movie with 2 tiny flaws. Colonel is perhaps killed too soon, after that it becomes almost non-stop action(matter of taste is this actually so bad or not). Another is there is rare case some fights have bit slapstick(by opponents). It was not venom movie thing really and does nothing good. But those moments luckily do not last long... But positive sides are very strong. There is suspense as besides those who are revealed in plot getting colonel killed they have ally and his ID is kept secret until right moment comes. And it works smoothly. Action is outstanding, highlight is imo wang li vs chiang sheng and kuo chui...~30 mins from beginning are very good in plotwise but then more and more attention are paid to action... I don`t remember was the dialogue same in IVL but there is kinda funny line when leader of Spear militia ( Lu Feng) says "the refugees could not be a kung fu masters"..How wrong can someone be but he was corrected for good...
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    Fake IVL on ebay

    Probably it`s fatima video from brooklyn back (again) with new seller ID, last time tho he put into title it`s not ivl he is selling and used pics from ivl dvds. At least 3rd account if same guy, maybe more. Not been looking closely ebays shaw situation for 2-3 years.
  19. ip man 2. After recovered from thins in 1st movie Ip Man resides in hong kong and again having financial troubles. Setting up a kung fu school is not easy, not only need to get students but also be accepted by other martial clubs. Easily arranged by fighting Lo Meng, Fung Hak On and Sammo Hung in excellent table contest which is best action scene of the movie...Sammo who at first appears could be baddie of movie is not that but man who defends honor of chinese kung fu against western boxer. Until that movie was quite unpredictable but then it becomes obvious.. Unfortunately Fan Siu Wong from 1st flick has very small role. IM2 is a good movie, improvement over 1st Ip Man. Sometimes I like Sammo sometimes not. But here he was terrific in non comedic role and excellent in fights. Action is fine and story is too. Like 1st movie, imo this also perhaps not revisit stuff but it did purpose for spending bit under 2 hours nicely.
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    88 Films SB Blu-ray

    Let`s see if they can now ship to abroad or do customers outside UK and Eire still have to buy them from amazon. While 8 diagram is great movie(except fu sheng scenes) Dragon Dynasty dvd is technically pretty fine and was hoping announcement of some Shaws released so far on ivl dvd only(or unreleased horror). Well, maybe and hopefully later. As we know, CDWM has already release in Germany. Slip looks nice tho...
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    88 Films SB Blu-ray

    March releases...will end up getting 8 diagram for sure but still bit disappointed with these announcements...But there is more going funds going to 88 next year besides Pole Fighter, italian releases look awesome. Floor is wet as been drooling a lot, drowning danger soon...
  22. Tex Killer

    Favorite Westerns: The Good, the Bad & the Bootlegs

    Not from this channel but from dvd. I can`t connect computer to tv so not prefer watching movies from monitor. However I will check "matalo", not have it on dvd. Some great flicks there, and some of them not available on dvd at least on a good presentation but full screen/bad or so so quality cheap box sets... thx for tip!
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    Angry Rant: You Know What's Bullshit? Blu Ray Encryption

    Best and most cheapest solution to that irrating problem I found was to get power supply and buy region A player no need to spend extra money for multiregion as have B already. Very uncomplicated to order new one if/when A gets broken eventually and lot less funds need to be forked for new one not to mention lot easier to find new player. ~€150 for multiregion in amazon(+shipping of course) or 3-4 times that for oppo is not very tempting as there is still very limited amount of A discs even if include horror titles to be owned. Specially if need to buy new player between some years...
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    Koch Media Shaw Brothers Collection

    Let`s hope so but it might be rare and quite strange case discs from that pressing won`t co-operate well with certain type of players.
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    Koch Media Shaw Brothers Collection

    I had trouble with trailers, lagging..movie itself plays fine.