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15 hours ago, shaw golden said:

The Rats

Isn't The Rats the movie with Alan Tang and Adam Cheng ?

It seems to me that they aren't mentioned in the cast of Black Guide and if it's an aka, then, it's very confusing for people who want to get one or the other !...

And I'm getting mad thinking that I'll probably never see again Beauty Heroine !! :bs_firey::bs_firey:

I only remember one or two scenes of it (particularly the last scene, that lead to a sad ending...I hate sad endings !! ) and the rest of the movie is sadly lost in my memory !!:monk_crying::monk_crying:

 

If only there could be a miracle with someone putting it out in any language, it would be the 7th Heaven for me, knowing that two of my favourite actors (yes, I have a looot of favourite actors ! :bs_coveredlaugh: ) Hong Hoi and Wang Ping are the leads, together with " kung fu Mama " Tse Gam Guk !!

16 hours ago, shaw golden said:

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And this poster is so beautiful and perfectly summarizes the plot : it's another movie showing the Chinese villager's struggle against the Japanese invaders, if I remember well...

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6 hours ago, ShawAngela said:

Isn't The Rats the movie with Alan Tang and Adam Cheng ?

It seems to me that they aren't mentioned in the cast of Black Guide and if it's an aka, then, it's very confusing for people who want to get one or the other !...

you are correct their are two rats movies and two hong kong connections,all together three different films, very confusing??!

rats (1973)....adam cheng

black guide (1973)...aka the rats...aka the hong kong connection

hong kong connection (1973)...helen ma

what a mix up ?

6 hours ago, ShawAngela said:

And I'm getting mad thinking that I'll probably never see again Beauty Heroine !! :bs_firey::bs_firey:

I only remember one or two scenes of it (particularly the last scene, that lead to a sad ending...I hate sad endings !! ) and the rest of the movie is sadly lost in my memory !!:monk_crying::monk_crying:

 

If only there could be a miracle with someone putting it out in any language, it would be the 7th Heaven for me, knowing that two of my favourite actors (yes, I have a looot of favourite actors ! :bs_coveredlaugh: ) Hong Hoi and Wang Ping are the leads, together with " kung fu Mama " Tse Gam Guk !!

i am totally in shock that anybody has seen this movie, it is on the top of my hit list of finds and i desperately want to see it, everything about this movie looks A1 class and i couldnt agree with you any more the scenery and setting and cast is fantastic

maybe you can enlighten us about when,how you saw this film....kung fu mama rules

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4 hours ago, ShawAngela said:

And I'm getting mad thinking that I'll probably never see again Beauty Heroine !!

Does this also goes by the title "La Souer de Bruce Lee"? Oui?

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1 hour ago, thekfc said:

Does this also goes by the title "La Souer de Bruce Lee"? Oui?

i also was thinking the same, French title for film but cant track down film just the French artwork

5 hours ago, ShawAngela said:

And this poster is so beautiful and perfectly summarizes the plot : it's another movie showing the Chinese villager's struggle against the Japanese invaders, if I remember well...

the plot looks like you says... french vhs?

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I saw it when I was around 15 years old in a cinema and yes, the French title was La soeur de Bruce Lee.

A collector on ebay recently told me that this movie only made its way in France and that a friend of his in Germany (where they both live ) is always talking about this movie and would like to find it...

 

I wonder if The rats (Adam Cheng) also only made its way in France, since I found it only in French language...

 

These lobby cards of Beauty Heroine are superb and make me more and more eager to find this movie !!

I don't recognize Hong Hoi in the first picture with Wang Ping ; does anyone know who this guy is ?

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12 hours ago, laagi said:

This looks funky to say the least. I mean the guy in the left corner what the hell is he fighting against :laugh

This film is a hybrid of genres with an awesome plot about revolutionaries trying to get rid of a powerful and invincible white haired eunuch? played by Chang Yi with great aplomb possibly in the Ming Dynasty perpetually getting the upper hand made even more formidable by obtaining the magical flying scorpion. As the oppression worsened freedom fighters led by Barry Chan seeked the help of Chia Ling, a no nonsense happy go lucky local isolated from the conflict in a sense. Chia Ling, her little brother and a friendly aid later introduce Barry Chan to her wizard grandfather who advises the cohort that there is only one possibly ray of hope defeating the general and that is the fabled magic ring (possibly related to Na Cha) but all those on the mythical quest to obtain it were never seen or heard of again.

Chia Ling, Barry Chan, Lin Hsiao Hu and Wong Sai Tin then set out on an Indiana Jones-esque adventure to obtain the magic ring. It was a perilous task.....(let's hang it here to avoid spoilers :wink)..................

Regarding the comment, "This looks funky to say the least. I mean the guy in the left corner what the hell is he fighting against :laugh" in context nothing can beat Chang Yi (he can single handedly defeat a 1000 revolutionaries in battle no matter what;no sweat) Pissed off by wasting precious time fighting the protagonists who were simply no match, he decided to unleash the magic scorpion relax and watch the fun......but he never contemplated that the heroes also had an ace up their sleeve; the magic ring. To proceed from here will reveal what happened so I can only push on a little bit to mention that the flying scorpion can transform into a life size fighting scorpion....anything from here on will be a great spoiler but there are clues in the lobby cards provided in this post. Celestial should definitely, absolutely, and positively release this film. Impressive fight scenes throughout. 

 

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1 hour ago, laagi said:

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1 hour ago, laagi said:

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Note the title on the bottom... It's dutch I believe.

well done teamwork will bring forth results, i feel pretty confident this film is out there

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1 hour ago, Kwok Choi said:

The Magic Ring

youre analysis  of the film is brilliant  thanks alot,

chinese people and culture are very advanced

the magic ring is way ahead of its time

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So US dvd companies passed over The Magic Ring probably not knowing what it was. The weird thing is that it seems similar in content to Moon Over Tao, a movie that was not only released on dvd but also shown on cable. MOT probably got released because it's a Japanese samurai movie featuring space ninjas as well as a bloodthirsty arachnid.

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@Kwok Choi Thank you very much for the insightful summary of the Magic Ring. Now I'm actually looking forward to it! Let's hope Celestial will get off their ass and release it.

@shaw golden That's what this forum is all about. Helping each other... Go Team :smile And I agree the movie is definitely out there. I'll keep my eyes peeled.

@NinjaNinjaNinja You're correct it's from Belgium. Another indication that Beauty Heroine had a wider european distribution.

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4 hours ago, laagi said:

@shaw golden That's what this forum is all about. Helping each other... Go Team :smile And I agree the movie is definitely out there. I'll keep my eyes peeled.

This is why I respect you @laagi.  The simple truth is is that if every kung-fu cinema fan/collector (I separate them, as I believe they're 2 different types of people) were as enthusiastic to promote the genre they love so much to the rest of the team, the word 'rare' would become obsolete, as everything would be out there.  But there are a lot of sad people who believe being the sole person in possession of such rarities gives them the tragic delusion of being some sort of elite class of kung-fu specialist, above everyone else.

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5 hours ago, One Armed Boxer said:

who believe being the sole person in possession of such rarities gives them the tragic delusion of being some sort of elite class of kung-fu specialist, above everyone else.

How true it is !!

4 hours ago, shaw golden said:

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Another one I would love to watch !

Did you see Chang ling in Return of the hero of the waterfront ? it's also one of her earliest movies.

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22 hours ago, One Armed Boxer said:

But there are a lot of sad people who believe being the sole person in possession of such rarities gives them the tragic delusion of being some sort of elite class of kung-fu specialist, above everyone else.

Ditto what @ShawAngela said.

I can understand being proud of having the sole of copy of some famous painter's work, or antique, especially if its a true one of a kind. However, trying to possess a single film/films that were intended to be seen by an audience, baffles me. They were created not only to make a profit, but to be showcased to fans around the world.

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3 hours ago, ShawAngela said:

How true it is !!

Another one I would love to watch !

Did you see Chang ling in Return of the hero of the waterfront ? it's also one of her earliest movies.

i have "return of the waterfront", shamefully never got round to viewing, now you have mentioned i will definetly give it a watch

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On 4/8/2018 at 1:43 PM, DragonClaws said:

Ditto what @ShawAngela said.

I can understand being proud of having the sole of copy of some famous painter's work, or antique, especially if its a true one of a kind. However, trying to possess a single film/films that were intended to be seen by an audience, baffles me. They were created not only to make a profit, but to be showcased to fans around the world.

It baffles me too.

On a different note, I dislike watching a movie alone. I want someone else to experience what I experiences so my wife usually joins me when I viewing at home, there are plenty of movies that I have put aside as I did not have a viewing partner. I do not like to be the only one to experience something (movies). 

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50 minutes ago, thekfc said:

It baffles me too.

While some films are genuinly rare, they were mutli copies made at one time, to sell to various Theatres around the world.

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Very Rare film from 1974 “THE LEFT HAND OF DEATH” is given the most disgraceful of video release in 1991  as “ KICKBOXER THE CHAMPION” which is comprised of 3 films, “LEFT HAND OF DEATH”, Cassonova Wong’s 1978 film               “THE MAGNIFICENT "and some modern day "litter"  all combined into one film of one and a half hours, at least we know the Left Hand of Death exist and with the original English dubbing. If full movie of Left hand is available please let it be known.

 

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Kickboxer the Champion is an IFD movie meaning the LHOD footage was most likely redubbed.

Another one that was recut into an IFD flick is Tian Zhuang A Ge, which was pasted into Ninja Showdown.

http://hkmdb.com/db/movies/view.mhtml?id=12069&display_set=eng

What became of Shen Tan Xiao Xiong, which was codirected by Lo Lieh and Chen Kuan Tai?

http://hkmdb.com/db/movies/view.mhtml?id=15623&display_set=eng

Or Man Niu De Er Zi with Don Wong Tao?

http://hkmdb.com/db/movies/view.mhtml?id=16845&display_set=eng

 

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