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It's been a long time since I watched ZU, I think I watched an old vhs, or vhs rip and never seen it look so good as in that clip, love all the sets in this movie!

Never seen Fantasy Mission Force, one thing about those 80's movies, they may have been cheesy but you have to love the pure effort put into those movies, real explosions and real stuntmen-women taking a beating, we need to get back to basics in film.

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Tosh, I think you're vastly overrating Fantasy Mission Force (either that or I haven't seen enough of the other movies your classifying it with). For one thing, it's hard to see any exertion of effort behind it. The movie made no attempt at coherence, and the trailer made as much sense as the movie itself. The plot is some sort of commando mission to rescue Abraham Lincoln from the Japanese, who kidnapped him as part of their plan to invade Canada from the US. Or something.

I think the first 20 minutes I saw it I keep thinking to myself, "I can't believe each scene so far is more retarded than the previous one; wonder when that will stop."

Here's a good review of it, the one that made me go check it out:

http://teleport-city.com/wordpress/?p=586

re reading the review - oh right, how could I forget the Nazis riding in chariots drawn by 70's muscle cars with swastikas painted on them.

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Tosh, I think you're vastly overrating Fantasy Mission Force (either that or I haven't seen enough of the other movies your classifying it with). For one thing, it's hard to see any exertion of effort behind it. The movie made no attempt at coherence, and the trailer made as much sense as the movie itself. The plot is some sort of commando mission to rescue Abraham Lincoln from the Japanese, who kidnapped him as part of their plan to invade Canada from the US. Or something.

I think the first 20 minutes I saw it I keep thinking to myself, "I can't believe each scene so far is more retarded than the previous one; wonder when that will stop."

Here's a good review of it, the one that made me go check it out:

http://teleport-city.com/wordpress/?p=586

re reading the review - oh right, how could I forget the Nazis riding in chariots drawn by 70's muscle cars with swastikas painted on them.

Well, I don't believe effort and coherence always go hand and hand:wink: have you ever seen a Troma flick? Doesn't necessarily mean there isn't any entertainment value. Just making a point that CG has made the movie industry lazy and boring, I for one would like to see the FX, acrobats, and stunt people getting back to work.

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Only Adam can make taking cash from a cashpoint COOL!! Wish some swordsmen would attack me when I am taking money out, then I could get some shapes practice in too.

Ref Zu Warriors always preferred the American version as that was the 1st version I saw-with Yuen Biao kicking off with some modern day pubwork before heading back in time. Adam Cheng was a bit wasted in either version in my opinion though.

Fantasy Mission Force is a classic piece of utter crazy shit on the other hand...when I am pissed it is at its very best!! always end up humming that cool song in it "ooh wah lak ah lak ah ooh wah lak..."

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Watched Zu the other day, kind of a cluster F of a movie, but it was nice to actually see what was going on, Brigitte Lin is absolutely gorgeous, I think I'll have to watch Bride with White Hair again as the copy I saw was totally unwatchable.

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Through the end of November, a special Shaolin Chamber 36 Cinema presentation will be showing Be Careful Sweetheart (1984) a.k.a. Victims of the Assasin and a.k.a. Last Hero in China starring Adam Cheng, Derek Yee and Brigette Lin. This is available for viewing for even non-registered guests!

http://www.shaolinchamber36.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=787&p=2548#p2548

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Legendary Prime Minister

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Thanks Rdenn for sharing! :smile:

Zhuge Liang was an excellent politician, thinker and strategist in the period of the Three Kingdoms. His hometown was in present Shandong Province. He became parentless when still young. His uncle brought him up and he suffered homeless life because of the chaos caused by war. After his uncle died, he took up a recluse life in present Hubei Province for ten years, but still kept a close watch on the state affairs outside. Finally, Liu Bei, the ruler of the Shu Kingdom entreated him out of the withdrawal. For the rest of his life, he served in the Shu Kingdom as the chief military advisor.

Since the regime of Cao Cao in the north boasted the strongest force, Zhuge Liang suggested his master to make allies with the equally weak Wu Kingdom against Cao Cao, which helped to form the confrontation of three kingdoms for over thirty years. Shu-Wu alliance once thoroughly defeated the army of Cao Cao, who was driven back and stayed in the north of the Yellow River for a long time.

Later, a war broke out between the Wu and Shu kingdoms. Liu Bei was badly defeated and died soon. At his death, he entrust to Zhuge linag his child and the country. From then on, Zhuge Liang devoted himself to the cause of the restoration of the Han Empire bequeathed by his master. He resumed the good terms with the Wu Kingdom, put down the revolt on the border area and ordered the northern expeditions against the Wei Kingdom.

In 234 AD, Zhuge Liang died of life exhaustion on the battlefield of northern expedition. His death marked the downfall of the Shu Kingdom. He once remarked himself as to bend myself to a task and exert the life to the utmost. Even his rivals could not help admiring his great talent and his devotion to the country. Based on his war experience, Zhuge Liang initiated Eight Elements Battle Formation for army deployment and arrangement. Now the site where he once drilled the army still remains in Fengjie County, Chongqing Municipality. And Wuhou Memorial Temple (Temple of Marquis Wu) has been built all over the country in honor of Zhuge Liang.

After Battle at the Red Wall, assists Liu Bei to still Jing Nan. Afterwards Liu Bei entered the Sichuan, Zhuge Liang assumes personal command Jing Zhou 荆州. But the Pang Tong accidental death causes Liu Bei to dispatch Zhuge Liang to enter Sichuan, lets Guan Yu be responsible for the Jing Zhou defense. Zhuge Liang in Sichuan Suchuan period, the main dependence the subordinate which brings from Jing Zhou, simultaneously pays attention bosses around the original Liu jade tablet subordinate and the profit state powerful bullies. Gentleman person poor has the talent which regarding the family background, also vigorously promotes, lets each people all display own ability. His law is strict, the award and punishment must believe.

A.D. 221 Liu Bei proclaims oneself emperor, the found Shu Force, Zhuge Liang holds the post of prime minister.

A.D. 223 Liu Bei died of illness, at the point of death front holds orphaned to Zhuge Liang. Liu Shanji the position, he relies on prime minister the auxiliary politics, also leads Yi Zhou Mu 益州牧, seals Wu Xiang Hou武乡侯. Is in power when regarding Zhuge Liang has the dispute. Some people thought Liu Bei continuously extremely regards as important Zhuge Liang, continuously entrusts with an important task. Moreover some people thought died until Liu Bei, Zhuge Liang can actual carry out own position.

After the Zhuge Liang director, first contacts the grandson power, reestablishes Sun the Liu alliance, A.D. 225 Shu Force the south national minority leadership starts the rebellion in Meng Huo under. Zhuge Liang leads personally the army, adopts Ma Su the suggestion, the attack main leader, strives for the local upper formation common surname and the populace as far as possible supports, is appointed they for the governor. After more than a year, these local rules change stably, has provided the physical resource and the military strength for the afterwards Northern Expedition.

A.D. 228 Spring, Zhuge Liang led the army to embark from Hanzhong, started the first Northern Expedition. The senate army horse stands up receives entrusts with heavy responsibility, but in the Northern Expedition Ma Su violated the enormous strategy to be wrong, military officer is defeated by Wei Guo, Zhuge Liang flowed the tear to execute the horse to stand up, and because this matter requested punished oneself.

A.D. 234 ,54 year- old Zhuge Liang on the way dies from illness in fifth Northern Expedition Wei Guo's to "Wu Zhang Yan" 五丈原, finally buried in the "Ding Jun Shan"定军山.

Zhuge Liang

Also know as "Hidden Dragon (伏龙)" or "Sleeping Dragon (卧龙)". One of the most outstanding politician during the RTK era. Kong Ming was visited by the unfortunate Liu Bei (刘备) three times and finally agreed to join him in 207. At that time he already predicted the land will be divided into three parts. One year later Cao Cao (曹操) attacked the South land. Liu Bei was defeated although Kong Ming burned the enemy twice resulting in the loss of Cao Cao's 200,000 soldiers. Then Kong Ming was sent to Wu to make an alliance with Sun Quan (孙权). Later the two forces joined and defeated Cao Cao at Red Cliff (赤壁). After the battle Kong Ming helped his master to take control of Jing State (荆州) and Yi State (益州). After Liu Bei died in 223, Kong Ming had to run the whole kingdom himself. He attacked Wei six times seeking for the restoration of the Han Dynasty. He never accomplish due to the weakness of Shu such as the population and food, but the main reason was the idiotic emperor Liu Chan (刘禅). The really tired Kong Ming fell ill and died during the sixth Northern Campaign. He was 54. The Kingdom of Shu was getting weaker and weaker after his death and eventually taken over by Wei 30 years later.

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Thanks for the awesome video. Is Kong Ming the Cantonese pronunciation of his name? In Vietnamese music there are a number of related songs (shared melodic motifs) named after Kong Ming. In particular there's Kong Ming on the Balcony

(Khổng Minh Tọa Lầu http://youtu.be/az_s5wJhvik)

which refers to a specific episode of Romance of the 3 Kingdoms where Kong Ming bluffs and casually plays his zither on the balcony while his forces were actually in disarray and ill-prepared to meet Cao Cao's advance.

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Production began this week on Ronny Yu's RMB 200 million epic family drama SAVING GENERAL YANG, starring Adam Cheng and Louis Koo as the patriarch and first son respectively. Based on a hugely successful series of books and plays, the film has twice been adapted for television in Hong Kong and so anticipation for a big screen version is expected to be high.

Vic Chou, Chun Wu, Raymond Lam, Fu Xinbo and Yu Bo round out the cast and filming has kicked off in Henan province, China. This promises to be a grand action epic, detailing four generations of the same family and the tested loyalties therein, and could yield exciting things in the hands of Ronny Yu, whose last film - Jet Li starrer FEARLESS - more than delivered on the martial arts front.

from filmbiz.asia (August 2011)

Note: the film is still on production.

Adam Cheng's two last films, Eight Hilarious Gods (1994) and Drunken Master III (1994) received bad critics, so Adam went into TV dramas ever since with success. This movie, Saving General Yang represent the return to the great screen of this star.

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