I saw this last year on DVD (chinese import)
-The storyline is a little convoluted and the martial arts are okay. But the CINEMA work and artistic expression is unbelieveably beautiful.
Whats the movie like in the Cinema? Is it dubbed? or subtitled?
I wonder if there are any differences from the Chinese release as far as scenes or editing. Maybe i should go see it in the theatre...
By the way, If you guys need any recommendations for Kung Fu or Samurai movies just ask.
If you really liked the old Clint Eastwood movies (Good Bad Uglt, Fistful of Dollars) you should check out one of the greatest old school Samurai movies with the greatest Japanese actor of all time, Yojimbo
starring, Toshirô Mifune
. Make sure to check out his other movies including Sanjuro
and the SUPER LONG (200+ mins) Seven Samurai
. Old american westerns were eventually based on these movies. More specifically Fistful of Dollars
, Magnificent Seven
and others. You'll have to like old school stuff though. Great storylines.
If you like the special effects and stuff like that I recommend, The Legend of Zu
and the okay but cult classic Storm Riders
. You can rent some of these but they are hard to find. Other wise check out amazon! They come cheap.
And if you really like cheezy Kung Fu from the 70s and 80s I've got a ton of recommendations including The Prodigal Son
, Unbeaten 28
and Five Deadly Venoms
Most of those IMDB links are the chinese verison. You can find released american versions of most of these on Amazon. (most have different covers)