Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Dragon Chronicles - The Maidens of Heavenly Mountains|
Actors: Brigitte Lin, Li Gong, Norman Chu, Sharla Cheung, Frankie Lam
Director: Andy Wing-Keung Chin
Genres: Indie & Art House, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Legend has it that in a faraway place beyond the edge of the earth there lives a broken-hearted man with infinite power. Abandoned by his loved ones the inheritance of the old mans powers become a battleground for evil out... more »
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Brad S. (Snibot) from DALLAS, TX
Reviewed on 11/17/2009...
This is one of my favorite of the Hong Kong Cinema, better in most respects to Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, but not quite as good as House of Flying Daggers.
Storyline is exceptional, great dialog throughout, excellent acting, and the humor doesn't detract from the story. the performances are at or above par for this kind of movie. one breif note: The subtitles are a little odd, there are a lot of mentions of people wanting to be or are "the kiddie" this should be translated to "the eternal ageless one."
All in all this is a solid movie and well worth looking over if you like the Martial Arts genre.
What the hell is going on in this movie?
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Visually appealing but lacks meaningful and moving content. The story is hard to follow and confusing mostly because of the poor english subtitle translation and partly because there is no involving plot at all. There is no central character to focus on. You dont get to know the characters enough so you dont care what happens to them. The title attracted me to this movie. I was expecting a visually exciting fantasy film. Disappointed. Although the special effects are wonderful, it is not stunning, imaginative nor creative. Projection of energy bolts,teleportion, flight --- I've seen them before so give me alternative creative expressions of these powers. I didn't get that in this film. Even the sound effects and music seemed lacking --- failing to stimulate any energy or emotion. For a more stimulating story try " The Bride with White Hair" and "Moon Warriors". For visually exciting energetic action and special effects try "Zu: Warriors from the Magic Mountain", "Duel to the Death" and "Dragon Inn"."
Typical HK movie but not very good DVD transcription...
Cedric Malecot | Franconville France | 03/05/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This typical HK movie is not the best Wing Keung Chien did. The story by itself is very simple (like many HK movies) but characters are well portrayed. The bad point is that visual FX are below the average and the DVD transcription is really poor (maybe it's my DVD Player and/or my TV ;-). Sound quality is not incredible, just ok but I think it's because the movie is a bit old (1994). Anyway, if you're a HK MadMan, buy it else rent it first...Ooops, about bonus materials : nothing..."
B-quality special effects. Impossible to understand story.
Arian Drake-Raue | 05/02/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I have read the Chinese Novel that this film was loosely based on. That is why I bought the DVD. It was a waste of time and money.
There are a lot of fighting scenes but their quality look like that of a B-grade video or kids' movies . Besides most of the times, the characters fought with "Palms" or magic powers not with swords. As for the script, I can not uderstand what is going on at all. The story is like a bunch of spaghetti mixed up together.
If you like Chinese style sword-fighting movies, check out "Iron Monkey", "Butterfly and sword", "Moon Warriors". If they are not available from Amazon, they will be found in any China town."