Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Executioners from Shaolin
nyyk147 | 12/25/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The second dual between Ho Si Quan and Pai Mai is,
in my opinion, one of the best in cinematic history...
A classic-I remember seeing this on kung fu theater
20 years ago and seeing it in a roomful of my high school
buddies-we still talk about this movie-:)
See it if you like good kung fu movies!!!
Good film but poor audio quality
Po H. Chiu | Singapore, | 01/22/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The story is excellent as is the style of kung fu. This film stresses the finding of the weak points on a person in order to defeat him. Lo Lieh as Bai Mei (white eyebrows) is especially good. He has an arrogant attitude that no one can defeat him down to a science.The audio quality is quite poor however. The dubbing itself is clear though. It is just that they didn't dub everything. So you don't get the grunts and yell in the film, just the oral conversations. So the fight scenes, which would have been very good in the original chinese language version, lost some of its excitement.I would wait for the original DVD transfer in the original chinese language to come out."
Only part of the movie
Kenny | Florida | 03/30/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Anyone who already loves this movie and wants to own it will be disappointed. The dubbing is terrible. During the fight scenes, all you get are a few sound effects (that seem forced in to save face), but none of the original sound effects. In other words, during the fighting, no one yells, grunts, gasps, breaths heavily, growls or anything else to remind you that the volume on the television is still up. A huge disappointment to fans. Moreover, people seeing it for the first time will notice this irritating flaw as well, but maybe they won't mind so much. But then again, what's a martial arts movie without the trademark "Haaiiiyyyy!!!!" and what-have-yous when someone's kicking ass?"
Do Not Purchase
W. Lewis | 10/16/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I have both the Red Sun, and the Ground Zero versions. Both do the most terrible job of dubbing I've ever seen. I am a martial arts movie fanatic. Having over 500 movies. I have this one on VHS, but wanted it on DVD just to be able to skip around and watch all the fantastic fight scenes. In both versions, as soon as the fighting starts, all of the sound is removed and substituted by some cheesy typical punch kick sounds. This is itself is not bad. We're all used to that. The part that ruins the movie for me is that they simply delete all of the character personal sound effects. No shouting, no screaming, no anything. For me, this killed the movie. Especially since you can see they are saying something! I hope you do not make the same mistake I made, and purchase this movie."