Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Green Jade Statuette|
Actors: Fei Meng, Kuan-Chun Chi, Kuan-Hung Wang, Hui Lou Chen, Chia-Ren Liu
Director: Tso Nam Lee
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House
Two righteous heroes must team up to take on the murderous thieves who stole the famous jade monk statuette. Studio: Tai Seng Entertainment Release Date: 06/28/2005 Run time: 90 minutes
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"No one will share the Jade Statuette with me, no one"
morgoth | omaha, NE | 01/05/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Meng Fei is after a Green Jade Statuette and there are a lot of people who don't want him to get it. Chi Kuan Chun helps him out and Wang Kuan Hsiung (Horse Boxing Killer) plays a mysterious type of character who leaves roses on all of the dead bodies he finds. But the most mysterious character is played by Tommy Lee (Along Comes a Tiger, Seven Steps of Kung Fu, Shaolin Red Master...). He plays his usual hunchback role but is not a fighter (or is he?). This is an above average kung fu flick with plenty of fights, and there is a nice little surprise towards the end. Meng Fei and Chi Kuan Chun are in top form and there are plenty of other actors on hand. Jimmy Lee (Rebellious Reign), Lung Fei (One Armed Boxer), Shan Mao (One Armed Boxer), Phillip Ko (8 Diagram Pole Fighter), Leung Kar Yan (Thundering Mantis), Chan Wai Lau (World of Drunken Master), and Hu Chin (Lost Swordship) all have good small roles. And there are a lot of other recognizable faces that I didn't even name.
The fights are very good and they never let up. Chi Kuan Chun and Meng Fei have a good fight against eachother, Wang Kuan Hsiung looks good, and the best stuff is saved for the last 10 minutes. It doesn't get too much better than seeing Chi Kuan Chun have a 2 on 1 fight with Lung Fei and Leung Kar Yan, and the very last fight is amazing as well.
Picture quality is decent. Full screen, lots of scratches, and the picture is too dark, but still more than watchable. The dubbing is bad. The voice actors don't seem like they put much effort into it."
The Green Jade Statuette - "Non-Stop Fighting Scenes!!!!"
Minister Dixon | 02/22/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This flick is no joke! When I first got this one off of Amazon.com, I wasn't particularly enthusiastic about the title. But let me tell you the title will straight up throw you off. Don't let this one slip by you. The acting is a bit cheezy, but it's easy to live with. Also whoever ran the cameras had some of the actors bodies chopped out of the scenes. For example, you will hear people talking but you won't see who's talking. This takes place in several scenes. Kind of distracting, but it doesn't take nothing away from this action-packed flick!
This one starts out with a vicious fighting scene. A family was viciously murdered and had their precious Green Jade Statuette (The Jade Monk) stolen by three ruthless thieves (The Three Tigers). Unknowingly to these killers, a daughter hid in the the closet quietly and watched her family being killed execution style by these three bandits who vowed they would meet in exactly one year in Stone Village to sell the statuette and split the proceeds among them. After overhearing this, the daughter hired a professional killer (Chin Chang) to retrieve her family's precious statuette. and to wipe out The Three Tigers. I call him the man in white, because he always wore white throughout the picture. This killer is awesome. He carries this very short brass pole/stick around that has a blade in the center of it. I have never seen anyone use or swirl a weapon like this before. Anway, anyone who comes up against him is at his mercy with this weapon. He even stated on one occasion that if anyone opposes him they will get one result, "and that's death!"
Although the daughter wanted her family's precious Green Jade Statuette back, the real motive for hiring Chin Chang was to take revenge on the Three Tigers who wrecked her household. She poses as a prostitute in a brothel in Stone Village waiting for the moment to seek her revenge. Chin Chang never knew that she was the one who hired him until near the end of the movie. Also, the madam (Pearl Lee) of the brothel, who is the younger sister of the eldest of The Three Tigers, knew about the statuette. Chin Chang believed that if he located Pearl he would also locate the statuette. How? You will have to watch the movie for that answer! Before long, you have other characters looking for this same statuette as well - such as Pearl's boyfriend (Wu Kang)- who is an excellent fighter, who soon discovers that his lying girlfriend is in fact related to one of the Three Tigers.
I just gave a small overview without giving too much away. There's much more to this action flick than what's stated here. Judge for yourself.
This flick is filled with great fighting scenes and the plot carries throughout. This kept to the plot and this is what I particularly liked about this one. The cheezy acting and the voice overdubs are something to be desired though. If you can get past these two negatives you have a great 4-star flick. In this one, you don't know who to trust and that what keeps your interest. People are not who they apear to be. Hey, if you got to grab that snack, make sure you press the pause button or you'll miss something."
"Even the dead love roses."
Mantis Lake | Detroit, MI USA | 07/11/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Chi Kuan Chun ("Showdown at the Cotton Mill") plays Wu Kang, protector of all businesses in Stone Village and fiance of Madame Pearl (Hu Chin), who runs the local brothel. When known assassin Chen Chang (Meng Fei, The "Prodigal Boxer") shows up at the brothel and leaves an ultimatum that could result in Pearl's death (should she not comply), Wu Kang must figure out what's going on... which will require a lot more than just asking questions and kicking faces.
What a pleasant surprise this was. A unique entry in my collection of old school flicks, with a cool, easy-to-follow story and plenty of twists. The fights are kinda slow at first, but nonetheless enjoyable, and they occur frequently. Plenty of big names have smaller roles including Jimmy Lee, Philip Ko, Lung Fei, and even Leung Kar Yan.
Tai Seng's Martial Arts Theater version is a bit of a disappointment, mostly because it's fullscreened. Though the picture quality is quite good, you will often be given a view of the side of someone's head when they are the only one speaking. Luckily this has little bearing on the action. The only reason I did not award this 4-stars is because repeat viewings won't likely be as enjoyable as one's first time with this. It's still a very good film and is certainly recommended. English dubbed only. 3.5/5
1978. aka: Killer's Game"
Non Stop Action
Honest | Windsor Mill, MD. | 09/02/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a keeper, a lot of good fights. I gave it four stars and not five because I thought the last fight scene was to short. Good action through out the movie."