Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Legend of the Liquid Sword|
Actors: Julian Cheung, Sharla Cheung, Norman Chu, Aaron Kwok, Ji-Wai Lau
Director: Jing Wong
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Comedy, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Not A Gordon Liu Movie
(2 out of 5 stars)
"His name is on the top, and his face is there on the left and down again at the bottom, and he is in two scenes of the movie, but this is not a Gordon Liu movie. It is an Aaron Kwok movie.The action is rediculous, sped up, and not very coordinated. The humor is poor, and mostly unfunny. The two male roles are played by very similar looking actors. One of them is introduced as being semi-powerful, but later on he doesn't use any of his power. There are subtitles over a Chinese audio track, but you can't turn them off. There are also two song number in it (I hate musicals).This is one of very few DVDs that I wish that I hadn't bought. I own about 40 kung fu DVDs and this is in my bottom three. It is terrible, from the beginning to the end."
seyone | philly | 07/07/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)
"One of the reasons for me purchasing the film was Gordon Liu's name on the cover. It turns out he is in very little of the movie. The English subtitles are poorly translated and at times very difficult to read. The story line is even worse, hard to follow and has a ridiculous "batman" vampire character.
Do yourself a favor and buy a better Kung Fu movie."
Boring, hard to follow
morgoth | 04/28/2002
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This movie is boring and uninteresting. There are moments of "comedy" mixed into the vague story. I couldn't make heads or tails with the story and the characters. The fights are clumsily choreographed. I don't even know what the liquid sword is. I do not recommend this film."
morgoth | omaha, NE | 07/23/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Probably the most prolific Hong Kong script writer ever. At least that I know of. But when he started out, he was an awesome kung fu writer. He has written and directed some of my favorite movies ever. Shaolin Pince, Prodigal Son, and Magnificent Butcher. To name a few newer ones-Last Hero in China and Royal Tramp part 1. But because he is so proilific he has written soem of the worst stuff ever-Raped by an Angel 4: The Raper's Union, Naked Killer 2 (aka Super Rape), City Hunter, Body Weapon...
But overall he is pretty good. I would say this is almost just as good as Evil Cult Master, or Last Hero in China (aka Claws of Steel), both movies that he directed.
Now this I have to say is easily one of the better new school kung fu movies ever. I figured this was another old school Gordon Liu flick and I heard he wasnt in it that much but was pleasantly surprised at how new it is. 1993 I believe, though you wouldn't be able to tell by the quality of the film transfer. It is about young fragrant sword(aaron kwok) who needs to go and defeat Shaolin. I think. It is a Jing Wong movie. You will see, but you have to try and follow along. Something that you will definitely notice is the unbelievable wire work going on. People don't realize how in movies like this they put people on wires to show how athletic they are. I don't know who the action director was, but he is certainly one of the greats. So the action is OHHHHHHH SOOOOOOO good but the child like humor just blends so perfectly with it. You still don't see what I mean, here is an example. Gordon Liu is praying at the Shaolin Temple and he notices someone is there. A guy comes out and is flyin around beautifully and Gordon asks when he comes face to face "who are you", "I am Batman" he replies. OMG I was rolling on the floor for a while. That wasn't one of the better fights of the movie, but the comedy more than makes up for it. Even though it is hard to decipher what is going on in some of the fights, the flying around and fighting overall is absolutely sublime and I highly recommend this SUPER weird flick. The ending looks like Kung Fu Hustle took a page from this(aaron kwok rising up) and while not great, it is a decent ending to a good kung fu movie. You'll see what I mean, it happens quite a bit. They just run out of time and money by the time they have to wrap up shooting and have to make the end as good as possible.
The dvd by Xenon proves again that they have to be the same company as Video asia, Groundzero, and Crash masters. Or AT LEAST ONE OF THEM!!!! They take absolutely no time in trasnferring this from the original film print it looks like. It is widescreened, but only about 90 some percent of course. The imbedded subtitles are impossible to read in the daytime scenes and then get this. When they break out into song(it's a Jing Wong movie), THEY PUT ON CHINESE SUBTITLES. HILARIOUS!!!!!!! The picture quality isn't all that bad, but I figure it's only becuase it's a newer movie and they didn't really have a chance to screw it up. So it is nice to see that there are better DVD companies coming out including Tarantino creating his own Asian Video distributing comapny. Now how does that sound? I don't think Tarantino would ever put out a release like this in this form!!"