Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Martial Temple Collection|
Actor: Bolo Yueng
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House
Includes eight titles already available on DVD from VideoAsia - double feature discs: — Shaolin Iron Finger/Satyre Monks — Shaolin Strikes Back/Shaolin: The Blood Mission — Fists of Shaolin/Out of Danger — Shaolin Mega Force/I... more »
Some good movies on here. 3 out of 10 to be exact, but a lot
morgoth | omaha, NE | 02/24/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"SHAOLIN TEMPLE STRIKES BACK-The story is about former brothers played by Mark Long and Chang Shan. Mark Long became a crazy Shaolin monk with wicked pole skills. Chang Shan is a General when the movie starts and must have done some serious practicing himself, because his pole skills and every other type of style he does is superior to anyone else on screen. The story is not going to blow you away or anything, but it is nicely done. There is a princess who ran away to the Shaolin Temple, the army is after her, the army storms Shaolin Temple...
Best part about the movie is the kung fu. A good long final fight. Plenty of satisfying action, including some drunken style from Chang Shan. This guy can seriously do it all.
Picture quality is below average. Good music and sound quality, but the image is inexcusable. It is still watchable though. You may want to find another version, but this 10 pack is not a bad deal. And it is a way better deal if you can just get the double disc that has Shaolin Blood Mission on it.
SHAOLIN BLOOD MISSION-Hwang Jang Lee vs. the Shaolin temple. And it is AWESOME!!!!! Hwang looks pretty tough in movies like 'Drunken Master' and even modern day stuff like Sammo's 'Where's Officer Tuba?'. He came onto the scene with Secret Rivals and was instantly known as the baddest mother ever. Well, this may be the toughest he has ever looked. I am talking downright scary! The movie involves all sorts of bloody fights and just to give Hwang fans a preview, he has a kick where he disarms a guy of his spear and then kicks him all in the same jump. I think I have seen this guy do like 50-70 different kicks and I find something new from him in every single movie. He can't do flips and other acrobatics like a lot of great kickers such as Yuen Biao, but he is a serious martial artist(still is) and developed his own kicking style. He shows equal power using both legs and doesn't favor either one which is all too rare for kickers in movies. So he isn't called a Grandmaster without reason. I LOVE guys like John Liu and Dorian Tan, but there is a huge difference between Hwang and pretty much everyone else. I have only seen a few screen fighters from about 1976 until now that are even near as good. Kwan Young Moon and Whang In-sik are the only names that come to mind of guys who take their martial arts so seriously. Nowadays we have guys like Nicholas Tse to take his place. It is like comparing Bruce Lee to David Hasselhoff.
Picture quality is the best out of all the 3 good movies. It is even widescreened in close to a 16:9 format.
All of the other movies are pretty bad. 'Out of Danger' is not bad and has a few really good fights but picture quality is bad.
One of the movies is so bad that there is maybe 2 minutes of fighting the whole time. The end fight is about 2 seconds long so don't blink. A coffin or something opens and a guy flies out and kills the villain. I was seriously expecting a real final fight and was disappointed to say the least, but it was pretty funny. That one gets a 0.5/5 rating from me, one of the better of the 7 bad movies.
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