Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|One Armed Swordsman vs 9 Killers|
Actors: Lo Lieh, Jimmy Wang Yu
Director: Chui Chang Wang
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House
Studio: First Look Home Entertain Release Date: 05/11/2004 Rating: Nr
Beyond deceitful...just crap.
Chet L. Young | 07/10/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"WHY, for the love of god?! You know, this might be hard for mainstream movie audiences to understand, but some of us would actually appreciate classy packaging and a quality DVD transfer on a kung-fu flick every once in a while. Unfortunately, those of you looking for what I just described will have to look elsewhere.
I was aware when I bought the film that it wasn't an entry in Wang Yu's "One-Armed Swordsman" series, and I didn't mind that. This is actually "One-Armed Against Nine Killers", a little-seen film from the midseventies that I've been trying to track down for years. What I DON'T appreciate is the fact that Videoasia completely hacked the credits off the beginning of the movie. I'm not thrilled with the condition of the print, either; it's very obviously a direct copy of a shaky, blurry old VHS tape with tracking lines running through it more than once. TRACKING LINES, FOR GOD'S SAKE. Some of the fights are watchable, but the film looks like (...)t overall.
Kung-fu movie fans shouldn't have to put up with this kind of incompetence and carelessness in the DVD age. We paid our dues with all those cheap videotapes in the eighties, remember? There must be some company out there that's willing to spend a little cash and give these films a decent release. As for Videoasia(which should be put out of business): shoddy work, you ripoff artists. I won't be buying anything else with your name on it. Why not aim a little lower and retitle the movie "One-Armed Swordzman Vs. Nine Killaz, Biatch"? You might sell it to three or four more unlucky people.
Deceitful Cover and Title
pr_arcangel | Florida | 12/28/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)
"First of all, I love all the one armed swordsman series with Jimmy Wang Yu but this film is both deceitful on it's cover and title, and the reason being the following: The Cover shows the old legendary One Armed Swordsman (I believe the picture is from part 2 of the series), in this movie Jimmy Wang Yu plays a one armed fighter, nothing to do with the original legendary swordsman since not even once does he uses his cutoff trademark sword or any sword at all, it's more like the chinese boxer but with an awful twist at the end. It should be renamed appropriately "The One Armed Fighter..." not at all what I expected this movie to be. Hence, the rating on this movie but if you are really a hard-core Jimmy Wang Yu fan and don't mind the comment, you might want to consider buying it."