Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Return of Master Killer|
Actors: Liu Chia Hui, Wang Lung Wei
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House
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Red Sun version is the way to go.
morgoth | omaha, NE | 10/21/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Tha last reviewer wants to know what the difference between these are and I would be glad to go over them.
Shaolin Master Killer AKA 36th Chamber-this is the one. Gordon Liu goes to learn kung fu at the Shaolin Temple, comes back, takes revenge.
Return of Master Killer AKA Return to the 36th Chamber(beware, there is a bad bootleg floating around that says 36th chamber on the cover but is really Return to the 36th chamber. That DVD case actually has pictures from Return Of MK on it). This movie is just as good as the first. It is a comedy. Instead of playing San Te, he goes to learn from San Te. The final fight is about 20 minutes long and is one of the best in cinema history.
Disciples of Master Killer AKA Disciples of the 36th Chamber-Gordon does play San Te in this though he is not the main character. Hsiao Ho plays Fong Sai Yuk and this movie also co stars Jason Paio, Li-Li-Li, and Lau Kar Leung who is the director for all 3 films.
Also the Red Sun versions of these 3 movies are completely uncut, have CRYSTAL CLEAR picture, are letterboxed, and have dual language tracks so you can watch it in it's original language. Some people call these boot legs but the picture quality and sound on these 3 movies by Red Sun is absolutely second to none. Some other flawless releases from Red Sun are 2 Champions of Shaolin, Ninja in the Dragon's Den, 7 Grandmasters, the entire Lone Wolf and Cub Series, Dirty Ho, Shaolin Challenges Ninja, and Fists of the White Lotus.
I hope this review was helpful to you."
Keep'n it real | 08/19/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I ordered 36th Chanmber and Return of the Master Killer. I recieved 2 movies with different covers and write ups thinking it was part one and two but they were both the same movie. nobody can tell me the difference in the title for part one and two. Other than that buy the one from this seller, real good quality vs the other with was horribly boot-legged."
Come witness the wrath of the scaffold style
Mantis Lake | Detroit, MI USA | 01/31/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Now I never give a good review based solely on the last half of a movie, but this is an exception. The sequel to "The 36th Chamber of Shaolin" (aka "Master Killer") will reward patient viewers with an incredible ending. The sequel is mostly a comedy, and does get some originality points for being so different from its predecessor. Unfortunately the comedy itself gets some banality points, especially Hsiao Hou's ridiculous teeth. I read some reviews of this (not just here) where it has been said that this is "on par in every way with the original". That is a load of crap. In terms of story, this doesn't even come close. In terms of training and fights, well then we might have something to talk about.
Gordon Liu plays Chao Yen-Cheh, a con-artist. His brother works in a dye factory whose owner recently brought in some Manchu thugs to bully the employees and give them a 20% pay cut. The employees talk Gordon into impersonating the Shaolin monk, San Te (who he portrayed in the original film), and frightening the owners into refunding their money. It works at first, but Manchu baddie Johnny Wang is on to their little scheme and exposes it as such. Humiliated and angry, Gordon decides he should sneak into the Shaolin temple to train for real. Once there, the monks also expose him as a fraud, but the real San Te takes pity on him and allows him to stay on to fix the roof, where he erects oodles of bamboo scaffolding and observes the students and monks practicing.
Recently, I reviewed "Chinese Super Ninjas" quite favorably, saying that the fight scenes in it were some of the most creative I had ever seen. Yeah, well they have been usurped... a lot. A lot a lot. I watched with a gaping jaw at some of the stuff that Gordon Liu does in this film. I was initially angry that he didn't play San Te in this, but when I saw the kind of dexterity he displays, I don't think it could have been duplicated by anyone else. I've never seen him move the way he does in this flick and I've seen a TON of his films. Amazing.
The Red Sun distributed disc is well remastered and partially widescreen, so there are no presentation complaints. It is English dubbed and there is a selection for "original language", though on Red Sun discs they almost never work. Sorry, I didn't actually try it. The back cover actually shows pictures from the first film. There are a few more things about the story itself that bothered me but might not bother others so I will just let them go. Even considering that, it's still well worth checking out. Again, the assets FAR outweigh the liabilities. Followed by "Disciples of the 36th Chamber", aka "Disciples of the Master Killer", which is actually more of a real sequel to the first film than this one, and also a great flick. Get all 3, baby!
1980. aka: Return to the 36th Chamber"