Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Seven Swords |
Actors: Donnie Yen, Leon Lai, Charlie Yeung, Liwu Dai, Chia-Liang Liu
Director: Hark Tsui
Genres: Action & Adventure
Import only Blu-Ray Region A release. Produced, directed, and written by Tsui Hark, SEVEN SWORDS is an action-packed wuxia epic about love, betrayal, and heroism. Starring Asia hottest stars, including award winning Hong K... more »
BRING ON THE SEQUEL!
L Gontzes | Athens, Greece | 01/18/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Seven Swords, brings to the screen the story of seven warriors as they try to save the people of a village from the new emperor's mercenary assassins/head-hunters. One thing is for sure; there is more to 17th Century China than meets the eye...
The film combines romance, drama, action and adventure making it one of the best of its kind!
Moreover, the fascinating culture and traditions of China are presented very well in the film.
The plot is excellent and opens a window into the mysterious Orient.
Furthermore, shot on location it provides for some amazing scenery.
Needless to say, the cast have truly outdone themselves with their performances, which are outstanding to say the least! All the actors, without exceptions, give it their 100%! Their great talent and chemistry clearly shows, thus providing an entertaining film that can be watched over and over again.
The setting, the dialogues, the music, the battle sequences, and the costumes are all wonderful!
Very well written and very well presented, it is a movie definitely worth owning, let alone watching, especially for those with a soft spot for History, and especially for Eastern/Oriental enthusiasts.
Strongly recommended along with Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, The House of Flying Daggers, and Hero, to those with a soft spot for all things Chinese.
Tsui Hark + Donnie Yen = Martial arts masterpiece!
Puzzle box | Kuwait | 04/15/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This great film was very entertaining and had amazing fight sequences that almost makes this film a masterpiece. What makes this film even better was Donnie who was unbelievably fast but not to fast to make it seem like a mess it had a lot of fantastic sword fights, the film takes place in ancient times in the early 1600 and no it doesn't use any high wires where the characters start flying all over the place like they did in Crouching Tiger. Seven strangers in China during the Ching Dynasty band together in order to protect a village from a bunch of tyrrants who have allready massecered a previous village however there is one warrior who has managed to escape from there capture Fu Zingzhu who assembles a team to defeat these bad guys before its too late, each character in the film was unique and had different personalities, weaknesses and strengths and the villians were quite interesting as well especialy that very weird female vilian who had a very funny 80's punk new wave haircut you'll know when she arrives trust me you can't miss it. The film had a bit of blood and violence and one character uses a flying guilotine that is used to decapitate his enemys very nice. Director Tsui Hark shows how good he is and why hes the best asian director by providing alot of action, drama and romance and its deffinently not like Crouching tiger or Hero, this is Hong Kong cinema at its best which I highly recomend you can get this at Amazon.co.uk since the regular Amazon hasn't got a proper release date yet."
"Seven Swords" Dragon Dynasty BLU-RAY edition.
TONY QUAN | 06/11/2010
(2 out of 5 stars)
"For this review, I'll address on what most people will probably be asking about this Dragon Dynasty blu-ray release, "how is the Picture and Sound quality?"
Picture quality: Very good. The details are exquisite, you can see what type of fabrics that were used for the clothes. When the camera zoom-in, you can even see the fine details and design of each costume. It is quite mesmerizing. I'm very impressed with the image quality on this release, as the color is quite natural to give an extra boost. Do be adviced though, while the image is clean, color is great, don't expect any 3D pop or insane sharpness like most recent blu-ray release. From a scale of 1(trash)-10(best), the image quality easily fit in 8/10. No edge-enhancement was found.
Audio quality: This release ONLY came with Dolby Digital 5.1 Mandarin and English. YES! ONLY DD5.1!!! This is where I'm most disappointed. I mean, Blu-ray have been around quite long already, I just can't see why Dragon Dynasty only released this action pack movie in DD5.1, especially the Hong Kong Blu-ray Edition of this movie have DTS-HD Master 7.1 / PCM7.1, and that release was many years ago. To add more disappointment to Dragon Dynasty release, the DD5.1 mixed is very uneven and scattered. Many sound effect were lost as the result of compressed audio DD5.1. It can really be irritating, especially, when the DD5.1 bass simply can't reach low enough to match the director's vision. Also, the beautiful soundtrack is completely drowned by it ugly compression of DD5.1. Which to me, is serious disappointment. From the scale of 1(trash)-10(best), I'll give the audio of this release a (4/10). Just because Mandarin track is included. A very disappointment release.
After my experience with Dragon Dynasty of "Seven Swords", I will no longer pre-order anything from this company again. "Seven Swords" from Dragon Dynasty is a disappointment. You have been warned!
Note: I wish Amazon.com would revise they spec listing for Blu-ray. Hello? there is such thing called "DTS-HD MASTER" and "Dolby TruHD" on Format? Plus, it is not "DVD Release Date", it is "BLU-RAY" release date. Time to upgrade the list?"
Fantastic epic movie!
P. M. Howard-martiniak | Sudbury, England | 03/29/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This film is phenomenal! Huge epic scale and fantastic choreography, with a great story line and an amazing blu ray transfer into HD!
Works on european players also, which is a huge bonus!
Recommend to all martial arts film enthusiasts worlwide!"