Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Shaolin Kung Fu Mystagogue|
Actors: Phillip Ko Fei, Carter Wong, Hsu Feng, Chang Yi, Fei Lung
Director: Peng-I Chang
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House
In ancient China, two warring gangs led by martial arts masters fight for control in this non-stop action thriller. This movie features unusual hand-to-hand combat and a dramatic fight to the death. During the reign of t... more »
A good cast, so what went wrong?
Michael W. Jaworski | Fairfield, NJ USA | 04/30/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I remember first seeing this movie on USA Network when I was really young. I feel the same way today as I did back then, why was this movie only average despite a good cast? First, we have Hsu Feng, a kung fu fighting femme fatale. Next, there's Carter Wong, who's film credits are too numerous to list. Finally, there's the awesome Chang Yi (just check him out in "Shaolin Invincible Sticks", "Eagle's Claw" & especially in Samo Hung's "The Victim".) Except for the rousing opening & the fairly exciting end fight, the middle is absolutely boring. I don't know if anybody else noticed this, but almost all the fights in the middle took place in the dark. This is a lame tactic usually used because 1) the DP was incompetent, 2) the film's budget wouldn't allow for more lights or 3) to cover up an actor's lack of martial skill. A so-so film recommended only to Carter Wong and/or Chang Yi completists only. Hey, they can't all be as awesome as the Venoms, right?"
Good Cast Again Misused
Dean Ira Cox | Indiana | 11/14/2000
(2 out of 5 stars)
"The Grandmaster of the WuTang trains a gifted student,but finds him turning towards the dark side of Kung Fu.Awaiting his inevitable return to destroy Shaolin,the abbott trains new disciples to prepare for the merciless onslaught. Good plot,Great
Actors, Boring movie."
Good plot, good action, alright film
Erik James | Orono, Me USA | 07/05/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This film has some great Martial arts action, and a above average cast of cheracters but the movie seems to lag in some places, which gets you somewhat confused, but the action at the end i feel justifies. not a must have but a good movie for those collectors."