Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Shaolin Red Master|
Actors: Philip Ko, Chang Yi, Chi Kuan-Chun
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House
Shaw Bros. superstar Chi Kwan Chun learns the ways of the Llama style Kung Fu. Fight scenes by the legendary fight director Tommy Lee make this a genre classic!
Just your standard kung fu movie. A couple of good fights,
morgoth | omaha, NE | 09/15/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This movie starts out pretty interesting with a speech about the Red and Yellow Lamas. The story is actually about Chi Kuan Chun looking for his father's murderer. Tommy Lee plays the evil lama he is looking for. Tommy Lee is looking for an ancient ginseng and a Jade Buddha. Chi Kuan Chun finds out Tommy Lee's plans after following Lung Fei around the whole movie and decides to fight Tommy Lee to the death before he can get the ginseng and the buddha. The end.
The story is actually not that bad. It is sad that the story ends up becoming pointless. This movie tries to be a mystery, but by the end it turns out to be your average revenge flick.
The fighting is good. Lung Fei has a few decent fights and Chi Kuan Chun looks great. Jimmy Lee has a good fight scene. The final fight with Tommy Lee is definitely the highlight. They go at it pretty hard, but I thought it could have been a lot better. Not one of Tommy Lee or Chi Kuan Chun's best fight scenes, but still worth watching. This is one of those movies where I will only revisit it to watch the last 15 minutes.
Picture quality on the Videoasia DVD is decent. I usually don't complain about movies that are presented in full screen, unless it affects the action. The full screen presentation on this DVD bugged me during the final fight, so I would advise seeking out a widescreen print if you really want to see this.