Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Shaolin vs Evil Dead - Ultimate Power|
Actors: Gordon Liu, Marsha Yuan, Louis Fan
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House
Studio: Tai Seng Entertainment Release Date: 06/26/2007 Run time: 95 minutes
Less silly than it's predessor, more a straight foreward mar
Master Killer | Island of Misfit Toys, USA | 07/06/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Ok, first off let me tell you this not a sequel to the previous Shaolin Vs. Evil Dead, this more of a prequel, so we don't get a continuation from the first movie's abrupt ending. I know this will disapoint some, I on the other hand, am an old school kung fu fan, so I felt the abruptness of the film's ending was a tribute to the old Shaw Brothers movies, many starring Gordon Liu, that end as soon as the evil one is vanquished.
Anyhow, this one is better than it's predessor, which I quite liked, less silly and humourus. The story is sharper, more of a story dealing with honour and chivalry, the best stuff in Asian movies, that's is of course, except for martial arts. This one has plenty of the fu, all of it incredibly well cheorographed. The special effects are also awesome, some truely amazing stuff that I haven't seen before. A liitle longer running time alows for more developement, and an ending with more closuer than the earlier effort.
Most of the principle cast returns, but it should be noted that the great Gordon Liu dosen't arrive until the third act. He dose however spend most of it in kung fu action, and he is still the main hero and star. Even if you watch him dubbed, he still oodles with charisma, and makes his appearance worth the wait."
Better than Expected
Lary C. Smith | Myrtle Beach, South Carolina | 09/26/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I was pleasantly surprised the vampirical look on the DVD cover was not run into the ground with mindless neckbiting. Definate story told from beginning to end with a bit more meat than can be usual for martial arts films. I'll have to watch it a second time to fully capture all the nuance. The jumping zombies are a bit much but different enough from the normal leg dragging gouls we are used to that it seemed to work okay. I'm sure this is a movie I will rewatch from time to time."