Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Snake Deadly Act|
Actors: Lung Chan, Wai-Man Chan, Hark-On Fung, Phillip Ko, Angela Mao
Director: Wilson Tong
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House
Might make an interesting Father's Day gift
Mantis Lake | Detroit, MI USA | 06/17/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Wilson Tong directs and stars along with Fung Hark On in this slight variation on the standard martial arts classic. The film opens with a pretty sweet fight between the two leads as they argue about who defiled whose spouse and other assorted topics. After the opening credits we forward several years to find Tong's son, Kuo (Kun Lung Ng, in his only starring role) pretending to be Dudley Do-Right and getting into trouble, when suddenly Fung Hark On shows up to save him and eventually instruct him in the deadly art of the Snake Fist.
Pretty sweet flick. Plenty of fights with most of them pretty good, and a few of them very good. It also has an interesting ending that I didn't quite see coming. This even has a cameo from the great Bolo Yeung as a street performer, similar to his stint in the classic "King Boxer". My only complaint (other than my obligatory gripes about editing) would be that the training scenes are too brief and rather monotonous. I am a fan of animal styles and would like to see a more detailed portrayal.
Groundzero delivers a pretty good version of this DVD; that is if you ignore the erroneous information on the back cover. The picture quality gets speckled in a few spots but mostly it's very good and in widescreen. Granted it's hard to gauge just how widescreen when the opening credits list someone as the "oducer". Though it is English dubbed, it has subtitles anyway, in case case you wanted to listen to baseball. I had a difficult time deciding: 3.5 to 4. Either way it's recommended.
1980. aka: "Snake Fist, Drunken Step""
S. Barber | Vancouver, Washington United States | 11/12/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This movie begins with a fight. No words, no music. Just a great opening fight. That sets the tone for this Old School classic. Snake style & Eagle claw are spotlighted here. Good movie with a unexpected ending. A Must get if you like animal style movies. Subs are sometimes hard to read but who needs subs when its mostly fighting."
A MUST HAVE for fans of snake style
morgoth | omaha, NE | 10/28/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
The snake style used in this movie makes the snake from 5 Deadly Venoms look like a joke. The first scene is an incredible fight between Fung Hak-on (Last Hurrah for Chivalry) and Wilson Tong (Daggers 8). They are enemies and the match ends with neither being killed.
Ng Kwan Lung stars as a young man who loves kung fu. He is willing to fight anyone who causes trouble. His father is played by Wilson Tong and it is suspected that his father and others are thieves. Fung Hak-on looks to teach the kid kung fu so they can fight the thieves together.
The story is nothing too special, but not bad. I was very surprised by the end of this movie. The kung fu is superb, no doubt about that, but the ending is what bumps this movie up to a 4 star rating. And what other movie will you find a lobster kung fu style? Almost as cool as Yasuaki Kurata's crab style that he uses in Shaolin Challenges Ninja.
All of the actors are amazing kung fu performers. The first fight is probably the best, but there are plenty of other good fights. Chan Wai Man (Blooded Treasury Fight) looks great, Angela Mao Ying (Enter the Dragon) looks just as good as she always does, and Phillip Ko (The Boxer's Omen) never disappoints. And look for a cameo from Bolo.
Picture quality on the Groundzero Eastern Heroes DVD is above average for a kung fu movie, and the picture is letterboxed. Let's all say it together- YAYYYY, it's letterboxed! English dub sounds good."
Old "skool" kung fu
M. Beckford | Toronto Canada | 05/07/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"In my opinion this flick is about average. Grossly overated!! Still worth watching the "LOBSTER STYLE",,weired, but very entertaining for real!!"