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|Wind and Cloud The Storm Riders|
Actors: Takeshi Kaneshiro, Yiu-Cheung Lai, Aaron Kwok, Damian Lau, Kristy Yang
Directors: Raymond Lee (II), Shui Chung Yuet
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Animation
Studio: Tai Seng Entertainment Release Date: 03/28/2006 Run time: 109 minutes
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Tatiana C. (Yuna5000) from HATFIELD, MA
Reviewed on 4/6/2015...
Heed the warnings about this film. THIS is NOT the 1998 film starring Aaron Kwok and Ekin Chen.
And given that this is a VERY condensed 2hr delivery of a TV series it is VERY, VERY choppy and I would almost dare say impossible to follow.
I got this DVD knowing that it was the subpar TV-"movie" version thinking it'd serve as a summary for me to go from (as I have the series on DVD however with no English subs.) Even with these quite low expectations, this "movie" still surprised me with how disjointed it was.
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Pure Fantasy, Gotta Love It!
Adam C. Scarbrough | San Luis Obispo, CA USA | 07/31/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Storm Riders is a nearly perfect chinese fantasy movie! If you are thinking, maybe another Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, you are not even close. I am not at all saying that if you like C.T.H.D. you won't like this, they are just two very different movies. Along with some high-wire acts, Storm Riders combines great visual effects with exciting and original sword play. The sword fighting along with some hand to hand action is purely of the fantasy kind consisting of swords throwing huge waves of energy out from them to whirlwind kicks and manipulating liquid to be used as a weapon. There is also real fighting mixed in there to keep you from saying this is too much.
Sounds a bit out there, doesn't it. You must know that this film is based on a comic book. The story is of two young boys who are raised and ruled by the man who killed their parents and grow up to become martial arts masters. Filled with a ton of action, this tale is of loyalty, love, and revenge. The movie slows down a few times, but only to add to the depth of the story, then right back into another gravity-defying brawl. The acting is much better than I anticipated and is probably the best I have seen Ekin Cheng perform.
The movie is in widescreen but not anamorphic. Excellent film quality and sound(DTS/Dolby Digital) help this movie really come to life. You will have to read subtitles but they are done very well. There are no extensive lines that will cause you to have to speed read.
If you have an open mind when it comes to fantasy you will surely enjoy this one. Overall, I was thoroughly impressed and must recommend checking this out.
Don't be confused with the 1998 film!
A. Tow | Canada | 05/21/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This version "Wind and Cloud - The Storm Riders" made in 2004 is not the same as "The Storm Riders" made in 1998.
This dvd is a condensed version of a TV series packaged by Tai Seng. It is full-screen and was made for TV. It is pretty disjointed as it was condensed into 2 hours from 30 hours.
Most people doing the reviews for this DVD is confusing everyone writing positive reviews for the 1998 film staring Aaron Kwok and Ekin Chen."
MOVIE VS. TV CONFUSION
M. Brown | North Carolina | 07/06/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"AMAZON PUT THE COMMENTS AND RATINGS FOR THE TV SHOW AND THE MOVIE TOGETHER.
The movie is titled simply "storm riders". this is good people like this movie.
The TV show is call "storm riders blah blah blah" noone likes it. It was condensed from a 30hr Tv series in to a 2hr. disks.
noone was trying to fool anyone. amazon's system just does not recognize the difference."