Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Wing Chun The Complete Series|
Actor: Nicholas Tse
Genres: Indie & Art House, Television
Studio: Tai Seng Entertainment Release Date: 05/27/2008 Run time: 1800 minutes
A MARTIAL ARTS MOVIE COLLECTOR'S MUST HAVE!
Michael Jones | Brooklyn, NY USA | 03/01/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"First let's be real, this is a television drama so the pace is very slow. Out of say 1600 minutes of film is practically only 120 minutes of fighting scaterred throughout. That said it is truly a Martial Arts Movie Collector's must-have if only to see Gordon Liu perform the rarely seen Dragon Fist portion of Hung Ga. But rest assured that's not all! The combat version of Pa Gua Chuan is on display here as well as the title's Yong Chun (Wing Chun). Sammo Hung's son Sammy does an excellent job both acing and fighting. Now, for the other drawback. The subtitles are really quite bad. First if there are more than 2 lines written the yellow type gets lost in the picture. Second the translation of the honorary titles are just flat wrong in many places where "teacher" and "master" are translated as "Mr." and even in some places "Dr." Third, while I don't speak Cantonese, this leads me to suspect that so much of what is being said is also either wrongly or badly translated. Enough so that Tai Seng should issue an apology to the producers of the series. I understand that translators have to decide whether or not to translate the words or the meaning of what is being said but even my poor understanding of Cantonese caught some flat wrong translations in dialog. Yet for the eyes this is still going to be one of my "strongly reccommended" movies."
Good, but long
Mr. Williams | Here and There | 06/03/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Good series and filmed well. My reason for giving 3 stars instead of 5 are:
Though title is Wing Chun, the series only contains about 25%, maybe even less, directly realted to Wing Chun or Martial Arts in general. The rest is like a soap opera drama. Though interesting series, if you are expecting all Martial Arts this is not for you.
Also, it is too long. Just goes on and on and on. They could have condensed this series into about half the length and it would have been much better.
Good sets and takes you back in time to 1920s China, though how historically accurate I do not know.
Again, would be a great series to watch if it was much shorter in length."
Erik C. Pihl | Sacramento, Ca. | 02/03/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is an excellent series. Sammo Hung is in great form as a wu shu teacher who goes far the limits of teaching a martial art in order to help the son of a good friend realize his potential."