Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Wonder Man of Shaolin|
Actor: Wonderman of the Shaolin
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House
This January, celebrate the new year with these classic martial arts films featuring Hong Kong?s most celebrated masters ? Yuen Woo Ping (martial arts director Kill Bill and The Matrix), and Corey Yuen Kwai (director of ... more »
A cheesy Cassanova Wong kickfest
morgoth | omaha, NE | 02/22/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Evil Mongolians have taken over the Shaolin Temple and superkicker Cassanova Wong must stop them. He learns a special technique of kung fu that gives him great strength when the sun is shining on him. Eagle Han Ying stars as one of 3 evil monks who take over the temple, and I was really disappointed that he didn't get to show off his skills. Most of the fights are not very good, but the last 20 minutes is nonstop sped up Cassanova craziness. He does plenty of kicking and faces a couple of good villains including Austin Wai Tin Chi using double swords. Overall the movie is pretty bad, but the last 20 minutes are worth watching.
The Videoasia DVD has bad picture quality, but its widescreen which is nice."
Horrible DVD transfer!!
David Whitman | Wichita, KS USA | 09/22/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)
I have seen this movie on European television and it was magnificent. The first 70 percent of the movie is a bit slow but given time, it eventually builds up towards the breath-taking combat scenes towards the end. The final 30% makes up for the first 70% tenfold!! The cinematography, the music (a disco rip-off of Clint Eastwood's Hang'Em'High)are just as great. Casanova Wong is quite a graceful and agile fighter in this one.
I was VERY UPSET upon viewing this movie in DVD format in the states. It was like they used something worse than EP mode because the frame rate was EXTREMELY choppy. But if you are a die hard kung fu flick fan, I still have to recommend getting this for the movie's final moments. Yes, it is that good. Another thing interesting to note is that the opening credits are in Italian, just as I saw it in Italy all those years ago. Strange; wonder if it was only released there?"