"I thought this movie was promising at first but it was a bit dissappointing. It is not the worst film I've seen though. The film kept you thinking there was much more to come. But it did not deliver. The Main charater I thought was lacking as he did not show any confidence even after he was taught by his master. Try other films before you buy this one. As a comprison it was better than Enter the 36th chamber of shoalin. But Buddhist fist and mystery of chess boxing were much better. This text refers to the DVD version of the film."
The Best part is Sadly the at the End
overone98 | Chapel Hill, NC USA | 10/24/1999
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This is not one of Joseph Kuo's Best Movies,Yet if you like chracters who are Funny(ALa Jackie Chan) then you'll like this Movie. 88 minutes of this movie is comical then Jack Long Enters and then the Acton begins.Pick it up it's worth having in your Collection Especially if you like Jack and Mark(Ghost Face Killer) Long"
Ghost face, and Silver Fox, What more could you want?
Erik James | Orono, Me USA | 09/05/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"A great film with a great plot. Ghost Face Killer, along side with the amazing and deadly Silver Fox are searching out Jack Long and the book containing the 36 deadly styles of kung fu. While Ghost face tracks jack down, Silver Fox kills all that have gone against them. While on there mission of death, the past comes back to haunt them, and a martial masterpiece takes place as Ghost face meets Jack Long, and Silver Fox clashes with an enemy from his past. Hwang Jang lee is amazing, and enough can't be said about Jack and Mark (ghost face)Long. Some great kung fu, and a great movie, by one of the best martial arts directors Joseph Kuo. a must see."
I am reviewing the red sun version
morgoth | omaha, NE | 07/09/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"it has problems. 2 to be exact but nothing that makes it unwatchable. No, sir. The non removable german subtitles are distracting, but it's not exactly the best movie and when the action starts, they don't really talk anyway. Also , it is not remastered but is VERY watchable. VERY!!!!!! But not all is bad. It is widescreened to perfection. That always helps:)
The story starts out with mark long and hwang jang lee plotting to get a hold of the secret kung fu book containing the 36 deadly styles. And mark long I think is actually playing ghost faced killer. But sorry only one fight with him(it's good though). So the movie starts out with chan lau and some goons jumping these kids from shaolin and one of them makes it through it alive. When he recovers he is put to work at the shaolin temple where he meets the VERY NICE Jeanie Chiang. God I love women who can fight. So 2 more parts of the story to go over here. Hwang Jang Lee just goes aroound beating people down ala Ghost Faced in mystery of chess boxing. And mark long goes to get the 36 styles book and has to get it frm jack long. TOP 10 FIGHT IN CINEMA HISTORY HERE. WAYYYYYYY better than the end of mystery of C.B. Not as long btu way better. So then Bolo shows up and this was my biggest dissapointment. He had a great wig, just didn't really fight. And his brother was even worse. Also the kid wasn't very good and the final fight was great but still doesn't make any sense to me. i give Kuo credit for coming up with something unique, but I don't think eye tolreance of smoke is a special kung fu skill and I doubt oyu could ever learn it. So a 3 star movie. But a rematch from the Mystery of Chessboxing(Ninja Checkmate) is just too good to not reccomend this.
Very cool name, but I expected more
firstname.lastname@example.org | Verona, NJ USA | 09/18/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"With a name like "The 36 Deadly Styles" and the accompanying box art, your mouth starts to water. Yet you will likely be somewhat disappointed. The fighting in the first and middle reels is good, but not great. I found myself fast-forwarding through most the film --- a bad sign. The plot is passable. Things get rockin' in the final reel and really rockin' in the last few minutes. Is that enough to buy the film? Add fan-favorite Jack Long to the mix, and you'll probably want this one."