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"Chi (Ti Lung) a member of the Eagles, a ruthless killing squad. Is forced to kill a pregnant woman. He decides he no longer wants to be part of the killing and runs away, he passes out while making his way through the desert where he is found and helped out by a stranger (Fu Sheng). He and the stranger become friends while defending themselves from his old gang who want to kill him. He and his new friend set out to destroy the evil gang. Chi plagued by guilt is convinced that the only way he can undo his wrong is to die at the hand of the pregnant woman's husband.The DVD quality is what is you can expect from from a dubbed VCR tape to DVD. This is quite normal for a movie of this type and any true kung fu movie collector wouldn't worry about this.I rate movies based upon the content, the actors, and costumes and humour. The quality of the DVD has little to do with how I rate these types of movies.
This type of movie is nothing like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon or Iron Monkey. If your looking for movies like that don't bother watching this."
A TRUE CLASSIC AND MASTERPIECE
mcohen210 | Glen Cove, NY United States | 01/03/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have written soem reviews of other Shaw Brothers and Venoms films that I liked, but this one really caught me by surprise.This is one of the Finest Films Every Made.The acting and story are far superior to many movies of this genre and it is a timeless story that offers superior escapeism and entertainment value while pushing a very strong moral message throughout the movie.Ti Lung gives the performance of a Lifetime as Chee Min Sing. His familiar name is Kow Chu, and he is a man trapped by fate and destiny who finds honor and truth in his life only after undergoing a terrible lifetime of violence and pain.Alexander Fu-Sheng, also gives a tour de force performance and this actor was in other films with Ti Lung. Sadly, Alexander was killed in a car accident, and his light was taken from us. He is very impressive as Chow Yee Fan, a man who has lost everything and who finds himself united with Chee Min Sing.The two become close friends and you have to feel that they must have been this close in real life as they seem 100% honest as friends joking and telling each other personal details about thier lives. Well, Chee Min Sing does more telling, but the ending revelas a lot of shocking information to us.Alexander is a highly moral man who recited poetry of the time about old men who are forced from their homes to fight wondering if they will ever return, and fighting alongside his new friend facing death from many enemies.The end of this film will have the hair on the back of your neck standing up. A series of fight sequences leads us to a finale that has us questioning everything we have seen up to this point.This reviewer will NOT spoil the ending for you, but it will blow you away ! One of the finest ending I have ever seen in Any movie from any genre !Ti Lung has an Eternal Fan in ME after this film. It also helped me understand the Better Tommorrow Series character he played much better then when I watched them before this film which he starred in many years earlier.This one you can watch over and over, it is so wonderful.Ti Lung, you are the Best ! ..."
Great movie--Bad DVD
jumper5836 | 06/20/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Avenging Eagle is a great movie, one of my all-time favorites. Classic themes of redemption and revenge intertwined through the main characters. NB: this movie has a plot that actually carries the action. All that and great performances by Ti Lung, Fu Sheng, and many other Shaw Brothers favorites. Unfortunately, the DVD I received from Amazon looks as though someone put a camera up to a TV and recorded it. The picture is blurry and the colors are dim. I got another Shaw Brothers DVD at the same time and it looks great. So for now, I'll probably stick to the version I taped off the TV 18 or so years ago--at least until the remastered versions hit the market."
Kung Fuing At Its Best
K. Rogers | SOMERVILLE, NJ USA | 06/14/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Avenging Eagle ranks up there with the best of them.It has
a story driven plot, fighting, a villen and more fighting.
Seeing this movie brigns me back to a time where a good kung
fu movie does not involve flying through the air like superman.
Shaw Brothers movies are THE Kung Fu movies of there day."
The picture they are showing for this is the red sun version
morgoth | omaha, NE | 04/16/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Now red sun must not be known by anybody but I have had successs with 7/8 of the movies I have bought from them and had 1 problem with 1 of the dvd's. This is the one I had the 1 problem with, and it is actually 3, I will explain.
The red sun version is perfect except for these 3 things. 1.)dialogue changes from english to chinese for about 8 words spoken in the film, this happens at the start and during a fight scene so I wdidn't mind it cause we at least got a glimpse at fu sheng's real voice. 2.)in the final fight the movie switches from crystal clear to the ground zero version I guess for about 40 seconds. This is also kind of nice to compare but with how good the picture is all the way through, it would have been better for them to have not messed up and had 40 seconds of unrestored footage. No problem though. 3.)now this is the 8th red sun movie I have bought and the first one I had ANY problems with the dvd. So it leads me to believe that they messed up and just did kind of a sloppy job. Now the 3rd problem with this is that about halfway through the movie there is a LOUD beep, it actually kind of shook me up, so I just want you people to be aware of that. But if you look up red sun or kung fu classic, you will be able to find this. It is the uncut version LIKE ALL red sun movies but is only like 88 minutes.
But the movie itself is one of the best ever. It's gritty and does a good job at being a real movie. It's just that Ku feng can make any movie into a believable fantasy, there is not a better hong kong or chinese actor better than him. I should have a full review soon on the red sun version, so look for it, and you will see by exploring youcan get these movies completely remastered and restored with rich colors, no fading, and crystal clear vision. I actually sleep with my red sun dvd's.
So if you are a fan of shaw movies, then this is gotta be one of your favorites. If you want the red sun version which gets a 5/5 even with the 3 flaws, then search for jung fu classic or type in red sun and look under the dvd's."