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"This movie rates among the ten best kung fu movies of all time. The movie starts with a duel and from there, it is a continues action all the way to the end. The movie ends with the white dragon taking on an army all by himself. It is one of the most dynamic ending that I have ever seen. I will recomend this movie to anyone who is a martial arts fan. It would be worth purchasing this movie though the quality is very poor it will make up with the reasonable price"
The last part is OK..
H. A Huffman | Mt. Prospect, IL USA | 10/21/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The main gimmick is that the main character uses a silver spear; to stab, poke and slash with great aplomb. Most of the grainy film is pretty boring and it has been directly transferred to DVD with no clean up, BUT there are some good fight scenes to be found here. Fast forward to the last 20 minutes of the film, lots of bloody action. "
Hard to rate - but worth the watch.
Christopher J. Deasy | Depends on the time of year | 08/08/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I was torn between a 3 and 4 star on this film (It is worth noting that I have the Platinum version rather than this version- so I will not speak of DVD quality). Ultimately the ending convinced me of the need for a 4 star review. The final 20 minutes are the sort of stand off you expect from a classic picture. Unfortunately, the build up could've used a bit of comic relief and/or more character development of the general. Well now I am getting technical for an otherwise entertaining movie. No one can strike a pose like Wang Yu! See more great selections at "Kung Fu for the Sole" Listmania."
A GOOD KUNG-FU MOVIE; 3.5 STARS
MICHAEL TAYLOR | RICHMOND, VA USA | 01/03/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"A MAN NAMED THE WHITE DRAGON MUST FIGHT TO SAVE HIS COUNTRY FROM TYRANNICAL RULE. GOOD FIGHTS BUT THIN STORY. IT'S A GOOD MARTIAL ARTS MOVIE OVERALL. YOU SHOULD ENJOY IT. THAT DUBBING IS HILLARIOUS, THOUGH."
A Classic in Every Way
P. Burdick | Oneonta, NY United States | 01/31/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This movie offers a great sense of character and storyline realism in the way it was filmed. Everything: the casting, the fight scenes, the plot, the original musical score--even the dubbing--comes together quite well in this movie.
Wang Yu portrays a lone fighter, "the White Dragon," who expertly wields a silver spear and gives allegience to no one. However, his fateful involvement with a young boy and pretty inn keeper place him on a true hero's path of interior change and even transcendence, through the situations he finds himself in while helping these two.
In addition to the merits of the film itself, for the price,... it is easily one of the best bargains among the many martial arts films I have purchased. The video transfer on my Platinum Video version of the DVD is a bit soft, but still acceptable. The video transfer on the Diamond Entertainment Release is superior, but the audio inferior, to the Platinum disc.
Top shelf all the way! Blood of the Dragon rightfully deserves to be on the "top ten" list of many a serious subscriber to this movie genre."