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God of Killers
God of Killers
Actors: Yun-Fat Chow, Cora Miao, Cherie Chung, Lieh Lo, Dave Brodett
Director: Ann Hui
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House
UR     2000     1hr 30min


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Actors: Yun-Fat Chow, Cora Miao, Cherie Chung, Lieh Lo, Dave Brodett
Director: Ann Hui
Creators: Bill Wong, Yee Shun Wong, Po Chu Chui, Teddy Robin Kwan, Alfred Cheung
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House
Sub-Genres: Hong Kong Action, Chow Yun-Fat, Indie & Art House
Studio: Beverly Wilshire
Format: DVD - Color - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 11/07/2000
Release Year: 2000
Run Time: 1hr 30min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English
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Movie Reviews

A possibly OK movie, UNVIEWABLE on DVD
MoviePedia | Irvine, California | 12/20/2001
(1 out of 5 stars)

"One of the worst DVD transfers we have seen to date. Subtitles were imprinted on the original film, and frames jump all over the screen, making them impossible to read. Not to mention overall bad quality of video and audio. Otherwise, could be a something for Chow Yun Fat fans."
I second that review!
M. ADAM C GOTT | Idaho Falls, ID USA | 07/27/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)

"This transfer is absolutely horrid. I have probably hundreds of 'budget' dvds and this is absolutely the worst transfer that I have seen to date.

To further amplify the first reviewer's comments, the subtitles are not only hard to read but generally IMPOSSIBLE to read. The bottom line of the subtitles is nearly always unreadable.

Stay away from this and look for a Hong Kong version instead. Beverly Wilshire transfers are always among the worst of the budget dvd's."
Chow Yun-Fat's first starring role in a motion picture
Robert Huggins | Suburban Philadelphia, PA United States | 05/17/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

""God of Killers" is yet another in a long line of retitled Hong Kong films designed to get the unsuspecting public to either rent or buy a title that they may have previously seen. This 1981 film was Chow's first major starring role and he's excellent here. But why change the name of the film from the original "The Story of Woo Viet?" There's really no need to do so. "The Story of Woo Viet" is a serious drama/character study and features fine acting from Chow who had worked for years in Hong Kong television and was trying to make the move to feature films. In Fact, "The Story of Woo Viet" did well at the box office, but for the next several years, Chow's films did not do so well and it wasn't until 1985 that he finally broke through and he hasn't looked back since. By the way, those looking for a John Woo style action film will be sadly disappointed; this is very definitely a character study, with an unhappy ending, that showcases Chow's acting talent.In all honesty, I cannot rate the VHS versions being offered by Amazon, as the copy that I have of this film was presented on DVD (that I picked up for five bucks at a Pathmark grocery store!). However, based on internet research that I have done on this film, I recommend that potential buyers stay away from the Arena Video version. While there's very little in the way of the usual crappy English dubbing (there are a few scenes spoken in English), the Arena version has the English subtitles cut-off at the bottom of the screen for large chunks of the film as does my budget DVD from Beverly Wilshire Filmworks (who are based in New York!). Bottom line: As this was Chow Yun-Fat's first major film role in a superior Hong Kong film, viewers ought to give it a look. Just be careful with the version that you are buying. Buyer beware!"
God of killers
Siu D. Woo | Australia | 01/12/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)

"If you are idiot! do not buy this DVD!!! it is the worst copy of this film!!! Poor images, and the subtitles look like a madmans breakfast!!! As they said to Big Julie, on the way to the Forum, dont do it Big Julie!!!"