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"INVINCIBLE ARMOUR is a GREAT old school kung fu flick. It has a tight little plot with mystery twists, and a cast of familiar martial arts greats. HOWEVER, the kung fu kid is correct! While the picture image is very clear, there IS a noticable speed delay during every single fight! This ruins the whole experience. You can't appreciate the athletic skills of the performers since everything looks slowed down. That reviewer who mentioned that this version is better than the Xenon vhs print because it is uncut is only half right. It's nice to see the missing footage (I believe it's the Yuen Biao & Ugly Yuen vs. John Liu fight), but at least the vhs print ran at normal speed so the fights awed you. I've noticed that VideoAsia is a hit and miss company. They put out a lot of great titles, but some have speed delays/some don't, some have extra features/others have none or the same extra features as other titles, and some automatically jump to the unnecessary Insta-Action mode while playing so you have to stop and adjust your dvd player. INVINCIBLE ARMOUR then is one of their botched efforts. It is a superior kung fu movie, but this is a disappointing version. It may be the best dvd of the film available, but big deal since the speed-altering of the fight scenes make them less enjoyable. Hope somebody else puts it out the right way."
The Best I've Seen In The Genre
watsonant | Phoenix, Arizona USA | 05/13/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Invincible Armor is packed with excellent action scenes and humorously dubbed dialogue. The main star is an amazing athlete. He can hold a pot above his head with his arm fully extended straight in the air, then shatter the pot with a kick that is as high as his own out stretched hand. With other gung fu movies, I have found myself fast-forwarding through talking parts to get to the fight scenes, which are few and far between. This movie, however, is good throughout and both the talking and action scenes are entertaining. It has a more intricate plot than most karate films. If you like action movies set in feudal China/Japan where they talk of honor, venerate elders, grow their eyebrows really bushy, jump 15 feet in the air, perform "1 inch punches," read gung fu technique manuals, train in isolation, and fight to the death, you will love Invincible Armor!"
5 bucks in the ne and used section, I decided to replace the
morgoth | omaha, NE | 05/05/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"And man am I glad I got this. This is THE version to get. I mean you have like 2 reviews down there that say the fights are slowed down, and you have another one who says that the release is awesome. So I have come here to set the record srtaight. THE RELEASE IS AWESOME, for videoasia at least. It is widesceened(not all the way of course)and great picture(for videoasia. The colors are nice and rich, they tend to bleed sometimes, and sometimes at the start of the movie, there does seem to be a but of distortion, chioppiness, and shakiness. But like I said, this is a videoasia release and their release of south shaolin master has to take a backseat to this, I had one hell of a good time watching this. And this is how fast Hwang Lee fights people, sorry if it isn't up to today's jet li standards, but the undercranking just isn't used that much, they tried to give you a little more of a real life feeling, sorry, go check out iron monkey 2 or something. I have had many problems with videoasia releases in the past, but after accumulating a total fo 7 dvd palyers, i always get ALL my dvd;s to work, all the time, except that dam doctor wai movie. It is very possibel if you try it on another palyer, it will run at a normal speed.
Now this movie has many stars and i will try to name most of them, cause by the way this is the uncut version like other people said and you WILL see yuen biao's fight.
So the story is abotu the 3 invincible armour masters I think and john liu(secret rivals, fighting ace) gets framed for murder by Lee Hsoui?? You will recognize this guy as the monk who sort of opposes san te in 36th chamber, he also fought him in shaolin vs. wudang. He is also the guy who is opposite Gung on-hark as whang in-sik's other henchmen in young master, and shaolin traitor who gets killed by ti lung in avenging eagle. He has a really good acting performance in this and they actually fooled me into believing he was a good guy at the start of this. But of course he is not so Hwang lee seng sends Chiang Wang to get John. Adn I gotta say this guy wang di an AWESOME job in this movie. I sually dont; like him. He is in THE greatest chopsticks fight scene eevr from hitman in the hand of buddha, he is the guy who replaced don wong in secret rivals 2, and is teh one who beats up jackie's schol's master in snake in eagle's shadow, and he also gets beat up by jackie in drunken master. His hair is obviously so fake in this but he plasy his character SOOOOOOOO cool. He doesn't smile once, and his fighting is the same stupid style, but I have to sat that i loved him playing this role. So I haev to say that this is not your average Ng-See Yuen release. many people don't know it, but he actually directed many god movies like secret rivals and also this one. You can tell right away that they actually put some money into this flick. All the great sets and, costumes and SWEET wigs are definitely highly unusual for yuen. So the story isn't the shizzle by any means but nam me another white-haired mutant fight than this movie. I'm waiting... When phillip ko and his crane go up against Hwang's eagle, you will definitely have a smile on your face. Best white whair vs. white hair OF ALL TIME.
So the movie starts out a little slow, but at the 1 hour mark, don't plan on moving your eyes for abotu 40 minutes.
Excellent kung fu adventure.
Winston Fraser | Trinidad (West Indies) | 10/17/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The eagle claw combined with the invincible amour is definitely unbeatable this one of Jonh Lui better movies and with a cast with the likes of silver fox this is an entertaining martial art conspiracy, lots of action great technique, lets be real chinese movies is not noted for original creative story lines and great realistic acting skills forget that!!!! if you want a good action pack martial arts movie this will definitely satistfy your taste, one of the best eagle claw techniques diplayed on screen a must to any collector laterz folks."
Great classic movie
R. Moliere | Iraq | 04/27/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Great movie!!! I dont know what the other people down there are talking about but the dvd i got was good and the action was not slowed down or sped up at all. The only issue was I had to turn up my audio alot to hear the movie normally. Halfway into the movie my ears adjusted and I didnt even notice it. Great leg work by john liu in this movie."