RIP OFF ALERT: THESE ARE DUBBED RERELEASES UNDER NEW NAMES
Jason Storm | San Francisco | 09/09/2000
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Do NOT order this if you are a serious Jet Li fan. The films are simply repackaged classics, and to add insult to injury; they are all DUBBED.Take a stand against this type of opportunistic crap; it belittles a great genre and great artists. Do not order this collection.I dont hold anything against Amazon.com for selling it, I only hope they will make it clear to whomever they purchase it from that this doesnt fly and their customers are not having it.-Jason Storm"
Same movies different names
arthur lee | kingshill, st. croix Virgin Islands (U.S.) | 08/16/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"this is not so much as a review but to let the public know that these movies also go by different titles. The Defender also goes by the title My Father Is A Hero. Twin Dragons goes by the title Tai-Chi. The Enforcer goes by the title The Bodyguard From Beijing. The title of Fist Of Legend remains the same. I have seen these movies and offer tis comment, if you are of the type that likes your martial arts movies to have highwire trapeze stunts in them, then the first three movies are for you. If you are a traditionalist, then fist of legend is for you."
4 of Jet Li's best!
bear283 | 07/15/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This collection includes Fist of Legend, The Enforcer, Twin Warriors, and Defender. Fist fo Legend is one of the best martial arts films ever made. Jet Li is phenomenal and has great charisma. Fist has a good story and action sequences. The Enforcer was awesome. The bond between Father and son was shown well here with the acting of Jet Li and the boy who played his son. Their is a great scene were Jet Li slides down glass that has water running down it. The boy has some great action sequences, too. Twin Warriors had a great plot. It also featured some of Jet Li's funniest moments...he goes a little crazy. Michelle Yeoh and Jet Li had great chemistry. Defender showed again what and intense and nuanced actor Jet Li is and can be. He is the best martial artist as always. If you liked any of these films you must see Romeo Must Die. Jet Li never had such great chemistry with his leading lady, as he had with Aaliyah. Jet Li is the best and will always be a favorite of mine!"
Why do they do this?
G. Lui | 11/04/2000
(2 out of 5 stars)
"On first impression this appear to be a great collection. It contains 4 classic movies by Jet Li. The picture transfer are good and sometimes above average. However, the original soundtracks are completely removed and changed. It would be nice if they have just voice over the Cantonese to English but retained the great and wonderful original music and soundtracks. Take Defender. The original movie was released as Bodyguard from Beijing. It stars a talented pop singer in Hong Kong, Christy Chung and she contributed to the soundtracks by recording a few wonderful songs herself that enhanced the story line and provided appropriated musical theme in the background. In this collection all you will hear is dub over American voice actors and some basic `special effects' like guns and things breaking up. The whole production is now very cheesy and cheap. To make matter worse all 4 movies are similarly butchered."
Jet Li - is one of the best action star.
A. Nubla | Whittier, CA USA | 09/12/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I first saw Jet Li in 1980. He was 17 years old then. His first movie Shaolin Temple amazed me. I have never seen anyone handle a bamboo stick like he does. When I saw Defender, Jet Li's son in the movie reminded me of how good this kid was and how he reminds me of the young Jet Li. Jet Li's skill is superb and although he lack the comedic appeal of Jackie Chan, he makes up for his unbelievable martial arts move. I like the Fist of Legend as well. Like the remake of Bruce Lee's Fist of Fury, this is about a young Chinese who has to battle with the Japanese back when Japan took over China. The best scene is when Jet Li has to fight his girlfriend's uncle. One of the best fight scene I can recall. The Defender has it's moment. Jet Li plays a Bodyguard from Beijing. There is more guns than fight scene. Not the Jet Li movie I am used to. Twin Dragon is about 2 boys who grew up in the Shaolin Temple, one ending up fighting with the rebellion group (Li), the other becoming a bad Lieutenant of the Army. The best fight scene would be with Michelle Yeoh & her opponent in the restaurant. It is more Matrix like, but seeing 2 women fight with a dixterity & agility is unbelievable. The last scene where Li learn Tai Chi was great. I have to explain to my sons what Tai chi is and convince them there is really such an Art Form. I wish Li could have gone deeper with Art"