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Master of Disaster
Master of Disaster
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House
NR     1999


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Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House
Sub-Genres: Martial Arts, Hong Kong Action, Jackie Chan, Indie & Art House
Studio: Xenon
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 05/11/1999
Release Year: 1999
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
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Movie Reviews

It's not that bad!
JS | New Baltimore, MI USA | 01/10/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"But Jackie fans beware! After reading the other reviews I felt there needed to be a little clearing up in the matter of what this movie is. First off, I'm what you'd call a Hong Kong Cinema freak. I have seen well over 200 films from HK. Everything from The Bride With White Hair to The Demon Wet Nurse. So I know what I'm talking about.This movie is a Moon Lee film. The original title was NEW KIDS IN TOWN. It was releashed in the early 90's over in Hong Kong. What Xenon/Hong Kong Connection did was add-in scenes from The Protector (which actually does show Jackie & Moon Lee starring in the same movie). The reason they did it? Yep, as a previous reviewer wrote: "to sell more copies." It is a shame they had to do it that way but they (Xenon) knew if they just releashed it as MASTER OF DISASTER Starring Moon Lee most people would go Moon who? And probably not order it for the main reason of not knowing who Moon Lee is. Well friends & neighbors, Moon Lee (Lei Choi Fung)is one of the greatest female action actress' in Hong Kong. Now if it would have been Moon cast in Supercop instead of Michelle Yeoh/Khan things would be different. You must understand that good Hong Kong action doesn't start and end with Jackie Chan & Michelle Yeoh. And if you do then you just don't understand the genre at all.Now if I've kept your attention and you are thinking about getting this DVD, let me add this: the quality of this disc is surprisingly good. I know this goes against what another reviewer said but please keep in mind that most HK flicks have a shoe-string buget to work with and their equipment is less than the best. They also have a fraction of the time to spend shooting it. I have seen the oringinal video of New Kids In Town and the DVD transfer is superior to the video of this film.So, if you want to broaden your movie horizons into the world of fast, intense, wild, silly action then give this film a try. And think of the added Jackie scenes as a bonus. What can it hurt?"
This movie was worse than anything I've seen yet
JS | 09/13/1999
(1 out of 5 stars)

"I'll agree with the other 2 so far - this was the worst movie ever.They didn't even try to cover up the fact that the Jackie Chan parts were spliced in, and the quality is horrible besides... save your money! There's a guy that can break shovels with his neck. The bad guy eats apples. What more could you want? Deserves to be burned"
This Is Not A Jackie Chan Film | Southern California, USA | 06/23/1999
(1 out of 5 stars)

"I Was Skeptical When I Ordered This Film Because A Previous Purchase From This Same Manufacturer That Was Labeled A Jackie Chan Film Wasn't (It Was 'Jackie Chan's Second Strike'). Well I Was Proved Correct. This Is NOT A Jackie Chan Film. It Is An Incoherent & Incomplete Film That Has Scenes Added To It From The Chinese Version Of 'The Proctector'. (These Are The Scenes That Were Added To The Chinese Version And Not Seen In The American Version Of The Film.) Save Your Money And Buy 'The Protector' And See The Whole Film That Is Miserably Dissected In 'Master Of Disaster'. ALSO, BE VERY CAREFUL WHEN YOU ORDER ANY 'JACKIE CHAN' MOVIES FROM THIS MANUFACTURER - 'HONG KONG CONNECTION' THEIR PACKAGES ARE MISLEADING AND THEY LABEL NON JACKIE CHAN FILMS AS HIS JUST TO SELL THEM."
Jackie Chan Rearly Apprears | 02/24/2003
(1 out of 5 stars)

"The movie in itself is not bad. However it's utterly disgusting the way they named Jackie Chan as the main star of the movie. His character appears only a few times and he is not the hero. As a matter of fact his appearances could have been edited or cut from the film and you would have missed nothing. I am not referring to Chan's acting ability but the role his character was hardly necessary for one to enjoy the film. As a jackie Chan film's a good thing I rented this one before attempting to buy it. Frankly I would have given it a higher rating had it not been for the misguidance."