The Return of the Deadly Blade...pretty decent movie
greg_rodgers | Boston, MA | 08/16/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The Return of the Deadly Blade....1981First lets start off with the extras on this DVD. This is part of the WuTang Hidden Treasures collection out out by Ground Zero. It has the same ill opening graphics As Fury in the Shaolin Temple, and Shaolin King Boxer. This DVD lacks the Nice interviews with the stars but it still has the small bio for the stars and pretty Good video fight clips from all of the stars. It has the Wu Tang video for "Da Mystery of Chessboxing" and a wu interview with PaPa Wu who I ain't never heard of before.It also has two more questions about Martial Arts that are answered by an Abbot And a Tai Chi master. The questions were what are the difference between internal And external styles and what is the conflict between martial arts and fighting...as I recall.For the movie....It seems to be an uncut version of the original. It plays as a fullscreen Version that is in pretty decent shape. (I'd give the quality at about a 3.95 out of 5). This seems to have been a copy from a video with good sound and very few major Blemishes. (There are some minor artifacts.)The open has "dumb" fight sequence with Wang Jang Lee fighting Norman Tsui Siu Keung Which is mad nice. This is a hand to hand fight, but then the story breaks into what you would Expect from the title, which was David Chiang weilding the deadly blade. As the movie Played one could get the feeling that this was some kind of prelude to "Duel To the Death" Which also stars Tsui Siu Keung, but this movie had comedy of sorts provided by Yausaki Kurata of all people. Wang Jang Lee's performance was alright and clearly Not the best. Probably because this is a David Chiang vehicle.Overall this movie was better than Shaolin King Boxer and Fury from the Wu Tang releases, However, I wouldn't say that this was one of those over the top movies. It was good As it had a storyline but with all of the great stars it fails to be a movie that makes you Say Damn! Maybe because I fail to see what is so great about swordplay movies. Swing a sword, watch them die. Swing a fist and see several different ways to watch them Fall...ten times better!Definitely on for the collectors box especially if you are a fan of swordplay movies.Overall this movie is a 3.95 out of 5 stars. The DVD for quality and extras is a 5."
An all star cast featured in a sword style film. Good Flic!
Erik James | Orono, Me USA | 08/10/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Featuring a Who's Who in kung fu films, with stars like; David Chaing, Hwang jang lee, Lo lieh, just to name a few. This story deals with a young man trying to get revenge for his father. He takes the name of the man he searches hoping it will bring him out in the open. the young man even uses his targets weapons as well (the deadly blades). challenging every fighter he can hoping that he can finally get a chance to heal his inner hate and kill teh man responsible for stealing his father. Spectacular sword play, and a showcase of weapons that you will not soon forget (Steel rings, Saw Blades, Spear unbrella, Fans, etc.). I recommend this film not only for the amazing cast but also for the great choreography and story.Also the DVD has some very interesting extra features including selected fights from each of the movies stars, and a photo gallery, along with some other ver nice added goodies."
All star dream cast!!!!!Tight!!!!
tyrone clinton | oakland,cali | 08/09/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This flick had alot of my favorite stars in it-David Chang(7 Blows of the Dragon),Wong Jang Lee(the bad guy kicker from Drunken Master and Snake in Eagle shadow),and alot of others.The Wu family has made the Hidden Chamber series the BEST DVD series out there. More features than anybody else.The features are longer than the movie! It's got bonus fights with all the stars(about 5 clips per star),and the Wu chamber is a jewel mine of info, knowledge and wizdom.Plus the Masters chamber where real Shaolin monks drop jewels for real!This whole series is tight.Better than they first releases by a million years. Get this and all the Hidden Chambers DVDs!.... Peace!"