Great Classic Kung-Fu/Swordplay Movie
Kermit the Frank | Ohio, USA | 06/17/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I'll try to keep this short. The Revenger is an older, "classic" kung-fu flick. A very, very brief and approximate synopsis: A free-lance fighter resists the "unionization", if you will, of the fighters in his province. The evil leader and his fighters ambush the good guy to do away with him. 18 years later, his son goes on a quest to gather all of his fathers bones, which apparently rest with each of the fighters that ambushed him.
What's unusual about this film is that most of the combat is done with various weapons. If you have a favorite martial arts weapon, it's probably in this movie (although I was disappointed that the fan fight was so short). The sets in this movie look great, as do the costumes, creating a very colorful film that is pleasing to the eye.
The quality of the DVD is ok. The transfer is full-frame. While the film is not re-mastered, most of the film is quite vibrantly colored.
In summery: great martial arts film, good dvd, excellent addition to your collection."
Good film not great
Brian P. Webb | philadelphia,PA USA | 07/10/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"After watching numerous movies staring Ti Lung you tend to get familar with his choragraphed fighting style movies like Avenging Eagles, Blood Brothers, and Sentimental Sword are just of few of the great ones. This one has a fair story yet plenty of fight scenes but not at the high level that I know Ti is capable of doing."
Mediocre at best
Lee Eng Kong | George Town, Penang Malaysia | 05/04/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Despite knowing that this film is presented in full frame and not remastered, I took a chance as so many of my favourite Shaw stars are in it - Ling Yun, Shih Sze and Ti Lung. I also wanted to see what Hsu Feng was capable of doing. The first impression is that the image is clearer than expected. But I was not prepared for the English dubbing. What horrible accent is that? American, British or something in between? The production values are terrible....definitely not up to the high standard set by Shaw Brothers. Shih Sze is wasted in a non-fighting role. Ti Lung is too old to play a lad and Hsu Feng looks fat. But my hero Ling Yun is still good and his performance alone is worth the price I paid for this dvd. I hope this film will be remastered and released in Mandarin in cinemascope one day."
Ti Lung stars in dual role in minor kung fu epic
Brian Camp | Bronx, NY | 03/14/2001
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This Hong Kong kung fu film from 1979 offers a more complicated cross-generational plot than usual as a group of children seen in a prologue and flashbacks reunite, all grown up, to get revenge for crimes committed against their parents. Star Ti Lung plays both a father and his grown son in separate scenes. Although the English dubbing is terrible, there is a very nice score of original Chinese music. The photography and set design are above average, although the plot does get confusing. It all culminates in a big, gimmicky battle in a palace as the grown children take on evil master Wang Ching (a perennial villain in these films). Other kung fu greats in the cast include female star Hsu Feng and high-kicker Tan Tao Liang."