Great Movie, DVD Could Be Better
Kermit the Frank | Ohio, USA | 04/20/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a fantastic movie, that is, if you like cheesy kung fu movies. The basic plot is that an evil Chinese ruler has a family killed (for one reason or another), however, two sisters escape the massacre with the help of a Shaolin monk. They grow up and seek revenge with the help of two of their Shaolin buddies. The plot is not what's important in this film, the fighting is. Shaolin Invincibles features entertaining kung fu with a strange variety of opponents. The sisters and their pals, aside from fighting hordes of "normal" bad guys, fight GORILLAS! Yeah, you heard me... Gorillas! Kung Fu Fighting Gorillas at that! In addition, they fight two wizards that have extremely long tongues that they use as whips; really cheesy and really entertaining. Finally, the sisters do battle with a mutated/scarred old man who has one gigantic eyeball. Add all this together with a small amount of really fake gore and you've got yourself a winner.The DVD itself has a few low points. First of all, and most obviously, is that this appears to have been transferred directly from the 1983 video-tape source material. This is apparent as that the "Ocean Shores" distibutor logo appears at the beginning of the film and in the lower left of the screen at one point during the movie. The picture quality is good, not outstanding. I didn't expect this film to be pain-stakingly re-mastered as if it were some film classic and it's not. Also, the trailer is not the Shaolin Invincibles trailer, but merely an advertisment for Tai Seng Entertainment's other kung fu movies.In closing, this is a DVD worth having...Besides, who doesn't want to see KUNG FU FIGHTING MONKEYS!!! YEAH!!!"
Everyone Was Kung Fu Fighting
Sebastian Sanjurjo | Miami FL | 01/28/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I didn't exactly know what to expect from this weird movie. I picked up hoping to have a good time watching old school king fu, so I gave the flick a chance; results were that I did have a good time watching it but it wasn't exactly what i was expecting. The film combines kung fu with sword fighting; which is not bad, as a matter of fact it's very well choreographed. The only thing is that there are these recurring characters that ruin and kind of gives you mixed feelings about the flick.
for example; there's this scene where the two main characters are looking for this ruthless king; in the scene we have the king sitting down in forest when out of nowhere these gorillas pop up, and for some weird reason they know how to fight kung fu.
The whole movie is about these two young shoaling girls who are seeking revenge for the deaths of there family. It seems this king is responsible for the deaths. the plot isn't really important, what's important is the fight scenes which are quite descent, yet they are ruined once again by stupidity such as these weird long tongued fighting dudes that use there tongues to fight, anyway its hard and weird just explaining it. For sure you will laugh and enjoy the fight scenes just don't take it seriously. By the way the picture quality is average compared to other poor kung fu releases.
MY PERSONAL RATING: 3 OUT OF 5