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Shanghai Knights DVD to have extended fight sequences reinstated...


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#1 of 7 OFFLINE   Scott Weinberg

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Posted April 09 2003 - 02:23 PM

Shanghai Knights director David Dobkin is including full-length versions of three fight scenes on the DVD, which streets July 22 (prebook June 10). Now fans will see scenes in their entirety of Chan fighting in a wax museum, a library full of valuable artifacts, and on a barge opposite martial artist Donnie Yen.

“The library fight is about three minutes longer, and it’s extraordinary, but in the middle of the second act it was really hurting the movie,” Dobkin said. “[The Donnie Yen fight], there’s about a minute- and-a-half more of that. It’s amazing, but the problem with that was you knew there’s a whole other fight coming up and you just couldn’t [wait so long before the climax].”

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#2 of 7 OFFLINE   Jon Mercer

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Posted April 10 2003 - 01:29 AM

I really enjoyed this movie and now knowing that there are extended fight scenes - SOLD!
Besides it's Jackie Chan.
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#3 of 7 OFFLINE   Richard Waller

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Posted April 10 2003 - 01:35 AM

Posted ImagePosted Image More Jackie Chan is always a good thing!

#4 of 7 OFFLINE   David Illingworth II

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Posted April 10 2003 - 02:21 AM

Wait, wait, wait ... are the fight scenese back in the movie, or just included as deleted scenes?
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#5 of 7 OFFLINE   TheLongshot

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Posted April 10 2003 - 03:39 AM

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Wait, wait, wait ... are the fight scenese back in the movie, or just included as deleted scenes?


Actually, they might be better off being deleted scenes, since then I can get my Jackie goodness without having to sit through this crappy movie again. Posted Image

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#6 of 7 OFFLINE   Tim RH

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Posted April 10 2003 - 07:00 AM

Posted Image Posted Image More Donnie Yen is always a good thing!

#7 of 7 OFFLINE   TimSniffin

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Posted April 11 2003 - 06:22 AM

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Wait, wait, wait ... are the fight scenese back in the movie, or just included as deleted scenes?


Judging from what Dobkin says about them in the first post, I'd say they're deleted scenes.

Personally, I really liked this movie--it was the most fun I've had at the movie theater in a while. Knights has the feel and lunancy of the Hope-Bing road movies, compete with the utter randomness of some of the humor (like the bald guy in the pillow fight). And I still smile whenever I think of the Jack the Ripper scene. Posted Image





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