Celestial/IVL Releases ONE ARMED SWORDSMAN Trilogy Box Set

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  1. Brian Thibodeau

    Brian Thibodeau Supporting Actor

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    Those that have them can finally toss those crappy chopped and dubbed VHS tapes of these classic Martial Arts movies.

    http://us.yesasia.com/en/PrdDept.asp...ideos/did-106/

    The set, part of the continuing Shaw Brothers series, features ONE-ARMED SWORDSMAN (1967), RETURN OF THE ONE-ARMED SWORDSMAN (1968) and THE NEW ONE-ARMED SWORDSMAN (1971), as well as a 17 minute documentary CHANG CHEH: THE MASTER, which I believe is included on one of his earlier releases and duplicated here. There's also four short student-animated films on the One Armed Swordsman theme from a pan-Asian contest, details of which are not included on the disc. I've read that original trailers have again been left off due to the poor quality of extant prints and substituted with needlessly "updated" new trailers similar to those featured on nearly all the Shaw discs.
     
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    How do the transfers compare to the R3 Celestial discs?
     
  3. Brian Thibodeau

    Brian Thibodeau Supporting Actor

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    This box is from the same company, IVL, so the prints, if they look as good as nearly all the titles in the Celestial line, will look pristine here, as well.
     
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