Senior HTF Member
- Sep 18, 1998
- Tampa, FL
- Real Name
- Jeff Adkins
I'm not sure if this has been covered here yet, but Bey Logan's commentaries will not be on the US versions of the upcoming Hong Kong Legends releases. He responded via email to a person in this thread.
Firstly, thanks for your kind words regarding the commentaries. You're absolutely right regarding the rationale for their exclusion. My friend Peter Poon, who heads Fortune Star, believes that American audiences don't want to hear my British accent. If you want to share your opinions with him, his email is mailto [email protected] , but please be polite, and don't give the impression that I asked you to write on my behalf! My feeling regarding the commentaries is that I'm happy to be wanted and not there, rather than there and not wanted!
I believe the new prints of the films are absolutely stunning, so it may be worth buying them anyway. I will!
Regarding 'Snake In The Eagle's Shadow' and 'Drunken Master', they will be re-released by Hong Kong Legends, but I don't have any idea of the dates yet.
Thanks and warmest regards,
BeyI think Bey Logan's commentaries are some of the best around. I wouldn't part with my DVDs of The Killer or The Big Boss under any circumstances mainly due to his informative commentaries. I almost sent back my Dutch Ichi The Killer simply because his commentary was not there as advertised in advance. Those of you who aren't multi-region will really be missing out.
Do they really believe Americans are that stupid that we wouldn't listen to a commentary just because of a British accent?