Jet Li's Contract Killer Any good?

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  1. Jeff Adams

    Jeff Adams Screenwriter

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    I really like Jet Li movies, however I have not seen a lot of them. Mainly just his newer mainstream stuff like The One, Kiss of the Dragon and such. I have a coupon for buy one Jet Li and get another one for free and you have to choose from specific titles. Anyway one of the titles is Contract Killer. I was windering if it is a good movie?
     
  2. Mike Franklin

    Mike Franklin Stunt Coordinator

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    I own it and liked it, an so did my friends. You might also want to check out another one of his movies called Meltdown its also pretty good.
     
  3. Mikko-Ville

    Mikko-Ville Stunt Coordinator

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    I would advise against the "Contract Killer" version if you have a multiregion player. The R2 Hong Kong Legends version called "Hitman" is much better. It has the original Cantonese soundtrack instead of that terrible English dub.
     
  4. Matthew Brown

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    HITMAN is the uncut movie with the original soundtrack.

    MELTDOWN is actually HIGH RISK. MELTDOWN also is without the original soundtrack. HIGH RISK is difficult to get uncut with the original soundtrack. There is one uncut version but with a Mandarin soundtrack. The other DVD's are slightly cut for gore.

    Here's my review for the HKL version of HITMAN.
    http://www.loveandbullets.com/hitman.htm
    Matt
     
  5. Ken Stuart

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    My favorite Jet Li is "The Legend II" - IMHO, one of the 3 best "wire fu" movies (along with Crouching Tiger, and Iron Monkey [1993]).

    It's a Chinese period piece and martial arts film, in contrast to the more Hollywood gangster style films you mentioned.
     
  6. Matthew Brown

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    THE LEGEND II I believe is FONG SAI YUK II.
    For the record -
    THE LEGEND - FONG SAI YUK
    THE LEGEND - FONG SAI YUK II
    TWIN WARRIORS - TAI CHI MASTER
    MELTDOWN - HIGH RISK
    THE CONTRACT KILLER - HITMAN
    DEFENDER - BODYGUARD FROM BEIJING
    THE ENFORCER - MY FATHER IS A HERO
    LEGEND OF RED DRAGON - NEW LEGEND OF SHAOLIN
    LEGEND OF THE SWORDSMAN - SWORDSMAN 2

    The names on the left are generally cut and dubbed in English. DVD's with the names on the right are generally uncut with the original Cantonese soundtracks.
    Matt
     

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