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dana martin

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Waited for a couple days to see if this was ever going to appear, so you may have picked up the Criterion Bruce Lee's Greatest Hits set and were happy for a time. Then Warner Archive unloads and gives a properly correct Jackie Chan's Drunken Master II and again you are happy for a time. And outside of that two words comes to mind when talking about Kung Fu movies, Shaw Brothers and Shaw Scope, so the people at Arrow Films are really stepping up the game, this Christmas time frame 12 Kung Fu classics get released in volume one.

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just so you can get a look at the specs, I am assuming like last years big assed Gamera: The Complete Collection box, if you want it, don’t sit on the fence too long as it may go faster than you think.

Hope this helps those with a little Grindhouse taste in films, and oh one more thing , The Five Venoms had better be pretty deadly.
 

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Just noticed this being released and dropping to a fairly attractive preorder price on Amazon, except maybe the quality's not quite there if the chatter on BR.com is correct. Certainly, the Arrow trailer on YouTube feels very wanting in just about every respect (much more so than the BR.com chatter would suggest)... :confused:




Gotta say though all those complaining (or not!) about the 1976 remake of King Kong in the recent/ongoing thread(s) should check out Mighty Peking Man, LOL -- I totally forgot about that flick and only vaguely remember it now (and not sure if I actually saw the whole movie or just some trailers and/or small parts back in the day)... :lol:

Anyway, guess there aren't many (classic) HK film fans over here on HTF given all the traffic here, heh... :D

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Just noticed this being released and dropping to a fairly attractive preorder price on Amazon, except maybe the quality's not quite there if the chatter on BR.com is correct. Certainly, the Arrow trailer on YouTube feels very wanting in just about every respect (much more so than the BR.com chatter would suggest)... :confused:




Gotta say though all those complaining (or not!) about the 1976 remake of King Kong in the recent/ongoing thread(s) should check out Mighty Peking Man, LOL -- I totally forgot about that flick and only vaguely remember it now (and not sure if I actually saw the whole movie or just some trailers and/or small parts back in the day)... :lol:

Anyway, guess there aren't many (classic) HK film fans over here on HTF given all the traffic here, heh... :D

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I seriously doubt that the final release will look anything like those trailers. Some are not even in 2.35:1. Trailers for older movies are usually in rough shape and not restored. A few years ago Netflix had alot of Shaw Brothers films and they all looked much better than those trailers. I'm guessing they will be the same transfers with some additional work done by Arrow.
 

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This may be the best packaging for a BD set I have ever seen. So sturdy with a very nice book included. Those that don't like "friction packaging" with discs on cardboard may want to find an alternative method of packaging. Films are gorgeous. Very weird. For fans of these crazy kung fu films you can't go wrong.
Even though they are entertaining,
I'll most likely get through them, and sell it though.
 

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Anyway, guess there aren't many (classic) HK film fans over here on HTF given all the traffic here, heh... :D

I'm here and I've been going nuts watching all the Arrow, 88 Films and Eureka Hong Kong releases! More than halfway through the Shawscope box (just finished Chinatown Kid). All these remastered releases are like manna from heaven. I just wish we were getting more HK films than these martial arts classics. Where are the romances and melodramas and comedies? (Especially anything Stephen Chow.)
 

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