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Zedstar
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2002 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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Hong Kong fantasy film on tonight called the Peacock King. SBS, cult movie timeslot, everyone watch.




YES! Wonderful! Here I am with no money for going out and dancing and there is actually something I can watch on the TV! Miracle!

Thanks for the heads up!

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2002 1:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
I saw it, but due to sleep deprivation, kept on dozing off for several seconds at a time... this kinda prevented me from seeing the ending... unless, of course, the ending was the main characters fighting that enourmous chick... meh, I was too tired to notice anything... and the couch was *very* comfortable... but at least I got some cards from the 'Onslaught' expansion before they are officially released...

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2002 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I started to watch it- but was about to fall asleep halfway through. Luckily I had set the VCR to tape the lot- so I watched the ending yesterday.

Definitely not high on my list of keeping forever and buying DVD versions of- but it was nice to see Yuen Biao do his thing.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2002 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
There is another Hong Kong film on tonight. Damn SBS just keeps showing them don't they? It's called Island Warriors and it's some sort of bloke vs sheila film.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2002 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Was I the only person stupid enough to waste valuable hours of their life in watching "Island Warriors"?

Augh. Makes it to the top 10 of movies "I would rather stab myself in the foot than watch" list. Truly a terrible experience. And this from someone who enjoys trashy trashy films. It didn't even have the charm and wit of a John Waters/Devine film.

A poor showing for the cult movie timeslot.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2002 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
That's good to hear Zedstar. Not for you I mean, the experience obviously sucked. It was good for me because I chose not to watch it and now I know it was a wise decision.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2002 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Some movies on SBS worth keeping an eye out for...

16th October - Boy's Choir
19th October - Seventh Curse
23rd October - Scene At The Sea

Check them out, especially Seventh Curse if you want a slice of classic HK cheese

And Island Warriors is a good movie!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2002 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Seventh curse hey? Too bad I already bought what I thought was the subtitled VHS version only to discover that it was dubbed. I have not heard of the other films.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2002 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Please excuse this double post.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2002 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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And Island Warriors is a good movie!



Let me guess. You liked the lesbian overtones in it? How about all the gymnastics scenes?

It was a terrible movie and that is all that needs to be said.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2002 12:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Lesbian overtones? Maybe I should have watched this movie after all.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2002 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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It was a terrible movie and that is all that needs to be said.



I wouldn't buy the thing but don't regret watching/taping it. It's not good filmmaking, but entertaining nevertheless. And pretty actresses always help.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2002 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
You mean the scary 80's hair and outfits didn't scare you?

I had a nightmare last night- and I blame it all on THEM!!

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2002 3:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Black Cat 2 is on this weekend, yet another movie that I rent out on video about five weeks before seeing that it will be shown on tv (grrrrrrrr....).

anyways... It's a rather good film, with excellent examples of the exponentially expanding henchman (ie protagonist/antagonist kills one, two more take his place in the next camera angle...)

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2002 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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You mean the scary 80's hair and outfits didn't scare you?



I liked what time I had in the 80s

About Black Cat 2, I never saw this mainly because I thought the original was only a notch above dismal (notch = Jade Leung...yummy )

Still be watching it anyway.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2002 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I too did not care for the first Black Cat film but I'll tape it anyway and give it a go.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2002 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I did not tape Black Cat 2 but did anyone else? Maybe someone watched it.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2002 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Taped, but not yet watched.

Will post as soon as I get round to it.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2002 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I saw most of Black Cat 2, was trying to do something else at the same but since I taped I'll watch it in it's enitirety next week.

What I saw of it was really enjoyable. There is a nifty pole-in-the-throat scene, and Jade Leung is much better here than in the first. It's much better than the first all-round, actually.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2002 1:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
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...It's much better than the first all-round, actually.



except, of course in the 'Explosively Multiplying Henchman' department, the 'Wedding Reception' scene in the first movie is the *most* expressive example of this particular HK action movie staple that I have seen so far...

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2002 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Yeah, a lot more guns there than at your usual wedding.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2002 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hello! I've come back! For those who have not seen my post in the Introduce Yourself forum, this is AznSupersaiyan21, just under a new name (of couse)....
Anywayz, thought i'd come and mention some movies that are on..Though you guys already got that covered! LOL @ Island Warriors! I watched it and i laughed almost the entire way through! It was hilarious! As Zedstar already mentioned, the clothing and hair was... er.... very.... interesting ^_^' and the acting was...er... good! LOL. If you're in need of a laugh, maybe you need to see this movie - it's so pathetic, it's funny!

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2002 12:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Did anyone else watch what was on tonight?

I was babysitting and as kids had gone to bed decided to watch.

Kinda reminded me of Braindead in the amounts of blood, gore and blood sucking baby demon type creatures, but without the wistful charm of it. The boys here may have liked it, particularly the gratuitous nudie bits. They didn't really do anything for me.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2002 1:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
*was busy writing chapter five of Slip Stream*

what was the name of the movie?

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2002 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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The boys here may have liked it, particularly the gratuitous nudie bits.



I can't get enough gratuitous nudity

I love The Seventh Curse. While it's not quite as good as director Ngai Kai-Lam's later film, the similiarly insane Story Of Ricky, it's so much fun. And CYF as Wisely (a character also seen in Bury Me High, but played by Chin Kar-Lok) is as cool as ever.

Though by doing their usual subtitle job, SBS's literate subs kind of take away a bit of the fun. The original HK translations such as "stay away from the sex", "take my advice, or I'll spank you without pants" really add to the wacky on-screen happenings.

And does anyone else think this movie has the *funniest* credit ever? Once the movie has got underway, this gweilo turns up and in great big letters KEN BOYLE pops up on the screen. It's one of those things you really must see to appreciate the absurd-ness of it.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2002 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I was thinking of taping this last night and replacing the dubbed version that I bought. Then I remembered it pretty much sucked. Now about the nudity, did a huge black bar come across the screen when the naked chick was swimming in the river?

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2002 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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Now about the nudity, did a huge black bar come across the screen when the naked chick was swimming in the river?




I only watched the last 45 minutes last night, but I taped the whole thing and just got through watching it. A couple of observations...

For one, the swimming scene is presented without the black bar you speak of.

Second, Ken Boyle's credit was gone! Aaagh!


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2002 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
More upcoming stuff...

12th November - Girls' Night Out
13th November - Suzhou River
20th November - Sada
23rd November - Baby Cart In The Land Of Demons

Girls' Night Out is pretty much what you'd expect from a film with such a title (though I hear from a reliable source the Korean title translates more accurately as Girls' Dinner Party). It about three women discussing sexual matters.

Suzhou River, starring Zhou Xun (Beijing Bicycle) was described by one reviewer as "The heart of a fable wrapped in the skin of film noir". I can't do any better than that description, it just fits the movie so well.

Sada is yet another telling of the Sada Abe's life. If you've seen A Woman Called Abe Sada or the notorious classic In The Realm Of The Senses, you know her story quite well by now (but unlike ITROTS there isn't any hardcore sex). Director Nobuhiko Obayashi & cinematographer Noritaka Sakamoto create some interesting visuals, and it has a terrific cast with Hitomi Kuroki in the title role and Tsurutaro Kataoka, Toshie Negishi, Kippei Shiina, Renji Ishibashi in supporting roles.

You don't need me to tell you to watch Baby Cart In The Land Of Demons, if you've enjoyed the other films in the series then I see no reason why this one would disappoint. Wonderfully shot & directed, and Tomisaburo Wakayama kills lots of people. Can't go wrong.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2002 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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For one, the swimming scene is presented without the black bar you speak of.

Man I got royally screwed with the version I bought. The cover and VHS label stipulated a subtitled version but it was dubbed and the black bar did away with the neccessary nudity. Damn you Siren!



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2002 1:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
I managed to watch around 5 mins of it, atleast i'm pretty sure it was the seventh curse, when some guy was tied at a pole and some other guys was being killed by maggots or something! It was hilarious, i couldn't stop laughing...But i turned the tv off to fight with my girlfriend, LOL.
I really have to stop fighting with her... I'm missing all my movies!!! :'(

EDIT: Just wanted to note some other Asian movies that are on:
Thurs, 7th of November - Hanoi: Winter '46 - just thought i'd mention this as i'm vietnamese, and this is a vietnamese movie! LOL, it may not be good...but i thought i'd mentions it.
Also on the same night is Platform Part 2, i'm not sure if SBS will play Platform Part 1 but i'll keep an eye out for it...Oh yeah, Platform Part 2 is a Chinese movie.
Sorry if these have already been mentioned...

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2002 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
quote:
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[B] Also on the same night is Platform Part 2, i'm not sure if SBS will play Platform Part 1 but i'll keep an eye out for it...Oh yeah, Platform Part 2 is a Chinese movie.
Sorry if these have already been mentioned...

[B]



Didn't they show part 1 a while ago? Or did they show both parts 1&2, and are showing them agai? Hmmm...in any case, I'm glad I taped this when it was on the first time. They showed the entire movie, it's not split up by design (think of how Channel 7 divided Braveheart up a couple of years back).

Be sure to watch Seventh Curse next time it's on. What you saw is just one of many great scenes
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2002 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Just saw at SBS's site that they have the final entry in the LW&C series slated for Saturday, 30th Nov 2002. Only one week after part 5...wonder if they'll put the later off for a while like last time.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2002 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
You're talking about Lone Wolf and Club right?

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2002 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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You're talking about Lone Wolf and Club right?




Right.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2002 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Has anybody seen City Hunter, the Hong Kong version starring Jackie Chan? I managed to see it yesterday and while it does not have the best action scenes Jackie has ever done the humour is up there with his best work. I especially liked all the Streetfighter parodies.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2002 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
YES!

I like CRAZY LOVE City Hunter..

It's so insane.. I think what appeals to me the most has to be when Jackie is Chun Li and does all her little victory posing!

^_^ Ahhh....

I need to watch it again.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2002 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
quote:
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Has anybody seen City Hunter, the Hong Kong version starring Jackie Chan?



I thought it was average at best. Some OK fights, Chingamy Yau & Joey Wong kept me interested, but this is one Jackie film I really don't want to see again. I guess Michael Wong getting blown away at the start is a plus too, as is Leon Lai as the gambler.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2002 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
A while ago SBS screened Peacock King. Well after taping it I only managed to watch it yesterday. The film seemed to rely on too many bad 80s special effects and not enough martial arts from Yuen Biao. It was good for a laugh but not something I'd see again.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2002 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I really enjoyed Peacock King, and I hope SBS show the sequel Saga Of The Phoenix. I liked those 80s special effects, I prefer Peacock's endearingly silly monsters over, for example, that horrible CGI creation in Resident Evil.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2002 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I saw another 80's fantasy film recently called the Witch from Nepal. Starring Chow Yun Fat and directed by Raymond Chow this film featured some decent special effects (for when it was made) and some pretty over the top action scenes at the end. Overall not a bad flick bit but I'll be taping over it.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2002 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Sure thing Lupin, old school special effects rule, but, I also have a weird soft spot (a very squelchy soft spot) for the Resident Evil critter - because it is directly taken from the game, I loved the fact that it had a 'gamey' look to it.

Whereas you can take those boring, weightless jackal legions from Mummy Returns and press delete for all I care. No impact, no presence, just smoke and mirrors. I much prefer seeing the Chinese Army dressed up and running down a hill with chariots in Emperor & the Assassin...

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2002 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
As far as movies based on video games go, overall Resident Evil wasn't too crap (unlike Tomb Raider *shudder*...though I'll have to see the sequel if Simon Yam is in it).


I should probably fess up and say I didn't like Emperor & The Assassin all that much (I'd give it a 3 out of 5). But as you say, the hordes of lifeless thingies in The Mummy Returns can't hold a candle to the armies in something like E&TA. Those scenes were awesome...to quote Coolio from China Strike Force "That's what I call the real deal, baby".

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2002 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Baby Cart, Baby Cart (chiki-chiki ahh-ahh) <- If you get that reference, you didn't do enough drugs in the 80s


There is yet another Baby Cart instalment on SBS tomorrow!

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2002 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
So did anyone watch it? The Lone Wolf and Cub movie I mean.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2002 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Yep, I watched it. It was top notch of course. What else would I expect? And next week is Baby Cart 6 - We're going to hell, Daigoro! at 11pm. Woohoo!
I can't believe I missed Baby Cart in Hades a few months back!
Is it possible to get the series on DVD?
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Originally posted by TRC7:
Is it possible to get the series on DVD?



Next year, Animeigo plan to release the LW&C series on DVD. I'd recommend waiting for their discs...but if you're an absolute desperado, Artsmagic have released them in the UK. The quality isn't much, they are fairly expensive, and two of them are cut for sexual violence - hence whi I recommend waiting for the R1s.

And yeah, last night's was pretty cool. But the best is Baby Cart at The River Styx imo.
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TRC7
Shinobu Nagumo


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2002 7:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Ok, thanks. I think I'll wait for those R1's.
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Isamu Dyson


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2002 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I watched it last night and Des Mangan's comments were spot on. Not very violent for the majority of the flick but quite bloody towards the end. The film was also shot very well and I thought this one had a better story than any of the other Lone Wolf and Cub films I've seen so far.

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Lupin
Hajime Saitou


Joined: 15 Jan 2001
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Location: Melbourne

PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2002 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Next batch on SBS

Friday 13th December - Keiho (rpt)
Wednesday 25th December - Not One Less
Tuesday 31st December - Temptress Moon (rpt)
Saturday 4th January - Sun Valley (rpt)

If you missed Yoshimitsu Morita's excellent thriller Keiho first time around, set you VCR and be sure to catch it this time.

Chen Kaige's drama Temptress Moon is a great movie, so much better than the terribly overrated Farewell My Concubine.

Not One Less is worth a look, a nice movie, that is if you've got nothing better to do the night of the 25th.

The first Saturday night cult movie of the new year is the pretty but terminally boring Sun Valley. Would've been better off playing Weatherwoman for the fiftieth time. Sun Valley doesn't just scrape the bottom of the barrel - it runs laps around it. Am I alone in my dislike of this movie? Anyone else catch it last time it was on?


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Sailor Apollo
Koishi Herikawa


Joined: 17 Jun 2002
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2002 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Saw Keiho on World Movies. It was OK but nothing really riveting. I'd love to see Des Mangan or David Stratton introducing Show Me Love or Together (or maybe SBS should license The Circle, because that was one hell of a good movie)

I'd love to see Not One Less, after seeing ROad Home amd the NOL preview on my CTHD DVD

They should also show Three Seasons. THat was a nice movie.
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