venerdì 27 maggio 2011

Rarities [Update]

Hi guys/gals! Here the last update for May.
These images are from some magazines we bought here in China. The one about 南北少林 (1986) shows a rare "on set" pic. The article is about the movie of course. Source: Wu Hun 2/1984

The one about 三上五台山 shows 2 pics of the movie as long as a long description of the story. Source: Wu Hun 2/1984

Now let`s go with some other stuff.
Here's an "article" about the movie 黑匣喋血记 (1986). It shows some of the cast, with pics and names. Source: Shanghai Film 1985

Here's the last "article". It's about the movie 张衡
(1983), with pics, cast and plot. Source: Shanghai Film 1982

giovedì 26 maggio 2011

The Eight Diagram Pole Fighter (五郎八卦棍)(1990)

The Eight Diagram Pole Fighter (五郎八卦棍)
Dir: Gangyu Du
Cast: Bruce Leung, Kwan Hoi, Kong Do, Jo-see Wong, Wong Hap
Plot: Song dynasty, Liao's soldiers invaded China. During an ambush Fifth brother (Bruce Leung) is separated from his brothers/sisters. Wounded, he got picked up by some monks and took to their monastery. Here he wants to improve his kung fu to get revenge on Liao..
Year: 1990
Country: Mainland China / HK
Notes: The movie is released in China on dvd by Boing! (with English subs too). It stars the famous Hsiao Liang, Kwan Hoi, the mainlander Zongxiang Guan (Mysterious Buddha) and Jo-see Wong.
Personal opinion: Not to be confused with the SB classic, this HK/Mainland China co-production is a mix between fantasy and a kung fu flick. We have special effects (pretty basics), wire works, people who flies and such. We have also classic martial arts showcase. The monks training was awesome, to be honest it was the best part of the movie. The final showdown is really short and not really worth it in our opinion.One thing we really disliked was..the fights! Beside the normal ones, a lot of fights are speed up, too much speed up! This choice just ruined them..
Some snapshots (from the original dvd):


domenica 22 maggio 2011

New entries

Hi guys,
lately we've been really busy and didnt have time to watch movies or such.
This post is just to tell you that we're still alive, and still looking for some rares in China. Here what we recently bought:

A narrow escape (1990)

Tian Xia Di Yi Jian  (1988)

Heroing Lu Sininang (1988)

and the original poster and stills for the north korean movie Hong Kil Dong (홍길동)(1986)

If the pics dont work, please let us know and we will fix it.