Audience Rating: NR (Not Rated) Binding: DVD EAN: 9786305534365 Format: Color ISBN: 6305534365 Label: Tai Seng Manufacturer: Tai Seng Number Of Items: 1 Picture Format: Letterbox Publisher: Tai Seng Region Code: 0 Release Date: 2001-08-14 Running Time: 94 Studio: Tai Seng Theatrical Release Date: 1985
Customer Rating: Summary: Twinke, twinkle, Sammo Hung, with a cast like this the movie better be fun! Comment: In 1985 Sammo had become so huge he could get anybody he wanted to star in his movies, and I doubt that budget ever came up in coversations. If you are familiar with the Lucky Stars series, then you know what to expect. Nonstop comedy and spectacular fight scenes.
Sammo and his friends are once again asked by the policewoman played by Sibelle Hu to aid her in solving a case. They have to protect John Sham and Rosamund Kwan from 3 assassins played by Chung Fa, Yasuaki Kurata and Richard Norton. But who cares about the story in a movie like this? Sammo certainly didn't. This movie is all about the long drawn out comedic sequences and the hard hitting, stunt filled fight scenes. And there are so many people fighting, it doesn't even matter that Jackie Chan, Yuen Biao and Andy Lau have such small roles. The comedy is very good, as expected from comedic geniuses like Richard Ng and Eric Tsang, but they really go all out with the fights. My only problem with the previous Lucky Stars movies, and the ones made after this, was that there aren't enough fights. The movies always end with a bang, but you have to wait around the whole movie for the action to happen. In Twinkle Twinkle, there is no waiting around for anything. They fill up every second of the movie with funny gags and fights. It is actually a bit overwhelming.
Like I already said, the fights are truly amazing. You may think I am making this up, but here are all the fight scenes you will see- Yuen Biao vs Phillip Ko, Andy Lau vs Lau Kar Wing, Sammo vs a bunch of men in drag, Jackie Chan vs Richard Norton, and Jackie vs Yasuaki Kurata. All of those fights are good, but there are 4 others that stand out above the rest. When Sammo faces Richard Norton, he does probably the best acrobatic move I have ever seen him do. In case people don't know, Sammo is a fat guy, but he can pull off moves that most skinny people can only dream of. Sammo also fights Yasuaki Kurata and uses tennis rackets against his sais. You have to see it to believe it. Only Sammo could pull this kind of thing off. Then when Yuen Biao faces Chung Fa, it turns into a dream matchup that I never thought could have ended up as good as it did. And as good as all of those fights are, the highlight for me is a short match between Dick Wei and Jackie Chan. These guys really should have done more fights together. Jackie was in his physical prime in 1985 and Dick Wei never holds back. One of the best fights I have ever seen. The action directors for this movie include Sammo, Jackie, Blacky Ko, Chin Kar Lok, Yuen Wah and Lam Ching Ying, so I expected some REALLY good action. Like usual, Sammo delivers.
Whether you are familiar with the Lucky Stars series or not, I highly recommend this movie. And be sure to look for cameos by Wu Ma, Kara Hui, Jason Pai Paio, James Tien, Melvin Wong, and Michelle Yeoh has a hilarious scene playing a judo instructor.
Customer Rating: Summary: ORIGINAL IS BETTER~! Comment: If you want UNCUT ORIGINAL version, ALWAYS look for ORIGINAL LICENSED Production. NOT US Release. Its a foreign film, it should not be US version to begin with~! HELLO!!!?? Why settle for LESS with US Version where they edit and cut so many excellent scenes especially with Jackie's Fighting Scenes. And US Release ruins the speed and sound as well. I have been collecting Jackie Chan's movies both HK and US Release Version for quite some time now. I found HK Version to be MUCH MORE in enjoyable, and HIGHER in Quality. American Market always like to "Americanize" and "Control". Regional Code Regulation thing is one of the example to CONTROL the Market. Why not let everyone enjoy the same HK Original Release move the same way ENTIRE WORLD enjoys it ?? No one makes Hollywood American movies to "French version" or "Chinese Version" ~! This what Americans are doing~! Well, enjoy the cheap "American version" then~! LOL Customer Rating: Summary: One of Jackie's best. Comment: The fight scenes in this are incredible. Jackie Chan, Yuen Biao, Andy Lau, Sammo Hung, and Richard Norton all have some of the best fight scenes. The routine with Sammo and his freind trying to get into bed with a girl is pretty cheesy, but hey! You watch Jackie Chan movies for action not for Oscar caliber performances! Come on! I rank this one up there with his other fine martial arts movies. Customer Rating: Summary: best out of the series Comment: This movie was ok. It is like the rest of the series (Winners and Sinners my lucky stars, and this one) they always want a girl, but the ending fight scene with sammo, jackie and Biao was cool. The pepsi fight was cool too, you have to see Sammo with the tennis rackets, but this movie is mostly talking not action. This movie is not worth 34.95, I got it for 9.99, lucky for me. Customer Rating: Summary: Skip them all Comment: After seeing them all, I can safely recommend that you avoid any Chan film with the word "Stars" anywhere in the title. One has a good fight scene in a Coke (Pepsi?) factory, but other than that they are pointless and irritating. Long, grueling scenes of them all wanting to get into bed with a girl get old VERY fast.