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Shaolin Wu Tang (Chk Sen)
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Manufacturer: Xenon
Starring: Idy Chan, Adam Cheng, Hoi-Shan Kwan, Hoi San Lee, Elvis Tsui
Average Customer Rating: Average rating of 4.0/5Average rating of 4.0/5Average rating of 4.0/5Average rating of 4.0/5Average rating of 4.0/5

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Audience Rating: Unrated
Binding: DVD
EAN: 9781578298372
Format: Color
ISBN: 1578298377
Label: Xenon
Manufacturer: Xenon
Number Of Items: 1
Publisher: Xenon
Region Code: 1
Release Date: 2003-07-08
Studio: Xenon
Theatrical Release Date: 1982-01-01

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Customer Rating: Average rating of 3/5Average rating of 3/5Average rating of 3/5Average rating of 3/5Average rating of 3/5
Summary: There are Better, but Gordon Liu fans will love it
Comment: If you like movies like "8 Diagram Pole Fighter" and "36 Chambers" you are probably going to like this film. It is the story of two friends who fight using different Kung Fu techniques--one Shaolin, the other Wu-Tang Sword. I'll admit, I mainly wanted to know something about Wu-Tang because I like the rap group, and if that is why you're reading this, go for it. The movie is easily 88 minutes of fun, but don't expect the Gordon Liu of those other films. He's good (when isn't he) but the story lacks some of dynamics of those other films. To be clear, I enjoy it, but it's not my favorite.

Customer Rating: Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5
Summary: WU-TANG CLAN!!!
Comment: This is where the Wu-Tang Clan got most of their sound clips from, but mostly this is a great movie!!! IT IS A MUST-HAVE!!!

Customer Rating: Average rating of 3/5Average rating of 3/5Average rating of 3/5Average rating of 3/5Average rating of 3/5
Summary: the game of chess is like a swordfight... you always get stabbed when you get up to refill your beverage.
Comment: Now I finally know where all those old-school quotes from the first Wu-Tang Clan album came from, a film that was written/amalgamated from elements of other, superior Gordon Liu flicks. There are some inevitable comparisons with "Instructors of Death" and "The 36th Chamber of Shaolin". This one has lots of well-choreographed fights. The opening credits are amazing. Unfortunately, the rest of the film fails to outdo said credits. That's a bummer, and in my opinion, should never happen.

Gordon Liu directed and plays a Shaolin student who is good friends with Adam Cheng, a Wu-Tang student. Their masters are kind of snooty with one another, and talk about sparring, but never do it. Some obligatory Manchu jerk (Johnny Wang) wants to learn the secrets of their styles, but the respective masters will not reveal them. Angry, Mr. Wang poisons the Wu-Tang leader to blackmail him into giving him their manual. When it doesn't work, Adam Cheng takes the fall for the master's death and goes to prison with a bunch of psychotic ladies who always bogart his share of the rice. Gordon and his sister break him out. Soon after, his sister is killed by the Manchus as the dudes from Wu-Tang are taking away Adam Cheng to punish him for the death of the master. There are no Manchus at the death scene and Gordo assumes it was Wu-Tang who killed his sister. Then Johnny Wang orders that the two schools have a competition in the hopes of further dividing them and learning their techniques.

This version from Xenon says "Digitally Remastered" but I'm a little skeptical. Perhaps they lack the equipment that Celestial has. The picture quality is not bad and more than watchable, but some of the night shots will have you squinting to see the action. The movie is still pretty good and I would have to recommend it to old-schoolers. Just because the story is silly and the fights never get better than the opening sequence doesn't mean the rest of the film ain't worth watching. English dubbed only and full-screen.

1981



Customer Rating: Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5
Summary: Shaolin And Wu Tang versus the Ching or is it Shaolin versus Wu-Tang?
Comment: Great movie ! I absolutely enjoyed the martial arts, especially by Gordon Liu and Adam Cheng. The different styles were cool to watch of Gordon's Shaolin and Adam's Wu-Tang. The ending fight scence is very cool, but I wish there was more! I wanted to see an all-out battle, but I guess you can't always get what you want. And the final ending was, "what?".. Oh well!
The basic plot is that the local Ching overlord wants to learn both the Wu-Tang and Shaolin fighting styles. Both Masters veto him, and thus he hatches a plot with his servant to pit the Wu Tang against the Shaolin.
As has already been mentioned, the translation of the dialogue is horrendous! The english dubbing does not match up with the english text at the bottom of the movie. I was laughing at the various translations, that at times were so far off. Come on guys, get it right at least!
I was also disappointed about the lack of extras on the DVD. Throw on at least a couple of trailers or something.
5+ for the movie, 3 for the translating and extras !

Customer Rating: Average rating of 3/5Average rating of 3/5Average rating of 3/5Average rating of 3/5Average rating of 3/5
Summary: WUTANG CLAN VS, MASTER KILLER
Comment: 2 DIFFERENT SCHOOLS GO AT IT. WUTANG VS. SHAOLIN, TRAINING IS HOT. SWORD FIGHTING IS SUPERB. AND GORDAN LIU DESERVES THE BEST KUNG FU ACTION STAR, BESIDES THE VENOMS. PICK THIS UP KID! WUTANG CLAN AINT NUTTIN TO [email protected]#% WIT. SEE YA FR. KUNG FU COLLECT.


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