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Manufacturer: Red Sun
Starring: Lo Lieh, Hui Ying-Hung, Liu Chia-hui, Liu Chia Hui, Liu Chia Hu
Directed By: Lo Lieh
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: 0876543223493
Format: Closed-captioned
Label: Red Sun
Manufacturer: Red Sun
Number Of Items: 1
Publisher: Red Sun
Release Date: 2007-02-07
Running Time: 90
Studio: Red Sun
Theatrical Release Date: 1981

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Customer Rating: Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5
Summary: "Out of 100 steps, I only took 99."
Comment: Two warriors master of Crane and Tiger styles face off with Pei Mei. After an incredible battle, they later have to fight Pei Mei's brother. Who is very close to invincible. There's more to the story but I'm just making it simple.

This is the remake of Executioners From Shaolin. And it was a much needed remake indeed. Truthfully, I didn't really care for EFS for a number of reasons. This version for me, seemed to have been what the original should have been.

Ok, for the record Pei Mei is playing himself and his brother. And just like Morgoth, I wouldn't have it any other way. Now, the fight scenes were the stand out of course. The encounters with Pei Mei were excellent and he is a great villian. The dialogue at times had me laughing alot. But where the film shines at for me, is in the writing. The main character(Gordon Liu) was very believeable in the way of seeking a different solution to defeat Pei Mei. This bit of realism is what seperates this film from EFS. And to me surpasses it by leaps and bounds. The use of the supporting characters helping him in his plight added to the films success as well.

The DVD was of very good quality and I can't really point out anything bad. This is what I recommend. If you enjoyed the original, then give this a shot. If you thought the original is very overhyped, then give this a shot. Bottomline, see this flick if you're looking for some good kung fu action.


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Summary: fist of the white lotus
Comment: Fist of the White Lotus This is off the chain i'm surprise this DVD doesn't stay on back order if you don't own it why are you still reading this go get your copy right now.

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Summary: Executioners From Shaolin Re-Make.....
Comment: While still is a very good remake ( one of the best in a very long time ), Gordon Lui is in rear form...! I think in this remake, he's probably assuming the role of 'Ting-Ling'...(Hun Se Kwan's) son --- taking on an avenging role for his screen dad. What I think I like the most about this film is the opening scene which kinda shows in a different interpretation..., the destruction of Priest Bai Me and his brother by two mercenary shaolin patriots. Really stuuning stuff. It's brilliantly done overall ---- again it kinda borders on the comical side of things..., which I never really liked...., but it's a'ight!

Customer Rating: Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5
Summary: This is a good "bootleg" version and pretty good movie
Comment: The people who are complaining about the red sun releases would have been right about some of their other releases, but not this one. This one really does look good. So what if they allegedly took the picture from celestial releases? The image is crisp and has the original English dubbed where as the celestial dvd's do not. And honestly, Red Sun/PanMedia is one of the only companies that even provide "so many" oldschool kung fu movies in region 1 NTSC coding so...

By the way, this is worth getting if you like the cast. Pai Mei technically is not in this, it is his brother or something like that and he's actually revenging Pai Mei. This is more like a sequel to "Executioners of Shaolin" which I have not seen but does have the popular Pai Mei character.



Customer Rating: Average rating of 3/5Average rating of 3/5Average rating of 3/5Average rating of 3/5Average rating of 3/5
Summary: Tiger/Crane just not soft enough.
Comment: I think this movie, while quite good and very different, is a little overrated. A sequel/remake of "Executioners from Shaolin", Gordon Liu (always good) must train to take revenge after the destruction of the Shaolin temple. Trouble is that his foe, the white-eyebrow priest, Pai Mei (Lo Lieh, directing and reprising his famous role, and also always good) is practically invincible; having achieved a level of kung fu expertise beyond the mere physical. Gordon trains and trains but his style is ineffectual and must learn the "soft style" from the beautiful Kara Hui, whose husband was killed by Pai Mei. She makes him sew and take care of her newborn baby, an interesting contrast to the "crane style" of "Executioners".

This version from Red Sun is wonderfully restored by Celestial. The fight scenes are hit and miss, no pun intended. There are moments of excellence for sure, just...I can't quite put my finger on what bothered me about it, if anything. Maybe I just heard too many good things about it and it didn't live up to the hype. I'm not sure if I would recommend this to the "casual" fan or not. I have friends who loved "5 Deadly Venoms" and "The 36th Chamber of Shaolin" but didn't care for movies like "7 Grand Masters". If you like most Shaw Bros. films, you'll probably like this one too.

1980. aka: Clan of the White Lotus



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