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by RetroRobot
01 Jun 2014, 11:49
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: I've just got banned from KFC!
Replies: 570
Views: 126168

Re: I've just got banned from KFC!

Oh, man Daigoro is back with the goods....
by RetroRobot
31 May 2014, 16:14
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?
Replies: 6219
Views: 433726

Re: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?

German versions of Story of Drunken Master & Golden Mask.
by RetroRobot
31 May 2014, 06:25
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4822
Views: 546460

Re: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of

I imagine rushed schedules meant there wasn't time to do sensitive photography - the lighting is very bright and flat. Much like later Hammer films when they replaced Jack Asher with faster cinematographers. The music in later Shaws frequently shows the problems of this cookie cutter attitude. Most...
by RetroRobot
30 May 2014, 20:19
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?
Replies: 6219
Views: 433726

Re: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?

That's on my want list too. Pretty expensive when i've seen it.
by RetroRobot
30 May 2014, 19:08
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4822
Views: 546460

Re: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of

The intro battle set in EDPF looks very stagey. I always thought it was a slight disservice to what is an emotional and frenzied opening. Though other sets like LKL's forest hideaway and the temple garden pond where GL trains are beautiful. I always found the Shaw sets a huge part of the charm of th...
by RetroRobot
30 May 2014, 13:17
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4822
Views: 546460

Re: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of

Yeah, everything just seems a little off here. It also strikes me as perhaps a bit of a lower budget production. Feels kinda rushed, the set dressing and props looks a little cheaper than usual etc. Although that is merely conjecture on my part. I have no idea how Shaws budgeted their productions. T...
by RetroRobot
30 May 2014, 01:07
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?
Replies: 6219
Views: 433726

Re: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?

Lol... no, not with her... she was cool. Though there were a few in the past where that document would have saved me some hassle.
by RetroRobot
29 May 2014, 19:56
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4822
Views: 546460

Re: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of

Shaolin Abbot- 1980 Never quite know how to feel about this one. I think David Chiang does a fine job, but is perhaps a bit miscast as your standard shaven headed Shaolin monk. Gordon would have been the obvious choice, but again, that would just feel like lazy typecasting in something as generic as...
by RetroRobot
29 May 2014, 18:44
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?
Replies: 6219
Views: 433726

Re: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?

Colour of the Truth is a decent Wong Jing flick.... it made my upcoming 50 HK faves of the naughts list. My ex.... hmmm, well... fuckbuddy, loved Departures, and it would make her cry every time. Gotta say, it put me right to sleep. But then again, Japanse art films is not really my bag.
by RetroRobot
29 May 2014, 18:09
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?
Replies: 6219
Views: 433726

Re: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?

Just snagged the HK posters for Crippled Avengers and Invincible Armour as well. I have like 20 HK movie posters now.... and NO place to hang half of them. Plus, framing prices are ridick! Don't really know why I buy em'.
by RetroRobot
29 May 2014, 00:46
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: I've just got banned from KFC!
Replies: 570
Views: 126168

Re: I've just got banned from KFC!

Yeah, that's pretty good :lol:
by RetroRobot
29 May 2014, 00:30
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?
Replies: 6219
Views: 433726

Re: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?

Haven't recieved that one yet, but it should be here any day, and I will let you know...... though you may have to school me a bit in actually telling those things :dontknow: :)
by RetroRobot
29 May 2014, 00:24
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4822
Views: 546460

Re: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of

Yes, that would the 1 out of 10. Century of the Dragon and H.K. Triad are two I like. On the Wrong Track, Iceman Cometh and Dragon From Russia are watchable and...... well, I guess that's it
by RetroRobot
29 May 2014, 00:20
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?
Replies: 6219
Views: 433726

Re: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?

The two Guillotine flicks also completes my DD Shaw collection. Though there are a couple I don't have since im not gonna double dip just for English dub. Oh, and like the moron I am, I actually bought Twelve Gold Medallions twice, one German version which im keeping, and the Taiwanese Deltamac vers...
by RetroRobot
28 May 2014, 23:54
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?
Replies: 6219
Views: 433726

Re: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?

Went a little bonkers last month, so im keeopin' it light this month... mostly upgrades Flying Guillotine-DD Flying Guillotine 2-DD Death Duel-SM Jade Tiger-SM New One Armed Swordsman-German uncut Buddha Assassinator-German uncut Twelve Gold Medallions-German Emperor and His Brother- DM Deadly Break...
by RetroRobot
28 May 2014, 23:11
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: I've just got banned from KFC!
Replies: 570
Views: 126168

Re: I've just got banned from KFC!

Today's wide selection of social media is no doubt a distraction for many people. Not me personally, as I couldn't give less of a fuck about twitter and only have an empty facebook profile to view the occasional link. But it was definitely a blow to niche forums for sure. Though I think even on FB a...
by RetroRobot
28 May 2014, 22:37
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: I've just got banned from KFC!
Replies: 570
Views: 126168

Re: I've just got banned from KFC!

I guess a lack of fresh perspectives combined with somewhat burned out older members, and people just moving on with life in general is the inevitable downfall of most niche forums. I've been on quite a few forums in my time that suffered the same fate. I thoroughly enjoyed my time on KFC... for the...
by RetroRobot
28 May 2014, 20:41
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: I've just got banned from KFC!
Replies: 570
Views: 126168

Re: I've just got banned from KFC!

No, it was Daigoro.... im pretty sure it should be taken as read :) Man, that guy could rival Falkor in the weirdness department. I was thinking the other day about the "what's with the slump?" thread I made over there some time ago. Compared to now, that slump period was positively buzzing with exc...
by RetroRobot
28 May 2014, 19:14
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4822
Views: 546460

Re: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of

Badges of Fury and Ishtar.... now that is one serious shit sandwich :)
by RetroRobot
28 May 2014, 19:00
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4822
Views: 546460

Re: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of

Haven't bothered with this yet. Based on clips and 98% negative reviews, this will most likely be a bargain bin purchase for me. I think Clarence Fok bears a large deal of blame here.... 9 times out of 10 he is just a shit director. But the Mainland pandering is probably to blame too. Why do they fe...
by RetroRobot
27 May 2014, 22:50
Forum: General Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Master's Top 10 Hollywood/English Films from 1930 to 2013
Replies: 92
Views: 44615

Re: Master's Top 10 Hollywood/English Films from 1930 to 201

Interesting. When did China start doing MA themed films... 1920s? And what about Japan? Not counting news or demo reels.
by RetroRobot
27 May 2014, 22:14
Forum: General Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Master's Top 10 Hollywood/English Films from 1930 to 2013
Replies: 92
Views: 44615

Re: Master's Top 10 Hollywood/English Films from 1930 to 201

Yeah, this is probably the earliest martial arts depiction (where it's specified) from Hollywood that i've seen. I used to think it was Blood on the Sun, but that was three years after this.
by RetroRobot
27 May 2014, 11:59
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: HK stars who have passed away???
Replies: 23
Views: 4775

Re: HK stars who have passed away???

Don't know, when Cinema City went under, he kinda dissapeared too, unless he's doing tv that I don't know about. Many of them are.

(Mark beat me to it)

I guess if Bruce Tong looked all right seven years ago, he's probably still alive and kickin'.
by RetroRobot
27 May 2014, 11:23
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: HK stars who have passed away???
Replies: 23
Views: 4775

Re: HK stars who have passed away???

Hmmm... plenty of guys I wonder about, who hasn't been seen in a long time; Meng Yuen Man, I know that stroke in the 80's didn't kill him, but still. Bruce Tong Yim Chaan, Lam Fai Wong (SB's Dean Shek), Chiang Kam etc.

Sai Gwa Paau is dead, and I think Fan Mei Shang is as well.
by RetroRobot
27 May 2014, 02:02
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: HK stars who have passed away???
Replies: 23
Views: 4775

Re: HK stars who have passed away???

Yeah, I think it's safe to assume that Lee Ho Yan is dead, unless he's the oldest human alive. Man, how could I blank on Wu Ma... shame on me.