Hand of Death (Cine Asia/HKL release)

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Hand of Death (Cine Asia/HKL release)

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I have the Fox R1, is the only difference between that one and Cine Asia the commentary?
Is it in the right language? I'm sure the Fox was in Mandarin.

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Mandarin film.

Fox has mono track, a bit out of sync

HKL has no mono track.
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I didnt know that, thanks. I read Cine Asia was listed as having Mono? :?
I'll keep the Fox then :)

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Cine Asia has fake mono.
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You mean like a downmix?

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Yeah, it's a downmix.
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Thanks Ivan. Mark :)
Guess I'll hang onto the Fox.

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No version is definitive if I'm not mistaken. I have the deltamac and fox versions. Both have different title cards and subs too if im not mistaken. Been quite some time. Medicore film either way

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I didnt think it was that bad, one of the better early JC's I've seen (pre SITES/DM) :D Fearless Hyena is a good movie also.

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I always enjoyed it, mostly due to nostalgia. The fighting is awfully slow, but you gotta love that theme tune!
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For 1975 the fights are fine.
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To be honest, I feel Sammo did better with Hapkido and his films with Huang Feng.
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Hapkido was cool actually (even though the plot seemed like Fist of Fury but with Angela Mao), hope Cine-Asia release this one.

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Hapkido is brilliant. And its kick ass title theme by Emerson Lake and Palmer is so catchy!

The HKL suffers from pinkyfiying and the mono track going out of sync during a fight scene.
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Hey,
I actually found the R4 release (HKL also but the New Zealand/Aus) one on Amazon, New fairly cheap (like £10), do you think its worth it? :)

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Ivan Drago wrote:To be honest, I feel Sammo did better with Hapkido and his films with Huang Feng.
Not sure I'd agree with that.
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Markgway wrote:
Ivan Drago wrote:To be honest, I feel Sammo did better with Hapkido and his films with Huang Feng.
Not sure I'd agree with that.
I admit I'm an Angela Mao stalker lol
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