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Old 02-14-03, 05:08 PM   #26
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Yup! I'm in the same boat as jrutz, please help!..all i know is the the Venom movies.
I had only watched a few SB's movies from tv. I wasn't even born when most of these movies premiere. Anyhow, I do heard a lot about them from various reviews. So I would recommend only the most well known titles. By the way, this is also the first time these movies are officially released on home video, alas in Region 3 only. Let's see when will I breakdown and get a region free player.

Killer Clan - martial art, but different from the Chang Cheh style
The Kingdom and the Beauty - huang-mei-diao musical
Come Drink with Me - influenced Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
The Heroic Ones - classic Chang Cheh
Hong Kong Nocturne - SB try to imitate the Hollywood musicals
The Warlore - comedy, Michael Hui feture debut
The House of 72 Tenants - 70's Cantonese comedy that resurrect the Cantonese cinema
The Blood Brothers - classics Chang Cheh
Love without End - classic melodrama

I have more recommendations but I don't know their english title until they are released.
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Old 02-18-03, 01:59 PM   #27
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Celestial Pictures is shopping films for distribution at AFM next week. So I wonder how good is that Miramax has picked up the Shaw Bros. releases? Unfortunately it doesn't look like they'll be screening the Shaw Bros stuff. In the HR today, they list the following:

Boxer from Shantung [not being screened]
Dir: Chang Cheh
Actors: Chen Kuan Tai, David Chiang

Cala My Dog [screened]
Dir: Lu Xue Chang
Actors: Ge You, Ding Jiali, Xia Lu

Enchanting Shadow [not being screened]
Dir: Li Han-Hsiang
Actors: Betty Loh, Chao Lei, Yang Chi-Ching

The Five Venoms [not being screened]
Dir: Chang Cheh
Actors: Well, duh!

Intimate Confessions of a Chinese Courtesan [not being screened]
Dir: Chu Yuan
Actors: Lily Ho, Yueh Hua, Pei Ti.

The Love Eterne [not being screened]
Dir: Li Han-Hsing
Actors: Betty Loh, Ivy Ling Po

The New Option [screened]
Dir: Gary Mark
Actors: Michael Wong, Shawn Yue, Raymond Wong

Vengeance! [not being screened]
Dir: Chang Cheh
Actors: Ti Lung, David Chiang
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Old 02-21-03, 07:41 AM   #28
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Has anyone seen any of the latest batch of Shaw Brothers DVDs? -- Cave of the Silken Web, We Love Millionaires, etc? Anybody care to share some thoughts on these?
How about some of the other SB melodramas and comedies, like Till the End of Time, Love Without End or The Millionaire Chase?
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Old 02-22-03, 03:27 PM   #29
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I just got Heroes Two... I'd review it if you want. I'm partial towards the Shaw Bros. kung fu films... so I can't comment on the melodramas or comedies.
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Old 02-23-03, 02:37 AM   #30
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I saw COME DRINK WITH ME and KILLER CLANS. I'm really impressed by the high production values, lavish costumes and set design and attention to detail but I found the action to be extremely dated. I prefer the fast-paced choreography of '80s and '90s HK action movies.

also saw KINGDOM AND THE BEAUTY and was blown away by it. This was the first huang mei diao (yellow plum opera) movie I've ever seen. I'm hooked and I hate musicals in general! Now I'm looking forward to future yellow plum opera titles like Three Smiles and Last Woman of Shang
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Old 03-12-03, 03:10 PM   #31
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Just received this e-mail from Celestial:
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Dear Jussi:

Thank you for your support in Celestial's Shaw Brothers movies. We are sorry for the late response as we have discovered a backlog of unattended enquiries due to technical (or could be human) glitches after the departure of one of our staff.

The good news is: we are doing anamorphic enhancement tests right now and is planning to have our DVDs with anamorphic enhancement from May onwards.

Please log on to our SOON-TO-BE-LAUNCHED corporate website: www.celestialpictures.com for updated news.

Thanks again for your understanding, patience and continued support.

Best regards.
Patty Keung
Group Marketing Director
CELESTIAL PICTURES LIMITED
Shaw Administration Building
Lot 220, Clear Water Bay Road
Kowloon
Hong Kong
(Direct Line: 29271151)
Not too shabby, huh?
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Old 03-12-03, 05:40 PM   #32
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I attended the opening night of the Herioc Grace UCLA Shaw Bros. Festival last week. Screened was the Executioners from Shaolin. Quentin Tarantino, John Woo and Curtis Hanson were in attendance.

Celestial had been here all week attending AFM. At the screening, they said that by the end of the year, there would be dvds available in the states, but did not name a distributor.

As for the movie, the print was ok. I mean I'm not expecting anything spectacular considering the age of the film and the conditions it was stored. I did notice more scenes tho missing from the tv/video cut.

I'll be at the festival tonight for Vengeance! & One-Armed Swordsman.
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Old 03-12-03, 05:47 PM   #33
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Here is a 2003 release schedule:

http://tombofdvd.com/linnscave2.htm

Celestial is starting to fall behind on some of the dates, so chances are these dates are off.
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Old 03-12-03, 07:48 PM   #34
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Any opinions on which Chang Cheh movie I should try first?
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Old 03-13-03, 11:39 AM   #35
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Finally.. the Celestial site is up.
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Old 03-15-03, 05:09 AM   #36
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So each of the days of the Heroic Grace festival that I've been attending.. I've picked up a program. It's pretty neat and carries a lot of information in it about Jiang Hu films, their history, etc as well as full page summaries of the films they are showing. It's about 52 pages long. I have 6 copies to give away. If anyone would like one (that resides outside of the Los Angeles area), just post your email.

The cover looks like this...
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Old 03-15-03, 07:41 AM   #37
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I would love one! Thanks - LGOLDENB@TAMPABAY.RR.COM
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Old 03-15-03, 08:54 AM   #38
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I have 6 copies to give away. If anyone would like one (that resides outside of the Los Angeles area), just post your email.
Ooh! ooh! Me too! gabegarwick@yahoo.com
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Old 03-15-03, 10:10 AM   #39
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I would appreciate it if you still have a copy left to send to me. My email is: ftsoh@yahoo.com. Thanks.
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Old 03-15-03, 10:18 AM   #40
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Thanks! sinople@yahoo.com
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Old 03-15-03, 10:30 AM   #41
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hello
If you still have any left,I would also like one.
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thanks in advance.
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Old 03-15-03, 11:32 AM   #42
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Gypo66, gabegarwick, ftsoh, sinople, scrooge7..

YGM.
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Old 03-16-03, 10:22 PM   #43
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got any more? Here's my e-mail >> chris@zerotl.com

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Old 03-16-03, 11:17 PM   #44
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got any more?
Yeah, I have 3 more.. just post your email.

BTW, the restored/re-mastered prints of 36th Chamber of Shaolin and Return to the 36th Chamber of Shaolin were awesome. Can't wait for these on DVD!
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Old 03-17-03, 08:53 AM   #45
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I would like to get a copy if possible: wooying55@hotmail.com

Thanks.
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Old 03-17-03, 10:01 AM   #46
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pimp_star at hotmail.com would be most appreciated

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Old 03-17-03, 11:02 AM   #47
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zerotl, dleedlee, skokefoe...

YGM.
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Old 03-18-03, 03:59 PM   #48
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The good news is: we are doing anamorphic enhancement tests right now and is planning to have our DVDs with anamorphic enhancement from May onwards.
Sweet! That was the only problem I had with Celestial's Shaw Bros. Collection. It's good that they're getting that taken care of.
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Old 03-19-03, 01:34 AM   #49
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Beware! I bought "The Magic Blade" and "Anonymous Heroes" because they were supposedly region 0; in fact, they are region 3, just like all of the rest of the discs.

I do have one DVD player which will play any region, so I'll proably keep them. I took a quick look at them and the quality looked quite nice, but beware the claims of region 0!
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Old 03-20-03, 06:39 PM   #50
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Thank you,thank you,thank you,thank you!!!!!! Aaron or
devilshalo.It is a great program,very informative.thanks again.
sincerly
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