Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > DVD Discussions > International DVD Talk
Reload this Page >

R2 Martial arts DVDs e.g. Drunken Master, any good ?

International DVD Talk Intl. DVDs, Region Free Players, RCE, Hong Kong DVDs & More

R2 Martial arts DVDs e.g. Drunken Master, any good ?

Old 06-14-01, 08:26 AM
  #1  
Suspended; also need updated email
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Posts: 16,564
Likes: 0
Received 14 Likes on 13 Posts
e.g.

http://www.bensonsworld.co.uk/detail...=7000000055443

and also the Bruce lee films

they seem to be good, anaphormic widescreen with extras! cheap too

worth a buy ?
Old 06-14-01, 08:59 AM
  #2  
Needs to contact an admin about multiple accounts
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: USA
Posts: 839
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
This is one of the 4 DVD's that were done improperly by HKL.

DRAGON'S GATE INN was released with the wrong soundtrack and should be avoided. It's a damn shame, because it looks great.

SNAKE IN THE EAGLE'S SHADOW and DRUNKEN MASTER were released cropped from 2.35:1 to 1.78:1 because they were under the stupid impression that a "compromised" aspect ratio would satify Pan & Scam lovers. This policy backfired and the venom HKL was subjected to caused them to change their policy and go full aspect ratio on every release.

ALMOST AS BAD is the fact that they used the terrible Mandarin dub insted of the Cantonese track, which is what most HK fans have heard for 20+ years now. Terribly distracting. The English dub is on DRUNKEN MASTER, so if you like bad dubbing, then that will satisfy you.

LEGEND OF THE FIGHTER was midway through the transfer when the decision was made to not crop films, so it was too late and it is cropped to 1.78:1. The trailer is 2.35:1.

There you have it.
Old 06-14-01, 09:35 AM
  #3  
New Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Posts: 14
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally posted by Matt Stevens
This is one of the 4 DVD's that were done improperly by HKL.

Which is to say that all the rest are absolutely stunning and (largely) the best versions in the world. HKL are seen as the Criterion of Hong Kong flicks in the UK.

In depth reviews of all the HKL discs can be had at:
http://www.bulletsnbabesdvds.com/
Old 06-14-01, 01:59 PM
  #4  
Guest
 
Join Date: May 1999
Location: USA - Bush: Selected, not elected
Posts: 12,212
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
The rest of the HKL series is awesome! I have most of the Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee films and love the hell out of these beauties! All are 16X9 and most of the newer releases have 5.1! Definitely worth a purchase if you like martial arts films.
Old 06-14-01, 02:55 PM
  #5  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: May 1999
Location: IL
Posts: 2,935
Received 31 Likes on 24 Posts
Bensons World is having a Hong Kong Legends sale and offering 11 of the titles for 12.00 (about $18.00 at current exchange rates) with free worldwide shipping. It's a great deal on some usually expensive discs. Here's the link: http://www.bensonsworld.co.uk/mdv12.htm
Old 06-14-01, 03:02 PM
  #6  
Guest
 
Join Date: May 1999
Location: USA - Bush: Selected, not elected
Posts: 12,212
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally posted by mugwump
Bensons World is having a Hong Kong Legends sale and offering 11 of the titles for 12.00 (about $18.00 at current exchange rates) with free worldwide shipping. It's a great deal on some usually expensive discs. Here's the link: http://www.bensonsworld.co.uk/mdv12.htm
Yeah, I just got an email about this last night. I'm about to order three more of them!
Old 06-14-01, 07:48 PM
  #7  
Suspended; also need updated email
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Posts: 16,564
Likes: 0
Received 14 Likes on 13 Posts
cool thanx guys

Old 06-20-01, 10:12 PM
  #8  
Suspended
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 9
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Does anyone here have experience shopping at Bensonsworld? How fast can they deliver to the US?
Old 06-20-01, 10:59 PM
  #9  
Guest
 
Join Date: May 1999
Location: USA - Bush: Selected, not elected
Posts: 12,212
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally posted by dragon1509
Does anyone here have experience shopping at Bensonsworld? How fast can they deliver to the US?
It tends to take 4-5 days before they ship the items after you place an order, and the packages always arrive only 4-5 days after they send an email stating that they have mailed them.
Old 06-21-01, 01:19 AM
  #10  
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Perth, Australia
Posts: 121
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Thanks to all for the information here. Been looking at getting a few of the HKL DVDs and this looks like giving me the opportunity at a decent enough price.

Now where is that credit card again...



Ian

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.