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Fist of Legend - Is the French 2 disc the way to go?

Old 05-19-04, 08:19 PM
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Fist of Legend - Is the French 2 disc the way to go?

Did some research and the R1 from dimension is cut, and has english dub only. The Ritek (Taiwan) has a mediocre transfer and seems to be OOP. Any other versions out there or is the French 2 disc the way to go?

P.S. Yes, I know it only has French subs.
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While I'm at it, what about Master of the Flying Guillotine? read good things about the R1 from Pathfinder. Anyone has it?
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While I'm at it, what about Master of the Flying Guillotine? read good things about the R1 from Pathfinder. Anyone has it?
I have the R1 Pathfinder DVD. The transfer of the film looks good, but not as clean as it could be. You could still see those dust paritcles that flash on the screen. The sound could also use some enhancement. I don't know about you, but these minor flaws doesn't really bother me when it comes to watching marital arts films, I usually expect bad transfers and horrible sound. But the quality of this release is significantly better than most R1 martial arts films on DVD, but it doesn't come close to Celestial remastered Shaw films. Also, one thing that I did not like about this release is the hip hopish music on the menu screen. It didn't seem to fit in.
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Isn't the Pathfinder DVD OOP? HKflix is all out of copies. Anyway, I have the Winson DVD, which is the same. Haven't seen it yet but if you can't find the Pathfinder DVD, this is a nice alternative.

Yes, the French Fist of Legend is the way to go. I saw the Dimension and the HK Video (French) DVD and the French DVD is superior in every way. Better picture, better sound, better extras, and it's uncut, with the original music and language track. Luckily I'm French so I understood everything. The doc on the second disk comparing Fist of Fury and Fist of Legend is completely fascinating. The interview with Gordon Chan is in English so you can watch that whether you know French or not.

The only difference in terms of movie between the French and Taiwanese DVDs is that the Taiwanese DVD has the opium scene which the French DVD doesn't have.

I'm extremely happy with it and it's going to be the only version I own until Miramax gives up the rights for the movie.
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Ok guys thanks for the info. I'm french speaking so lack of english subs isn't a factor for Fist of Legend.

I saw Master... is listed as OOP on Hkflix but looking at dvdpricesearch, several etailers still seem to have it. I read some reviews and although the transfer isn't perfect, minor flaws don't bother me.
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Damn, that French DVD of Fist of Legend sounds nice (except for the missing scene). I'm considering picking it up even though my French is kind of shaky. (I've seen the movie enough times to know whats going on, anyway).

Are the French subs forced, or can you watch the film with no subs at all? (if I pick up the disc, it could be a subtitling project for me. )
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The subs are forced, unfortunately.

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