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shagnasty
01-02-2006, 11:26:16
Jackie Chan's Drunken Master.
OMG, what a wonderful film, and amazing fight scene's and very funny too. Not to sure why young mr Chan gets so jolly up tight when his trousers get slung on the fire, considering he's just had seven shades of shit kicked out of him, but thats the way it is.

Funko
01-02-2006, 11:28:27
Yeah, a real classic.

Which reminds me, I still haven't watched Drunken Master 2 which Nills gave me.

Nills Lagerbaak
01-02-2006, 11:51:01
What?! I made a special intro and menu screen too! Plus a few bonus music videos!

Drunken Master is one of my all time favourites! I think having your trousers burned must be an all time insult or something...but then he goes and burns his master's trousers.

I love their drinking poetry, it's brilliant.

shagnasty
01-02-2006, 11:51:55
Looking forward to some more cracking films, it came with that Hong Kong Legends magazine/DVD collection thingy. They don't give you a list of the films to come though, just a wee selection.

Nills Lagerbaak
01-02-2006, 11:53:42
The prequel to drunken master - snake in eagles shadow is another classic!

shagnasty
01-02-2006, 11:56:10
Originally posted by Nills Lagerbaak


I love their drinking poetry, it's brilliant.

I'll need to watch it a few more times before I can even understand that bit. :gotit: Perhaps I should watch it with the subtitles on.
My fave bit of fighting though is almost at the start, when Freddie has a scrap with his auntie. The auntie's legwork I thought was amazing.

Nills Lagerbaak
01-02-2006, 12:05:58
Yeah, she's double hard. Should see her in Drunken Master 2! Absolutely brilliant.

Nills Lagerbaak
01-02-2006, 12:06:44
Oh, and I must have seen that film over 15 times and I still love watching it.

Funko
01-02-2006, 12:14:42
Originally posted by Nills Lagerbaak
What?! I made a special intro and menu screen too! Plus a few bonus music videos!

Drunken Master is one of my all time favourites! I think having your trousers burned must be an all time insult or something...but then he goes and burns his master's trousers.

I love their drinking poetry, it's brilliant.

I have watched all the videos. :D

Funko
01-02-2006, 12:15:07
Originally posted by Nills Lagerbaak
The prequel to drunken master - snake in eagles shadow is another classic!

I didn't realise that was a prequel. It is awesome though.

shagnasty
01-02-2006, 12:22:37
Originally posted by Nills Lagerbaak
Yeah, she's double hard. Should see her in Drunken Master 2! Absolutely brilliant.

:eek: She's in the second one????!!!! Please send me a copy. Pleasey pleases.

Nills Lagerbaak
01-02-2006, 12:43:44
I don't think it's the same actors (apart from Jackie Chan). Same family though!

Oh yeah, when I did a copy for Funko it took 8 hours to burn. Could this be cos it was converting from MPEG to TV playable video as it went?

shagnasty
01-02-2006, 13:33:14
Could be dunno, not a tech geek. I'll look on amazon rental for it.

shagnasty
01-02-2006, 13:58:34
Hmmm. No second one, but a third. Synopsis wants a bit of slap to. Quote:"Third in the series of DRUNKEN MASTER films, and having absolutely nothing to do with its predecessors, DRUNKEN MASTER III is set in China, 1915, and is based on the story of the folk hero Wong Fei-Hung (As is the first and presumably, the second). The film stars Michelle Reis as Sum Yu, a young princess betrothed to the dictator Yuan Shih-kai. Unfortunately, Sum Yu is being detained by Sun Yat-Sen's republican loyalists, and Yuan Shih-kai sends Governor Li (Liu) to bring her to him. Meanwhile, Wong Fei-Hung is enlisted to take the princess to a safe hiding place, and learns the art of drunken boxing, (what, again) which he uses to defend the princess from the Governor and his cadre of troops.
The bits in brackets have been added by me.

Lurker the Second
01-02-2006, 20:06:20
:lol: Here I was expecting someone to have discovered something like "The Hustler".

Venom
01-02-2006, 20:15:28
My Druken Master DVD is hilarious. It switches between English and Chinese completely on it's own.

Lazarus and the Gimp
01-02-2006, 20:22:33
"Classic"?

Lazarus and the Gimp
01-02-2006, 20:24:11
I have never watched-

"The Godfather" (1, 2 or 3)
"The French Connection" (1 or 2)
"Chinatown"
"On the Waterfront"
"Gone with the wind"

Venom
01-02-2006, 20:31:35
Don't watch the Godfather 3.

Funko
02-02-2006, 09:26:42
Do you not like gangster films like Angelhorns?

Debaser
02-02-2006, 09:31:30
I haven't seen any of those films either, though I always confuse Chinatown with Big Trouble In Little China, which I have seen. I imagine it's fairly similar.

Funko
02-02-2006, 09:33:01
:lol:

Me too.

I have seen the French Connection (1) and all the Godfathers. FC and Godfather (1&2) are really good.

Nills Lagerbaak
02-02-2006, 10:02:43
I must say, I watched the Godfather the other day and wasn't that impressed.

To be fair I was tired, but....what is the film actually about? Is it about Pacinos descent into mafiadom? We'll I don't think it explores the psychological reasons why he does so very deeply.

Also I noticed that he was married to that scicilian bird for less time than it took his broken jaw to heal, then she gets blown up?! What was the point of that interlude?

King_Ghidra
02-02-2006, 10:43:01
Originally posted by Nills Lagerbaak
I must say, I watched the Godfather the other day and wasn't that impressed.

To be fair I was tired, but....what is the film actually about? Is it about Pacinos descent into mafiadom? We'll I don't think it explores the psychological reasons why he does so very deeply.

Also I noticed that he was married to that scicilian bird for less time than it took his broken jaw to heal, then she gets blown up?! What was the point of that interlude?

don't agree

how can you claim his 'descent' into mafiadom is not explained well? it is his family responsibilities that draw him in, that is as clear as day. with his father's hospitalization and later death, and the incapacity of his brothers, michael is the de facto family and thus mafia leader

the sicily bit just illustrates that a man in his position can't have any silly notions of quiet, peaceful life. he is part of a life that is inextricably linked with violence and struggle

fair enough if you didn't like it, but the main thrust of the story ad the character's motivations are hardly impenetrable

King_Ghidra
02-02-2006, 10:43:30
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
I have never watched-
"On the Waterfront"


watch it, it's brilliant

Nills Lagerbaak
02-02-2006, 10:47:15
Well, although the film was long, I thought the bit in scicily seemd rushed and just "shoe horned" in there to get the point across.

We saw a lot of what happened to his family, but no actual response from Pacino until he decides to shoot the cop & turkish guy.

Maybe my issue is with Pacino. I would have liked to see more of his perspective like a Taxi driver / falling down descent into violence.

Funko
02-02-2006, 10:48:30
I think he gives a really good performance. It's very subtly played but quite emotional.

Nills Lagerbaak
02-02-2006, 10:53:29
He didn't convince me. Tell you what it could easily have been the editing for television that missed out some vital scenes.....

Funko
02-02-2006, 10:57:07
I dunno, it was Channel 4 they are normally pretty good.

MattHiggs
02-02-2006, 10:57:36
I watched Godfather for the first time a few weeks ago and I thought it was excellent. I can't believe I missed Godfather II last night though :cry:

Funko
02-02-2006, 11:07:44
Tizzy's never seen them so I need to borrow the boxed set from my dad again.

Rodgers
02-02-2006, 11:22:46
I havent seen "Dont Look Now" - thats the one with the dwarf in Venice in the red coat right? Any good?

King_Ghidra
02-02-2006, 11:25:06
i've not seen that either, everyone keeps saying how good it is but it sounds terribly depressing

Nills Lagerbaak
02-02-2006, 11:32:11
The depressing theme is not the main one. It is very good, I saw it a long time ago, need to resee it!

Chris
02-02-2006, 21:12:13
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
I have never watched-

"The Godfather" (1, 2 or 3)All three are boring as hell.


"The French Connection" (1 or 2)The first is dated now (early 1970s) but still fun to watch. the second was crap.

"Chinatown"Never saw it.
"On the Waterfront"Boring.

"Gone with the wind" Brilliant movie, worth seeing many times. Clartk Gable was the king of Hollywood because of this film.