Discussion in 'TV Show Forum' started by Squirrel God, Apr 15, 2003.
I've not seen it before, so gonna give it a go. At last something on TV I fancy watching!
Great film mate, hope you enjoy it, just hope its subtitled and not dubbed.
Cheers. It's on Ch4, so should be subtitled. If it's dubbed though, I'll turn it off in anger
Have ummed and ahhed about buying the DVD for ages, so this will be a good opportunity to see if it's worth a purchase
I notice The Tommy Steele Story is on Ch4 at 4.40am too
Such a great film, picked it up on DVD the other week. Watched it so many times.
Defo need to watch it subtitled, although dubbed is not too bad esp if you are a Wu Tang fan as it is one of the films they have sampled in the past.
It is subtitled according to out TV mag.
Just to let you know there are 2 versions of subtitles, the original R3 release's subtitles are different than the R2.
The R3 was translated to be more meaningful, but the R2 was translated literally.
Dont know if that makes any sense but im sure you will get my drift
It makes no difference at all now lads. I started to watch it but have turned over to Letterman as it was boring the pants off me. I didn't realise it was going to be soooo low budget. The quality of the film itself was enough to put me off - contrast all over the place. Not my thang at all I'm afraid
I thought it was really good, glad i stayed up to watch it. It was made in 1989 SG, it's no different to the likes of Scarface in production quality.
The only thing that annoys me is how many of the older HK films felt need to dub over the punches and gunfire. Sometimes it's not too bad but it does spoil some of the action with unrealistic gunfire.
Possibly John Woo's second best film (behind Hard Boiled) and turned off for some awful chat show. I weep in despair!
Yep, cracking film.
If only you had stayed up to watch the final shoot out. It...just...doesn't...get...better
Love Hard Boiled too, but unfortunatly I have the full screen, dodgy, dubbed version. Which admitadly does have its own qualities ("If you ever do anything like that again....I'LL CASTRATE YOU!")
And Squirrel, can I have your DVD collection if you ever die under mysterious circumstances?
*Me dons the black gloves*
Just to let you know that the TV version of "The Killer" is ALWAYS CUT FOR VIOLENT CONTENT!!!!
Basically, when Channel 4 aired it a few years ago, they got a bollocking by the ITC, for airing "inappropriately violent material" on a TV channel.
Despite the pre-film warning about "graphic violence and strong language", and the fact that the BBFC have classified the film in its uncut, subtitled form, as an "18", the ITC did not like the high amount of graphic and bloody violence depicted.
Ever since that transmission, the ITC has asked for all future transmissions, be it on Sky, FilmFour, or terrestrial TV, to be pre-cut to a more suitable standard. Some three to four minutes of violence has been cut, to render it suitable for UK TV transmission.
As such, this is NOT "The Killer" that John Woo made, and I would recommend you all buy the uncut, uncensored UK DVD from Made In Hong Kong distribution (I think), available at any half-decent online or high-street DVD store.
It contains both the subbed and dubbed prints, but is in 1.85 anamorphic widescreen, with digital remastering, and DD 5.1 sound (I think). Plus there are tons of extras!
I watched this last night for the first time and thought it was great (sure the dialogue's naff and Jenny is the most annoying person in the world, but still), great action sequences, i actually preferred the middle second from last gun fight at the beach house.
So I guess I'd better add The Killer and Hard Boiled (seen that before) to my to get list.
What other CYF films should I look for, how about god of gamblers and better tommorrow?
Full Contact kicks ass, I've never really liked A Better Tomorrow or God of Gamblers, I find them a wee bit too slow.
My favourite CYF film is The Seventh Curse, not really a CYF film as such as he takes a supporting role (a pipe smoking, rocket launcher wielding professor, of all things), but it's just so OTT crazy I love it. It's kind of like Indy Jones meets Hard Boiled, with demons, guns, big explosions and mucho kicking of arse. You can find it for peanuts in the Chow Yun Fat section at www.dddhouse.com
Time to place another order with DDD then!!
shrewd move, sir
yeh but I only place a three film order with them yesterday!
Seems its unavailable from dddhouse these days anyway. Bummer...
So you'll have to order it from www.hkflix.com instead! (works out around £8)
found it ok but its not in the CYF section
That's just ridiculously cheap. Now you've no excuse....
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