Turns out this is the cut UK version of the series. Lets face it, the story lines of this series were never much good, and all we wanted to see was the martial arts action so it is disappointing that the action is cut - you know the score, no throwing stars, no nunchaka etc. Many dvd releases of martial arts movies are now uncut, so i have no idea why this one was not.
the quality is awful. I appreciate its a video to dvd conversion, but my old vhs was never as jerky as this! It jumps and stutters, and combined with the overall grainy quality does not make for good viewing.
The last point to note is that there is no menu on the disc, so when you want to get to episode 2 you have to fastforward through the whole thing, which is annoying.
Its such a shame about this. I loved the series when I was a kid and am suprised that no remastered box set of the entire series has been released.