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South Shaolin Master [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

Jian Guo Qiu , Yang Long Li    DVD
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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Product details

  • Actors: Jian Guo Qiu, Yang Long Li
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Colour, DVD-Video, Subtitled, NTSC
  • Language: Chinese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Unrated (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Videoasia
  • DVD Release Date: 15 Nov 2005
  • Run Time: 115 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • ASIN: B0009IW8EO
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 283,264 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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5.0 out of 5 stars A minor masterpiece 2 Jun 2014
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All China kung fu champion Chiu Jan Kwo stars as a Ming patriot on the run from the evil Manchu warlords.He hides out with a traveling opera troupe,who befriend him while he recovers from an injury.Once recuperated he heads for South Shaolin where he plans how he can bring down his adversaries.What sets this film apart from the norm is that it's filled with genuine martial arts masters and it really shows in the numerous action scenes,even the women are outstanding fighters.You also get to see the cast's mastery of a various assortment of weapons.This was Chinas' attempt to make something truly spectacular and in many ways they succeeded with a big budget,scores of extras and some stunning locations,in fact the whole film was shot on location.Where the film lags slightly is during the dragon boating scenes,but that's why you have a fast forward button,unless you like that kind of thing.Thankfully it doesn't detract to much from what is overall a great piece of work,with stunning choreography,tight story,gifted martial artists and some stunning confrontations.The dvd:the print from videoasia is excellent,it's uncut,remastered to a very high standard,widescreen with a good English soundtrack.You also get a short documentary demonstrating double broadsword techniques and strategies.You may not have heard of it before but it's well worth seeking out,thanks for reading and I hope that you enjoy the film.
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5.0 out of 5 stars best wushu ever put in a movie.... 13 Sep 2004
By Raffi R. Kamalian - Published on
If you like wushu, get this movie. its amazing. a true test of the knowledge of a martial arts film fan is how they rate this movie. If you like actors pretending to be martial artists, being yanked around on strings with 2 second cuts, this movie is NOT for you.

if you like a movie full of REAL talented wushu athletes from China, with LONG fight sequences (upwards of 20-30 seconds! believe it or not!) demonstrating high difficulty moves... this movie is for you.

The story is a bit rudimentary, the dragon boating scenes are a bit boring (unless you're a huge dragon boat fan maybe) but that is what the Fast Forward button is for... its worth it for the fight scenes alone.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing kung fu flick 29 July 2004
By A. Clary - Published on
First off, I'd like to point out that I love acrobatic, wushu style of martial arts in movies. If you are the same way, you will absolutely love this movie.

Although the story is boring, it is far from annoying due to the fact that this movie obvously has a higher budget than most kung fu films of the time not starring Jackie Chan. It is a very easy film to watch, and the kung fu is spectacular.

Every person who performs martial arts in this movie is obvously very skilled at wushu, and the choreography is beautifully done.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Great movie 28 Feb 2006
By morgoth - Published on
This movie pretty much had it all. Don't expect some Godfrey Ho film. This one is for real martial arts fans. I put this movie right up there with Prodigal Son, of course not as good, I think that if the fight scenes were longer and gave me a little more sense of realism it would have definitely gotten 5 stars.

And the release from video asai is perfectlky widescreened and the picture isd FULLY remastered. English dub and UNCUT. This is really the one and only video asai release that I can highly recommned.
5.0 out of 5 stars Kung Fu Fans 9 Dec 2012
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This a great little Kung Fu movie from the 80s. Has some great action scenes in it and a pretty good story...
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Showcase of Shoalin Kung Fu 4 Nov 2012
By Hwang - Published on
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This is one of the best Martail Arts films to have ever been released by the People's Republic of China, featuring the National Wushu Champion of China, Chiu Jan Kwo and incorporates some of the most awesome Shaolin fighting scenes ever captured on film as well as impressive swordplay and lethal weapon fighting by some of China's greatest martial arts masters and champions; one of the few from the People's Republic that actually involved a big budget contrary to the trend during that period of time and is, today, revered as a cult classics.

Highly recommended.
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