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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! Spectacular showcase for Won Jin.
The action sequences in this movie are just fantastic, and are a brilliant showcase for the extraordinary kicking talents of Korean Taekwondo expert Won Jin. How he is not a major star in Hong Kong cinema is really beyond me, on the strength of this movie alone he should have become a major international action star, you will not believe some of the moves he pulls off! In...
Published on 4 Aug. 2002 by Sincere Seeker

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Review the right film!
This is supposed to be for a Hong Kong Legends martial arts movie, not a Hollywood Mummy franchise spin-off with a similar name.

Sheesh, at least review the right movie. Not even Amazon were bothered to look at which title they were copy/pasting into...
Published on 9 Feb. 2009 by ShinsFortress


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5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! Spectacular showcase for Won Jin., 4 Aug. 2002
This review is from: The Scorpion King (Hong Kong Legends) [DVD] [1991] (DVD)
The action sequences in this movie are just fantastic, and are a brilliant showcase for the extraordinary kicking talents of Korean Taekwondo expert Won Jin. How he is not a major star in Hong Kong cinema is really beyond me, on the strength of this movie alone he should have become a major international action star, you will not believe some of the moves he pulls off! In fact the only let down in this movie is yet again the tacky use of over-the-top wire-work, which spoils the action and is certainly not even needed given the magical skills of Won Jin, he just doesn't need wires. The DVD extras provided by Hong Kong Legends are superb yet again; interviews with Won Jin and Chin Gar lok, and the obligatory yet essential audio commentary from Bey Logan. The best extra though, is the action showcase from Won Jin; this is a two-minute feature of Won Jin performing various astounding feats with his stunt team. Your jaw will hit the ground! This guy is a true artist. Fantastic and Inspirational! check it out!!!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Review the right film!, 9 Feb. 2009
This review is from: The Scorpion King (Hong Kong Legends) [DVD] [1991] (DVD)
This is supposed to be for a Hong Kong Legends martial arts movie, not a Hollywood Mummy franchise spin-off with a similar name.

Sheesh, at least review the right movie. Not even Amazon were bothered to look at which title they were copy/pasting into...
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Back to the good old days, 29 April 2002
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This review is from: The Scorpion King (Hong Kong Legends) [DVD] [1991] (DVD)
The film contains possibly the most under-rated and over looked star of the nineties, Chin Kar Lok. Chin toiled away for many years as a stunt man, visible in many Sammo Hung - Jackie Chan collaborations in the eighties. In the film he is pitted against super kicker (possibly some of the best boot work ever screened), Yuen Jung (the Scorpion King of the title). The film feels like an updated version of Snake in the Eagles Shadow (down trodden victim, becoming super fighter, to over come super kicker). It boasts some excellent cinematography, and feels like a comic book. In addition to the excellent boot work it also contains stunt work of the extreme (Chins body takes one extreme battering). It also co stars Lau Kar Leung (famed Hung Gar Sifu and Shaw Brothers director/actor). Nearly as good as Drunken Master 2 (which Chin also co-stars in).
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The Scorpion King, 5 April 2011
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Never ever seen Scorpion Style Kung Fu before very cool style story line lacked a little but good kung fu scenes
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4 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Scorpion KIng HK Review!, 12 Oct. 2005
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For the price being sold for this is an essential hk dvd purchase, for the absolute flamboyance high kicking,gymnastic action of wong-jin!This film has some very funny scenes(my homour being chucking evil old men off balconys in wheelchairs and harsh galore) would say at your typical hk standard of homour if can avoid watching in dubbed but watch in subtitles instead or you will be dammed with the worst english dubbing ever, which spoils the scenes. Here lies a masterpiece of physical perfomance ever scene with good features as always from hkl.Enjoy
It's always best to have the intention of appreciating the physical performance instead of the acting in asian films as I am a martial artist practicing in TKD I can trully appreciate great athlecticism from wong-jin and other performers hwang jang lee ect.
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3 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars HK The Scorpion King, 9 April 2006
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This review is from: The Scorpion King (Hong Kong Legends) [DVD] [1991] (DVD)
I liked this film but I am collector and the plot is basic but I actually found the scoprion style of fight really bizarre but interesting.
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2 of 22 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars an insult to kung fu, 19 Jun. 2004
This review is from: The Scorpion King (Hong Kong Legends) [DVD] [1991] (DVD)
This film is terrible, it is not even real kung fu. It is about a boy who draws comics of martial artists. There is the Emperors son of something in it who uses a martial art style only using legs. When he kicks there heads he flies up in the air, freezes, kicks and falls, its terrible. Then you see his scorpian style, which is bull because he crawls around on the floor with his leg up in the air.
The main character mimics an eel to defeat him, and he flops around on the floor as well and slaps the enemy.
If you want real martial arts then buy prodigal son, or some of the old shaolin and wu tang films.
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