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  • Actors: Carter Wong, Chan Sing, Chen Kuan Tai, Hwang Jang Lee, Simon Yuen
  • Format: Color, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Videoasia
  • DVD Release Date: December 4, 2007
  • Run Time: 960 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000VSDN32
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #120,892 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Editorial Reviews

Dance of the Drunk Mantis- The follow up to his collabaration with Jackie Chan on Drunken Master. Considered by many to be better than the first film.

Invincible Armour- A ground breaking epic which shows Yuens masterful use of unusual techniques.

Taoism Drunkard- The whole Yuen family participates in this fantasy epic.Groundbreaking action.

Awaken Punch- Yuen Wo Pings no holds barred brand of brutal action is on display. This is from the Bruce Lee era and the action reflects the period.

Kung Fu Massacre- A modern day epic which shows Yuen's versatility. Starring one of his future producers.

Born Invincible- Yuen's teaming up with director Joseph Kuo has produced a masterpiece in martial arts cinema. One of the top 10 films of the genre.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By morgoth on December 11, 2007
There are some really good movies in this 6-pack. It is a must have for any fan of old school kung fu. Or if you are new to this genre and are looking for some good movies, this 6-pack is a good place to start. I won't give a full review on these movies, because that would be one of the longest reviews Amazon has ever seen. Instead, I will just go over them briefly.

DANCE OF THE DRUNKEN MANTIS (1979)- this is a spinoff of Drunken Master (1978). No Jackie Chan, but that doesn't matter. Simon Yuen (Yuen Woo Ping's real life father) is back as Sam the Seed, and Hwang Jang Lee is back as the villain, this time playing a white haired drunken mantis fighter. Also back is Linda Lin, and she gets to show off her amazing leg work much more than she did in Drunken Master. Yuen Shun Yi plays the hero and does a fine job replacing Jackie Chan. Simon Yuen tries to teach him the drunken style, but the movie takes an odd turn and Shun Yi ends up learning the sickness style from Yen Shi Kwan (Jet Li's opponent in Once Upon a Time in China). The story and comedy are good, and the fights are SPECTACULAR. The drunken fight between Hwang Jang Lee and Simon Yuen (and his stunt double) is one of my top 20 favorite fight scenes of all time. I know I am in the minority here, but I actually enjoyed this movie even more than Drunken Master.

Rating- perfect 5/5

The picture quality is VERY good. I was amazed. And it is partly widescreen. The last version I had (from Groundzero) is almost completely unwatchable.

THE INVINCIBLE ARMOR (1977)- after Ng See Yuen had so much success with Secret Rivals parts 1 and 2, he decided to make a movie with a higher budget. John Liu once again plays the hero, and he teams up with his costar from Secret Rivals 2, Tino Wong.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By S. Oller on October 23, 2010
I bought this collection with low expectations and was absolutely thrilled to find out that two of the movies are absolutely great. Of the remaining four, one is crazy enough to warrant another viewing and the remaining three I found to be exceptionally boring. But, that's okay that only two of the movies are great because they are so great that they totally warrant the purchase of this collection. Those two movies are 'Invincible Armour' and 'Dance of the Drunk Mantis'

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'Invincible Armour' is just plain great. The first 10 maybe 15 minutes are kinda slow. But, when the main character starts fighting, you'll notice because he'll beat the crap out of everybody and it's *awesome*. This movie has a *lot* of fights in it and they're all cool. In fact, it has so much fighting in it that I actually felt a little exhausted watching the movie (a good problem to have if you're watching a Kung Fu movie!). Every actor in the movie is very skilled and it shows. The fights are incredible and just plain well-done. You won't have the irritating problem where every sound of people getting hit or blocking an attack is this loud, slapping sound. The sound actually varies! That, and the main character is just awesome. It actually looks painful when he hits people. The storyline is decent enough to enjoy, but it certainly won't blow you away.

In short, this is a great movie and I totally recommend it to anybody who likes Kung Fu films.

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'Dance of the Drunk Mantis' is also a phenomenal movie. The fighting isn't as frequent and exhausting as in 'Invincible Armour', but there's enough and it's paced well enough that you won't spend a lot of time begging for the next fight to start.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Inframan on October 20, 2008
When you get 6 movies for the price of one you can't expect Criterion Collcetion video quality. The video quality is decent, I can't say much more on these movies than Morgoth already has.

But if you crave some quality old school kung fu at a great price this is your best bet. Worth the price of admission just to see the surreal yet insane Taoism Drunkard, previously released as Drunken Wu Tang.
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By Shawn Chavis on November 16, 2009
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For any fan of martial arts films this collection is essential.It contains one of the best martial arts epics ever filmed (Invincible Armour) and is worth the purchase price just for this film alone.But it dosn't stop there ,you also have (Dance Of The Drunk Mantis) the sequal to Jakie Chans (Drunken Master) and (Born Invincible) both are very good films in ther own right.And thats only half of the collection.You get three other films on top of that.So if these movies are not in your collection you can't go wrong purchasing this dvd which is in my opinion awsome!
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