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Brothers Five [Blu-ray]

4.4 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews

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Editorial Reviews

"The beautiful swordswoman Yen Lai (Pei-Pei Cheng of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) must track down the five Kao brothers and convince them to band together to face the dangerous thugs who have taken control of Teng Lung Manor, in this martial arts classic from Shaw Brothers studios. The brothers are all skilled fighters, but eventually realize that it will require teamwork if they hope to defeat the villains and avenge their father's murder.

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Product Details

  • Actors: Pei-pei Cheng, Han Chin, Yi Chang
  • Directors: Wei Lou
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Anamorphic, Blu-ray, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: Chinese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
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  • Studio: Well Go USA
  • DVD Release Date: April 6, 2010
  • Run Time: 102 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0036DBMMI
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #104,011 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Good news! This disc is very close to perfect. I and other reviewers experienced some technical issues with the Delightful Forest blu-ray disc, but the Brothers Five blu-ray disc that I received today has no flaws that I can see on my initial viewing.

The colors are vibrant, the swordplay is flashy, and the detail is excellent as viewed on my Sony BDP-S370 and Hitachi 42HDS69 HDTV. Anything that was not perfect (lighting, darkness, no steadicam on long sweeping shots or zooms) was obviously there in the original film because it is all so crisp and clear. The picture is really beautiful. There were no artifacts or skips or stutters. Having watched these films in various incarnations over the years (theater, TV, videotape, dvd, and now blu-ray) I can honestly say they have never looked or sounded better.

I have seen a few comments about the subs and if that bothers you then you will probably not be pleased when a character's dialogue is rendered as "I want make a stab." Frankly, it's part of the whole experience for me so I have no problem with it. I should have continued studying Mandarin when I had the chance if I wanted to truly appreciate these films. And unlike the Delightful Forest blu-ray disc, there is no English dub for you to fall back on.

The prices on these recent releases from Well Go USA are great in my opinion. YMMV!

Next up this weekend - the Heroic Ones blu-ray disc. What a great time to be a fan of classic Shaw Brothers martial arts films!

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I bought this Blu-ray as part of a Shaw Bros. three-pack, where it was bundled with THE HEROIC ONES and THE DELIGHTFUL FOREST. I'd seen BROTHERS FIVE (1970) on Celestial Pictures' Region 3 DVD and liked it a great deal, but it looks just magnificent on Blu-ray. It helps that the frequent action scenes tend to be shot outdoors in broad daylight amid picturesque Taiwanese settings or on large well-lit interior sets, such as the one where the climactic showdown between the Brothers Five and the lead villain is played out. The action directors stage the fights so that they play out in long takes with the camera placed at medium long shot, capturing all the combatants in frame from head to toe and moving with them as they fight. This means the performers have to show some actual skill as they are called on to execute a series of intricate maneuvers in real time and shift their attention from one opponent to another, since most of the fight scenes involve multiple combatants. It's all quite spectacular and looks great on a widescreen TV. This is the way such action scenes should be shot.

The film features a large cast of top Shaw Bros. performers on both the hero and villain sides, led by female star Cheng Pei Pei (COME DRINK WITH ME, GOLDEN SWALLOW), who plays a swordswoman who seeks to reunite the five brothers (separated since childhood) and teach them "Five Tigers with One Heart" kung fu so they can successfully defeat Master Long Zhen Feng (Tien Feng) who'd killed the brothers' father and taken over his estate, known as Flying Dragon Villa. The brothers are played by Yueh Hua (COME DRINK WITH ME), Chang Yi (BELLS OF DEATH), Lo Lieh (FIVE FINGERS OF DEATH), Chin Han (LADY GENERAL HUA MULAN), and Kao Yuan (THE JADE FACED ASSASSIN).
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The movie quality is excellent. The movie did not caught my attention.
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By R. Nunez on February 20, 2016
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Enjoyed this movie. good action and good story
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