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Kid with the Golden Arm
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Kuo Chui, Wei Pai, Lo Meng, Lu Feng, The late Chiang Sheng(The Five Deadly Venoms) are all in this movie, and they are joined by many of our favorite supporting cast members from their other films including the great Johnny Wang(still a very tough guy at 50+).
This one has everything you want to see in a movie from this type or genre. It has some of the finest choreographed fighting sequences thanks to its very talented cast members. Phil Kwok(aka Kuo Chui) is now considered one of the greatest action directors in the film business in Hong Kong or Europe, and from me to him, you have a lot of fans in the US including me !
The story has some unexpected twists from the Venoms.
First Off, Ms.Lee, a female guest star, is unusual for Venoms films due to the strong feelings of producer Mona Fong, who felt that strong women characters in ancient China would be unrealistic. She was right, of course, however, modern trends all want to show us women with heroic characteristics and Ms.Lee's character is very likable and important in the movie.
Secondly, we have a likable HERO in Lu Feng, who is cast very surprisingly as the evil leader of the Chee Saw gang. However, for all of his fans, he makes even a bad guy a hero in the end.
Lo Meng reprises his undercover bad guy role as the Silver Spear who tries to turn Kuo Chui(Agent High-Toe) into a bad guy. Lo Meng a true master, not only was he a great fighter, but his characters made you feel he could convince others to follow him through low key, friendly persuasion.Read more ›
The correct product details for Kid With The Golden Arrm (1979) are as follows:
Video: Kid With The Golden Arm is presented in 2:35 anamorphic widescreen with an excellent remaster job from Celestial that looks great.
Audio: English mono and Mandarin mono. Both audio options are clean and clear sounding.
Subtitles: There are English subtitles that are actual subtitles and not just dub subs (subtitles for the english dubbing track) that I've seen on many other kung fu dvds.
Extras: This one is pretty light on extras...
* A mandarin trailer
* A stills gallery
* Trailers of other Tokyo Shock dvds
If you love movies featuring the Venom Mob or just enjoy old school Shaw Brothers, you can't go wrong with this purchase.
A gold shipment worth millions is due to set out for a famine area as government relief, but cash that tall always attracts trouble. The government contracts the Hu Wei Security Bureau to escort the shipment, and they send the mysterious sheriff Hai Tao to help. Rounding out our group of heroes are the Batman-&-Robin-esque team of Long Axe and Short Axe, and a pair that makes this film something special for Venoms fans: The actor whose absence keeps all but three from being "full" Venoms films is Wei Pak, and he stars in this film as pompous, arrogant, yet ultimately heroic swordsman Li Qing Ming. He's a sterotypical "wandering swordsman in white" with a difference - a swordswoman fiancee who does her best to keep him from being honorable but stupid.
Our heroes are up against the baddest bunch of gangstas there is - the Qi Sha, who are introduced in the opening credits sequence: Golden Arm, Silver Spear, Iron Robe and Copper Head. And about a zillion followers.
The movie itself is a bit of a mess. There's a sloppiness to it, as though production had been very rushed and for most scenes they used the first take that came out halfway decent. Don't be alarmed - it only shows in the first few fights. The sloppiness is confined to the production: The script is TIGHT. Also, by some miracle, the sloppier parts come early on, and the movie tightens up right along with the rising action. Each fight is literally better than the last, and I don't think more than five minutes go by without an action sequence.Read more ›
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I have been wanting this movie for a while.....I was disappointed when I received it and it switch back and forth from English to Chinese the option to change the language was not... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mrs. B
A really good movie it has THE VENOMS in it it's actually hard to rate other movies especially after THE DEADLY VENOM'S but this is a really good movie you will enjoy it especially... Read morePublished 1 month ago by The Dragon/Wind Ninja
I really like how they updated the movie picture also another B movie it is a classic and I enjoyed watching it as I did years agoPublished 2 months ago by The Dragon/Wind Ninja
this is a Shaw bros classic must see/ have good for your collection I also recommend seven blows Of the DragonPublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
terrible copy. skips and has alot of static. it is a repro. bad copy of a copy. knock offPublished 7 months ago by Jennifer M. Morgan