Challenge of the Masters
The Wong family kung fu school gets smacked around by a rival school. Wong Fei-hong gets fed up with the abuse and goes to learn from his fathers master. After one of the rival schools members kills some of the towns people Wong Fei-hong becomes enraged trains even more comes back and gets his revenge.
- Stars:Chia-Hui Liu, Kuan Tai Chen, Yue Wong, Lily Li, Chia-Liang Liu, Yang Chiang, Chung Tien Shih, Chia Yung Liu, Tao Chiang, Kang-Yeh Cheng, Hark-On Fung, Billy Chan, Lung Chan, Ming-Wai Chan, Ti-ko Chen,
- Country:Hong Kong
- Director:Chia-Liang Liu,
- Writer:Kuang Ni (screenplay)
Teenager Wong Fei-hung is sent to train in the art of hung gar kung fu from his father's teacher, Luk Ah-choy. With training complete, Wong must fight an assassin and regain the honor of his school. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Challenge of the Masters torrent reviews
(mx) wrote: Wonderfully creepy low budget horror.
(ag) wrote: Interesting battle in the human psyche but more romanticism in gun club members. An unconvincing crime story that bring an interesting to keep firearm fans warmed up, but failed the general audience in the whole. A thriller without substance and cannot deliver the action scenes to fulfill its commercial promise.
(it) wrote: Archipelago - a chain of islands(Possible spoilers... I'm not sure)Oh yes, one small unhappy family. They are unable to communicate with each other because if they do, they just start hurting each other. The only people they can have normal communication with are strangers - strangers don't judge, they don't dictate their will and if they do, you are not expected nor obliged to obey. So there's more air and more ease when they are around strangers.Normally you'd expect some kind of... closure at the end, some kind of culmination. That's what most movies about family problems offer. It is, however, not what happens in real life, so this film is honest about that. Family members are happy to see each other when they meet, but as the time goes by they start remembering why they see each other so rarely. They barely stand each other and quickly desert to the company of strangers, just to be able to breathe and talk. When the parting day comes, they are happy and smiling because a great weight is being lifted off of their shoulders - they have fulfilled their duty and are now free to go and do what they like.It's a family of an absent father, an unhappy mother, an oppressive sister (who's also unhappy that the family considers her obnoxious), and a suffocating brother, who's trying to find his way in life and because of this constantly bumps into a brick wall of his sister and mother. For his unpopular choices he's misunderstood and is being judged. Edward, however, tries not to go against the current, figuring that it's easier to patiently wait until the family getaway is over:Rose: So, what's the plan today?Edward: I have no idea. I'll wait and see what I'm told to do.Rose: That doesn't sound like fun.Edward: That's how it is.Being true English they keep their feelings locked up. When it becomes too much they hide and cry on their own. They rarely fight in the open, but when they do, everybody around them feels the heat - it's been locked up for too long. Unfortunately, these are just shouting matches that don't resolve anything.They don't lash out at people who are not family members - oh no, they are too well-brought-up for that. But the intensity of their unhappiness is enough to depress the people who surround them.Your usual family.I have mixed feelings about Joanna Hogg's writing and directing.I like how she shows people and their interactions. I like the very still camera, I like dialogue, and I really like those awkward silences. You can really just watch the people and their reactions - maybe it's because I naturally like to do just that. Because the camera is still, you can choose either character and watch them. This I enjoy.I'm not, however, a fan of those really long shots showing inanimate objects, like a yard with parked bikes, a cloud in the sky, or an open window with a curtain in it. These shots tell me nothing about the people. Because of that I liked "Unrelated" much better than "Archipelago". It constantly shows people and their emotions. "Archipelago" - not so much.Another peculiarity of Joanna Hogg's films (mind you, I've only seen two) is total absence of background music. I'm not saying it's bad or good - it's just interesting. Usually music in films dictates the mood to the viewer. Joanna achieves the same goal by keeping the camera on actors. It's... interesting. And it's probably more challenging for the actors. The task of conveying characters' feeling and scene mood falls entirely to the actors. And that I appreciate.
(br) wrote: That Tom Waits line killed me
(fr) wrote: Judging by the subject matter one may expect an American Pie comedy, one would be very wrong. This is more in the vein of Juno or 500 Days of Summer where they try a more mature/subtle humour which doesn't bring forth too many laughs (out loud). The bestest part of the movie is that chick from Cold Case spending most of her role in her underwear.
(ag) wrote: Afro-reggae music inspired the people in Rio Favela's to cling on to positive role models. A view on corruption, despair, and hope.
(ru) wrote: Good but not as good as the book
(jp) wrote: i like it but i think ruby lin also stars in it aswell
(jp) wrote: this one was really funny
(es) wrote: Not up to the level of David O. Russell's later work, but it does have its moments.
(ag) wrote: An interesting story, but not necessarily one that needed to be explored in film.