The Shaolin Avengers
The famous story of the Shaolin Temple's betrayal by the White-Browed Hermit, and the subsequent revenge by Shaolin firebrand Fang Shih-yu, is the stuff of legend. It has been filmed many times by many directors, but few are remembered as fondly as this production. The potent combination of director Chang Cheh and international idol Alexander Fu Sheng caught lightning in a lens.
- Stars:Sheng Fu, Kuan-Chun Chi, Yan Tsan Tang, Chi Chin Ma, Fei Lung, Hung Tsai, Ka-Yan Leung, Lung Wei Wang, Mao Shan, Hui Lou Chen, Tien-chi Cheng, Sheng Chiang, Kuo Chung Ching, Lu-Hua Chu, Kang Ho,
- Country:Taiwan, Hong Kong
- Director:Cheh Chang,
- Writer:Cheh Chang, Kuang Ni
The famous story of the Shaolin Temple's betrayal by the White-Browed Hermit, and the subsequent revenge by Shaolin firebrand Fang Shih-yu, is the stuff of legend. It has been filmed many times by many directors, but few are remembered as fondly as this production. The potent combination of director Chang Cheh and international idol Alexander Fu Sheng caught lightning in a lens. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
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(us) wrote: ** out of **** I always enjoy watching Noomi Rapace play new character on-screen. Her career has been going down some genuinely interesting roads ever since she portrayed the universally intriguing female half of Stieg Larrson's "Millennium Trilogy", Lisbeth Salander, and it's already become clear that she is a truly talented actress in that the one character does not become her. When you see Rapace in other movies, you don't see Lisbeth; or at least I don't. Rapace alone provoked me to watch the Norwegian psychological thriller "The Monitor" (also known as "Babycall"). As much as it provides another chance to see a good actress in action and as obviously inspired by the great masters of suspense such as Hitchcock and Polanski as it may be; "The Monitor" is nonetheless an unfortunate failure that repeatedly shoots itself right in the foot. It gets off to a PRETTY good start. Anna (Rapace), a mother, and her eight-year old son Anders move to a new apartment after just barely escaping the boy's abusive father (and her former husband), who we learn attempted to drown Anders and even throw him out a window. Anna believes that they're safe for the time being, although she's still super-protective of Anders. So protective that she prefers that he sleeps in her bed, with her, and to the point where she buys a baby monitor so that no violent action committed towards the child while he's in his room goes unheard of. However, shortly after getting the monitor, other noises start coming from the other end. Noises that could not possibly be coming from Anders or his room for the matter. What we hear could be interpreted as domestic violence amongst families, children, husbands, and wives. Distant, cold screams and muffled pleading. The scenes where Anna listens in on these unseen but not unheard of tragedies are truly unnerving. Anders starts attending school again, makes a new friend, and instantly starts acting out in various ways (such as pinning a photograph of his father on his bedroom wall). Anna starts to think she's going around the bend. Her world is changing around her. The lake that she thought was close by to the apartment complex appears and reappears as it pleases. She witnesses bodies being lifted into trucks in the parking garage. This really could have been an interesting film about child abuse and the line that is blurred between hallucinatory dream and reality, but instead it comes off as a rather wasted opportunity. The pacing starts out alright, but then the whole thing just gets needlessly absurd and doesn't let up in that department. By the end, it's just become unbelievable. But along the way, the film just keeps throwing in needless characters - such as an electronics store clerk who sells Anna the monitor and is supposed to bring a romantic dynamic to the story - and situations. Director Pal Sletaune obviously expresses an interest in the true artistry involved in creating suspense; but his efforts are unsuccessful as his film might as well mirror your average dumb, absurd Hollywood thriller, only slightly smarter. And at that, we are back to Rapace. She has this essence of maturity to her technique that instantly makes her more engaging to watch than most actresses that would be caught dead in this kind of film. I admire that she's branching out and her performance here was certainly a lot of fun to watch in spite of her desire to be as un-emotive as possible most of the time (although who can really blame her). The other actors are average but satisfying. Too bad the movie itself is not. Cold and unbelievable; "The Monitor" doesn't make the cut but is inoffensive given its content and its quality. What you've got is something that is competently crafted, but not nearly enough to engage even the most patient of viewers. What's the point of building so much dread if you can't support it with a solid story and characters? The answer is, there is no point; and there might as well be none to this film's existence either.
(jp) wrote: I was thinking on rather to give this 3 stars or 3 and a half stars,but after a recent watch,I spotted more things I liked more than hated. Robert Downey Jr still is a great Iron Man and the action is great(although some uses too much CGI), and while its not a good story, it was decent for time to time. Now, Lets get to the thing everyone hates on this movie....Mandarin. I do wish he was used better but I'm not going to rant on it since I'm not a Mandarin fan. Like said before, most of the action utilizes all of its heavy effects to a big budget. Many Fans probably won't like this movie, I do but we're coming close to my favorite of the MCU...
(kr) wrote: Una pelicula inexpresivamente superexpresiva. Fernando Eimbcke es un director, definitivamente, unico, y nos demuestra su talento y su madurez cinematografica en apenas su segundo largo. En un futuro, si este director se sigue por el camino de hacer cine sincero libre de pretensiones y que dentro de toda esa intensidad hay siempre una burla y un sentido de humor bastante ligero, yo creo que se va a llegar a colocar como un director contemporaneo de historia, si no es que ya esta en su lugar. Altamente recomendable y Diego Catano esta muy, muy bien.
(au) wrote: i don't know what this was really about besides bringing up the levels of black consciousness at the time - the plot is a mess; full of holes. on my occasions we see confrontations based on differences in points of view. while some of it is interesting it doesn't really lead anyway. lee seems to be channeling some the tension he would later use more successfully in "do the right thing" - the final shot in this film even mirrors the ending of "do the right thing". in both films we see representatives of differing political views come together in a way.
(ca) wrote: Classic Charles Band nonsense about a family's new satellite TV system receiving signals from another planet, which then becomes the gateway to an alien world. In a lot of ways, the film reminded me of the similarly over-the-top garish 80s sci-fi comedy "Earth Girls are Easy," which would come out a few years later. Taken on it's own, it's enjoyable in an intentionally campy sort of way. The film also features a better than average cast a Band production, which includes Diane Franklin, Gerrit Graham, Mary Woronov, Bert Remsen, Jon Gries and monster voices by the great Frank Welker. Silly, but enjoyable if you're in the right mood.
(ru) wrote: fun monster movie! Larry Cohen should have done a lot more horror movies back in the day, as he clearly are a master of his craft!
(mx) wrote: Deliciously perverse... the backdrop of the constant terrorist attacks is particularly amusing! And I love the daring use two actresses to depict the ever-so-tantalising-yet-unattainable object of Mathieu's desire... L
(us) wrote: what monterey does to his wife's mouth when he catches her boning the milkman
(kr) wrote: Ehhhhhh. It was ok. LaBeouf made the movie a bit better.
(fr) wrote: the story of Robin Hood or Robin of ( insert name here ) has been told many times through many different ways, Kevin Costner portraying Robin Hood isn't on my Best Roles list. Alan Rickman wasn't a believable sheriff and this is the same guy years later portraying Professor Snape. It felt more like a young Robin Hood tale and it didn't help that it was two hours long. It was a decent adventure something to enjoy on a rainy day, just don't go in thinking it's going to wow you at every corner. I still consider Russell Crowe to be a better Robin Hood, with honorable mentions going to Disney of course..
(gb) wrote: Epically long. But it shows both sides during pearl harbor.