(aka " Lin shi rong" or "Ren zhe wu di")

 

directed by Woo-ping Yuen
Hong Kong 1979

 

What a ton of fun! This was like a Bollywood film... a little bit of everything. Action, comedy, death in a soap opera type story. I really enjoyed this film and will seek out further Sammo Hung films. The acrobatics and work that went into some of these choreographed martial arts sequences are quite impressive. My exposure to martial Arts films is not extensive although I watched '36 Chamber of Shaolin' last week. I have seen the "classics": 'Drunken Master', 'Fist of Legend', 'Enter the Dragon'... and this belongs right up there with the best. Not only for Martial Arts fans, this is highly recommended!                      Gary W. Tooze

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Distribution Fox Home Entertainment  Region 1 - NTSC
Runtime 1:48:12
Video 2.35:1.00 Letterboxed WideScreen / 16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 6.22 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s
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Audio Chinese (Cantonese) (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Subtitles English, Chinese, None
Features Release Information:
Studio: Fox Home Entertainment


Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 2.35:1

DVD Release Date: July 22, 2003
Keep Case
Chapters: 20

Edition Details:
• Color, Widescreen, Dolby
• Production notes
• Exclusive amazing Sammo Hung music video
• Sammo Hung and Yuen Woo-ping movie photo galleries and biographies
• Movie photo gallery
• New and original trailers
• Original promotional material (4 posters and some lobby cards )

 

Comments:
It seems almost unfair that this DVD is as good a quality as it is. *Magnificent* to describe the Fox image quality of 'Magnificent Butcher' is appropriate. Wonderful contrast and colors as well as very sharp. Stunning! Two clear 5.1 soundtracks although my wife tells me the English subs are not exact translations and some adequate Extras. I especially loved the Sammo Music Video. Excellent DVD.out of

Gary W. Tooze

 


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