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The Warrior
The Warrior (2002)
9 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes


[font=Times New Roman][size=3]A group of Koreans have crossed vast lands to pay their respects to the Ming Dynasty. During their quest, the Yuan Dynasty has captured the Ming princess. The Ming dynasty is a rising force in the land. The Yuan Dynasty, established by the world renowned Genghis Khan, is losing power. The Koreans are charged with the kidnapping and exiled to the desert. Once in the desert the Koreans meet the Yuan?s, take food and refuge with them, and discover the princess. They steal back the princess in hopes of setting things right with the Ming. The Koreans must continuously fight off the Yuan in hopes of escaping to the Ming; as their numbers dwindle this becomes more and more difficult.[/size][/font]
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[font=Times New Roman][size=3]?If you refuse to hand her over, we will annihilate you all.?[/size][/font]
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[font=Times New Roman][size=3]Kim Sung-Su, director of Runaway and Beat, directs Musa. Musa contains a magnificent story with interesting historical significance. The action scenes in this film are wonderful. The action is more like House of the Flying Daggers then Hero. However, this film is better then House of the Flying Daggers in my opinion. The acting in this film is surprisingly superb. Musa stars the Iron Monkey from Iron Monkey as the villain and Zhang Ziyi as the princess. This is my favorite film with Zhang Ziyi.[/size][/font]
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[font=Times New Roman][size=3]?You idiot?stop crying like a bitch.?[/size][/font]
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[font=Times New Roman][size=3]The arrows through the neck, the first attack on the exiled, the decapitation of the spitting man, the battle to rescue the princess, the surrounded and shot down with arrows in the woods scene, the scene with the guy getting his throat cut followed by the thrown knife, the spear throwing scene to save the princess, the man pinned to the wall by the arrow, and Ganam?s last stand were my favorite portions of the film.[/size][/font]
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[font=Times New Roman][size=3]?Exile is better then suffocation in an underground prison.?[/size][/font]
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[font=Times New Roman][size=3]The cinematography and color scheme in this film are fantastic. The music is hit or miss. The majority of the film has a wonderful soundtrack; while the fight sequences have a few cheesy songs. I purchased this film a year and a half ago and was shocked with the brilliance of it. The storyline is wonderful and presented with a brilliant cinematography and color scheme. Musa is a can?t miss Korean masterpiece.[/size][/font]
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[font=Times New Roman][size=3]?I always wished for an honorable death.?[/size][/font]
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The Legend (Fong Sai Yuk)
9 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes


[font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=#000000]A local boss is attempting to become the magistrate of the Cantonese people. Since he is not Cantonese he cannot become an appointed official. To thwart this detail, he plans on having his daughter marry a Cantonese man. The local boss holds a fight tournament in which the winner will be awarded his daughters hand in marriage. The indirect winner of the tournament, Fong Sai Yuk, is part of a family that works for an underground organization. The purpose of the organization is to protect Cantonese villages from being overrun by injustice. Fong Sai Yuk and his family must balance both the wedding and a battle with another underground organization that hopes to overrun the Cantonese official.[/color][/size][/font]
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[font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=#000000]?Only when the demon of the dream is killed can you sleep soundly.?[/color][/size][/font]
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[font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=#000000]Corey Yuen, director of Dead or Alive (2006), Hero (1997), My Father is a Hero, and Fong Sai Yuk 2, delivers Fong Sai Yuk. Fong Sai Yuk has a brilliant storyline that perfectly blends the family and political subplots into the primary storyline. The characters are outstanding. Jet Li is wonderful, as usual; however, the mother and father truly separate this picture from other films in this genre.[/color][/size][/font]
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[font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=#000000]?Who are you??[/color][/size][/font]
[font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=#000000]?I?m your mother.?[/color][/size][/font]
[font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=#000000]?Wow mom, you look just like a man!?[/color][/size][/font]
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[font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=#000000]The athletic decathlon, the blacksmiths getting beat to death, the glasses sequence, the apple pinned to the mouth by a knife scene, the father punishing his wife and son, the Boss?s wife fighting against Fong Sai Yuk and his mother, the mother and son coming to the father?s rescue in the tent, Fong Sai Yuk?s fight under the corpse of his friend, Fong Sai Yuk coming to save his father from being executed, and the mother coming to her son?s rescue with reinforcements were amongst the better portions of the film.[/color][/size][/font]
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[font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=#000000]?I am prepared to be killed.?[/color][/size][/font]
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[font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=#000000]Fong Sai Yuk marks my all time favorite Jet Li picture. This old school Cantonese movie was trend setting in the fashion in which it incorporated great depth into the storyline. The martial arts segments of the picture are extraordinary. The mothers and sons playful banter provides a unique comedic aspect throughout the film. The storyline for this picture allows for those who are not big fans on the martial arts genre to still enjoy the movie as a whole. I strongly recommend Fong Sai Yuk.[/color][/size][/font]
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[font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=#000000]?When I?m talking, you shut up!?[/color][/size][/font]
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The Lawless Frontier
16 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Don't drink poison.

Zanti is an outlaw with many men that has killed John Tobin's parents and destroyed Dusty's town. John and Dustin come across each other and join forces to hunt Zanti down. They eventually kidnap him and hand him over to the authorities; unfortunately, he escapes. The two men hunt down Zanti again in what can only end in an epic gun battle.

"Better take charge of him, sheriff, before I cheat the law."

Robert N. Bradbury, director of Blue Steel, The Star Packer, Riders of Destiny, The Lucky Texan, Where Trails Divide, Stars over Arizona, and Trail of Terror, delivers The Lawless Frontier. The storyline for this picture is fairly cliché, very straightforward, with "as you'd expect" characters for the genre. The acting was average and the cast includes John Wayne, Sheila Terry, George Hayes, Jack Rockwell, and Yakima Canutt.

"Them renegades are after my girl. I appreciate the help."

This was recommended to me by Verizon Fios so I DVR'd this classic western. Wayne was a bit raw and awkward at times in this film and the script was fairly clumsy. The overall movie was just okay and only worth viewing to diehard fans of the genre.

"He likes to work alone."

Grade: C

Don't Bother to Knock
17 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

You're a girl with lots of variations.

A couple with their daughter has an event at a hotel and the elevator operator tells the couple on the way to their room he knows a young lady that can babysit their child if they need her. The parents jump at the opportunity and the elevator operator's niece takes the job. She falls in love with the man across the hall and things get very intense when the niece's plans go left. The young girl's life quickly becomes at risk as the niece becomes obsessed with the man...

"Don't be a peeping pansy."

Roy Ward Baker, director of A Night to Remember, Asylum, Five Million Years to Earth, The Monster Club, The Switch, The Vault of Horror, and Journey to Midnight, delivers Don't Bother to Knock. The storyline for this picture is awesome and comes together beautifully. This is a fantastic thriller with excellent characters, script, and a remarkable conclusion. The cast delivers perfect performances and includes Marilyn Monroe, Richard Widmark, Anne Bancroft, Lurene Tuttle, and Elisha Cook.

"You won't cry again, will you?"

I recently found this on Netflix and had to watch this classic Monroe picture. This quickly became my all-time favorite Monroe film. This is a thriller in the mold of Hitchcock and I was thoroughly impressed by the evolution of this film. This is brilliantly written and delivered and worth adding to your classic DVD collection.

"They told her she was practically cured."

Grade: A+

The Sniper
The Sniper (1952)
17 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

It's time to run into someone new.

A random man seeking help often inflicts pain on himself for the terrible notions that are in his head. He wishes to inflict pain on beautiful brunettes and often climbs buildings, pulls out a rifle, and shoots them. The police quickly get on the trail of the serial killer, but his attacks are so random it seems impossible to identify the man responsible...hopefully his own guilt will get him turned-in before the body count gets too out of control.

"You know how much coffee I've had today? Seventeen cups. The Brazilians ought to give me a medal."

Edward Dmytryk, director of The Caine Mutiny, Crossfire, The Young Lions, Bluebeard, Where Love has Gone, The Carpetbaggers, Eight Iron Men, and Broken Lance, delivers The Sniper. The storyline for this picture is fairly straightforward with some great characters and inner demons on display. The acting was better than I anticipated and includes Adolphe Menjou, Arthur Franz, Gerald Mohr, Marie Windsor, and Richard Kiley.

"Is he often late?"

I randomly came across this on cable and had to DVR this classic picture. This was too straightforward to call an all-time classic, but I did enjoy the pace of the film and the characters. This is worth viewing once but falls short of being an all-time classic.

"Don't you think this is a funny way to get hurt?"

Grade: B-