Martial Arts of Shaolin (1986)
Reviewed by: MrBooth on 2004-11-27
Summary: 7/10
Maybe it's just a case of having too high expectations given the talent behind this co-production, but I've never been able to get into it as much as others apparently have. To be sure, there's some exceptional martial arts on display, but I wasn't much moved by the story, and some of the comedy is just annoying (Jet Li in a dress *again*?). I think it's the weakest of the Shaolin trilogy - yes, I even prefer KIDS FROM... :p Nice to have it in remastered widescreen glory though. The sound mix seems to be unaltered on the dvd, though in the final fight there were some fx that sounded out of place - if it is remixed, it's less blatant than on other recent releases. I found the Mandarin dub track quite annoying anyway (but the Cantonese track no better).
Reviewer Score: 7

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