January - March 2002
Review for The Defender
(Bodyguard from Beijing) starring Jet Li
- plus read the review to find out what a DDD
A review for 1995's The Enforcer
(My Father is a Hero) starring Jet Li -
A review for the first ever HKL disc - Mark Dacascos disappoints
21/03/02 - As it is the current hot topic
(see 19/02/02), here is a statement from Miramax with regards
to them cutting, dubbing and re-scoring Shaolin Soccer, plus
renaming it Kung Fu Soccer:
Miramax spokesman says that all the changes on
its films are made with the approval of the movies stars or directors.
Some of the changes were to update the film, some to streamline
the film and some to clarify the narrative, says the spokesman.
It was never to sanitize the project.
20/03/02 - Added pics to Armour
HKL will be releasing both Snake in the
Eagle's Shadow and Drunken Master as Platinum editions, that's
right 2.35:1 prints!!! Updated the Upcoming section and there are few
releases in the upcoming months apart from Duel (Ekin Cheng) in May.
Plus Kiss the Dragon has a mid-May UK release.
Trailer for new Sammo Hung movie - Zu Warriors
Plus rumour has it that Highbinders will
be getting an Xmas release date?
19/03/02 - New Shaw Brothers / Celestial
Info - Hot off the press - Shaw Brothers
12/03/02 - Review of Twin
and new pics for Purple Storm
06/03/02 - 4 Classic HK Films have been reviewed:.....
19/02/02 - Petition against Disney altering
and cutting HK releases for the American audience. HKCinema supports
the petition as DVDs should be released in their original format (see
HKL), as should all foreign releases. They should not be repackaged
and Westernised as this dilutes their cultural content and trivialises
18/02/02 - Highbinders website - http://highbinders.emg.com.hk/
- should be live in April.
11/02/02 - Re-updated the Upcoming
Section - See 12/03/02 - Sees the first new release by
US company VCI - Dragon Lives (on Bruce Lee), plus the new Columbia
R1 Jackie Chan old school releases which may exceed the recent
Eastern Heroes collection? Plus more Jackie and Jet in April on DVD.
Loads of new Ground Zero stuff in Feb and March plus Avenging Fist (aka
Fight Zone) is now available.
04/02/02 - I've got a few more UK cinema
release dates including 'apparently' Shaolin Soccer - Stephen Chow,
and Tuxedo. More reviews coming soon... Upcoming
24/01/02 - Review for the 1978 Jackie Chan
classic Snake in the Eagle's
plus Celestial update
22/01/02 - Got the 2002-2003 web award!!!
- looks pretty lame compared to last years, but I can't complain
19/01/02 - At Last! I have now got reviews
for both Dragon Fist
and Spiritual Kung Fu
(from the new Eastern Heroes Jackie Chan Collection). The Spiritual
Kung Fu review also compares the old print with the new re-mastered
but cropped print in a Screen
Comparison. And as promised, now we have pics for Invincible
11/01/02 - Sorry! I know there hasn't been
much new on the site recently but I've had the most manic Xmas holiday
period ever, in a bad way (lots of work). But, I am now through the
worst and have some treats in store over the next few weeks. To make
things look a bit nicer I've replaced the wack gifs which were on the
navigation bar before and these new ones are a touch slicker. Come back
within the week and some cool stuff will be up. Plus - I have
updated the Upcoming section with
some movies for the coming months, including Kung Pow: Enter the Fist
(Hollywood piss-take of Kung Fu movies), but this will be removed if
it turns out the be the sacrilegious bullshit that I expect it to be.
No news yet on Highbinders
03/02/02 - We now have set up a NEWS
ARCHIVE - to reduce the Homepage content
02/01/02 - DVD Movie Club - are doing HKL
titles £15.99, free shipping www.dvdclub.ukf.net/hk%20legends.htm
01/01/02 - Happy New Year!!! - Looking back
on last year I think it can be summed up by three words - Hong Kong
Legends. They have changed the face of Hong Kong Cinema for the small
screen. The year ahead promises more classic HKL releases, the Celestial
Remastering of the Shaw Brother Library, and many more US releases
by Xenon, Venoms Mob, Tai Seng and Ground Zero. Hopefully we'll have
loads more reviews done in the new year and some other cool section
being filled up. The Cinema (UK) will have Highbinders (Jackie), The
One (Jet) and maybe a few more treats... Mouth watering to say the least...
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