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    I watched TIGER ON BEAT II the other day, via the Universe DVD. (I'd only seen this on VCD once before.) 'Mediocre' is probably the best word to describe it. There's some good action, but the whole thing is deeply misogynistic - and not in the entertaining way of so many HK flicks. Danny Lee and Conan Lee are likeable, but they don't have much chemistry here. The stunts are about the best thing here, including Conan Lee's nasty stunt-gone-wrong which landed him in the hospital (see the vid below).


    Plus the subtitles are a new level of madness, even for a HK flick. I began the film with the intention of transcribing the most amusing subtitles, but I gave up half way through the film because there are just so many. Favourites? 'What are you fucking, have you no eyes, have you gone blind?'; 'Don't argue in there, go out for any annoyment'; 'They want love but not aids, have you any?'; 'You are being charged, badly behaved in the public'; 'Beat no more, police, why are you beating others?'; 'My eyes are in holidays', and the insistence throughout the film that 'damned' is spelt 'dammed'. Curiously, there's also much use of the word 'fuck' in this film - which, in my experience, is quite unusual for HK films of this vintage, even the more extreme pictures. Can anyone think of any other HK films that use the word 'fuck' as much as this one?
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    TIGER ON THE BEAT 2...a personal fave for ALL teh reasons you listed there PAUL....

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    Sounds like I need to track that down.

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    Anyone care to comment on the sequels to THE LONG ARM OF THE LAW. I really like the first film (I've just bought it on Blu-ray, in fact) but have never bothered tracking these sequels down. Are they worth my time?
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    Today's watch is FINGERS ON TRIGGER (as the DVD case has it), or FINGERS ON THE TRIGGER (as the print has it), also known variously as FINGER ON TRIGGER, FINGERS ON TRIGGERS, FINGERS ON THE TRIGGERS and any variation thereof!



    Anyone else seen this one?
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    Trying to fill some gaps in my collection, I've ordered a bundle of Joy Sales/Fortune Star discs that I don't own:

    SEA WOLVES (aka IN THE LINE OF DUTY 7)
    UNDERGROUND EXPRESS (aka LONG ARM OF THE LAW IV)
    SWORN BROTHERS
    KILLER'S NOCTURNE
    HIRED GUNS

    I also ordered LONG ARM OF THE LAW II and LONG ARM OF THE LAW III (LONG ARM OF THE LAW II is out on Blu now, but the cost of that was twice as much as the DVD releases of II and III combined, on DVD.

    Some of these I've seen before (KILLER'S NOCTURNE). However, I've never seen any of the LONG ARM OF THE LAW films other than the first, and SEA WOLVES is new to me. (I wanted to get my hands on FORBIDDEN ARSENAL/IN THE LINE OF DUTY 6 too, but it's already near-impossible to get hold of.)
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    So like, where do all you fine people buy your hong kong DVDs nowadays? And can I get in on the action? I have not bought HK-films for many years now.
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    So like, where do all you fine people buy your hong kong DVDs nowadays? And can I get in on the action? I have not bought HK-films for many years now.
    I buy mostly from DDDHOUSE.COM, sometimes on ebay too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Silly Swede View Post
    So like, where do all you fine people buy your hong kong DVDs nowadays? And can I get in on the action? I have not bought HK-films for many years now.
    www.play-asia.com, www.dddhouse.com, global.yesasia.com (though they seem quite expensive these days), http://www.hmv.com.hk/ and there's a great seller on eBay called DVDRoad: http://stores.ebay.co.uk/DVD-road

    There was another very good eBay seller that I used to buy from a lot, but I think they've gone out of business.
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    DDD>HOUSE I used to use religiously about 10 years ago...Since I gave up the collecting I have ne call for these days.....but highly reputable , and cheap!!

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