Certainly one of Sammo Hung’s early collaborations with Lau Kar Wing, Soiled Tiger Loopy Frog has been launched in Hong Kong on a brand new remastered Blu ray and we glance again at how this basic kung fu film shapes up.
The plot is centred round a chain-mail vest, an invincible armour because it’s referred to as, that enables its wearer to withstand sword and weapon assaults to the torso. The armour adjustments arms numerous instances, however as soon as phrase of the armour’s discovery is out, each man and criminal appears to wish to get it. Essentially the most severe contenders are a bandit household led by a lethal white-browed former Shaolin Monk. (Lee Hoi Sang).
Typical of the king fu comedy movies of the interval that is only a collection of comedy and motion set items, some which work and a few which fall flat. Sammo and Lau Kar Wing are at all times nice collectively and as anticipated the choreography when displayed is great. The spotlight needs to be the three part workers battle they’ve with one another on the finish of the movie which actually exhibits the talent with the weapon each males have.
This movie has been launched on VHS and DVD earlier than however has at all times regarded a bit shoddy. However this new remastered Blu ray appears to be like superb. Colors pop and the picture is free from any harm or grime. Audio has the unique Cantonese and is crisp and clear and authentic mono, no terrible 5.1 remix. English subtitles are largely good and simple to observe.
It’s onerous to see this movie getting a Blu ray launch outdoors of the Far East however if you need it in your assortment then I might advocate this launch. This disc is ALL REGION.
(An enormous thanks to Stephen Boucher for the mortgage of this disc).
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