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I really like the Replacement Killers DVD.

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Lightsped, Jun 27, 2003.

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  1. Lightsped

    Lightsped Member

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    The Replacement Killers DVD was like the 3rd DVD I bought. Anyways, I really like this movie. LOTS of shooting.

    Are there any other good "Hong Kong" style movies as good as The Replacement Killers?
     
  2. Croyance

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    Look up other movies with Chow Yun Fat.
     
  3. WhoKnowsWho

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    Replacement Killers was barely above okay, Chow Yun Fat's older movies were much better. Try Hard Boiled and The Killer. A Better Tommorow one and two was pretty good I thought, but the first two are the best.
     
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    Yeah, and watch 'em in Chinese...

    Look for Hard Boiled and The Killer.

    One of 'em (and I never can remember which...) has an Assault Thompson Center Contender in it.

    Then there's A Better Tomorrow, and A Better Tomorrow II.
     
  5. 10-Ring

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    Yeah, but Chow Yun Fat, guns & Mira Sorvino is a tough combo to beat ;)
     
  6. Lightsped

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    Are any of the above mentioned movies done in English? I don't like to have to read dialog for the whole movie, and it kind of sucks when a movie is originally done in another language with English speaking voices dubed over.
     
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    Mira Sorvino has that sensitive bad girl,I will kick your butt thing going on thats a turn on.;) And a body also.
     
  8. Justin

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    The Killer and Hard Boiled have already been mentioned. They are easily two of the best HK action movies ever. As well as A Better Tomorrow Pt. 1 and 2.

    John Woo's Bullet In the Head is excellent as well.

    These are all Chinese-language films. They were made for an HK audience and then only later exported. As for subtitles vs. dubbing, go subtitles. If you get the DVD usually you have a choice, so if you want to watch it with badly dubbed dialog you can. Once you get used to subtitles you don't even notice them, you just read them automatically.
     
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    I was really hoping to find another movie like Replacement Killers that is not subtitled or dubbed. Something done for a U.S. audience.....
     
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    Why? The bad dubbing is half the fun.

    - Chris
     
  11. Justin

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    There's other HK-esque action fare out there, done for a US audience, but you can't beat the original.

    I think it has something to do with the stuntmen. HK stuntmen are all insane.

    And they can't afford lawyers.

    Which means they do stuff that you'll never see in a US action flick. (Like take a magazine full of blanks at contact distances, jump out of two story windows, dump a bike while unloading a Mac 10 and stuff like that.)

    The HK stuff doesn't have the same 'slick' look as a Hollywood production, instead it's really frenetic, almost like they just made the action scenes up on the spot.
     
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    Aside from the shooting with guns in both hands, Replacement Killers is a pretty good flick. I bought that one too.

    I like Romeo Must Die also. Good action in that one.
     
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    Romeo Must Die. I have seen that DVD at the store. Don't think I have seen the movie. What is the movie about? More importantly, how is the gunplay in the movie? What types of guns?
     
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    Not really, everyone is insane.

    When you walk around Wanchai or somewhere, you see guys driving down the alleys knocking over (always) the crates of fruits, guys chasing each other scampering up the bamboo scaffolding, guys getting into fights at restaurants, etc. It's a normal thing there :D

    BTW everyone there knows martial arts! Esp the waitors.
     
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    romeo must die is mainlya kung-fu movie ... althrough there is some very impressive full auto scenes.

    you have to bear in mind that HK movies are "escapist" in nature. you need to suspend you belief in reality... think hidden tiger, crouching dragon
     
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    Romeo Must Die has some pretty decent action and Kung-Fu wire work. Not a lot of gunplay, but enough to be interesting. (The supershorty M16's in the briefcases were tres cool.)

    As for story, it's kinda sorta based on Romeo And Juliet.

    Sorta.
     
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    That Jet Li guy doesn't talk much

    I bet he can disassemble and put together my Beretta real quick tho...I should have him show me how to disassemble the slide so I can clean the gun poo under the extractor.

    :D
     
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    "The Killer" is on of my favorites!!!

    Chow Yun-Fat worked a lot with John Woo, back in hong kong. I have to say, all of John Woo's HK movies are way better than his American movies. I think he tries too much for the American audience. Hence, Mission Impossible 2. Jet Li's HK movies are really great, too. One of my favorites is "The Defender".

    Like previous posters mentioned, ALWAYS watch foreign films in their original language, subtitled. The dubbing REALLY takes away from the experience.

    Larry
     
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    How does "The Corruptor" compare to The Replacement Killers?
     
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    Love the DVD, too. I've been trying to find Chow Yun Fat's older movies on DVD or VHS but haven't had any luck yet. I haven't tried the internet, though, I keep hoping I'll find one or two at a flea market or something.:rolleyes:
     
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    It doesn't. Blech.:barf:
     
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    Forget about the American crap. Try www.yesasia.com for the Hong Kong DVDs; the dubbed films always get the translation wrong too. YesAsia offers DVDs cheaper than anything you find in the stores and they stand by their products so any defects -- they'll deal with it without it costing you another dime -- even to send it back. I've done business with them for years and have had nothing but excellent service. What's good in Hong Kong action flicks?

    With Chow: A Better Tomorrow I, II, III
    Full Contact
    Hard Boiled
    The Killer
    Peace Hotel

    Other great films to check out:

    Time and Tide (by director Tsui Hark) -- can be had on Amazon in their stores for less. It was a sleeper hit.
    Anything with actor Simon Yam -- my favorite is Killer's Romance.
    Moonlight Express (with Leslie Cheung) had a great shoot out scene

    You should find a lot of great deals at YesAsia such as buy three DVDs, they'll only cost you $10 each...one thing to pay attention to is that it says "All regional code" -- some of them only play to Asia (region III) so check. If in doubt -- ask. Most of the titles are available to be played here but always look. Hope this helps.
     
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    Jet Li's "The One" is an excellent movie, with trick special effects and lots of automatic weapons.:cool:
     
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    The Hong Kong comedies are hilarious too. In general, less morals stuffed into Chinese movies.

    Most of the gun handling sucks, but guns aren't really in their culture so no one's really around to teach anyone proper this and that.
     
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    I have watched the movie several times but only because I have the hots for Mira! :p
     
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