PRINCE OF THE SUN

PRINCE OF THE SUN
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PRINCE OF THE SUN

PRINCE OF THE SUN

Region 0 (ALL REGION PLAY / NO REGION CODE) - NTSC Format *CUSTOM DVD*

YEAR: 1989

Running Time: 84 mins. approx.

CAST:
Conan Lee
Cynthia Rothrock
Sheila Chan
Lam Ching Ying
Chui Jing Yat
Jeff Falcon
Lau Shun
Wellson Chin
Tai Bo
Wu Fung
Gabriel Wong
Au Shiu Hei
Fung Yuen Chi
Man Si Man

Action Choreography by:
Yuen Tak

Directed by:
Wellson Chin Sing Wai

Video susperstar, Cyntha Rothrock shows off her supreme fighting skills in this fast-paced action-fest!

Cynthia Rothrock co-stars as a Buddhist nun sent to protect the Buddha's reincarnation from an evil priest (Lau Shun). Also stars Conan Lee and Sheila Chan. This would become the last big name picture that Rothrock would ever star in and the last film of her Hong Kong career.

Video:  Color / 4:3 / Fullscreen Version
Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
Language: English Language
Subtitles: NONE

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Reviewed by omasato
omasato bought "PRINCE OF THE SUN" on our website
10/08/2017 - 05:15:01 PM
International release that is.
Greetings;

I had some time ago purchased a large collection of Lam Ching Ying films and this so happened to be one of those movies. It was however one film of many on a single disc and was of lower quality. A bit bit crushed if you will. I enjoyed it enough though that I hunted around for a better copy and I found one alright.

My only real problem with the copy I got here is the fact that it actually lacks a number of the scenes that I recall from my poorer quality one. Primarily among which were scenes of ghosts that happened to be running around. One was being bullied by the others and the little boy-living Buddha, helped him out. Before the bullied ghost was to part to be reborn though, wanted to stop in and thank the boy, only to have his legs broken by either the men hunting the boy or perhaps by the evil ghosts again-I cannot honestly say. The scene ended however with Lam Ching Ying promising him to be reborn as a fish as his broken legs then wouldn't matter-he would soon be eaten and could then be reborn as a human again.

I have actually found a site that goes into greater detail as to the differences in scenes from one film to the other. Apparently, there is a German Blu-ray release-export release as this one, though with the missing scenes from the other copy included as bonus features though I am led to understand it has forced subtitles(?). Either way, I only recall the one set of scenes about the ghosts in particular being missing and that was what stood out to me. The other website claims that these other scenes were all mostly likely removed to improve the flow of the film and were not terribly important as they were more or less viewed as being... "Many scenes consist of rather cheesy humor and at times cultural references." Personally though it felt more like it was helping to flesh out the film rather than stretch it out. It is a Chinese film-don't see why you would want to cut out some of the subtle aspects that go along with that. Be like removing the hopping undead from the Mr. Vampire franchise simply because foreigners didn't know what they were supposed to be but I do suppose it at least helped get the film released so, whatever. I imagine though the fact that Cynthia Rothrock being in it had more to do with that though.

Either way, would I recommend this movie? Of course. I did notice a little hiccup towards the last fight scene, when the 4 Lamas were fighting Cynthia and the others within the cave temple. Didn't like that but I can live with it as it is still a far better copy than my other one is. Though for all interested parties, as I said, there is in fact another version out there and more scenes to be had. Was kind of funny, seeing and hearing Lam call that one lady a B***h a couple of times. Don't think I have any other movie that that comes up.

So yeah. Good movie.

Thank you and take care...


Reviewed by omasato
omasato bought "PRINCE OF THE SUN" on our website
10/08/2017 - 05:14:35 PM
International release that is.
Greetings;

I had some time ago purchased a large collection of Lam Ching Ying films and this so happened to be one of those movies. It was however one film of many on a single disc and was of lower quality. A bit bit crushed if you will. I enjoyed it enough though that I hunted around for a better copy and I found one alright.

My only real problem with the copy I got here is the fact that it actually lacks a number of the scenes that I recall from my poorer quality one. Primarily among which were scenes of ghosts that happened to be running around. One was being bullied by the others and the little boy-living Buddha, helped him out. Before the bullied ghost was to part to be reborn though, wanted to stop in and thank the boy, only to have his legs broken by either the men hunting the boy or perhaps by the evil ghosts again-I cannot honestly say. The scene ended however with Lam Ching Ying promising him to be reborn as a fish as his broken legs then wouldn't matter-he would soon be eaten and could then be reborn as a human again.

I have actually found a site that goes into greater detail as to the differences in scenes from one film to the other. Apparently, there is a German Blu-ray release-export release as this one, though with the missing scenes from the other copy included as bonus features though I am led to understand it has forced subtitles(?). Either way, I only recall the one set of scenes about the ghosts in particular being missing and that was what stood out to me. The other website claims that these other scenes were all mostly likely removed to improve the flow of the film and were not terribly important as they were more or less viewed as being... "Many scenes consist of rather cheesy humor and at times cultural references." Personally though it felt more like it was helping to flesh out the film rather than stretch it out. It is a Chinese film-don't see why you would want to cut out some of the subtle aspects that go along with that. Be like removing the hopping undead from the Mr. Vampire franchise simply because foreigners didn't know what they were supposed to be but I do suppose it at least helped get the film released so, whatever. I imagine though the fact that Cynthia Rothrock being in it had more to do with that though.

Either way, would I recommend this movie? Of course. I did notice a little hiccup towards the last fight scene, when the 4 Lamas were fighting Cynthia and the others within the cave temple. Didn't like that but I can live with it as it is still a far better copy than my other one is. Though for all interested parties, as I said, there is in fact another version out there and more scenes to be had. Was kind of funny, seeing and hearing Lam call that one lady a B***h a couple of times. Don't think I have any other movie that that comes up.

So yeah. Good movie.

Thank you and take care...


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