Reviews written by Karling
Bai Hua Ting Zeng Jian (VCD) (Hong Kong Version)April 22, 2011 Beautiful songs.
Good script, song and acting by all. The lady who played the maid and sister to Mr. Lam is really good sidekick.
Very romantic songs.
I Wish it is in DVD format !
Heroic Courage Beautiful Will Of The PeopleMarch 27, 2010 Boring sad story.
One of those opera that tried but failed to entertain.
The script/ song/ story/ film quality all ok, but created no chemistry as a whole.
Ms. Chan Ho Kow and Ms. Lan Dan were both pretty, dressed beautifully and sang well here but there are no sparkle between them.
Usually the great Tang Wing Cheung' singing save the songs, but not this time.
Buy it if you are his fan.
Shao Cuo Duan Tau XiangFebruary 27, 2010 VERY Sad and depressing story line.
Everything that can go wrong, went wrong for the for the women in this movie, Plot, script and acting all ok, too bad story is so negative.
Bo Ding and Pearl (DVD) (Remastered) (Hong Kong Version)
Bo Ding and Pearl (DVD) (Remastered) (Hong Kong Version) DVD Region All(1)Our Price: US$10.99January 17, 2010 Better than average colour opera.
This opera is a surprise winner Lots of good songs and the leading actress Wen Lan is very pretty and can sing and act very well. The plot is a bit silly at times and there are gaps in the story, but if you are not too picky, sit back and enjoy it's good parts.
The great Leung Sing Bo and Wen Lan sings a lot together and it is a pleasure to hear and watch it. I think in real life they are father and daughter.
Hao Zi Bu Ru Hao Xin BaoDecember 20, 2009 Not worth the money.
Sad typical Cantonese Opera story of wicked mother in law giving son's new bride a hard time. Nothing more.
Plot typical, singing ordinary. actors did their best, but it is just BORING.
The Blessed Family (DVD) (Hong Kong Version)November 28, 2009 This movie is quite funny and enjoyable.
This comedy have good story lines and makes me laughed.
All the actors have good parts to shine and singing was good.
Too bad it is not a costumed opera !
Fan Of FragrantwoodNovember 28, 2009 Well done and interesting opera.
This opera have good plot, excellent singing and songs and the sing-song like dialogues and it is in the same style as "SANCHUN TRIES HER FATHER IN COURT" which I also Highly recommend.
This opera have such a solid script, I sometimes wonder if it is a traditional stage opera that have been around for some time and therefore given a chance to fine tune.
Again, as in the other opera, I have to say Ms. Tang in a man's disguise looked great and makes the storey interesting.
Spring Lamps FestivalNovember 28, 2009 Boring opera.
Another one of those hastily thrown together opera for Chinese new year ?
This time, so many famous actors in it, and yet the contents all worst than ordinary with no fireworks !
Plot actually so far fetched as to make it bad and the actors just say some ordinary dialogue to fill in the time till the opera ended. If I remember correctly, there are minimal boring singing and songs.
Buy it if you are a fan of one of the actors.
Prince's Lovers (DVD) (Hong Kong Version)November 28, 2009 Boring ok opera.
Singing, songs, all very ordinary, long winded, boding and not distinctive and seemed to be thrown together in a hurry for Chinese new year. Plot ok, but content just not well done and so no firework no matter who played in this opera. The actors were just killing time till the opera ended.
If you are a fan of any of the main actors, go ahead and buy it. If you don't expect much , it may be better than you think.
Qi Cai Hu Die JingNovember 22, 2009 A must for fans for the GREAT Ho Fei Fan.
Very few costume opera films of Mr. Ho around and in DVD format, so I am very pleased to have this one in my collection !
If you do not expect too too much from an old opera, then this one will be better than you think. Film condition and sound all ok, and the plot is interesting if a little long winded. Mr Ho is such a mesmerizing singer and Ms. Yue is as usual interesting to watch and her singing always pleasant. Also, the woman who played Queen mother to Mr. Ho is eye catching on screen.
The Famous Of Canton Opera: Ma Fu Long Mai JianNovember 21, 2009 Rare and stunning Southern style kung fu opera !
This stage kung fu opera brought out a feeling of great pride and joy for my Cantonese heritage. The choreography was executed so well that it brought out the true power of southern martial art in an opera. These two actors truly epitomize the southern style. They also did two other excellent full length operas, the "LUO TONG SAO BEI" and the other one is not offered on YesAsia and I do not know the english name but it is something like "Dik Cheng angrily hack Wong Tin Fa".
Words fall short of watching this production and I highly recommend you do so.
Zhong Wu Yan Gua Shuai Zheng XiNovember 18, 2009 Well done and entertaining opera.
If you are a Ms. Yu and Mr. tang fan, don't miss this comedy opera.
Plot is better than average and make sense, also the sound and film is well preserved.
But I think the singer dubbing for Ms. Yu is not as sweet sounding as the one who did "Valiant Pan An" for her. I usually do not enjoy Ms. Lee's performances even though she is very very good, but here she looked very pretty and played the foxy lady, so it is a bonus to see a more pleasant side of her.
I just bought the DVD and am very pleased.
Laughters Of Water MarginsNovember 8, 2009 Not that funny.
Most of this movie is not funny, even though it had a very strong cast and directed by the famous Go Chi Sum. The actors did their usual best but the dialogue and gags simply did not sparkle. Too bad. Don't waste your money.
I have not watched the movie again.
All's Well, End's Well, Too (DVD) (Hong Kong Version)November 8, 2009 Happy New Year again every time I watched it.
All time funny movie.
Fabulous gags, mesmerizing singing and dancing routines and great chemistry between all the stars.
Teresa Mo was outstandingly funny as the Amazonish woman fighter trying to force first Leslie and then Sam to go to bed with her.
One of Rosamund Kwan' best moment on screen when she sing and danced divinely with Leslie...
No wonder the movie was so good, I found out later that it was directed by the great Ko Chi Sum.
Cat and Mouse (US Version)November 7, 2009 Good fantasy hero & beauty movie .
I enjoyed it! Light , funny, love conquers all.
Story loosely based on the deeds of a famously honest Imperial court official and his 4 officers from ancient Chinese folklore.
A must if you like Cecilia, Andy.
Good looking actors, decent dialogs, interesting plots, colourful costumes and Hong Kong style slang and humour. Anthony Wong was excellent in this movie, really enjoyed his bathing scene with Andy. Ms. Le Bing Bing who played the emperor's quite niece was a bit boring, maybe just the script.
Fantasia (Hong Kong Version)November 7, 2009 I laughed and laughed.
Good acting by all enhanced this funny goofy movie.
Lau Ching Wan fan was really funny as a cheap and money tight private detective owner... There are 4 storey lines for the 4 leading actors and every body got almost equal screen time and all quite entertaining. Plots are unusual and amusing: 1970's style singing and dancing by of course the TWINS and Francis Ng/ the jealous wizard dinosaur cousin of Cecilia Cheung/ the funny side of Francis Ng... Ha Ha Ha
I agree with the Sept 2005 review that this is destined to be a cult classic !
A happy ending too.
The Bride with White Hair II (Eng Dubbed) (US Version)
The Bride with White Hair II (Eng Dubbed) (US Version) DVD Region All(1)Our Price: US$14.99November 2, 2009 Nothing like the original and not as well done.
The original is a must see- Just the HOT HOT HOT sexy love scene in water by Leslie and Brigitte is worth your money. This sequel is not about them both, just using them to show case other younger actors, which is fine, but the picture on the movie box is MISLEADING and that is NOT fine to me. The younger actors are good, but the movie is not as well done or paced as the original. As is with lots of movie, the story is fairly interesting but badly organized and dialogue well...just common . All in All the movie could be done much better, and I think it is the director and script writer's ability.
Wu Yen (US Version)1 people found this review helpful
November 2, 2009 Flawed in a BIG way.
Too Bad... such a waste of 3 great talented female actors. The big flaw is Ms. Anita Mui does not fit this manly role: she cannot properly play a lusty sexy man. Big turn off to see her trying to pretend to kiss the girls, a real man actor would have made this an enjoyable movie. Famous Producer and well known director here, but Plot very thin and dialog are common, not funny nor exciting, looked like everything done in 7 days without much thought. I almost could not finish the movie. Would NOT recommend this movie.
The Lion Roars (DVD) (US Version)November 2, 2009 Exciting Love story with great twists.
Funny, tinny tiny sadness, one of the director's best, smooth flowing plot, good looking girls and boys that can act, the "KING" of side kick Mr. Hui Siu Hung, colourful costumes and a happy ending. Hong Kong movie are generally fast paced: this one has very interesting and fast paced Hong Kong Cantonese slang and dialogue. I had to rewind a few times to understand what the slang were implying. And Every time I thought I know how the movie is going to end, then comes another twist. Love this movie !
The Duel (DVD) (US Version)November 2, 2009 Better than I expected.
If you like fantasy kung fu film, with lots of good looking actors and pretty actresses, reasonable plot , then this movie is a good choice. Quite a few funny scenes and the actresses did surprise me with their performances, not bad. Don't expect real fighting scenes, these movie stars are actors, not fighters.