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Old 11-28-2011, 11:23 PM
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Default Momentum Asia Shaw Brothers - missing titles?

I received my copy of Momentum Asia's Heroes Two today, and inside was a catalogue featuring a total of 24 titles. However of those, I have never seen the ones below, and cannot find them for sale anywhere. They are -

The Trail of the Broken Blade
The Master
The Water Margin
All Men Are Brothers
Two Champions of Shaolin
Invincible Shaolin
The Web of Death
The Sword of Swords
The Shadow Boxing
Martial Club
Shaolin Hand Lock
Legendary Weapons of China
The Shadow Whip
The Assassin
The Deadly Duo
The Challenge of the Masters
Shaolin Prince
Killers Five

So what happened to these titles? Did Momentum kill the line after only the first six titles? Inquiring minds wish to know!
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Did Momentum kill the line after only the first six titles?
I'm assuming the six Shaw DVDs Momentum issued didn't sell well enough to justify the release of the remaining titles. Not surprising really considering the non-anamorphic transfers and lack of decent extras evident on the original editions that did reach the shelves. Yours truly still has all six DVDs brand new and sealed!

Momentum did try again some time later with the Dragon Dynasty titles The 36th Chamber Of Shaolin and King Boxer. These two were improved releases all round but no other Shaw Bros. output followed afterwards so i believe the above DVDs must've failed to make a profit too. Hence, no more U.K. editions from the Shaw stable but at least the relevant DD donations can still be found for around a fiver.

I was hoping Cine Asia would take up the challenge of issuing some vintage Shaw Bros. action, especially now this label works hand in hand with DD. But nothing so far sadly.
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Old 11-30-2011, 07:44 PM
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Anyone have a complete list of those that were actually released? I'd be much obliged
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Anyone have a complete list of those that were actually released? I'd be much obliged
HEROES TWO
MAGNIFICENT TRIO
HUMAN LANTERNS
SPIRITUAL BOXER
HEROIC ONE'S
DEATH DUEL

All available on Amazon for peanuts. I do believe that the version released by Momentum for Human Lanterns is uncut, whereas the IVL release is cut.

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I have HUMAN LANTERNS and it's non-anamorphic but looks ok.
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HEROES TWO
MAGNIFICENT TRIO
HUMAN LANTERNS
SPIRITUAL BOXER
HEROIC ONE'S
DEATH DUEL

All available on Amazon for peanuts. I do believe that the version released by Momentum for Human Lanterns is uncut, whereas the IVL release is cut.
That's nice to know as I have that one on the way and was under the impression that all releases were actually cut.

Despite being non-anamorphic the ones I have I think look pretty good. It's certainly a good place to start a Shaw Brothers collection without breaking the bank.

It's just a pity the other titles never saw a release.
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Old 12-02-2011, 01:23 AM
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HEROES TWO
MAGNIFICENT TRIO
HUMAN LANTERNS
SPIRITUAL BOXER
HEROIC ONE'S
DEATH DUEL

All available on Amazon for peanuts. I do believe that the version released by Momentum for Human Lanterns is uncut, whereas the IVL release is cut.
Thanks, dude

King Boxer is also available

Shaw Brothers - King Boxer [DVD]: Amazon.co.uk: Film & TV
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I do believe that the version released by Momentum for Human Lanterns is uncut, whereas the IVL release is cut.
Rewind @ www.dvdcompare.net - Human Lanterns AKA Ren pi deng long AKA Human Skin Lanterns (1982)
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It seems as though the Optimum is the same as the R1 release without the "alternate take " extra. You would need to make a composite of the IVL and UK release to get a full version. Looks as though Momentum could not find or be bothered to source or make a complete print.
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The US HEROES TWO is great.
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