It is the Celestial Pictures restored version although it was only available with English dubbing. Here's a with the full list. The talents of Chang Cheh and Lau Kar Leung combine well to make the film more dynamic than many other Shaw Brothers productions, with some surprisingly fluid camera work and excellent fight choreography. We apologize for the inconvience this may have caused you. In any case… The Delightful Forest! The Delightful Forest is available to , GooglePlay and YouTube.
While practically at death's door, Wu Song is saved once again, and sets out to put an end to Chiang Chung and everyone else that framed him. Yeah, Azon now says ships within 7-11 days. Based off a small portion of the novel Outlaws of the Marsh a. Amusingly, he is very keen to mention his tiger killing feat, and never misses a chance to drop it into wholly unrelated conversations. Just looking over that synopsis above, that probably covers the first 40 minutes or so right there.
Return to original point of purchase. I had never seen it before and I enjoyed the movie - the plot, characters, and the Morricone tracks that play throughout it were great. A few slapstick touches here and there help to keep things fairly light, although the film is notably brutal in places, especially during the blood splattered finale in which Wu Song cuts his way through hordes of adversaries and the sets are liberally splashed with a few coats of red paint. If these are just from the Celestial Releases, they should look pretty solid. Well worth the 92 minutes to watch. Definitely recommended to Shaw Brothers fans.
The action starts with Wu Song avenging his brother by killing the lover of his adulterous sister in law, after which he gives himself up to the police. The legendary hero Wu Sung Ti Lung was sent to the prison in Meng province after murdering his sister-in-law and her lover. The villains also add to the fun, being a colourful bunch prone to odd fits of cackling laughter and half baked plots which are never particularly likely to defeat the seemingly superhuman Wu Song. His fighting, acting, and presence was incredible and I really got absorbed in the character. It's possibly Cheh's bloodiest movie.
He then goes on the run disguised as a priest with the help of the couple he befriended while being escorted to the prison. Ti Lung's portrayal of Wu Song was classic. A version of this review previously appeared on BeyondHollywood. As well as running film consultancy The Next Day Agency, James is also the Festival Director of the Chinese Visual Festival in London, an annual event which showcases Chinese language cinema. If I knew what I was missing, I would have sought out this movie a long, long time ago. The titles are: Life Gamble, Opium and the Kung Fu Master, The 14 Amazons, Shaolin Hand Lock, Hong Kong Godfather, Shaolin Prince, Invincible Shaolin, The Bastard Swordsman, The Duel, Return of the Bastard Swordsman, Shaolin Rescuers, Soul of the Sword, The Lady Hermit, The Supreme Swordsman, The Sword of Swords However, the company went under and the rights were picked up by Funimation.
Best of all, his considerable fighting skills are equalled only by his drinking skills, and he spends most of the running time on the sauce, claiming that it will only make him more powerful. This leads to a super intense bloody battle ending with Wu Song covered pretty much head to toe in blood, victoriously standing amongst the bodies of Chiang Chung and his many cronies. Ti Lung thoroughly owns the film with a commanding performance, both physically and in terms of charismatic acting charm. Blu-rays Delightful Forest, Heroic Ones, Brothers Five. A steadfastly righteous fellow who refuses to escape from justice, even when he has the chance, and who insists on taking his punishment, he is nevertheless perfectly happy to kill people, so long as he feels he has taken responsibility for his actions.
Like most of the Shaw Brothers films based off of novels The Delightful Forest is a great adventure film with a straight forward plot that you can just sit back and enjoy. The Water Margin 1972 , Delightful Forest 1972 and Tiger Killer 1982. When confronted about it, Shi reveals that he wishes for Wu Song to help him in a sticky matter. This was an awesome movie! Wu Song heads out to confront Chiang Chung, drinking three bowls of wine at every inn on the way, and proceeds to drunkenly demolish him. Ti Lung not only convinces, he looks totally badass, and this feeling only grows when he is unleashed and fighting without any impairments.
Knowing he had owed Shih a favor, Wu decided to offer any help in return. There he was acquainted with the prison officer Shih En Tien Ching , who saved Wu from the baton punishment required for new prisoners. As for the quality -- most of the movie looked great, but there were some image flickers don't know the proper term, but the image would jump and there may be a slight pop sound and a couple of scenes seemed out of focus not sure what would cause this or if it was my setup. The fights are well-done, which at this point is to be expected from this era of Shaw Brothers film. He once slayed a tiger with his bare hands, which he makes sure to let everyone know whenever he gets the chance. He is sent to prison, where he is enlisted by local boss Shi En Tien Ching , who releases him with the understanding that he will free the town from a gang of thugs led by a big bearded bully called Chiang Chung Zhu Mu.
And I called Fry's, a no show. The story starts with an intense fight between Wu Song and Ximen Qing, with Wu Song avenging his brother's death by killing Ximen Qing. Looks like I'll be having a Shaw Bros. Wu Song exacts his revenge and is quickly captured without incident for this murder. Corrected discs are being replicated now and will be available next week. I watched it via Amazon Prime. Include with your mailing: Name Address Phone Email Address For further inquires, email.
Let us know what you think about the transfers. Now wearing a cangue, he is escorted by two guards to the nearby prison. I found it to be an excellent film!. Of course, the story is predictable from start to finish, though this is entirely beside the point, and the film never puts a foot wrong as a crowd pleasing epic. Since he considers his foe to be an unreasonable man, Wu Song is only too happy to agree, though on the condition that he be bought three large bowls of wine at every inn on the way to the duel. This gives The Delightful Forest a certain edge, and it makes for intense, exciting viewing, and as a result it stands as a must see film not only for Shaw Brothers fans but for anyone who enjoys classic martial arts action. Given an early prison release, Wu agrees to rid the village of menacing mob boss Chiang Chung.