Jet Li - The Legend details
|Starring:||Adam Cheng, Jet Li, Sibelle Hu|
|Studio:||WALT DISNEY HOME VIDEO|
Jet Li - The Legend
|Run time:||1 hour 39 minutes|
|Rental release:||Limited availability|
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The LegendBy a customer from London, England , 31 Jan 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]This film suffers greatly from the voice over dubbing. Having seen the original with english subtitles I was hughly disappointed with this version as there are no audio options on the DVD. Only for die-hard fans of Jet Li who can't be bothered to read subtitles.
If you enjoy Kung Fu fighting the are some great fights in this film. Though to get the full effect of the film I strongly advise to locate a Mandarin copy with english subtitles.
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Jet Li - The LegendBy Mwnc (12 reviews) from Pwllheli , 07 Nov 2011Pity that I had no option but to give this film half a star, it was rubbish!
I am one of Jet Li's biggest fans and this was one of the films I had not seen,I could not walt to turn it off.
Jet Li is amazing in this filmBy doubledee (14 reviews) from Forres , 18 May 2011Pure excellence, if you want action, emotion, and something to think about then watch this film. I usually hate martial arts movies but Jet Li makes this one compelling viewing.
Dull!By BigMeUp (283 reviews) from Midlands, UK , 17 Feb 2009Jet Li is not the most entertaining character in this film (always a bad sign when this is true of the lead); that laurel goes to his `mother`. She is funny and likeable - for about 15 minutes of the film - after which every moment spent watching this movie is a gruelling test of will-power. I made it through to the bitter end. Many others will not, but I'm not going to blame them for it!
Even the kung fu was tedious.
dull Dull DULL!
A Wonderful movie let down by poor dubbingBy a customer from London , 09 Jan 2009The legend of Fong Sai Yuk is a great movie, one of my all time favorite films by a long way. It is witty, has a well constructed plot that works on many levels, and it is stunningly shot. It is without a doubt a 5 star cinematic treat.
Unfortunately, if you choose the English dubbed version you will miss out on almost all of it's clever construction and it is transformed into little more than your average Kung Fu movie, (hence the 3 stars seen here).
If you can, get your hands on a Chinese language version with English subtitles that is the way to see it. Although I don't speak a word of Chinese you get a much richer feel for the characters' emotions and reactions from the original actor's intonation. Unfortunately all this marvelous work is buried under the heavily dumbed down and hammily voiced American dubbing, no doubt aimed for a segment of the market that likes a good fight but can't cope with any form of plot intricacy, little own having to read subtitles at the same time. Sadly the same is also true of the sequel, which is like this one is a genuinely marvelous treat when not doused with shabby American dubbing.
Ahhhhh - dubbingBy a customer from Sheffield , 03 Jan 2009I thought this was a civilised age where people no longer stood for the crassness of dubbed films. I was wrong. Didn't look a great film but was totally ruined anyway by the comedy voices and bad lip sync. Subtitles and original audio PLEASE.