The Revenger

4.71 h 27 min1990R
Mike Teller, with the help of Harry Crawford, must retrieve Mike's wife Lisa from the clutches of Jack Fisher over a matter of $500,000.
Cedric Sundstrom
Oliver ReedFrank ZagarinoJeff Celentano
English [CC]
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4.1 out of 5 stars

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neognomicReviewed in the United States on June 2, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
This is " Jin jian can gu ling "
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" Jin jian can gu ling " has an English name of "The Revenger" and while it might be based upon the Japanese 1969 film("Fukushûki"), it is not the same. Both IMDb and Amazon got it wrong.
This is much different from other Kung Fu films. It has an almost Chinese Opera quality.
The Kung Fu is more fake than normal too.
The film quality and camerawork are horrendous. I could not bare to watch it again tho' I would be interested in a modern remake that was a bit longer.
MoviemanKevReviewed in the United States on July 27, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
so bad it's great
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Mike just wants to play his saxamophone in this entertainingly awful action b-movie. Oliver Reed is also in this mess giving zero Fs. Many laughs to be had. Trash lovers will have a saxy time
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Lee Eng KongReviewed in the United States on May 4, 2005
3.0 out of 5 stars
Mediocre at best
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Despite knowing that this film is presented in full frame and not remastered, I took a chance as so many of my favourite Shaw stars are in it - Ling Yun, Shih Sze and Ti Lung. I also wanted to see what Hsu Feng was capable of doing. The first impression is that the image is clearer than expected. But I was not prepared for the English dubbing. What horrible accent is that? American, British or something in between? The production values are terrible....definitely not up to the high standard set by Shaw Brothers. Shih Sze is wasted in a non-fighting role. Ti Lung is too old to play a lad and Hsu Feng looks fat. But my hero Ling Yun is still good and his performance alone is worth the price I paid for this dvd. I hope this film will be remastered and released in Mandarin in cinemascope one day.
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Jim MoeReviewed in the United States on December 13, 2015
3.0 out of 5 stars
I am a Ti Lung fan.. so that ...
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I am a Ti Lung fan that alone lets me watch the movie ... this seems to be an updated version of this movie with added scene's or an ending that was edited in to to help this version of the movie Revenger , that being said. I don't think this is an original ?
Nikki T. StaplesReviewed in the United States on April 23, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
I love martial arts films
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I love martial arts films...I am collecting as many of these types of films as possible... I love everything that has the Venoms in it, Jet Li, Jackie Chan, Ti Lung, Alexander Fu Sheng, Gordon Liu and many more...I can't get enough of!!!!
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Bruce WinningReviewed in the United States on March 6, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
I have discovered that the best movies are from the nineties
Another good crime drama from the nineties. I watched a lot of movies from 2010 - 2018 then 2000 - 2009 but the nineties movies were all excellent. I started out wanting 16:9 for anything. I also was obsessed with 5.1 surround sound. Now the best movies are 4:3 with stereo. Amazon Prime facilitated my determining what I really wanted. This movie had good action and violence and that is my top two priority parameters. In this movie I like that there was plenty of shooting. I like the punching and kicking. I will continue on the list to find another movie like this and then another.
Brian CampReviewed in the United States on March 14, 2001
2.0 out of 5 stars
Ti Lung stars in dual role in minor kung fu epic
This Hong Kong kung fu film from 1979 offers a more complicated cross-generational plot than usual as a group of children seen in a prologue and flashbacks reunite, all grown up, to get revenge for crimes committed against their parents. Star Ti Lung plays both a father and his grown son in separate scenes. Although the English dubbing is terrible, there is a very nice score of original Chinese music. The photography and set design are above average, although the plot does get confusing. It all culminates in a big, gimmicky battle in a palace as the grown children take on evil master Wang Ching (a perennial villain in these films). Other kung fu greats in the cast include female star Hsu Feng and high-kicker Tan Tao Liang.
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Kermit the FrankReviewed in the United States on June 17, 2001
4.0 out of 5 stars
Great Classic Kung-Fu/Swordplay Movie
I'll try to keep this short. The Revenger is an older, "classic" kung-fu flick. A very, very brief and approximate synopsis: A free-lance fighter resists the "unionization", if you will, of the fighters in his province. The evil leader and his fighters ambush the good guy to do away with him. 18 years later, his son goes on a quest to gather all of his fathers bones, which apparently rest with each of the fighters that ambushed him.

What's unusual about this film is that most of the combat is done with various weapons. If you have a favorite martial arts weapon, it's probably in this movie (although I was disappointed that the fan fight was so short). The sets in this movie look great, as do the costumes, creating a very colorful film that is pleasing to the eye.

The quality of the DVD is ok. The transfer is full-frame. While the film is not re-mastered, most of the film is quite vibrantly colored.

In summery: great martial arts film, good dvd, excellent addition to your collection.
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