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Twin Warriors

Jet Li , Michelle Yeoh , Woo-ping Yuen    Unrated   VHS Tape
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
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Two young men--Jun-Bo (Jet Li) and Chin-Bo (Chin Siu Ho)--were taken in as boys by the monks of the Shaolin Temple, the famous school for martial arts. Jun-Bo is thoughtful and kind, but is easily swayed to misbehavior by the bullying, rebellious Chin-Bo. Their disobedient ways finally get them evicted in disgrace (after a fight with the entire school), and they wander to a nearby town, where they meet two attractive women, Miss Li (Fannie Yuen) and Siu Lin (Michelle Yeoh, a.k.a. Michelle Khan), who are part of a rebel band fighting a corrupt overlord. Chin-Bo's lust for wealth and status leads him to join forces with the overlord. Chin-Bo's treachery drives Jun-Bo insane; Jun-Bo's gradual recovery leads him to develop the discipline of tai chi, with which he ultimately topples the overlord. This plot summary of Twin Warriors doesn't do the movie justice; hardly 10 minutes go by without another spectacular fight sequence--and one of the great things about Hong Kong action movies is that women can often fight as well as the men. Early on in the movie, Siu Lin is searching for her lost husband; when she finds him, she gets into a knock-down, drag-out fight with her husband's new wife. It's unfortunate that the English language script is poor; though the characters are broad and melodramatic, they don't have to be as goofy as the dubbing makes them. Even so, it's a strong outing for Jet Li and Michelle Yeoh, two of Hong Kong's action superstars. --Bret Fetzer

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Astro
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
This comment is not about the movie but rather about the brutal treatment it has been subjected to in the process of making this Blu-ray release.
The image quality is average at best. No apparent work whatsoever seems to have been done in order to "clean" the movie in any way: it is blotchy and uneven, with tons of horrible movement artifacts that makes it hardly any better than a good quality DVD. And for an encore, a bonus insult to the "Collector" if you prefer, you can see the wires(!!) used in the fight scenes to prop up the actors in the air...great.
The sound fares even worst if you can believe it. Surround sound is way to loud compared to the voices, ridiculously so, making the whole experience of watching this movie even more painful: action scenes where, per example, chairs breaking and hitting are ridiculously loud whilst you barely hear the dialogues(barely exaggerating..).
So, while I like this movie, this horrible release does not hold a light to it. Very disappointing indeed.
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3.0 out of 5 stars good movie July 7 2004
Format:DVD
this movie is very good but like most of Jet Li's flicks the plot and continuity are strange. Worth owning if you are a die hard martial arts fan but, if you are selective, you might want to pass on it. And, Michelle's performance is nothing compared to what she did in Crouching Tiger.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Could have been better June 5 2004
Format:DVD
Jet didn't seem motivated in this one. Michelle Yeoh seemed akward in her role, and Fannie Yuen didn't fit in. I'd have to say that this is one of Jet's sillier roles, even though some of the scenes were really good.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Look for an earlier version. April 24 2003
By A Customer
Format:DVD
The Hong Kong releases of this movie are under the title "The Tai-Chi Master" and are universally better than this release. This was a wonderful movie before it was shrunk and dubbed. Disney seems doing this to all of the Hong Kong movies it can buy. Not only are they presented in a shortened version, they are not so much translated as rewritten. While I love these movies they just can't survive being dumbed down. It takes them from the sublimely ridiculous to the annoyingly stupid. Avoid any and all of these releases. The originals are well worth the trouble of digging up.
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Format:DVD
=========ONE OF JET LI'S BEST, JUST LIKE FIST OF LEGEND========= THE FIGHTING, STORY, CHARACTERS, AND THE ACTING ARE VERY WELL DONE. THE FIGHT CHOREOGRAPHY IS FLAWLESS MAN WHAT ELSE CAN I SAY. THE STORY IS ABOUT TWO KIDS WHO GREW UP TOGETHER AND WERE LIKE BROTHERS. WHEN THEY GOT OLDER THEY BECAME ENEMIES.
WATCH IT!!!!!!!!!!!
WATCH IT!!!!!!!!!!!
WATCH IT!!!!!!!!!!!
WATCH IT!!!!!!!!!!!
WATCH IT!!!!!!!!!!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars VERY INTERESTING Sept. 4 2003
By A Customer
Format:DVD
I am a new Tai Chi student and I watched to observe the form. I watched the whole movie and then watched again in 1/8 of the speed to see the moves clearly. It was entertaining and informative but I could do without the string and the hollywood gratuitous violence in the movie.
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1.0 out of 5 stars my oh my... Aug. 28 2003
By kay
Format:DVD
Although this is a stunning film with great stunts (seeing the wires once in a while doesn't really spoil anything), I have to admit that I was fairly annoyed with the american-voice dubbing.
It makes the characters sound stupid (no offence meant) and out of place. I guess they needed to dub the film for illiterate people but a choice would have been nice. And why call it Twin Warriors? it is misleading and incorrect. I'd rather have the cantonese version without subtitles (although I couldn't understand it) than this pitiful american dubbing version. Look for The Tai Chi Master rather; as it has been said before, it is well worth it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tai Chi too?!!?! March 21 2003
Format:DVD
Featuring a cast of awesome wushu practitioners, this is a gem in the Jet Li line-up. And the Tai Chi-esque performance done at the end makes this a fun lineup.
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