Saturday, April 25, 2009

Y is for Young TIger

Y is for Young Tiger.

Young Tiger (a.k.a. Rumble in Hong Kong) from 1973 will be, to my best recollection, the first DVD I am giving away. Sold as a "Jackie Chan" vehicle it couldn't be farther from that unless Jackie wasn't actually in the flick. Sadly he is. In the role of "Gang Leader" (w/giant hairy mole on left cheek), Chan is only briefly featured in the few scenes when the lead Charlie Chin encounters and fights the gang. But this isn't bad because Chan is barely in it; it's bad because it's a poor print and dubbed; worse than Kung Fu Theater.

The Hurt Locker follows an EOD unit in Bagdad offering a different take on the war in Iraq. Not quite as great as the festival hype would lead you to believe, it's still a very good and fairly intense watch. Appearances by Ralph Fiennes, Guy Pearce and David Morse are terrific. Another decent turn by Kathryn Bigelow (of Point Break fame).

The second feature from mini-movie night at Ron's was Død snø, which I was more than happy to re-watch with company. Continues to hold up and remain excellent Nazi Zombie fun.

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