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Iron Monkey (1993)

NOTE: This commentary track is only available on the Platinum Edition of the Hong Kong Legends DVD released in region 2.

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Hong Kong film expert Bey Logan and actor Donnie Yen Rating:9.0/10 (2 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by pat00139 on March 31st, 2006:Find all reviews by pat00139
One of the things you realize listening to this thing is that these two guys are old buddies. Many times they say things to prove this. As such, it’s a lot of fun to listen to this track. It’s very laid back and informative. Mr. Logan keeps talking to no end; many times he asks a question, which Mr. Yen answers in 3 ½ words, and then Mr. Logan talks at length about the answer. In fact, Mr. Logan seems to know more about the production than Donnie Yen. I suppose there’re just so many things to say about the movie that they really want to say too much. Although, many times through this movie they don’t talk about the movie. Mr. Logan mentions he’s working on a big-budget remake of ‘Fist of Fury’. They talk a lot about working in the Hong Kong film system. Mr. Yen does give out some nice bits of information. The budget, he recalls, is about 2 to $2.5 million US. The restoration by Miramax, he says, was around $2 mil. That’s another fun thing about Hong Kong Legends – they’re outside of Miramax’s jurisdiction. They do say they’re disappointed by Miramax’s cuts. Well, Mr. Logan says that, Mr. Yen seems to think it was a good idea because it kept the pace of the movie going. They talk a lot and even if the movie is only an hour and a half, they mention many interesting things and give out enough information for a much longer movie. I really enjoyed this track.