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The Prodigal Son
This commentary track is only available on the Hong Kong Legends DVD from region 2.
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Hong Kong film expert Bey Logan
Rating:9.7/10 (3 votes) [
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Reviewed by pat00139 on March 27th, 2007
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Mr. Logan says this is probably his favorite movie so you know he wants to give the best commentary possible. Well, itís just as interesting as his other tracks, with the added bonus of talking about Wing Chun. The most interesting thing about the track, for me, was the history of Wing Chun. Mr. Logan, I suppose, was inspired after watching this movie so he took lessons. He knows a lot about martial arts and he points out the different styles. He also goes into a lot of detail about Wing Chun and itís history. Thatís quite interesting. He also points out some of the jokes. Sammo Hungís character is explained in a little more detailed (heís a ruffian whoís trying to act sophisticated) and explains one of the jokes that could only be understood if you know Cantonese. He, as usual, talks about all of the actors and their careers and points out the many bit players and says the other movies theyíve been in. Itís all quite interesting and informative.
Reviewed by grimjack on June 18th, 2021
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A++ commentary! I had not heard Bey Logan before, and after this track, I am going to seek out any other tracks for films he may have done.
He states that this is not just his favorite Kung Fu film, but his all time favorite film, and his enthusiasm really shows through. He joyfully points out lots of neat details, talks about the various actors, points out stunts, accidents, and even some unusual sets that he says he was on when he was meeting Samo Hung, but had no idea what movie he was filming at the time.
If I have any warning to give, it is that of the 100 minutes, at least 10 of it is spent talking about the origins and history of Wing Chun, which if you are not interested in, you will be annoyed. (But I am, so I was not annoyed.)
If you know the movie by heart already, you can actually find this commentary online as an MP3, and listen to it that way. Same with his tracks for the Bruce Lee movies.
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