Wednesday, 4 June 2008

Whaaaaaappaaawooo! Shoof shoof!


My good friend told me two years ago that I should “check out the cast and
director it's a forgotten gem”. His words.

I rented the DVD, and here's my checklist:
  • Badly dubbed, check.
  • Grainy picture, worse than a VHS, check.
  • Bad translations (they call each sister and brother, when they're married, or cousins...), check.[1]
  • Incomprehensible story line, check.
  • Powerful enemies bringing you to a netherworld like in X-Or, check.
  • Dodgy sound effects, and badly timed ones, check.
The film is called “Deadly Snail vs. Kung Fu Killers” in one version, and “Deadly Snake Versus Kung Fu Killers” in other one. Confusing as hell. I still don't know who's supposed to be the snake/snail or the kung-fu killers.

I hate you Rog.

[1]: See also, John Woo's The Killer, french DVD version, where the translations and the dubbing don't match.