The Magnificent Kick
Sound: C Extras: D Film: C
Another of the films meant to keep Martial Arts pictures
afloat with humor, The Magnificent Kick was released in 1980, and though
it still had a sense of the big screen needed to make one of these films in the
way it was shot, it helped launch a lame new era of such filmmaking. The story is about the usual
apprentice/master relationship and has some amusing fighting early on, but
wears thin after 90- minutes. Strictly
for fans only.
The image is an anamorphic film print played back as if it
were 1.33 X 1 so unless you have anamorphic capacity on your TV, it will be
all-wrong throughout. When decoded by
being stretched out, it does not look bad and sometimes has good color. The dubbed Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono is bad,
bit was not expected to ever be good, and so anyone with big expectations will
be disappointed. No extras either.
- Nicholas Sheffo