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Old 01-09-2014, 02:56 AM   #1
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Robert Clouse's FORCE: FIVE (1981) from Scorpion Releasing 2/11/14

"Five against a thousand... the odds are even!" And that about sums up Robert Clouse's all-star kung fu'er FORCE: FIVE (1981), finally hitting legit DVD courtesy of Scorpion Releasing. American Karate champ Joe Lewis stars as special agent Jim Martin, lulled out of retirement to take down the island fortress of cult leader / bull worshiper Bong Soo Han. Seems the Reverend has been brainwashing rich kids into funding his drug and arms smuggling operation, and the U.S. government ain't gonna stand for it. However, to do the job right Lewis needs to assemble a gweilo dream team, a "Force: Five" (technically six, but whatever), recruiting Benny "The Jet" Urquidez, Richard Norton, Sonny Barnes, and, uh, some chick and some redneck to help out. Everyone gets a fight scene, there's great stunts, and the plot totally rips off Clouse's biggest hit, Bruce Lee's ENTER THE DRAGON -- what more could you want from an '80s actioner? Watch the trailer if you don't believe. Preorder locked and loaded.

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Old 01-09-2014, 03:56 AM   #2
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Never saw this, but the trailer looks fun. Definitely interested. Glad to see Scorpion releasing more martial arts flicks.
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Old 01-09-2014, 08:16 AM   #3
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I remember seeing this trailer as a kid,need to catch it sometime.
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Old 01-09-2014, 02:26 PM   #4
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Love the trailer. Day one purchase for me.
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Old 01-15-2014, 06:09 PM   #5
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Old 02-16-2014, 02:40 AM   #6
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Reviews:

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http://10kbullets.com/reviews/f/force-five/
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Old 02-16-2014, 03:00 PM   #7
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Is that fist on the cover of FORCE FIVE the same fist as the one on the cover of Zombi 3?
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Old 02-16-2014, 03:50 PM   #8
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You be the judge... :-)

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Old 02-16-2014, 04:34 PM   #9
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So excited this is finally out. Watching mine today!
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Old 02-16-2014, 07:34 PM   #10
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Hoping that the disc will arrive tomorrow.
Never seen it before, but the trailer blew me away
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Old 02-18-2014, 04:47 AM   #11
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DVD Drive-In review: http://www.dvddrive-in.com/reviews/e-h/forcefive82.htm
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Old 02-19-2014, 02:58 AM   #12
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Always good to see Richard Norton in a flick !
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Old 02-19-2014, 02:29 PM   #13
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I just started to watch the movie, and there is some severe artifacting going on in the picture.
The bitrate is high enough to NOT produce such artifacting, so either the master itself is plagued by it, something went wrong in the encoding, or there is something wrong with my copy. It's extremely annoying at times

Edit: The artifacting isn't as noticeable in the daytime scenes, mostly in the darker ones.
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Old 02-21-2014, 02:40 PM   #14
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I popped in the disc when I got it and didn't notice anything problematic.

Here's a review from Rock!Shock!Pop!

http://www.rockshockpop.com/forums/c...560-Force-Five

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Old 02-21-2014, 09:12 PM   #15
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Guess I got a bad disc then. Tried it on two different players with the same results.
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