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    When we read about a wuxia character, many times the actor playing that character from a movie or TV series will come to mind, maybe because we saw the movie before the novel, or maybe that guy just fits the character. Whatever the reason, I want to know which adaptions and their actors are FOREVER CLAWED INTO YOUR SKULL as THE basis for your imagination.

    (for example, when you think of LOCH, who do you picture as Guo Jing? Many of us will immediately picture Felix Wong. That's what I'm talking about with adaptions -- which one comes to your mind first and most?)

    For me:

    DGSD - TVB 1982 version. the most impressive are Jiu Muozhi, Xiao Feng, Duan Yu, You Tanzhi, Mu Wanqing, and Duan Zhengchun. The worst are the Xiao Yao elders and Sweeper Monk.

    LOCH - tvb 1982 version.

    ROCH - Taiwan 1980s version, but Yang Guo to me == Louis Koo in TVB 1995.

    HSDS - 1994 movie with Jet Li (I esp like Xuan Ming elders). However, Zhang Wuji to me == Ma Jingtao in Taiwan 1993 version.

    XAJH - 1992 movie Swordsman II (I esp like DFBB). However, Linghu Chong to me == Jacky Lui in SOD 1997.

    XKX - Taiwan version with Max Mok Siu Keung

    Sword Royal Blood - 1993 movie with Yuen Biao as Yuan Chengzhi

    DOMD - 1992 movies with Stephen Chow as Wilson Bond (I especially like the one-armed nun)

    Flying Fox - 90s Taiwanese version with Meng Fei as Hu Fei. But Yuan Ziyi to me == Hui Ying Hung from 1984 movie

    Book & Sword - TVB 1976 with Adam Cheng
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    Book & Sword '76, HSDS '78, CLH '79 with Adam.
    ROCH '95 with Louis Koo and Carmen Lee.
    LOCH '83 with Felix Wong and Barbara Yung.
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    Default Re: Which adaptions naturally come to your mind?

    DGSD - TVB 1997 version, with Felix Wong & Benny Chan

    LOCH - TVB 1982 version, with Felix Wong & Barbara Yung

    ROCH - TVB 1983 version, with Andy Lau & Idy Chan

    HSDS - TVB 1986 version, with Tony Leung & Kitty Lai

    XAJH - er, none

    XKX - only one I watched was the TVB 1989 version, with Tony Leung, which was okay

    Sword Stained with Royal Blood - TVB 1989 version, with Felix Wong

    DOMD - TVB 1984 version, with Tony Leung & Andy Lau

    Flying Fox - TVB 1985 version, with Ray Lui & Margie Tsang

    Book & Sword - not very fond of the adaptations
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    DGSD-never read the novel
    LOCH-Certainly Felix Wong and Barbara Yung
    ROCH-Again, certainly Andy Lau and Idy Chan
    HSDS-Definitely, Tony Leung, Kitty Lai, Sherent Tang and etc.
    DOMD-Tony Leung and Andy Lau
    XAJH-Jackie Liu

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    junny: my God, have you ever considered watching some programme not from TVB?
    忽见柳荫下两个小孩子在哀哀痛哭,瞧模样正是武敦儒、武修文兄弟。郭芙大声叫道:「喂,你们在干甚麽?」武 修文回头见是郭芙,哭道:「我们在哭,你不见麽?」

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    Originally posted by PJ
    junny: my God, have you ever considered watching some programme not from TVB?
    To be fair, TVB did define the genre for a good generation of people. Even though there were other adaptations that were better in many aspects, it's hard to displace those TVB series of my childhood. At least, they pop up in my head before the newer versions do. Nevertheless, here's my list, just keep in mind this isn't necessarily my list of favorites, just what pops into my head.

    DGSD - The newest version.

    LOCH - TVB 1982 version, with Felix Wong & Barbara Yung

    ROCH - TVB 1983 version, with Andy Lau & Idy Chan

    HSDS - TVB 1986 version, with Tony Leung & Kitty Lai

    XAJH - TVB 1997 version, with Jacky Liu

    XKX - I recall that mainland China made a version in 2002 or something, but I haven't had the chance to see it.

    Sword Stained with Royal Blood - Don't think I've ever seen any versions of this one.

    DOMD - TVB 1984 version, with Tony Leung & Andy Lau, is there really any contest?

    Flying Fox - The Taiwanese version made in around 1989. The one with the theme song of "Xue Zhong Qing" and "Zhui Meng Ren".

    Book & Sword - Don't recall any version.
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    Flying Fox - The Taiwanese version made in around 1989. The one with the theme song of "Xue Zhong Qing" and "Zhui Meng Ren".
    I like this one too. Some people even label it the most prominent adaption of that story, exceptionally surpassing the popularity of TVB's own! It seems to be the only really successful JY adaption outside TVB && outside recent years that I can recall ATM. Anyhow, I definitely remember the "Love in the Snow" song, kidz often sang it in elementary school
    Last edited by PJ; 08-01-04 at 05:37 AM.
    忽见柳荫下两个小孩子在哀哀痛哭,瞧模样正是武敦儒、武修文兄弟。郭芙大声叫道:「喂,你们在干甚麽?」武 修文回头见是郭芙,哭道:「我们在哭,你不见麽?」

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    Originally posted by PJ
    junny: my God, have you ever considered watching some programme not from TVB?
    Probably not. I don't think some of the Taiwanese versions made it to my local TV station, and I'm not crazy enough to rent Taiwanese serials, even if they were about Jin Yong's novels. I watched the China version of LOCH, and I hated it.

    I just happened to like the serials I quoted in my earlier post. Between Tony Leung for HSDS, versus an immature (and sorely in lack of acting skills) Alec Su, the choice is obvious for me.
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    on a purely visual level, I have trouble accepting Tony Leung and Andy Lau as wuxia heroes, mainly because I am most familiar with them in modern day triad movies. So I cannot picture them in ancient setting. Alec Su, on the other hand, looks suiting for ancient setting.
    忽见柳荫下两个小孩子在哀哀痛哭,瞧模样正是武敦儒、武修文兄弟。郭芙大声叫道:「喂,你们在干甚麽?」武 修文回头见是郭芙,哭道:「我们在哭,你不见麽?」

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    Legend of Dagger Lee- Vincent Jiao fits the role as Lee Chun Foon perfectly.

    Swordsman II- Bridgette Lin does an excellent job as DFBB although the movie is a terrible adaptation.

    Clans of Intrigue(Movie)- Ti Lung fits well as Chor Lau Heung and I don't get why people don't like him in the role.

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    DGSD - TVB 2003 version

    LOCH - TVB 1982 version

    ROCH - sorry i only watch TVB 1983 version, so I can't compare it!

    HSDS - 1986 & 2002 They both have plus & minus point.
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    DGSD - TVB 2003 version
    that one is from CCTV not TVB.
    忽见柳荫下两个小孩子在哀哀痛哭,瞧模样正是武敦儒、武修文兄弟。郭芙大声叫道:「喂,你们在干甚麽?」武 修文回头见是郭芙,哭道:「我们在哭,你不见麽?」

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    Sorry missprinted!!!!!
    When you feel like you're the POOREST man in the world ....
    COUNT your BLESSING, then suddenly you are one of the RICHEST man in the universe!

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    hsds 1978 - adam cheng!!

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    Originally posted by PJ
    Alec Su, on the other hand, looks suiting for ancient setting.
    I can't imagine him as anything other than a wimp.
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    The one that naturally come to my mind are:

    -DOMD 84 with Tony and Andy(read some of this novel).
    -LOCH 82 with Felix and Barbara.
    -Xiao Li Fei dao 99 from Taiwan with Vincent and Xiao Qiang(even though the series isn't that faithful to the novel. I have read some of this novel).
    -ROCH 83 with Andy and Idy
    -FFOSM 85 with Ray and Elaine Chow(have read most of this novel)
    -HSDS 86 with Tony and Sharen(read some of this novel)
    -Bi Xue Jian 84 with Felix and Patricia Chong(have read some of this novel).

    ..... and that's all I can remember right now...
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    dgsd 1982 tvb - XF - Leung Kar Yan is THE most memorable actor as a wuxia character I can think of - and Jui Muozhi, despite the awful changes they made to the script
    equal to
    dgsd 2003 cctv - because XF looks like a thief

    LOCH 1983 tvb - Felix as GJ
    equal to
    LOCH 2002 cctv - MCF awesome

    HSDS 1986 tvb - mainly because of Bao Fong as Z3F

    XAJH 1996 tvb - Jackie Lui and the script accuracy

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    Originally posted by junny
    I can't imagine him as anything other than a wimp.
    thus suiting Zhang Wuji rather well, no?
    忽见柳荫下两个小孩子在哀哀痛哭,瞧模样正是武敦儒、武修文兄弟。郭芙大声叫道:「喂,你们在干甚麽?」武 修文回头见是郭芙,哭道:「我们在哭,你不见麽?」

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    OT, but whenever Xiao Ao Jiang Hu is mentioned, that song 'Cang Hai Yi Sheng Xiao' immediately comes to mind.

    Its the most perfect fit I can think of for a song to a wuxia novel.

    For LOCH, its that duet one from the TVB 80s series, whatever its called.

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