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Once Upon a Time in China II (1992)
"Wong Fei Hung II: Nam yee tung chi keung" (original title)

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In the sequel to the Tsui Hark classic, Wong Fei-Hung faces The White Lotus society, a fanatical cult seeking to drive the Europeans out of China through violence, even attacking Chinese ... See full summary »

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Luke Ho-Dung
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Commander Lan
Tielin Zhang ...
Xin Xin Xiong ...
Priest Gao Kung
Paul Fonoroff ...
British Consul
Shi-Kwan Yen ...
Governor Chung (as Yee Kwan Yan)
Ka-Kui Ho ...
Innkeeper Mak
Michael Miller ...
Dr. Thompson
Dion Lam ...
Governor Chung's Assistant
Shu-Kei Chow ...
Commander Lan's Man
Joe Chu ...
White Lotus Sect Regiment Commander
Chuen Chiang ...
White Lotus Sect Member
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In the sequel to the Tsui Hark classic, Wong Fei-Hung faces The White Lotus society, a fanatical cult seeking to drive the Europeans out of China through violence, even attacking Chinese who follow Western ways. Wong must also defend Dr. Sun Yat Sen, a revolutionary, from the military. With his friends, loved ones, and the future of China itself at stake, Wong must once again use his martial arts skills to defend the innocent. Written by Ian Cohen

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Era Uma Vez na China 2  »

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The two greatest fight scenes ever !!!
14 July 2000 | by (arlington, va) – See all my reviews

I have to disagree with a lot of the comments. This is a great martial arts movie !! The fight scenes are few and far between, and the plot a bit convoluted -- but the quality of fighting is absolutely superb. Tsui Hark has managed to restrain himself and just get some really kick-ass moves out of Jet Li and Donnie Yen (the later movies in this series are just way too fantastical for a classic kungfu movie). I have seen almost all of Jet Li's movies (and several of Donnie Yen's) and I will have to say that the two fight sequences between Li and Yen are the best ever filmed. I found myself skipping over the rest of the movie just to see these two scenes over and over again. Their techniques were simply marvelous...(It was refreshing to see David Chiang, an old favorite of mine back in the 70s, though). How they ever filmed it boggles the mind. "Fist of Legend" and "Tai Chi Master" may have more colorful fighting, and the latter may be a better overall movie, but the true afficionado (and I have been watching these kungfu flicks for about 30 years) will really appreciate the quality of fighting here. Tsui Hark has distilled the essence of HK kungfu movies into these two scenes.


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