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Fist of Legend (1994)
"Jing wu ying xiong" (original title)

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In 1937, a Chinese martial artist returns to Shanghai to find his teacher dead and his school harassed by the Japanese.

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Shinobu Nakayama ...
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Hou Ting-An (as Chin Siu Ho)
Billy Chow ...
General Fujita (Supreme Killer) (as Billy Chau)
Yasuaki Kurata ...
Fuimo Funakoshi
Paul Chun ...
Uncle Noh (as Paul Chiang)
Ada Choi ...
Rose
Cheung-Yan Yuen ...
Captain Jie
Toshimichi Takahashi ...
Japanese Ambassador
Suk-Mui Tam ...
Wei
Jackson Liu ...
Ryuichi Akutagawa (as Lou Hsueh Hsien)
Sun Wong ...
Cook
Man Biu Lee ...
Biu
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English Gentleman at dock
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Chen Zhen, a Chinese engineering student in Kyoto, who braves the insults and abuse of his Japanse fellow students for his local love Mitsuko Yamada, daughter of the director, returns in 1937 to his native Shangai, under Japanse protectorate -in fact military occupation- after reading about the death of his kung-fu master Huo Yuan Jia in a fight against the Japanese champion Ryuichi Akutagawa. While overcoming suspicion and ambition within the kungfu school, Chen exhumes his master to prove Hou's defeat was the result of poisoning. Both nationalities make the case a test of honor, so Chinese and Japanese pride are at stake when it culminates in Chen's final epic duel against the ruthless, undefeated Japanese general Fujita. Written by KGF Vissers

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To avenge his masters death, He'll fight like never before!

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Rated R for some strong martial arts violence | See all certifications »

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22 December 1994 (Hong Kong)  »

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The U.S Version made by Miramax for it's release on video in 2000 immediately caused an uproar with the Hong Kong Cinema fan community because it contained only a new English dub/score with alterations to the original dialogue and no original Cantonese option - a process many of their Hong Kong-acquired titles suffered (not to mention the edits). See more »

Goofs

During the blindfold fight between Chen Zhen and the uncle in the field, the uncle's blindfold changes position. See more »

Quotes

Fumio Funakoshi: What fist is this?
Chen Zhen: Don't ask, it's a good fist if it wins.
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Excellent martial arts movie
14 October 2004 | by (Ellicott City, MD) – See all my reviews

This movie has excellent choreography and is fairly well put together. The story is simple, classic, and well known since it is based on a Bruce Lee movie. The girl is also quite attractive.

One thing to note is all the different versions floating out there. A lot of the critical reviews here are based on edited and badly dubbed versions. I believe someone even mentioned that there was also 2 endings (not sure how different) depending on the version.

I would have to recommend that no one watches the dubbed version. It is absolutely horrendous.

The uncut subbed version deserves a 8.5/10


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