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A martial artist/doctor steals from the corrupt authorities as a masked thief to give to the poor while another martial artist/doctor is forced to hunt him down. But a major threat unites them as a powerful and traitorous shaolin monk takes over the authorities.
In 1905, revolutionist Sun Yat-Sen visits Hong Kong to discuss plans with Tongmenghui members to overthrow the Qing dynasty. But when they find out that assassins have been sent to kill him, they assemble a group of protectors to prevent any attacks.
A Hong Kong immigrant in the U.S. opens a martial arts school and publishes self-help books to cash in on the Bruce Lee craze. But this leads to a violent feud with a vindictive gun shop owner, whose son got killed in a street fight after increasing self-esteem in martial arts from reading the self-help books.
In this television series adaptation of the Bruce Lee movie, Chen Zhen is a young farmer whose family has been killed by thieves. Along with his sister, he goes to Shanghai to find a way to rebuild his land. However, it is not long before he gets into trouble with a local gang and because of his kung fu skills, ends up joining the gang. It is not long before Chen meets Master Fok Yuen-Gaap, the man who changes Chen Zhen's life. Chen joins Fok's school, falls for a Japanese woman, and fights to keep the honor of the school, all while the Japanese have taken over the territory in pre-World War II Shanghai. Written by
Though clearly shot for TV, the packaged 2CD set I rented was still fantastic for all the action. Generally, such detailed fight choreography is rare for the small screen. They squeeze down 10+ hours to a mere 3.5 in the CD version, so the plot doesn't make too much sense. But it just means that the fighting comes more often. And with Donnie Yen at the action helm, you know it's quality.
If you are looking for good acting, logical events, maybe even a good romance story, then give this a pass. This is driven mainly by one-dimensional ideals of loyalty, family, revenge, and testosterone. But if you're a huge kung-fu fan and love typical HK TV plot lines, then this is definitely worth a watch!
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