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Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen (2010)
"Jing wu feng yun: Chen Zhen" (original title)

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Seven years after the apparent death of Chen Zhen, who was shot after discovering who was responsible for his teacher's death (Huo Yuanjia) in Japanese-occupied Shanghai. A mysterious ... See full summary »

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Huang Lan
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Seven years after the apparent death of Chen Zhen, who was shot after discovering who was responsible for his teacher's death (Huo Yuanjia) in Japanese-occupied Shanghai. A mysterious stranger arrives from overseas and befriends a local mafia boss. That man is a disguised Chen Zhen, who intends to infiltrate the mob when they form an alliance with the Japanese. Disguising himself as a caped fighter by night, Chen intends to take out everyone involved as well as get his hands on an assassination list prepared by the Japanese. Written by Kokken Tor

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Legend of the Fist  »

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Opening Weekend:

$11,365 (USA) (22 April 2011)

Gross:

$48,398 (USA) (10 June 2011)
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The first Hong Kong/Chinese film to be mixed in the "Dolby Surround 7.1" encoding system. Coincidentally, Wai-keung Lau's movie Kuen sun (2001) was the first Hong Kong film mixed in the "Dolby Digital EX" 6.1 surround encoding system. See more »

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The motorcycle is a Chinese made Chang Jiang which is a copy of a pre-WWII German BMW. This particular motorcycle had directional lights which war era bikes did not have and was manufactured in the mid to late 1990s. See more »

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Great Martial Arts Flick
15 August 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Seven years after the apparent death of Chen Zhen, who was shot after discovering who was responsible...

You have to love Donnie Yen. The day of martial arts films may have passed decades ago, but with Yen, it should come back. The film things I have seen him in are among the best martial arts films I have ever experienced.

What I liked about this film was that it had martial arts mixed with warfare, and also Chinese history. Martial arts alone would have sold this film, but mixing fists with guns is a nice touch... and putting it into the context of the Chinese resistance to Japan? Brilliant.

Another thing about this film... the disparity between the English dub and the English subtitles is big enough that it not only rarely matches, it almost tells two completely different stories. I suggest that if you have the dub on, keep the subtitles on, too. It is pretty funny seeing how far off the two versions are -- and some of the jokes appear in one version but not the other, so to get the full effect both parts are needed.


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