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 »
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.
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... See full summary »
A police officer called Mr. Cool, who falls in love with an amnesiac named Jojo. Boy and Lee use WeChat and bump into each other one day. They decide to play a game to date each other for seven days but not to fall in love.
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
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 »
The original movie The Green Hornet is mentioned in the movie, while it is part of the homage to Bruce Lee, the movie came out in 1940, 15 years after the movie takes place. See more »
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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