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

R  |   |  Action, Drama, History  |  21 September 2010 (China)
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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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Fang Qing
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Liu Yutian
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Inspector Huang Hao Long
Ryu Kohata ...
Colonel Takeshi Chikaraishi
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Vivian
Zhou Yang ...
Qi Zhi-Shan
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General Zeng
Yasuaki Kurata ...
Tsuyoshi Chikaraishi
Akira ...
Sasaki Chikaraishi
Yue Ma ...
General Zhou
Jiajia Chen ...
Huang Lan
Songwen Zhang ...
Wen-Zai
Ikki Funaki
Gregory Wong ...
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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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Rated R for strong violence, martial arts action and some language | See all certifications »

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Opening Weekend:

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

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$48,398 (USA) (10 June 2011)
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Trivia

The first Hong Kong/Chinese film to be mixed in the "Dolby Surround 7.1" encoding system. Coincidentally, Wai-Keung Lau's movie The Avenging Fist (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 movie is set in 1925, most of the cars are from late 1940s to early 1950s. See more »

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convoluted plot but historically accurate
27 July 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Although the narrative gets convoluted at times, the historical setting of the Chinese labor corps sent to aid the allied war effort during world war 1 is historically factual ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_Labour_Corps ), though it has been largely forgotten.

the Chinese intelligentsia also successfully mounted pressure to cause Japan to delay full scale aggression until the 30s ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twenty-One_Demands )

this movie is essentially a big budget hong kong action movie produced as a homage to Bruce Lee. At times it strives to be too many homages at once with Donnie Yen resurrecting both Kato AND Chen Zhen ( Fist of Fury).

It shouldn't be conceived as Chinese propaganda (anymore than any of the Bruce Lee movies were) or anti-Japanese, as long as you understand that the Chinese truly were the underdogs back then.

in fact, the young Japanese actor playing the colonel totally stole the show.


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