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Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen -- Playing the hero first portrayed by Bruce Lee in Fist of Fury, Donnie Yen reprises his role as legendary fighter Chen Zhen in this breakneck kung fu thriller set in Shanghai during its occupation by the Japanese in World War II.
Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen -- 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 ...
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21 September 2010 (China) See more »
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Seven years after the apparent death of Chen Zhen, who was shot after discovering who was responsible... See more » | Add synopsis »
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4 nominations See more »
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Review: Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen
 (From Slackerwood. 28 April 2011, 11:30 AM, PDT)

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convoluted plot but historically accurate See more (33 total) »

Cast

 

Donnie Yen ... Chen Zhen

Qi Shu ... Fang Qing

Anthony Chau-Sang Wong ... Liu Yutian

Bo Huang ... Inspector Huang Hao Long

Shawn Yue ... General Zeng
Yasuaki Kurata ... Tsuyoshi Chikaraishi

Siyan Huo ... Vivian
Gregory Wong (as Wong Chung Yiu)
Ryu Kohata ... Colonel Takeshi Chikaraishi
Tony Ho
Kenji Tanigaki ... Gangster / Fighter in dojo

Karl Dominik ... Vincent
Akira ... Sasaki Chikaraishi
Miao Chi
Ikki Funaki
Jiajia Chen ... Huang Lan
Su Ma ... General Zhou's wife
Hua Yan ... Fighter in dojo
Songwen Zhang ... Wen-Zai
Xiaolei Huang
Alex Ahlstrom ... American Soldier
Tian Gao
Minowa Yasufumi
Jan-To Tam ... Fighter in dojo
Chris Tsui ... Chris
Li Xiao-Lin ... Qiu Ting
Jessie Zhou Hong ... Concubine
Wang Feng
Yu Mu-Zi
Lau Tou
Zhou Yang ... Qi Zhi-Shan
Zhang Zhi-Hong
Hu Shan-Shan
Yue Ma ... General Zhou
Lai Xi
Zhang Huai-Yu
Shi Feng
Wong San
Zhang Huei
Zhou Wang
Xia Yi-Yao
Yale Varty ... American Soldier

Directed by
Wai-keung Lau  (as Andrew Lau)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Gordon Chan  screenplay
Chi-Sing Cheung 
Koon-nam Lui 
Frankie Tam 

Produced by
Gordon Chan .... producer
Ellen Chang .... co-producer
Paul Cheng .... co-producer
Siu Kin Cheung .... associate producer
Man Kei Chin .... associate producer
John Chong .... executive producer
Lorraine Ho .... co-producer
Peter Lam .... executive producer
Wai-keung Lau .... producer
Zhong-lun Ren .... executive producer
Chang-tian Wang .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Kwong Wing Chan 
 
Cinematography by
Wai-keung Lau (director of photography) (as Andrew Lau)
Man-Ching Ng (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Wai Chiu Chung  (as Azrael Chung)
 
Production Design by
Tze Fung Li 
 
Art Direction by
Che Kiu Lam  (as Eric Lam)
 
Costume Design by
Dora Ng 
 
Makeup Department
Maggie Choy .... makeup artist
Wai Hing Lau .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Paul Au .... production manager
Mok Fung Yee .... assistant production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Wing-Leung Fong .... second assistant director
Yiu-Leung Ho .... third assistant director
Cindy Yu .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Little B. .... production draughtsman
Lam Jan-Yiu .... props
Wai Kin Lam .... property master
Hay Man .... production signage
Kin Hung Wong .... props
Yu Chung Wong .... props
Sai Yan Yeung .... props
 
Sound Department
Kinson Tsang .... sound editor
Kinson Tsang .... supervising sound designer
 
Visual Effects by
Siu Fu Ma .... compositor
Edward Pak .... compositor
Victor Wong .... visual effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Jan-To Tam .... action choreographer
Kenji Tanigaki .... action choreographer
Hua Yan .... action choreographer
Donnie Yen .... action director
Hiroyuki Yoshida .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Yiu Ming Chan .... assistant camera
Hang Chen .... film loader: shanghai unit
Yuk-chuen Cheung .... gaffer
Wai Shing Fan .... assistant lighting
Jun Fu .... still photographer
Jai Ip .... gaffer
Siu Ching Ip .... cinematographer: second unit
Billy Ko .... assistant camera
Xiaodong Liu .... assistant lighting: shanghai unit
Chengli Long .... assistant lighting: shanghai unit
Chenghui Tang .... assistant lighting: shanghai unit
Jiangping Xiang .... assistant lighting: shanghai unit
Liming Yang .... lead gaffer: shanghai unit
Tao Yang .... electrician
Tao Yu .... assistant lighting: shanghai unit
Youguan Zhao .... assistant lighting: shanghai unit
Shenglong Zhou .... assistant lighting: shanghai unit
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bosheng Jiang .... tailor
Linzhen Ni .... production seamstress
Xinfeng Wu .... production seamstress
Gangying Xi .... laundry
 
Editorial Department
Stéphane Ma .... assistant colorist (as Stephane Ma)
 
Other crew
He Cheng .... translator: japanese
Siu Kin Cheung .... planner
Man Kei Chin .... production advisor
Yongmei Duanmu .... cashier
Tony Ho .... dance instructor
Hao Huang .... script supervisor
Peter Lam .... presenter
Wei Li .... continuity
Amy Liu .... finance
Kam-Ku Luk .... production assistant
Ronghao Ma .... continuity
Weichiao Ren .... continuity
Zhong-lun Ren .... presenter
Qi Shen .... caterer
Nan Leung Si-Wan .... dance instructor
Leo Sze .... production accountant
Chang-tian Wang .... presenter (as Changtian Wang)
Zhenxing Wang .... parking manager
Long Wu .... continuity
Chunlong Xiao .... cashier
Ying Xu .... physician
Haixue Yin .... continuity
Guoqiang Yu .... continuity
Bingbing Zhai .... continuity
Peng Zhao .... adminstrative assistant: shanghai unit
Leilei Zheng .... continuity
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Jing wu feng yun: Chen Zhen" - Hong Kong (original title)
"Chen Zhen: The Turbulence of Jing Wu" - International (English title) (literal English title)
"Legend of the Fist" - International (English title) (short title)
"The Legend of Chen Zhen" - International (English title) (alternative title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for strong violence, martial arts action and some language
Runtime:
106 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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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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Anachronisms: The movie is set in 1925, most of the cars are from late 1940s to early 1950s.See more »
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References Batman Begins (2005)See more »

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8 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
convoluted plot but historically accurate, 27 July 2011
Author: vps2 from United States

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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