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Kuo-fu Chen (story)
Chia-lu Chang (screenplay)
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Release Date:
25 October 2012 (China) See more »
Chinese steampunk martial arts blockbuster about the early years of Tai chi master Yang Luchan, the... See more » | Add synopsis »
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underrated amazing slick kung-fu film See more (6 total) »


  (in credits order)

Yuan Xiaochao ... Yang Lu Chan

Qi Shu ... Mother Yang

Tony Ka Fai Leung ... Master Chen Chang Xing

Angelababy ... Chen Yu Niang
Eddie Peng ... Fang Zi Jing

Daniel Wu ... Mad Monk
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Stephen Fung ... Nan

Peter Stormare ... Duke Fleming
Yin Tse ... the 10th Grandmaster
Di Wu ... Chen You Zhi

Jade Xu ... Sister Mahjong

Wei Ai Xuan ... Zhao Di
Biao Yuen ... Li Qiankun

Directed by
Stephen Fung (attached)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Chia-lu Chang  screenplay
Kuo-fu Chen  story
Hsiao-tse Cheng  screenplay

Produced by
Kuo-fu Chen .... executive producer
Kuo-fu Chen .... producer
Cinematography by
Yiu-Fai Lai (director of photography)
Peter Ngor (director of photography)
Production Management
Jason Pomerantz .... production manager (IMAX Version)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joe Chan .... second assistant director
Visual Effects by
Yu Lei .... compositor
Camera and Electrical Department
Kwai Yuen Li .... d.i.t.
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nicole Yuen .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Ron Chan .... assistant editor (Chan Chung Ming)
Music Department
Katsunori Ishida .... musical director
Other crew
Sammo Kam-Bo Hung .... action director
Michael Jones .... distribution consultant

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Also Known As:
"Tai Chi 2: The Hero Rises" - International (English title) (alternative title)
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100 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Australia:M (2012) | Canada:PG (British Columbia) | Germany:12 | Hong Kong:IIB | Singapore:PG

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Follows Tai Chi Zero (2012)See more »


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23 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
underrated amazing slick kung-fu film, 29 January 2013
Author: Dan Bayliss from Surbiton, United Kingdom

I saw a popular review with 1 star. What the hell are they watching this film for when the trailer is accurate and the film gives you so much more. Firstly if your a fan of Kung Fu Hustle or Dragon Tiger Gate or even The Storm Riders you will love these couple of films.

In short a martial arts village must survive against the evil steampunk death machines and armies who want to build a railway which would destroy the town.

The story is really secondary. It carries the film, but the effects, action, strong characters are flawless if you understand the genre. Most of it is quite unique and visionary while not compromising on the values of a good dramatised Kung Fu adventure. I mean it is really slick how they merge effects, big graphic overlays to convey action and humour which is really good. My only regret after watching them was that I never saw them in the cinema.

If you like Kung Fu films this must be one of the most rewarding films you will ever see. The vision made reality is really epic. It's an instant classic. Anything less than a 7 and you really shouldn't be watching this type of film as it is a near perfect master class. Crouching Tiger action. Subtle Kung Fu Hustle humour. Tarantino style. Sherlock Holmes steampunk. Main character is like Jet Li early years. AMAZING FILM

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