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Once Upon a Time in China III (1992)

Wong Fei Hung III: Si wong jaang ba (original title)
Master Wong and his disciples enroll in the 'Dancing Lion Competition' to stop an assassination plot and to battle an arrogant, deceitful opponent.

Director:

Hark Tsui
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Cast

Cast overview:
Jet Li ... Wong Fei-Hung
Rosamund Kwan ... 13th Aunt
Siu Chung Mok ... Leung Foon
Xin Xin Xiong ... Ghost Foot Seven
Shun Lau ... Wong Kei-Ying
John Wakefield John Wakefield ... Tumanovsky
Jin Chiu Jin Chiu ... Chiu Tin-Bai (as Gin Chiu)
Cunzhuang Ge Cunzhuang Ge ... Lee Hung-Cheung
Tak-Yan Wong Tak-Yan Wong ... Yan
Chunzhong Zhang Chunzhong Zhang ... Master Chiu
Jin Meng Jin Meng
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Storyline

Wong Fei-Hung and sidekick Chung arrive in Peking just as the Empress announces a Lion Dance martial arts contest. Also accompanying him is cousin Yee, his young, Westernized aunt-by-adoption, to whom Wong is secretly betrothed. Wong faces a possible romantic rival in a Russian diplomat, Tumanovsky, whom Aunt Yee knew back in school, and a martial arts rival in the brutal Club Foot, who beats up Wong's father. Club Foot works for the slimy Leung Fun, who is determined to win the prestigious Lion Dance contest at any cost. However, by the time the spectacular Lion Dance contest occurs many things will change. Written by Reid Gagle

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A Hero Beyond All Others.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | Russian

Release Date:

11 February 1993 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Once Upon a Time in China III See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$3,560,604
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (uncut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

First film of "Once Upon a Time in China" series presented in Dolby Stereo sound. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 45 mins) When Wong Fei-hung kicks his lion costume to the air, the string holding it is clearly visible. See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK cinema version was cut by 4 secs by the BBFC to remove a horse-fall, though a re-inspection proved it to have been a safe stunt and the cut was waived for the 2000 video release. However for the 2001 Medusa DVD the original cut print was released in error. See more »

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So many lion dancers!
26 March 2017 | by OllieSuave-007See all my reviews

Jet Li plays the legendary Chinese martial arts hero, Wong Fei Hung once more. Set in ancient China, the cinematography once again catches the scenery and atmosphere beautifully and sets the stage for all the awesome action sequences.

Jet Li's impressive martial arts moves continue to be a highlight of the film, battling bad guys left and right. In this movie, he and his disciples take part in a "Dancing Lion Competition" to stop an assassination plot.

The lion dance competition toward the climax of the film is probably the biggest highlight of the film - dozens of lion dancers battle it out to win the prize, including facing off with dragon dancers and the humongous sharp-toothed lion head.

The acting went overboard in my opinion. Jet Li acted too dramatic in his role and Xin Xin Xiong acted like he was angry at the entire world - too vengeful and too full of uncontrollable rage.

The music score is also well played, especially the toe tapping and theme sung by George Lam. Not as suspenseful as the original Jet Li Wong Fei Hung movie, though. The lion dances were a treat, but the overall plot went all over the place somewhat.

Grade C


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