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Jie tou sha shou (1996)

R | | Action | 1 January 2012 (USA)
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Donnie Yen fights a deadly assassin named Tiger Yu and teaming a band of insurrectionists battling a malevolent gang of weapons smugglers.

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Lu Chiang Chao (as Lu-Jiang Jua), Lan Jing
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Cast

Credited cast:
Donnie Yen ... Iron Monkey
Billy Chow ... Jade Tiger's Brother
Wu Ma ... Ken
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Steve Benson Steve Benson
Richard Cansino ... (voice)
Jian-li Chang Jian-li Chang ... Jade Tiger
Cam Clarke ... Representative in the city (voice)
Lara Cody Lara Cody ... (voice)
Peter Doyle Peter Doyle ... (voice)
Ron Edwars Ron Edwars
Keith Ferguson Keith Ferguson ... (voice)
Graeme Ford Graeme Ford ... (voice)
Jessica Gee-George ... Li Wen Min (voice) (as Jessica Gee)
Grant George ... Iron Monkey (voice)
Huansong Han Huansong Han
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Donnie Yen fights a deadly assassin named Tiger Yu and teaming a band of insurrectionists battling a malevolent gang of weapons smugglers.

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Country:

Hong Kong | Taiwan | China

Language:

Mandarin | Cantonese

Release Date:

1 January 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gai tau sat sau See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$14,569,178, 11 November 2001
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Gold Rush Film Co. See more »
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Runtime:

| (USA) (dubbed)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Donnie Yen stars in both Iron Monkey films. See more »

Alternate Versions

There is a alternate version done by Miramax, and was not released on DVD or Blu-ray, but obscure their own version because Miramax would thought that the public would criticize the English Adaptation of the film that Miramax's Version makes it a sequel, but the Miramax version is only available on Netflix & Lionsgate's YouTube Channel "LionsgateVOD (only for purchase). See more »

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Follows Siu nin Wong Fei Hung chi: Tit ma lau (1993) See more »

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Incomprehensible but fun
12 September 2000 | by drngorSee all my reviews

Donnie Yen returns in this "sequel" to the 1993 classic that was considered by many to be one of the best kung fu movies ever. This one however, is a far cry from that status. The storyline takes place probably 40-50 years after the first one did. Donnie Yen replaces Yu Rong Gwong as the Iron Monkey and does battle w/ some corrupt warlords and arms dealers.

There are a lot of characters in this movie, many of which don't seem to have a real place within the structure of the story. Billy Chow is made out to be a major character but doesn't appear until the end of the movie. The Iron Monkey character is not defined and really doesn't have a huge part in the movie. A lot of the story concentrates on a pair of con artists and a man looking for his father.

Now let's discuss the fight scenes. The fight scenes are really fast and high-energy. Donnie Yen uses a lot of wing chun and his usual tae kwon do/wushu kicking. He's impressive, as is his co-star. Billy Chow's kickboxing is impressive as well. The wires aren't overdone (a complaint made against the original Iron Monkey film). The main problem is constant speeding up of the camera.

In conclusion, this movie fails as a sequel to Iron Monkey, but as just a kung fu movie, it's pretty good. 7/10


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