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Jing wu feng yun: Chen Zhen (2010)

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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 »

Director:

Wai-Keung Lau (as Andrew Lau)

Writers:

Gordon Chan (screenplay), Chi-Sing Cheung | 2 more credits »
4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Donnie Yen ... Chen Zhen
Qi Shu ... Fang Qing
Anthony Chau-Sang Wong ... Liu Yutian (as Anthony Wong)
Bo Huang ... Inspector Huang Hao Long
Ryu Kohata Ryu Kohata ... Colonel Takeshi Chikaraishi (as Kohata Ryuichi)
Siyan Huo ... Vivian
Zhou Yang Zhou Yang ... Qi Zhi-Shan
Shawn Yue ... General Zeng
Yasuaki Kurata ... Tsuyoshi Chikaraishi
Akira Akira ... Sasaki Chikaraishi
Yue Ma Yue Ma ... General Zhou
Jiajia Chen Jiajia Chen ... Huang Lan
Songwen Zhang Songwen Zhang ... Wen-Zai
Ikki Funaki Ikki Funaki
Gregory Wong Gregory Wong ... (as Wong Chung Yiu)
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Storyline

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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Action | Drama | History

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, martial arts action and some language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Hong Kong | China

Release Date:

21 September 2010 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

Legend of the Fist See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,365, 24 April 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$48,398, 12 June 2011
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Dolby Digital EX

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film featured two actors who had portrayed Ip Man. Donnie Yen played the character in the "Ip Man" trilogy and Anthony Chau-Sang Wong played him in Ip Man: The Final Fight (2013). See more »

Goofs

The original movie The Green Hornet is mentioned in the movie, while it is part of the homage to Bruce Lee, the movie came out in 1940, 15 years after the movie takes place. See more »

Connections

References Fist of Fury (1972) See more »

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Habanera from 'Carmen'
By Georges Bizet
Performed by Qi Shu
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Well-choreographed story of a masked freedom fighter
21 March 2013 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

Another fest of ass-kicking from Hong Kong superstar Donnie Yen, LEGEND OF THE FIST is loosely based on the same legend as Bruce Lee's FIST OF LEGEND and Jet Li's FIST OF LEGEND. Yen plays a masked freedom fighter battling against imperial Japanese forces during their occupation of Shanghai during the 1920s, and the film is a rousing, action-packed slice of superlative entertainment.

Okay, so the action doesn't quite have the edge of the similar IP MAN and its sequel, but generally speaking it's very good indeed. There's a particular viciousness to the scenes involving Yen going around and battling or murdering his beleaguered city's oppressors, and an involved, conspiracy style-storyline means that nobody can truly be trusted. The ending, which builds to one final bout with the enemy, is predictable in the extreme but nonetheless crowd-pleasing and hugely entertaining.

Yen sleepwalks through his role a bit, having played this type of character loads over the years, but he's given strong support in the likes of established names such as Shawn Yue, Anthony Wong and Shu Qi. The fast-paced story is handled well by Andrew Lau's Infernal Affairs, who brings the same kind of twisty, gritty vitality to this story as he did with that hugely influential cops vs. gangsters movie. And, of course, there are lots and lots of scenes of Yen kicking ass as only he knows how, including a spectacular opening that celebrates the little-known Chinese role in WW1.


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