A young father and his infant son are beset by forces of evil and corruption. They wander China, upholding their sense of honor and protecting the weak. When they are forced into combat, ...
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The Cantonese hero Fong Sai Yuk becomes involved in the secret brotherhood "The Red Flower", who are trying to overthrow the Manchurian emperor and re-establishing the Ming dynasty. The ... See full summary »
This Hong Kong martial-arts extravaganza tells of evil emperors and true love. The secret Red Lotus Flower Society is committed to the overthrow of the evil Manchu Emperor and his minions. ... See full summary »
An undercover cop struggling to provide for his son and ailing wife, must infiltrate a ruthless gang. But things turn sour when another cop blows his cover and he quickly finds himself battling for his life and the lives of his family.
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A young father and his infant son are beset by forces of evil and corruption. They wander China, upholding their sense of honor and protecting the weak. When they are forced into combat, spectacular and hilarious fast-motion kung fu sequences follow. In the end, they must call on all of their abilities in a battle royale, to attempt to vanquish a supernatural man-monster or die trying.Written by
Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>
The US version of the film, released by Columbia/TriStar (under the name "Legend of the Red Dragon"), is cut by about 12 mins. The original version of the film (which the original English name for the film is "New Legend of Shaolin") is about 95 mins long. The version released by Columbia/TriStar is 83 mins long. All the original music is removed from the film and the English dub simplifies the original Cantonese dialog. See more »
This was the first kung-fu movie I ever saw, and I can't think of a better introduction to the genre.
Hong Xiguan has everything -- evil eunuchs, cute kids who are good at kung-fu, babes who are good at kung-fu, monks who are good at kung-fu, and evil melted-face guys who are good at kung-fu. Jet Li is incredible to watch, as always, but the real highlight of this, for me at least, was Tse Miu's performance. Miu's kung-fu is unbelievable, even given the "help" he receives from wires and trampolines, and he has a magnetic screen presence.
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