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The New Legend of Shaolin (1994)

Hung Hei Kwun: Siu Lam ng zou (original title)
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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, ... See full summary »

Directors:

Jing Wong, Corey Yuen

Writers:

Domonic Muir (dubbed version), Jing Wong
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jet Li ... Hung Hei Kwun
Chingmy Yau ... Red Bean
Deannie Ip ... Red Bean's Mother (as Deannie Yip)
Miu Tse Miu Tse ... Hung Man Ting (as Mo Tse)
Sung Young Chen ... Ma Kai-Sin
Chunhua Ji ... Ma Ling-Yee (as Chun Hua Ji)
Damian Lau ... Chan Kan-Nam
Lung Wei Wang ... Commander
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ko-Liang Chu
Jian Kui Sun Jian Kui Sun ... Renegade Monk
Jing Wong ... Cameo
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Storyline

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>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

3 March 1994 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Legend of the Red Dragon See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,038,602
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Eastern Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (USA) (dubbed)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Red Bean's Mother: ...Bring it on, you sons-a-b*tches!
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Alternate Versions

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 »

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References Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance (1972) See more »

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Full version highly recommended!
10 April 2007 | by archienhiSee all my reviews

Great, fun martial arts flick. Very tongue-in-cheek and light-hearted. Excellent chemistry and performances from all the main actors.

Jet Li plays a serious, heroic character like something out of a comic book - this is one of the earliest movies I've seen using this comic-book technique. His son is simply amazing and funny as a very disciplined young martial artist. On their journey they come across a couple of con-artists (mother and daughter) with the most hilarious results. A hero's quest with a range of other fantastic characters thrown in make for a great comic, action-adventure story.

Also great for all the family. It explores themes of loyalty and traditional Chinese father-son, mother-daughter, peer, and romantic relationships in a silly but highly enjoyable manner.

Make sure you see the full, subtitled version though. Not the cut-down version or the poor dubbed version.


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