Su Qi-Er retired from his life as a renowned Qing dynasty general in order to pursue his dream of a family and his own martial arts school. However, Su's peaceful life is shattered when his...
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In early Republican China, rumors were going around about the treasure in Wudang Mountain. An American conspirator took his well-trained kung fu daughter to Wudang by sponsoring a Taoist martial arts competition, to steal the treasure.
Brand new epic adventure set during a tumultuous time in China, when left without a leader, the cavalry is attacked by the powerful allies and pirate bands. A martial arts master, Wong ... See full summary »
In 1905, revolutionist Sun Yat-Sen visits Hong Kong to discuss plans with Tongmenghui members to overthrow the Qing dynasty. But when they find out that assassins have been sent to kill him, they assemble a group of protectors to prevent any attacks.
Two friends, ex Shaolin monks, part ways as they brush with the ongoing rebellion against the government. The ambitious one rises up to be a powerful military commander, while his betrayed friend resorts to learn the calm ways of Tai Chi.
Su Qi-Er retired from his life as a renowned Qing dynasty general in order to pursue his dream of a family and his own martial arts school. However, Su's peaceful life is shattered when his vengeful adopted brother, Yuan Lie, kidnaps his son and leaves Su for dead. Saved from his demise by his wife Ying and the reclusive doctor Yu, Su resolves to perfect his technique so that he may defeat Yuan Lie and reunite his family. Suffering from visions that he aided in his training by two of the "Eight Immortals" in the form of the mystical "God of Wushu" and the eccentric "Old Sage" master of Drunken Boxing. He embarks on the path that would eventually give rise to the legend of the "King of Beggars."Written by
Most people feel hate, without being aware of the value of life. One life is connected to many hearts.
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In the UK cuts were required to remove sight of unsimulated animal cruelty (in this case, a horse being tripped). Cuts required in accordance with BBFC Guidelines, policy and the Cinematograph Films (Animals) Act 1937. See more »
This Chinese general guy has it all. He has a wife (albeit a rather ugly one) and a child that he loves, he is a great wushu fighter and a general respected by all. Even the emperor likes him and offers him a governorship. But he wants peace and quiet with the family, so he retires.
And so the troubles begin. Everybody comes to beat him up and they usually manage to do it quite badly. People that he loves are hurt or die. He loses himself to alcohol and madness. However, he overcomes all and wins the day, even against honorless European wrestlers that like to kill Chinese fighters for fun. (doesn't this ever get old in Asia?)
The fighting scenes were really good, so as a kung-fu movie I have to rate it high. Everything else kind of sucked, though. The actors played badly, especially the obnoxious little kid that never dies! The music is filled with Chinese violins trying to inspire some emotion, but only managing exasperation. And all the characters are damn ugly and utterly annoying. You may not believe me, considering Michelle Yeoh is in the cast, but she has the shortest of roles.
Bottom line: a stupid roughneck goes through life brawling, getting drunk, hurting the woman that loves him and the child she begot, wallows in self pity, then brawls again. Not to fun, if you think about it, except the fighting scenes were well done.
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