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Snake & Crane: Arts of Shaolin [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

Jet Li , Sharla Cheung , Jing Wong , Woo-ping Yuen    DVD
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Jet Li, Sharla Cheung, Dicky Cheung, Pak-cheung Chan, Ka-Yan Leung
  • Directors: Jing Wong, Woo-ping Yuen
  • Writers: Jing Wong
  • Producers: Jet Li, Charles Heung
  • Format: Colour, DVD-Video, NTSC
  • Language: Chinese
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Unrated (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Beverly Wilshire
  • DVD Release Date: 1 Jan 2002
  • Run Time: 111 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004ZES2
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 434,026 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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In Last Hero in China, Jet Li reprises his role as Wong Fei-Hong, a legendary figure in China. Both a doctor and a teacher of martial arts, Wong has just moved his school in Canton, only to discover that the neighbouring house is a brothel. Though Wong's students are delighted and the earnest brothel master only wants to study with him, Wong feels he has lost face. But this becomes the least of his troubles: soon he's fighting a corrupt police chief, a temple of slave-trading monks, and a deafness-causing medicine sold to children--and that's just in the first hour. Last Hero in China is a grand melodrama, featuring exaggerated heroes and villains, goofy humour and hyperbolic kung fu action. The plot takes some hard-to-follow turns, but the action is so non-stop it hardly matters. The lion vs. centipede dance/fight has to be seen to be believed, to say nothing of the priest with a floating lotus chariot and a flying claw. Jet Li is in fine form, Gordon Liu (as the venal top cop) is maniacal and despicable, and the lovely Cheung Man plays an expert martial artist looking for her kidnapped sister. The character of Wong Fei-Hong also appears in the Once Upon a Time in China series (where he was first played by Li) and in Jackie Chan's Drunken Master movies. --Bret Fetzer


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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Legend 24 April 2005
Format:DVD
This film demonstrates fantastic martial arts skills and has a quite good story line. The synopsis says he has to fight for his honour and this doesn't become apparent in the final battle. He fights alone, the cover of the dvd may give the impression he fights in an army. The cause for the final battle isn't as heroic as the synopsis claims. The film has english subtitles which in my opinion can often be frustrating but creates a more realistic martial feel to the film. This is good fun to watch although it isn't Jet Li's best film. That in my opinion has to be Twin Warriors with Michelle Yeoh. Good but not brilliant, should be bought at a cheap price. SN
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
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Format:DVD
As always Jet Li displays a tremendous amount of grace and precision in all his fantastic martial arts fight sequences. Although the action is mainly traditional and he is dressed in a bird outfit at one point - the film still delivers an awesome closing fight scene. There are various styles of fighting, bird, centipede and shaolin - but the film is worth watching alone for the finale. Reminiscent of the old chinese movies / styles this film is very enjoyable and comical at times.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Jet Li masterful 26 Jun 2011
Format:DVD
Jet Li brings all his skills to bear in this highly entertaining finale of the Wong Fei Hung series of films. if you suspend belief in Li dressed as a chicken fighting a plastic centipede and just enjoy the ride of what is a very under-rated Jet Li movie.
Li plays the hero brilliantly and is ably assisted by an great cast all whom play their part with tongue very much in cheek. From the ladies of the brothel to the wonderful end fight Last Hero in China is a well made film with humor wonderfully mixed with the straight laced Wong Fei Hung.
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