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I didn't find either the plot or the wu shu choreography particularly interesting and actually fell asleep for part of the movie
on 26 January 2016
Most if not all of the reviews found for this Dragon Dvd release are grossly inaccurate including Amazon's own product information. They are all referring to the Yuen Woo Ping directed 1993 new wave kungfu classic starring Jet Lee and Michelle Yeoh. Same title different movie entirely !
This Dragon release is a China made old skool 1980s kungfu movie in the vein of Jet Lee's early Shaolin Temple trilogy.
While Yuen Woo Ping's new wave hit is about the legendary Zhang San Feng and how he came to found the Tai Chi System, this Dragon release starring Hoi Yin Lee is a general tale of tai chi kung fu experts fighting against injustice and tyranny. Action choreography is so so in that it showcases China wu shu (which is not surprising this being a China production where all the actors and stuntmen are wushu practitioners) as opposed to the preferred Hong Kong style of old skool kung fu fight choreography from the likes of Yuen Woo Ping and Lau Gar Leung.
I didn't find either the plot or the wu shu choreography particularly interesting and actually fell asleep for part of the movie waking up to see a tediously long contemporary wu shu style fight at the conclusion. I think the good guys won out against the baddies... Would've awarded at the most 2 stars but threw in the 3rd for a good video to dvd transfer. Anyway Buyers Beware! This isn't the Jet Lee Michelle Yeoh classic advertised by Amazon!!