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Iron Monkey 1993 Subtitles

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Yuen Woo-ping directs Donnie Yen as Wong Kei Ying, a master boxer in 19th century China, whose son is kidnapped. Ying can only save his son if he uses his deadly skills to help the kidnapper, a corrupt politician, fight a mystery character known as Iron Monkey; who steals from the politician and distributes the booty to the poor.

Starring:
Donnie Yen, Jean Wang
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  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 26 minutes
Starring Donnie Yen, Jean Wang, Yu Rong Kwong
Director Yuen Woo Ping
Studio SHOWBOX MEDIA GROUP
Rental release 26 September 2011
Dubbing English
Subtitles English

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Acclaimed director and action choreographer Yuen Woo Ping brings us his most grandiose effort yet. Exhibiting his mastery of the wire movie, as displayed in Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, he brings us this highly entertaining period piece revolving around the father of legendary folk hero Wong Fei Hung (played incredibly convincingly by a young girl!) joining forces with a Robin Hood-esque outlaw who robs from the corrupt and gives to the poor by night, and by day runs a clinic.
Phenomenal Martial Arts player Donnie Yen, who can be seen in Shanghai Knights and Blade II, stars alongside Mainland Chinese Peking Opera Player Yu Rong Kwong in what is a highly ammusing action comedy. Iron Monkey provides all the slapstick you would expect from a Hong Kong movie, as Yuen Woo Ping takes us through the corrupt Manchu governments quest to capture the title character, which culminates in a showdown above a flaming pit that really has to be seen to be believed.
True Martial Arts fans should note that this DVD also provides two documentaries on Wu Shu Forms, along with interviews with leading cast members, Iron Monkey promotional trailers, and some glimpses of hot forthcoming titles.
This title is an absolutely integral addition to the DVD collection of even the most casual admirer of Hong Kong Cinema. Miss it at your peril.
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With the opening shot of a masked figure running silently over rooftops, this film is instantly recognisable as the work of Yuen Woo Ping, the Action Director for The Matrix and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. The Martial Arts sequences are some of the best on film with the films climax acted out over poles of fire. The story is rather 'Robin Hood'-esque, with the Iron Monkey playing the part of a doctor who steals from the rich and gives to the poor. The story is fleshed out with the introduction of a very young Wong Fei Hung, who, with his father, played expertly by Donnie Yen, are woven into the fiasco involving the corrupt town officials. This film is one of the finest of the recent 'period' martial arts films, and a must for all fans of the genre, and for fans of "CTHD".
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This is a movie for all lovers of the kung fu genre, it is action packed, fast paced and exciting.
The film is about this warrior called Iron Monkey(Yu Rong Kwong) who is an innocent doctor during the day, and an ass kicking crime fghter by night. The character "Iron Monkey" is basically the chinese version of robin hood, who steals from the rich to feed the poor. Then along comes Donnie Yen one day, who is also a warrior who fights corruption and it all kicks off from there.
Personnally I think the story line is a bit dodgy but dont let that put you off because the fight scenes are absolutely amazing,
The fight scenes are fast paced action sequences done by the master of fight choreography Yuen Woo-ping. The fights arent as poetic as from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon but they still leave you on the edge of your seat wanting more of the kinetic kung fu action.
The acting isn't bad either from the leading cast, which is an added bonus but the fill in actors who hang around in the back ground or have one line scenes could do with a few acting lessons. The translation is good as well, though there are a few moments when the conversations between characters gets a bit confusing because the translation is a bit dodgy in places.
But overall it is a kung fu classic with great fight scenes and a must see for all who are into the genre or are just getting into it, you will love every minute of it once you see passed the bad things and you will be stunned by the stuff these guys can do when fighting, there is one fight scene at the end which is absolutely amazing and very well filmed, but my personal favourite is when donnie yen fights Iron Monkey for the first time on the rooftops of the governors house, that fight scene is just awesome!
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By A Customer on 14 Oct. 2002
Format: VHS Tape
What can I say? The only reason I bought Iron Monkey was because I had seen the trailer somewhere. I was impressed. The storyline is amazing, the martial arts choreography is phenomenal and the actors do not seem as plastic as actors in other chinese movies! In my opinion, Iron Monkey is comparable to the likes of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, obviously not as highly acclaimed or as large a budget or as well known, yet I feel it is truly one of the greatest martial arts movies of all time!
The demonstrations of long staff (Bo) and the different martial arts styles (such as kung fu and wing chun) are impressive and the director Yuen Woo Ping does justice to both chinese movies and also to the martial arts.
Iron Monkey not only concentrates on the martial arts aspect but also on the storyline - a doctor of a small village in China with a Robin Hood complex. He joins forces with his apprentice, the best fighter in Canton and his son to defeat the corrupt officials...sensational!
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Format: DVD
This film, I have to say is one of the best chinese movies I have ever watched. The film has so many dimensions and layers in which can be seent throughout the movie. The actors are amazing in it, with true cantonese upbringing of Kung Fu while demonstarting all the styles and weaponry of kung fu. The fighting doesn't lokked cheographed at all, not like many hollywood 'blockbusters' these days. Juxtiposed to 'Crouching tiger, hidden dragon', it is true chinese drama, fighting and script rather than the commercialised stereotypical stuff you get with the latter movie. The extras prove to be a treat which will satisfy any fan along with interviews and so forth. The story sets to show the defiance agains, cults, the corrupt law and to find love in a non whimsical kind of way. The 'iron monkey' in it seems on the same line of Robin Hood, except on using Kung Fu! It is a must see for any action film fan, with true fighting actors, rather than the usual boring Hollywood stunt doubles.
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