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Jet Li 2 Movie Collection: Fist of Legend & Tai Chi Master
Genre: Action, Drama
Year Released: 1994/1993, 2022 Ronin Flix blu-ray
Runtime: 1h 43m/1h 36m
Director(s): Gordon Chan/Woo-Ping Yuen
Writer(s): Gordon Chan, Kwong-Kim Yip (both), Lam Kay Toa
Cast: Jet Li (both,) Chin Siu-ho (both), Shinobu Nakayama, Billy Chau, Yasuaki Kurata, Paul Chun/Michelle Yeoh, Fennie Yuen, Yuen Cheung-yan, Lau Shun
Where To Watch: Available for purchase from Ronin Flix - www.roninflix.com
RAVING REVIEW: Ladies and Gentlemen, gather around for an epic cinematic experience that will leave you breathless! I’m not a huge fan of martial arts films, but spoiler, I’m beginning to be turned! Get ready to embark on a journey through martial arts with two classic films that are sure to leave their mark on your heart and soul - FIST OF LEGEND and TAI CHI MASTER.
Let's start with FIST OF LEGEND, a film that takes us back to 1937 China, where the audience is transported to a world of martial arts and vengeance. This film follows the journey of a Chinese student in Japan who sets out to avenge the death of his master. The love story in the movie may not be the most substantial, and the storyline may be all too familiar (especially if you’ve seen Bruce Lee’s FIST OF FURY,) but the adrenaline-fueled action will leave you on the edge of your seat. This film is a perfect example of how powerful and graceful martial arts can be, with its breathtaking action scenes that are beautifully choreographed and a feast for the eyes. This film is a love letter to Lee’s film, and I
On the other hand, TAI CHI MASTER is a film that presents a perfect balance between drama and humor. The film follows the lives of two childhood friends who grow up in a Shaolin Temple, only to find themselves on opposite sides as they grow older. This film features standout performances by Michelle Yeoh and Jet Li, who elevate the film to new heights. The cinematography in TAI CHI MASTER is nothing short of awe-inspiring, and the imaginative and thrilling fight scenes will leave you on the edge of your seat, eagerly anticipating what comes next.
FIST OF LEGEND and TAI CHI MASTER are must-see films for anyone interested in martial arts cinema. These films showcase the physical prowess and breathtaking choreography the genre is known for, making them timeless classics that will captivate audiences for years to come. In conclusion, FIST OF LEGEND and TAI CHI MASTER are films that will have a lasting impact on anyone who watches them. These films showcase the beauty and grace of martial arts and the physical prowess of the actors, who bring their characters to life in stunning fashion.
FIST OF LEGEND SPECIAL FEATURES:
- The Man Behind the Legend: An Exclusive Interview with Director Gordon Chan
- Brother In Arms: An Exclusive Interview with Kung Fu Impresario Chin Siu-ho
- The Way of the Warrior: An Exclusive Interview with Japanese Action Legend Kurata Yasuaki
- The School of Hard Knocks: A Screen Fighting Seminar at the Celebrated Kurata Action School
- A Look at Fist of Legend with Director Brett Ratner & Film Critic Elvis Mitchell
- Deleted Scenes
- Original Theatrical Trailer
TAI CHI MASTER SPECIAL FEATURES:
- Nemesis: An Exclusive Interview with Star Chin Siu-ho
- The Birthplace of Tai Chi: On Location in Chen Village
- Meditations On The Master: Film Director Brett Ratner & Film Critic Elvis Mitchell Discuss Yuen Wo Ping
- Twin Warriors: Film Director Brett Ratner and Film Critic Elvis Mitchell Discuss Jet Li & Michelle Yeoh
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