Fist of Legend

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Overview

Jet Li stars in this historical Hong Kong action film, as Chen Zhen, a Chinese student in Japan in the 1920s. When his master is killed during the Japanese occupation of China, he returns to avenge his teacher's death. Back in China, he finds himself caught in the escalating racial tensions between the Chinese and the Japanese. The martial arts sequences in this 1994 film are handled more seriously than flashy acrobatics of other kung fu epics of the time and are perhaps a better showcase for Li's awe-inspiring ...
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Overview

Jet Li stars in this historical Hong Kong action film, as Chen Zhen, a Chinese student in Japan in the 1920s. When his master is killed during the Japanese occupation of China, he returns to avenge his teacher's death. Back in China, he finds himself caught in the escalating racial tensions between the Chinese and the Japanese. The martial arts sequences in this 1994 film are handled more seriously than flashy acrobatics of other kung fu epics of the time and are perhaps a better showcase for Li's awe-inspiring fighting abilities. This story is inspired heavily by Bruce Lee's classic Fists of Fury.
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Special Features

Feature commentary with Hong Kong cinema expert Bey Legan; The man behind the legend ; Brother in arms; The way of the warrior; The school of hard knocks; A look at Fist of Legend with director Brett Ratner & critic Elvis Mitchell; Trailer gallery
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Editorial Reviews

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Considered by connoisseurs of the genre one of the finest martial arts films ever made, this remake of Bruce Lee's classic Fist of Fury is a star vehicle through and through. With his intense glower and purposeful cool, Jet Li is a commanding presence; his charisma almost eclipses the movie's standard-issue plot and perfunctory direction. As with most martial arts films, the highlight is the action, and there's a lot of it. Boasting a style that's closer to sinuous than acrobatic (though he's that too), Li breaks bones and flips bodies with stylish aplomb. The climactic fight scene alone, a lengthy, spectacularly choreographed tour de force, is worth the price of admission. Though it was co-directed by Hong Kong wire-fighting master Yuen Woo-ping, who has since gained U.S. acclaim with his fight choreography for The Matrix and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, the movie doesn't spend a lot of time in the air. With a minimum of wire work, the movie leaves the rules of gravity alone for the most part, giving audiences the chance to see Jet Li in his purest fighting form. Packed with awesome fight scenes and some of Li's coolest moves, the movie is as good as martial arts movies get.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/20/2010
  • UPC: 883476013473
  • Original Release: 1994
  • Rating:

  • Source: Dragon Dynasty
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Time: 1:43:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 22,657

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jet Li Chen Zhen
Paul Chiang
Yasuaki Kurata
Shinobu Nakayama
Billy Chow
Chin Siu Ho
Ada Choi
Technical Credits
Gordon Chan Director, Screenwriter
Shirley Chan Costumes/Costume Designer
Yuen Cheung-Yan Action Director
Joseph Koo Score Composer
Chan Ki-hop Editor
Ip Kwong Kim Screenwriter
Jet Li Producer
Horace Ma Production Designer
Yuen Woo Ping Action Director
Yuen Shun-Yi Action Director
Lam Kay Toa Screenwriter
Derek Wan Cinematographer
Lam Chiu Yin Co-producer
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of Jet Li's Best

    This movie, a remake of Bruce Lee's Fists of Fury, is fantastic. One of Jet Li's best, I highly recommend it to anyone who likes martial arts movies. In fact I recommend it to anyone who likes movies. Jet Li uses a hard style in this that looks fantastic; and there is very little wire work, which can slow down some movies. Some of the best fight scenes that I have ever seen are in this movie. Such as Li's disposal of an entire dojo of students.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Must-have!!

    Jet li's Best film ever! His skills are beautifully exhibited in this film and ALL the fight scenes are meticulous and perfectly done...a very impressive film indeed!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Must See, my favorite Jet Li movie!

    The best Jet Li film ever, great Jet Li starter movie.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Chinese Connection

    This is Li's best work, and one of the best martial arts films of all time. However, this is a remake of Bruce Lee's ''The Chinese Connection, '' not ''Fists of Fury,'' as the above reviews stated. Watch the two and you will see.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fist of Legend

    This is Jet Li's BEST movie! It has the best action scenes.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    What a movie

    Probably the best Jet Li film to date. Unbelieveble action sequences and they are long not short like some other movies. Great movie.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    5 Stars for a Martial Arts Movie

    This movie has some of the best fight scenes I have ever seen. This is definently Jet Li's best movie to date. It is a Remake of Fists of Fury with Bruce Lee. The fight scenes are so crazy you just have to love it, a must for martial arts fans.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2000

    Awesome Flic

    I didn't have high hopes for this subtitled movie, but I was quite impressed. The racial conflict and tension added more engaging elements to the traditional fighting nature. The fight scene with the Japanese master was unforgettable!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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