Monthly Archives: July 2011

‘Lone Wolf and Cub’ Inspired Thoughts Pertaining to ‘Legend of the Red Dragon’

Legend of the Red Dragon very obviously references the Japanese Lone Wolf and Cub movies, so a few of my random thoughts about this film were in regards to this seminal Japanese film series of the 1970s.   Random thought … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts on Legend of the Red Dragon

Background Info: Also known as The New Legend of Shaolin Made in Hong Kong, 1994 Directed by Wong Jing, choreographed by Corey Yuen, starring Jet Li as Hung Hei Kwun, Xie Mao as Ting Man and Chingmy Yau as Miss … Continue reading

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Can you help me: 2 questions about Legend of the Red Dragon

I am about to start posting blogs about Legend of the Red Dragon but there are 2 things that puzzle me about this film. The first is Jet Li’s eyebrows. He has been made up so that he has these … Continue reading

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Fist of Legend – Choreography – Blog 3

This is the last installment of my blog about the action in Fist of Legend (choreographed by Yuen Wu ping). The previous installment dealt with the character of Funakoshi (played by Kurata Yasuaki), and his duel with Chen Zhen (played … Continue reading

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Fist of Legend – Choreography – Blog 2

This is the 2nd installment of an uber blog I have written about Yuen Wu Ping’s choreography in Fist of Legend. The first installment contained some introductory remarks about how important the choreography is in this movie and then focused … Continue reading

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Fist of Legend – Choreography – Blog 1

Fist of Legend is chockablock with spectacular fight scenes. Choreographed by Yuen Wu Ping and starring Jet Li pitted against notable kung fu cinema screen fighters Chin Siu Ho, Kurata Yasuaki and Billy Chau, Legend is one of 8 or … Continue reading

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Fist of Legend – drama versus kung fu

“Rarely has the division between the ‘director’ and ‘martial arts director’ created such a sense of two ‘films’ pulling in different directions. Gordon Chan’s sober historical drama almost seems to edge towards a kung fu film where the hero realises … Continue reading

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