Zhensheng, promise me you won't seek revenge. Written by Goofs Though the film takes place in 1910 and before, the western fencer Li faces in the beginning of the film uses a cavalry sword designed by George S. Guided by their kindness, Huo begins to learn the value of compassion and mercy. Archived from on 24 April 2008. His self-discovery, and the choices he made, inspired his nation.
Finally in a fit of anger and a desire for revenge Huo does something that cannot be undone and he pays a heavy price for his pride and lack of control. He challenges the American wrestler, Hercules O'Brien. During their match, Huo saves O'Brien from being impaled on some nails and wins his gratitude. Still, it was refreshing to see Jet Li return to using Chinese Kung Fu. Coincidentally, not only would the films have shared the same Chinese and English titles, they were action-directed by Yuen Woo-Ping also directing the 1982 film. Yang is walking away from the meeting, with a reporter asking her if she thinks she will succeed.
Hong Kong film expert Mike Leeder has a cameo as the referee Action Opening in present day Shanghai, Michelle Yeoh explains what the spirit of means and why it should be included as a sport in the Olympics. The members of the foreign chamber of commerce fear that Huo's victories might fan anti-foreign sentiments among the Chinese people, thus becoming a disadvantage to them. He nearly drowns in a river but is saved by Granny Sun and her blind granddaughter, Yueci. However, many people were able to get replacement copies that had the director's cut after sending a complaint on their website. The son of a great fighter who didn't wish for his child to follow in his footsteps, Huo resolves to teach himself how to fight - and win. In 1909, with funding from Jinsun, he founds Chin Woo Athletic Association in Shanghai. » Quotes : Poison works very quickly.
He has to let a Thai boxer beat him until an incense stick burns out. Although occasionally a little wire-heavy, the versatility and range of martial arts choreography by Yuen Woo-ping is among the best work that he has ever done in the wuxia film genre. The movie portrays Huo Yuanjia as a man that starts out trying to restore what he perceives as his family pride and ends up restoring the pride of a Nation through Wushu, a martial art. Martial arts legend Huo Yuanjia became the most famous fighter in all of China at the turn of the 20th Century. Also subtitled are the names of the three fighters Huo fights with before Tanaka in Shanghai, as well as their fighting styles.
His self-discovery, and the choices he made, inspired his nation. Huo allows the Thai boxer to beat him until members of his village protest. Original Title: Huo yuanjia Genre Action, Biography, Drama, Sport Imdb Rating 7. This also leads to Huo gaining many followers and getting himself into financial trouble by spending his family's money on drinking and partying. It takes courage to finish the final step. The son of a great fighter who did not wish for his child to follow in his footsteps, the bullied Huo Yuanjia resolves to teach himself how to fight - and win.
He returns to Shanghai and defends his country's honor. This will also later be shown to be a scene of Huo wandering in despair. The epic restaurant fight with Master Qin initiates with a sublime sword duel applying many traditional sword skills, before evolving into an equivalent open-hand contest. With his newfound inner strength he returns to his home to find that everything has changed. And to me, the earlier fight scenes are good, but have too much computer effects and slow motion. . Humiliated by his father's defeat, Huo Yuanjia vows to regain the Huo family's honor and pride.
I practiced for many years to understand what Wushu is, what is wushu's real purpose. The Blu ray is the version to buy! Years of training enable him to ace match after match in his home region of Tianjin. When the Thai boxer is about to hit his head on the ground, Huo saves him, and the Thai boxer bows in respect, and agrees to let Gui and the other villagers go. He fights the first three opponents and before he engages his final opponent he indulges in a flashback of his life from childhood. However, judging this purely on its merits as a fictional movie, Jet Li delivers one of his best acting performances and this was arguably his last great onscreen martial arts performance. Tanaka and Huo's supporters demand that the match be halted and postponed, but Huo wishes to continue as he is going to die anyway.
A biography of Chinese Martial Arts Master Huo Yuanjia, who is the founder and spiritual guru of the Jin Wu Sports Federation. He apologizes to Qin's family and reconciles with Jinsun, now a businessman. A special release of the film in Thailand in March 2006 reinserted the scenes with Somluck but not Michelle Yeoh , making its new running time approximately 110 minutes. Watching his father fight, the young Yuanjia wants to participate, but his father is concerned about his asthma. The challenge matches follow suit with the addition of some wirework, as you would expect in a film of this nature.