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Once Upon a Time in China 2 (UK)

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Wong Fei-hung ji yi: Naam yi dong ji keung
Certificate: 15
Running Time: 108 mins
Retail Price: £19.99
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Featuring a tense, atmospheric story which centres on Canton and the destructive power struggle between the official government, the emerging democracy movement and the rabidly xenophobic White Lotus Cult, this movie entered the record books as the 100th movie to depict the life of legendary hero Wong Fei Hung, making the series the longest running in movie-making history.
This movie has everything which made its predecessor such as success; a dynamic incorruptible hero brought brilliantly to life by Jet Li, a supremely talented supporting cast, beautifully conceived sets, stylish cinematography and breath-taking fight sequences.

Special Features:
Interactive Menus
Scene Access
Photo Gallery
Biography Showcase
Interview Selection
Audio Commentary

Video Tracks:
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

Audio Tracks:
Dolby Digital 5.1 English
Dolby Digital 5.1 Cantonese

Subtitle Tracks:

Directed By:
Hark Tsui

Donnie Yen
Yee Kwan Yan
Xin Xin Xiong
Siu Chung Mok
Jet Li
Rosamund Kwan
Ka-Kui Ho
Paul Fonoroff
David Chiang

Soundtrack By:
Richard Yuen
Johnny Njo

Hark Tsui

Hong Kong Legends

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9 / 10
Once Upon a Time in China 2 is the second in Tsui Hark`s series of Wong Fei Hung movies. Once again, Hark manages to combine a historical, engaging story with great visuals and some of the best martial arts action courtesy of Yuen Wo Ping.

Jet Li once again takes the role of Wong Fei Hung and shows off both his acting and martial arts skills. The end fight with Donnie Yen (who puts in a good performance) is amazing shows both men at the top of their game.

HKL provide yet another great remastering job with this film as the picture looks excellent, and the sound for me is merely functional. The main extra here is another Bey Logan commentary which is excellent and informative. Top stuff.
posted by wazza on 2/3/2002 20:15
9 / 10
One of the best films ever made! This is just as good is not better than the original OUATIC.
It has themes of love, honour, friendship and tradition set against the backdrop of Industrialisation in China.
The story is simple but very effective, the acting, directing and soundtrack brilliant.
Importantly, the two major fight scenes have to be seen to be believed! Jet Li`s battle with the White Lotus master is technically and creatively brilliant and the same can be said of his amazing battle with Donnie Yen using staffs. Quite possibly two of the best movie fights ever in terms of their creativity and execution.
The DVD has a great transfer and useful extras. What are you waiting for? This is around a tenner online so BUY IT NOW.
posted by morpheus177 on 24/12/2002 00:24
7 / 10
An solid and strong sequel that almost matches its predecessor. This time Wong Fei Hung travels to another town with his loyal friend and Aunt/Cousin Yee. There they come accross and befriend some rebels in danger from a corrupt government. They also come face to face and do battle with a dangerous and evil brainwashing cult. The plot is engaging and quite exciting. The action scenes as usual are brilliantly done.

The picture and sound like the first dvd are spot on and very good. Similar sort of soundtrack that mesmerises. Like the first disc, the extras are average and something needs to be done. Perhaps a long documentary on the entire series.

Overall great follow up in a great trilogy. Worth owning or renting at the very least. Once Upon A Time In China 3 is just as good as this movie/disc
posted by dicanio on 4/6/2003 21:44