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The year is 859AD and China's once-flourishing Tang Dynasty is in decline. Unrest is raging throughout the land, and the corrupt government is locked in battle with rebel armies that are forming in protest. The largest and most prestigious of these is the House of Flying Daggers, which is growing ever more powerful. Ordered to capture the faction's mysterious new leader, two police deputies, Leo (Andy Lau) and Jin (Takeshi Kaneshiro), hatch an elaborate plan. Jin will pretend to be a lone warrior called Wind and rescue the beautiful, blind revolutionary Mei (Zhang Ziyi) from prison, earning her trust and escorting her to the secret headquarters of the House of Flying Daggers. The plan works, but to their surprise, Jin and Mei fall deeply in love on their long, perilous journey. (Original Title - Shi mian mai fu) 2004 Elite Group (2003) Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
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Named "Best Picture of the Year" by over 100 critics nationwide! Two master warriors (Chow Yun Fat and Michelle Yeoh) are faced with their greatest challenge when the treasured Green Destiny sword isstolen. A young aristocrat (Zhang Ziyi) prepares for an arranged marriage, but soon reveals her superior fighting talents and her deeply romantic past. As each warrior battles for justice, they come face to face with their worst enemy - and the inescapable, enduring power of love. Set against 19th-century China's breathtaking landscape, CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON is the action-packed, box office smash from acclaimed director Ang Lee (Sense and Sensibility, The Ice Storm) featuring stunning martial arts choreography by Yuen Wo Ping (The Matrix). MPAA Rating: PG-13 © 2000 Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
HERO starring martial arts legend Jet Li in a visually stunning martial arts epic where a fearless warrior rises up to defy an empire and unite a nation! With supernatural skill ... and no fear ... a nameless soldier (Jet Li) embarks on a mission of revenge against the fearsome army that massacred his people. Now, to achieve the justice he seeks, he must take on the empire's most ruthless assassins and reach the enemy he has sworn to defeat! Acclaimed by critics and honored with numerous awards, HERO was nominated for both an Oscar® (2002 Best Foreign Language Film)and Golden Globe!
Action has a new superhero--Black Mask--in this dazzling and explosive martial arts extravaganza! Following his harrowing escape from the secret|superhuman|commando unit known as Squad 701|Black Mask takes on a new identity as a quiet librarian named Tsui Chik. His life of normalcy is shaken when a murderous rampage against all of Hong Kong's drug dealers is linked to Squad 701|forcing him to return as the Black Mask in order to stop their campaign of murder before it's too late!
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In a stunning dual role, international action star Jet Li portrays Gabriel Yulaw, a police officer confronted with a sinister form of himself escaped from an advanced, parallel universe and intent onkilling Gabriel. His alter ego's hunt culminates in a fateful battle between good and evil that changes Gabriel's perception of reality and forces him to examine the evil hidden within himself. The One features riveting martial arts and innovative special effects. MPAA Rating: PG-13
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From Asia's top comedy star Stephen Chow comes Kung Fu Hustle, the highly anticipated follow-up to his smash 2001 hit Shaolin Soccer. Set amid the chaos of pre-revolutionary China, scruffy Sing (Chow) is looking to elevate his status in hopes of joining the sophisticated and ruthless Axe Gang. When Sing attempts to extort money from a local at the crowded apartment complex known as ""Pig Sty Alley,"" his comical attempts at intimidation inadvertently attract the Axe Gang into the conflict. The dilemma finds the inhabitants of the Pig Sty fighting for their lives and unearthing some legendary martial arts masters. Sing now must face his own mortality in order to discover the true nature of the kung fu master.
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Inspired by real events. When China announces that it will field its very first Olympic team, which will include a handful of martial artists to demonstrate Wushu to the world for the very first time, millions across the country compete for the honor of representing their national sport. With so many diverse styles and so many skilled, determined fighters, the elimination bouts are grueling. A select few are chosen, amongst them street hawker and scallywag Zhang Feng and earnest patriot Bao, who's dreamed of going to the Olympic Games. However, the road to the games is fraught with hardship and heartbreak, and in getting there Zhang Feng and Bao embark on a journey that will test their strength, skill and spirit to the limit, and their willingness to sacrifice in ways they could never have imagined.
Donnie Yen (Iron Monkey, Wing Chun) returns in this semi-sequel to the martial arts masterpiece. This time, Donnie takes on the persona of the legendary Iron Monkey, as he fights corrupt warlords in war-torn China. However, when the Iron Monkey agrees to help revolutionaries in their battle against evil arms smugglers, he finds himself face to face with the Snow Fox, and infamous assassin determined to make Iron Monkey his next prized trophy. With wall-to-wall fight scenes, amazing martial arts choreography, and a spectacular climactic duel, Iron Money 2 is heart-pumping, bona fide kung fu fighting!
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BLACK MASK 2: CITY OF MASKS is a thrill-a-minute sci-fi adventure from Tsui Hark, the director of Knock Off and Double Team and Yuen Wo Ping, the martial arts choreographer of The Matrix. Andy On takes on the role Jet Li made legendary in this action-packed sequel to the 1999 genre classic. Also starring Traci Elizabeth Lords (Blade, Virtuosity), Tyler Mane (Joe Dirt, Sabretooth from X-Men), Jon Polito (The Man Who Wasn't There, The Tailor of Panama) and WWF Superstar Rob Van Dam. While searching for a cure for the biological abnormality that gives him super powers, Black Mask (On) stumbles upon a terrorist group intent on dropping a DNA bomb on the human race. But in order to put a stop to their devious plan, he must first battle a group of chemically enhanced professional wrestlers with the ability to morph into monstrously powerful mutants ... and they won't stop until the chemical makeup of the entire population is tweaked forever. MPAA Rating: R © 2001 One Hundred Years of Film Co., LTD. All Rights Reserved.
International superstar Donnie Yen reprises his iconic role as the real-life kung fu Grandmaster Ip Man, widely known as the man who brought Wing Chun to the world with the help of his star pupil, Bruce Lee. Master Ip, a new arrival in British-occupied Hong Kong, wants to open a martial arts academy to teach his unique Wing Chun style. A corrupt group of martial arts masters, led by Master Hung (Sammo Hung) refuses to allow him to teach in peace until he proves himself as a kung fu master Ip's trouble continues when he is forced to enter a brutal "King of the Ring" boxing match against Twister, a Western-style boxer who insults the Chinese locals, in a East versus West knock-down, drag-out fight to the finish.
MPAA Rating: R å© 2010 Mandarin Films Limited. Artwork å© 2010 Well Go USA, Inc.
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Two young girls (Chia Ling and Chung-erh Lung), whose entire families were order executed by the king, are rescued by Shaolin monks and trained in the fighting art of Shaolin. Fantastic kung fu action!
Donnie Yen (ˆBlade II, IP Man, Hero) and MMA fighter Cung Le star in this gripping martial arts blockbuster set in the bustling metropolis of Hong Kong in 1905. The revolutionary movement has spread throughout China, but the corrupt Qing dynasty will do antyhing to hold on to its power. As Sun Yat-Sen prepares for a historic meeting that will shape the future of the country, a motley crew of men and women are entrusted to protect him from a group of deadly assassins who will stop at nothing to kill him. Winner of eight Hong Kong Film Awards, including Best Film, and featuring an hour-long battle sequence unlike anything attempted before, it;s a pivotal action epic that;s being hailed as "a satisfying mix of politics, personal sacrifice and death-or glory comabt" (Richard Kuipers, Variety). MPAA Rating: NOTRATED (C) 2009 Cinema Popular Limited
Like a contagious virus, pretty and athletic girls in their teens start disappearing around the globe one after another. The mastermind behind these abductions is Madame M (Almen Wong), who plans to train these girls into professional killers. After several years of gruesome training, only Charlene (Maggie Q), Katt (Anya) and Jill (Jewel Lee) survive and become the world's most sought after professional killers. On a recent mission to assassinate someone in Hong Kong, however, Charlene is shocked to see her long-lost mother and as a result, she comes face to face with CIA agent Jack Chen (Daniel Wu), who vows to help her reclaim her past by eliminating Madame M.
ﾓKUNG FUN!ﾔ -Gene Shalit, TodayPrepare for awesomeness with DreamWorks Animation"s KUNG FU PANDA, ﾓa delightful movie that can stand among the very best animated featuresﾔ (Leonard Maltin, Entertainment Tonight). Jack Black is perfect as the voice of Po, a noodle-slurping dreamer who must embrace his true self, fuzzy flaws and all in order to become the Dragon Warrior. With groundbreaking animation, an all-star cast and high-kicking humor, KUNG FU PANDA is ﾓUltra-satisfying entertainmentﾅ There's heart in this movie and that's the secret ingredient.ﾔ (Richard Corliss, Time)