Director: TSUI HARK Starring: JET LI, YUEN BAIO, JACKY CHEUNG, ROSAMUND KWAN Co-Starring: KENT CHENG, QIU JIAN GUO, YAN YEE KWAN, WONG CHI YEUNG
Once Upon A Time In China is the film that defined Jet Li (Lethal Weapon 4, Romeo Must Die) as an action star destined for the international stage. His definitive kung fu and the vivid imagery of Tsui Hark (Peking Opera Blues, Swordsman II) make this a true classic of the genre.
A more contemporary take on the evergreen tale of wise kung-fu master and purveyor of justice Huang Fei Hong (Jet Li), OUATIC is set in 1875 China when hostilities between the Chinese and the invading foreigners are simmering to a boil. Huang and his disciples take on the unscrupulous dealers who are trying to entice gullible Chinese into slavery in America and save his Aunt Yee (Rosamund Kwan) who is in danger of being shipped off to be a prostitute.
Tsui Hark raises the bar on martial arts epics with OUATIC via imaginative technology and thrilling choreography. This created successful sequels – don’t be caught without this classic!