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LEGEND OF THE FIST: THE RETURN OF CHEN ZHEN

Year: 2010
USA: Variance Films
UK: Metrodome Distribution
Cast: Donnie Yen, Qi Shu, Shawn Yue, Anthony Wong Chau-Sang, Yasuaki Kurata, Karl Dominik
Director: Andrew Lau
Countries: Hong Kong / China
Language: Cantonese (English subtitles)
USA & UK: 106 mins
USA Rated: R for strong violence, martial arts action and some language
UK Certificate: 18 contains strong bloody violence
USA Release Date: 22 April 2011 (Limited Release)
UK Release Date: 3 December 2010 (Limited Release)
UK DVD Release Date: 31 January 2011

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Synopsis

Once in a generation, a true martial arts movie superstar is born…

Up until this year, the most legendary of all the martial arts heroes Chen Zhen â€" a Eastern fictional martial arts master recurring in Eastern culture â€" had only been played by two actors on the big screen. Bruce Lee in the seminal FIST OF FURY and Jet Li in the breakout hit FIST OF LEGEND.

This year, the baton will be passed to a new martial arts superstar. A new martial arts master who has already proved his worth in the East, starring in numerous movies and invented the highly revered Triple Kick in his high-octane, jaw-dropping style, Donnie Yen.

While China is traumatized by military cliques during the Warlord Era in the 1920s, Shanghai is the cynosure of all eyes. People see it as both Hell’s Kitchen and Heaven’s Gate. One of the city’s most memorable heroes has to be Chen Zhen, who single-handedly avenges his mentor’s death by killing all the Japanese at a dojo in Hongkou, only to be showered with bullets while making his legendary flying kick. Vanished from the public eye ever since, he has been taken for dead though his body is never found.

Seven years later, a wealthy entrepreneur called Koo returns from abroad and makes a grand entrance on the Shanghai social scene by befriending the notorious mafia boss of the city. This mysterious man is none other than Chen Zhen in disguise who dwells in a world of nefarious means in order to infiltrate the criminal empire. He soon discovers a clandestine collusion between the mafia and the Japanese.

Disguised as a caped crusader at night, Chen sets out to dismantle with his martial arts skill the evil collusion that plaques the country. One of his foremost missions is to ferret out the assassination list prepared by the Japanese.

DVD EXTRAS

The making of Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen
Interview with Donnie Yen
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