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Once Upon a Time in China #1
Once Upon a Time in China 1
Actors: Jet Li, Biao Yuen, Rosamund Kwan, Jacky Cheung, Steve Tartalia
Director: Hark Tsui
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Educational, Military & War
R     1998     2hr 14min

The first of a popular series (six in all) starring the charismatic and athletically adept Jet Li. Li plays legendary folk hero Wong Fei Hong, a late 19th century southern Chinese healer and kung fu master. The story begi...  more »

     

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Actors: Jet Li, Biao Yuen, Rosamund Kwan, Jacky Cheung, Steve Tartalia
Director: Hark Tsui
Creators: Ardy Lam, Arthur Wong, Gai Chi Yuen, Pik-yin Tang, Yiu Ming Leung
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Educational, Military & War
Sub-Genres: Hong Kong Action, Jet Li, Indie & Art House, Educational, Military & War
Studio: Image Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Letterboxed
DVD Release Date: 11/17/1998
Original Release Date: 01/01/1991
Theatrical Release Date: 00/00/1991
Release Year: 1998
Run Time: 2hr 14min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Letterboxed
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: Cantonese, Mandarin Chinese
Subtitles: English, Spanish, Japanese, Georgian, Chinese
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Movie Reviews

Very well done
M. Soares | oregon | 02/10/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"this film, made in 1991, is definetely a classic masterpiece. keep in mind that there this film was made on a small budget. martial arts films have gone through a definite transition since the 1990s. these films have never been made on a fair budget and have never celebrated the popularity that they have today. the sixtees and seventees were a terrible time for these films. the 1990s werent really a good pick up either, until this film came along. though it is no exception to the budget problem back than, it does manage to have incredible visuals with great lighting and perfect sets. the films at this time were also subject to slight comedy that isn't usually accepted well by americans. again this isnt an exception for this movie but in this case its rare and it actually works to its benifet. the story is wonderfull because its fresh. The other "once upon a time in china" films weren't celebrated as well because they followed the same story.

but this film could stand alone because it has such emphasis on the story and emotional asspect (mind you, not as much as the more recent Martial Arts films) and the choriograghy was some of the best i've ever seen. they could even beet the more recent films like Hero and Seven Swords. a perfect 10 out of 10!"
Deep.
D. Aletkine | 06/24/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Despite the martial arts filled story, the movies best scenes are of portrayal of Chinese persecution. It portrayed the hard choices that had to be made to respect your leadership or to follow your need to make it right. In the end, movie is not amazing in contrast to the next Once Upon a Time in China 2, but it is a good movie to watch."
Once Upon a Time in China #1
Aneta S. Andreeva | 04/12/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"An Incredible kung fu movie! I recommend it to all martial arts lovers and fans of Jet Li. If one admires good kung fu fighting and interesting plot - this is it! This and the rest 2 parts of the trilogy are the best movies that Jet Li has done! I love it!"