Classic Poster for Yuen Woo-Ping's Martial Arts Flick 'True Legend'
Any martial arts / kung fu fans out there? You've got to check this out! AICN has debuted a classic poster for True Legend, the newest martial arts epic from Yuen Woo-Ping, kung fu choreographer on The Matrix films, Kill Bill 1 and 2, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon and Fearless, and director of numerous martial arts classics including Snake in Eagle's Shadow, Twin Warriors and Iron Monkey. I saw the movie at Fantastic Fest last year and loved it (here's my write-up about it), it's an awesome kung fu flick that has some amazing fight scenes, as Woo-Ping really is the master. The poster really makes me want to see it again. Check it out!
You can check out a full-size version of the True Legend poster originally on Ain't It Cool News if you wish.
Su Qi-Er (Man Cheuk Chiu) is a wealthy man living during the Qing Dynasty who loses his fortune and reputation as a result of a conspiracy against him. After being forced out onto the streets, Su dedicates his life to martial arts and reemerges as a patriotic hero known as the "King of Beggars." That's quite a plot.
True Legend is directed by Chinese filmmaker and legendary martial arts choreographer Yuen Woo-Ping, who has directed numerous movies including Iron Monkey, Fist of the Red Dragon, and The Red Wolf. The script was written by To Chi-Long, of Blood Brothers, Jet Li's Fearless and Murderer previously. Indomina Releasing is bringing True Legend to limited theaters in the US starting May 13th. Who's going to see it?
Reader Feedback - 8 Comments
I have to see this!!!!
Brandon on Mar 24, 2011
Interesting, I might check this out.
Mony on Mar 24, 2011
No matter how snobbish and critical I become about movies throughout my life, I will always have a warm spot in my heart for kung fu movies. And this one looks wonderful (all of the talent involved makes me giddy).
Cracky on Mar 24, 2011
Is this as good as Iron Monkey was? I loved that movie!
Chris on Mar 24, 2011
This movie has two parts. The first part of the movie starts off with a Jet Li's Warlords movie feel. Which is sort of an old warlord fighting era. Then the film takes you into a typical Chinese master trying to open a school. This transition reminds me of a lot of films...too many to list. Then it gets crazy supernatural, like some of the kung fu movies you tend to see every now and then. By this I mean people flying 20 feet from a fart directed towards them, or some weird inanimate object that you didn't think it was possible to kill with. In any case, this first part of the movie is worth watching...makes me laugh and love the film. The second part is freakin' awesome, it is a mix between Jet Li's Fearless, Donnie Yen's IP MAN, and Jackie Chan's Drunken Master (Both of course :D). This sudden change is the best part of the movie, the "Masters" that teach him are a bit annoying, but make it understandable as to why he keeps learning. I hope I didn't spoil anything...I enjoyed it, and I know you will! WATCH IT NOW!
Anonymous on Mar 24, 2011
Holyyy!!!! is that Priest Pai Mei from Kill Bill 2???
madmartigan on Mar 26, 2011
Love the stage combat in it also - Do they say where it is going to be in theaters?
Anonymous on Mar 28, 2011
Looks sweet!! Following their updates on Facebook. Cool stuff https://www.facebook.com/TrueLegendFilm?ref=ts
Anonymous on Apr 18, 2011
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