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True Legend (2010)

Su Qi-er (original title)
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Su Qi-Er retired from his life as a renowned Qing dynasty general in order to pursue his dream of a family and his own martial arts school. However, Su's peaceful life is shattered when his... See full summary »

Director:

Woo-Ping Yuen

Writer:

Chi-long To (screenplay) (as Christine To)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Wenzhuo Zhao ... Su Can / Su Qi-Er (as Vincent Zhao)
Xun Zhou ... Yuan Ying
Andy On ... Yuan Lie
Xiaodong Guo ... Colonel Ma
Jay Chou ... God of Wushu / Drunken God
Michelle Yeoh ... Dr. Yu
Xiaogang Feng ... Pickpocket
David Carradine ... Anthony
Cung Le ... Militia Leader
Chia-Hui Liu ... Old Sage (as Gordon Liu)
Ka-Yan Leung ... Su Wan-Kun
Jacky Heung ... Imperial Prince
Ni Yan ... Bar Owner
Will Liu ... Iron Lad (as Genghong Liu)
Luxia Jiang Luxia Jiang ... Iron Maiden
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Storyline

Su Qi-Er retired from his life as a renowned Qing dynasty general in order to pursue his dream of a family and his own martial arts school. However, Su's peaceful life is shattered when his vengeful adopted brother, Yuan Lie, kidnaps his son and leaves Su for dead. Saved from his demise by his wife Ying and the reclusive doctor Yu, Su resolves to perfect his technique so that he may defeat Yuan Lie and reunite his family. Suffering from visions that he aided in his training by two of the "Eight Immortals" in the form of the mystical "God of Wushu" and the eccentric "Old Sage" master of Drunken Boxing. He embarks on the path that would eventually give rise to the legend of the "King of Beggars." Written by Sam Sung-Sang

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Genres:

Action | Drama | History

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sequences of battle violence and brutal fighting | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site | Official site [Japan] | See more »

Country:

China

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

9 February 2010 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

True Legend See more »

Filming Locations:

China

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,480,686
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Quotes

Su Can: I can not even hold a bowl of rice, how can I save your son?
Yuan Ying: You can not accept that you are defeated, you now have two opponents.
Su Can: I am a disabled.
Yuan Ying: No, you're not disabled. You always searching for a worthy opponent. Now you have found two: Yuan and yourself.
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Alternate Versions

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And Action!
21 December 2010 | by matreyiaSee all my reviews

I am basing my 9 stars for two reasons. First, the choreography is top notch. Second the cinematography is top notch. Simply put, this a very beautiful movie to watch. As for the story and plot...it's an action movie with a fairly simple story. It was designed to entertain with action and composition so the story is not the main vehicle which it uses to engage the viewer. If you are looking for extremely beautiful images, super insane kinetic choreography and fight scenes, you have come to the right place. The fights are on par with and perhaps even surpass Crouching Tiger, or Hero. Woo Ping just keeps improving on his choreography. I don't know how he does it, but he does it in every new movie. This is a definite purchase on bluray for my collection.


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