Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Iron Monkey

R2 Portugal

One of the most visually spectacular films ever produced by a Hong Kong studio, this is a traditional epic style movie boasting fight choreography by Yuen Woo Ping, action director of "The Matrix", "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" and "Kill Bill vol 1" and soon-to-be Hollywood star Donnie Yen. This film is credited by fans and critics as containing some of the most intricte and technically difficult fight action ever shot for the screen. Set in the late Ching Dynasty, 'the film depicts the life of legendary herbal doctor Dr Yang, whose high-kicking alter-ego "Iron Monkey", protects the poor and needy against the barbaric excesses of the corrupt political regieme. Relentlessly pursued by the goverment's most accomplished fighters, Yang must utilize all his skills to avoid capture and protect his people.

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