Warriors - Jet Li portrays the inventor of T'ai Chi. A bit
campy with elaborate fight sequences and not historically correct...
but fun none the less. Two young men are taken in as boys by
the monks of the Shaolin Temple. Jun-Bo is thoughtful and kind,
but is easily swayed to misbehavior by the bullying, rebellious
Chin-Bo. The young troublemakers are thrown out of the school
after a fight with the entire school. They meet up with two
young women who are part of a rebel band fighting a corrupt
overlord. Chin-Bo joins with the evil overlord. Jun-Bo instead
develops tai chi, with which he ultimately topples the overlord.
The film is filled with one fight scene after another. The final
fight may be one of the best best endings and fight scenes ever
for the genre martial arts films. All the fight scenes by the
legendary Yuen Woo Ping (''The Matrix'', ''Crouching Tiger,
Hidden Dragon'', ''Drunken Master''). Yuen Woo-ping, Jet Li,
Michelle Yeoh. DVD
Tai Chi Master - The best Tai Chi fiction film of all time.
Directed by Yuen Woo Ping and starring Jet Li (One of Mike Sigman's
favorites) A different release of Twin Warriors.
II - Starring Jet Li and Brigitte Lin. Mike Sigman's Favorite
Tai Chi video "I pick up new little tidbits with each watching"
Mike Sigman. DVD.
Tai-Chi - The good guy learns Tai Chi and overcomes the
hard style bad guy. A young man gets in a scuffle with the town
brat. He ties up the local bully in fireworks factory and accidentally
sets the fireworks off. The bully's rich father hires a professional
assassin to get even. After the good guy's family is killed,
the young kid ends up living with a crazy old man and his wife.
When the killer catches up to the young kid, the kid escapes
and then learns the Tai Chi to counter the killer's hard fighting
style...and eventually kills the assassin. Great fight scenes.
Directed by Yuen Woo Ping and starring Donnie Yen DVD
Chi II - Self-taught Tai Chi fighter helping Chinese revolutionaries
Directed by Yuen Woo Ping and starring Jacky Wu DVD,
of Tai Chi - It starts out with documentary film clips of
Chen Xiaowang, one of the most famous of Chen style Tai Chi
Chuan masters, whose lineage is from the Chen Family, creators
and preservers of Chen Style Tai Chi Chuan. Additional documentary
clips of other famous Tai Chi practitioners are also edited
into the body of the film. The video itself is basically a low
budget Hong Kong film with unknown actors. But it carries on
with touches of humor and style. It contains quality fighting
scenes without resort to wires. The plot is rather simple. The
bad guys kill the hero's father and he extracts revenge for
the killing. If you are looking for plot... this won't be your
cup of tea... but if you have an interest in Tai Chi... and
want to watch related fighting sequences... you want to see
it. The language is Chinese with English dubbing video,
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