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Wu Jing (Director, Actor) | Alex Fong Lik Sun (Actor) | Ronald Cheng (Actor) | Mark Cheng
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Legendary Assassin (DVD) (Korea Version)
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Wu Jing co-directs and stars in the action-packed crime thriller Legendary Assassin! For his directorial debut, the SPL and Fatal Contact star shares duties behind the camera with action director Nicky Lee Chung Chi, but onscreen, it's all Wu Jing's show. Portraying a cool and lethal hitman with a heart of gold, Wu Jing keeps action fans happy with a whole arsenal of bone-crunching martial arts moves and gravity-defying kicks and flips. Legendary Assassin saves the best for last with a dramatic, blowout finale which sees the action star single-handedly taking on a whole army of fighters.

After offing a mob boss hiding away at an outlying island village, legendary assassin Bo (Wu Jing) finds his getaway thwarted by an incoming typhoon that brings all boats to a standstill. Meanwhile, his mark's lackeys make it to the island on the last ferry. Stuck on the island, Bo encounters and saves a cute police officer (Celina Jade), and unexpectedly becomes the guest of honor at the local police station. But everything hits the ceiling fan when the dead body is discovered. The race is on as the triads cull the streets of the tiny island, and the big-city cops come rolling in. Bo manages to run circles around the pack, but then his new friends get pulled into the deadly game.

Legendary Assassin features supporting performances from newcomer Celina Jade, action veterans Ken Lo and Kara Hui, singer Alex Fong Lik Sun (Bullet & Brain), Mark Cheng (Invisible Target), Japanese actress Aoyama Noriko, plus comic relief masters Ronald Cheng, Lam Suet, Hui Siu Hung, Tin Kai Man, and Sammy Leung.

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Product Title: Legendary Assassin (DVD) (Korea Version) 狼牙 (DVD) (韓國版) 狼牙 (DVD) (韩国版) 狼牙 (香港版) 랑아 (DVD) (한국판)
Artist Name(s): Wu Jing (Actor) | Alex Fong Lik Sun (Actor) | Ronald Cheng (Actor) | Mark Cheng | Kara Hui | Hui Siu Hung | Ken Lo | Sammy Leung (Actor) | Lam Suet | Tenky Tin | Aoyama Noriko 吳京 (Actor) | 方 力申 (Actor) | 鄭中基 (Actor) | 鄭浩南 | 惠 英紅 | 許紹雄 | 盧惠光 | 森美 (Actor) | 林雪 | 田啟文 | 青山倫子 吴京 (Actor) | 方力申 (Actor) | 郑中基 (Actor) | 郑浩南 | 惠 英红 | 许绍雄 | 卢惠光 | 森美 (Actor) | 林雪 | 田启文 | 青山伦子 呉京(ウー・ジン) (Actor) | 方力申 (アレックス・フォン) (Actor) | 鄭中基(ロナルド・チェン) (Actor) | 鄭浩南(マーク・チェン) | 恵英紅(クララ・ワイ) | 許紹雄(ホイ・シウホン) | 慮恵光(ロー・ワイコン) | 森美 (サミー) (Actor) | 林雪 (ラム・シュー) | 田啓文 (ティン・カイマン) | 青山倫子 Wu Jing (Actor) | Alex Fong Lik Sun (Actor) | Ronald Cheng (Actor) | Mark Cheng | Kara Hui | Hui Siu Hung | Ken Lo | Sammy Leung (Actor) | Lam Suet | Tenky Tin | Aoyama Noriko
Director: Wu Jing | Li Chung Chi 吳京 | 李忠志 吴京 | 李忠志 呉京(ウー・ジン) | Li Chung Chi Wu Jing | Li Chung Chi
Release Date: 2009-11-12
Language: Cantonese, Mandarin
Subtitles: English, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Simplified Chinese
Place of Origin: Hong Kong
Picture Format: NTSC What is it?
Disc Format(s): DVD
Region Code: All Region What is it?
Publisher: Daekyung DVD
Other Information: 1Disc
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1021523386

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랑아 (DVD) (한국판)

* Screen format: 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
* Sound mix:
- Cantonese DTS / Dolby Digital 5.1 / 2.0
- Mandarin Dolby Digital 5.1

* Director: 오경


- 홍콩 액션영화 사상 최고의 일당백 전쟁!
- 한 마리 늑대와 같은 고독한 방랑자의 처절한 복수 대서사시!
- 고독한 늑대의 울분이 빚어낸 화려한 일당백 리얼액션.
- ‘성룡’, ‘이연걸’ 을 잇는 차세대 홍콩 액션 영화의 아이콘 ‘오경’ 의 화려한 액션 리사이틀!


고독한 늑대의 울분이 빚어낸 화려한 일당백 리얼액션!

랑 아(狼牙)
(Legendary Assassin)



한 마리 늑대와 같은 고독한 방랑자의 처절한 복수 대서사시!


* 시놉시스

홍콩 액션영화 사상 최고의 일당백 전쟁이 시작된다!

홍콩 외곽의 한적한 섬에 근무 중인 여경관 홀리는 우연히 방랑자 브루스의 도움으로 수배중인 네 명의 범법자를 검거하는 전과를 올리고 동료들의 부러움을 한 몸에 받는다. 홀리의 동료들은 낯선 이방인인 브루스에게 친절을 베풀고, 그를 친구로서 대한다. 하지만, 조용하던 섬마을에 머리가 잘린 거대 범죄조직의 두목 시신이 발견 되고, 섬으로 밀어 닥친 범죄조직 조직원들은 브루스를 찾는데 혈안이 되어 있다. 이들을 피해 섬 밖으로의 탈출을 시도 하던 브루스는 홀리를 인질로 잡고 섬마을의 평화를 위협하는 범죄 조직과 자신의 과거와 복수에 관한 진실을 되새기며 일당백의 전쟁을 준비하는데….


* Cast
출연 : 오경, 셀리나 제이드, 정산, 혜영홍, 방력신, 임설, 정중기
감독 : 오경, 이충지

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Professional Review of "Legendary Assassin (DVD) (Korea Version)"

February 9, 2009

This professional review refers to Legendary Assassin (DVD) (Hong Kong Version)
Legendary Assassin sees Chinese martial arts sensation Wu Jing step behind the camera for the first time, co-directing along with Nicky Lee Chung Chi, who also provided the stunt choreography for the likes of Invisible Target and Lady Cop & Papa Crook. Wu has been building an impressive resume through appearing in the likes of SPL and Fatal Contact and here takes centre stage in a familiar though entertaining tale of a moody hitman and his violent misadventures.

The film starts with Wu as the titular assassin Bo (whose legendary status never really comes up) arriving on a picturesque island and beheading a fugitive mob boss after laying waste to his incompetent goons. Prevented from leaving by an approaching typhoon, he falls in with local policewoman Holly (Celina Jade), helping her out during a brawl at the local restaurant. Bo is welcomed at the police station and treated as an honoured guest, at least until the headless body of the mob boss is discovered. Things turn even more serious after the dead gangster's wife (played by Japanese actress Aoyama Noriko) sends in more thugs to claim her husband's corpse and to flush out his killer.

With the familiar sounding plot being of only passing concern, the only question that really matters with <>Legendary Assassin is whether or not it delivers the kung fu goods. Thankfully, the answer to this is a definite "yes" as Wu Jing unsurprisingly gives himself plenty of chances to show off his skills, and fans will certainly be satisfied by the action content. He shows himself to be an incredibly nimble fellow, and the film is filled with scenes of high flying martial arts, as he jumps off tables, walls and pretty much anything else that comes to hand, or indeed foot. Although some of the fight choreography could have perhaps been a little tighter in places and a little less reliant on slow motion, this is all very impressive, and there are a good few stand out sequences including a restaurant battle and a Matrix-style mass brawl towards the end. Also on the plus side is the fact that the film is quite a brutal and violent affair, with lots of bone-crunching blows and painful looking impacts. This adds a certain air of authenticity to the proceedings, and makes the film all the more exciting.

Although Wu Jing's popularity has been growing, most of his appearances have been in supporting roles, and so the film can be seen as an important step towards his securing leading man status. In that respect, it does provide him with an effective vehicle, not least since he appears in nearly every scene, generally looking mean and moody or striking one ridiculously macho pose or another. After playing another near-silent character, in this case whose only gimmick is that he eats a lot, the jury may still be out on his actual acting skills, though he does have a certain Jet Li type screen presence, and has a definite on screen charisma. This is just about enough for him to carry the film and to keep the viewer engaged - though in fairness, this is more due to anticipation of the next dynamic action scene than the narrative itself. The supporting cast all pitch in with lively performances and some welcome comic relief, especially the multi-lingual and charming Celina Jade, who does a good job both with her own fights and with keeping the viewer amused as she tries to draw the monosyllabic Bo out from his shell. This helps to give the film a bit more of a human element and to keep the interest between the bouts.

Legendary Assassin is not a particularly ambitious film, though it certainly achieves in its aims of providing a solid piece of genre entertainment and a worthy headliner for Wu Jing. Certainly, it represents the star trying out his directorial wings rather than attempting to shake up the form, though by sticking to a safe bet he does manage to provide himself with more of a showcase for his skills than many of his other recent bit parts have done.

by James Mudge - BeyondHollywood.com

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Customer Review of "Legendary Assassin (DVD) (Korea Version)"

Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10 (4)

Kevin Kennedy
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June 7, 2009

This customer review refers to Legendary Assassin (DVD) (Hong Kong Version)
Enjoyable and atmospheric actioner Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10
"Legendary Assassin" will never be mistaken for timeless art, but packs a lot of entertainment into its short 88 minute running length. Wu Jing plays Bo, who at the film's outset, arrives in Tai O village on one of Hong Kong's outlying islands. There he hunts down a crime boss, pounds him into a bloody pulp, then chops off his head. Carrying the head in a bag, with the boss's gang hot on his heels, Bo next encounters a beautiful young woman (Celina Jade), whom he rescues as she tumbles from a tree in her efforts to fetch her cat. As it turns out, the woman is a cop. And the cop and the killer quickly bond. Unable to leave the island due to an approaching typhoon, Bo the killer ends up killing time at the police station, where his quickly growing friendship with the lady cop draws the ire of a jealous fellow police officer.

The jealously is played for comic relief; the film nicely blends its comedy and romantic elements with the action which lies at the film's core. Action moves back to the forefront when the gang storms the police station in order to get Bo (and their dead boss's head). While the script does not exactly sing, it efficiently tells this compact tale. The action is of the wildly over the top, almost cartoonish variety. The cinematography is excellent, bringing to life the atmospheric village of Tai O as an important player in the action.

Wu Jing is perfectly suited to play an action hero with a hint of menace; he definitely delivers the goods in his fight scenes. Celina Jade does a nice job of depicting her character's growing attraction to Bo and shows off some impressive martial arts moves. The movie also is blessed with an excellent supporting cast. Bottom line: "Legendary Assassin" is very enjoyable and doesn't wear out its welcome by running too long or taking itself too seriously. I recommend it.
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Lam
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May 9, 2009

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Good but more is expected. Customer Review Rated Bad 6 - 6 out of 10
Wu jing having collaborate on countless occasions on various pictures with action director Li chung chi, share directing duties together. Being the directional debute of both talents one would expect something quite unique and different to distinguish themselfs from everyone else, instead we get a picture that has been done by so many pictures it gives the picture less credit.

Fun can be had with the film with quite a few decently choreographed fight scenes interspersed between the drama and comedy. The problems with the fights are the over use of wire work that shouldnt appear in a reality based film and can prove rather distracting. Wu jing also throws to many kicks especially during the end fight where is constantly using his legs.

Celina Jade does an ok job as a police woman but the role seems to be suited to a different actress. The directing seems to be really routine and one cannot help and wonder if it is too early to hand wu jing the directors chair.

slightly entertaining is not routine.
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Rhoda
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April 10, 2009

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Perfect!!! Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
If its Wu Jing, it's really good.

Wow, the stunts and the love story too. You will loved every minute of this movie. I like the portion when he was recuing the girl and we was fighting everyone. ... my goodness, it's as if i am watching Never say die. As usual, the ending is sad but it still a movie worth buying as i assure you, in time, you'll watch it again.
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Rustam
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February 8, 2009

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Good action movie Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10
I think there was a good attempt from the director to dramatise the story with little moments of someone's cry here and there. As a result the story became somewhat cheesy. And here I am not talking about the tough assassin Bruce (Wu Jing) but rather about a young police lady Holly (Celina Jade) as the major softener of this ruthless jaw-dropping fight story. Somehow I was constantly having a feeling that I've seen those "Legendary" twists already. Perhaps you would also notice some similarities with The Banquet movie of Feng Xiao Gang and The Hero of Zhang Yimou.

Now about Madam Ma (Aoyama Noriko) - the main evil heroin. Actually I anticipated a fight sequences between her and Wu Jing. Instead she was just holding her sword "a la dangerous samurai" and was eventually beaten up without hardly using it. What a disappointment.

The overall enjoyment level from the action in the Legendary Assassin is slightly less than what I had from seeing The Flash Point with Donnie Yen.

Recommended.
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