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Choy Lee Fut (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) Blu-ray Region A

Sammo Hung (Actor) | Yuen Wah (Actor) | Kosugi Kane (Actor) | Hung Tin Chiu (Actor)
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It's all about inheritance in Choy Lee Fut, the movie about the awesome kung fu style originated in southern China and practiced worldwide! Hong Kong action veterans Sammo Hung and Yuen Wah pass on the mantle to the new generation as Sammo stars alongside his youngest son, Sammy Hung, who plays the hopeful heir to the powerful martial arts when it is under threat. Rising action star Dennis To (The Legend is Born: Ip Man) makes a special appearance in the movie co-starring TVB actor Wong Ka Lok, Lau Wing Kin, Wang Jiayin, Japanese actor Kosugi Kane (Jackie Chan's disciple), and Shaw veteran Lau Kar Wing. Co-directed by Jackie Chan's stuntmen team member Sam Wong and Law Wai Tak, the movie boasting impressive action choreography is looking to do to Choy Lee Fut what Ip Man did to Wing Chun.

After getting his degree in England, Chan Wai Yip (Sammy Hung) returns to China with his friend and fellow martial arts enthusiast Takeda Shosa (Kosugi Kane). Wai Yip's father, Master Chan Tin Loi (Sammo Hung), owns a Choy Lee Fut boxing school, but it is being targeted for takeover by an international investment corporation. Determined that Choy Lee Fut must not be lost, Wai Yip decides to take up the martial arts under the tutelage of his uncle, Master Chan Tin Cheuk (Yuen Wah). Eager to prove the worth of Choy Lee Fut, the young disciples accept the challenge to enter the boxing ring for a deathmatch against a team of martial artists led by Cho Cheung Hung (Wong Ka Lok), who is jealous that the girl (Wang Jiayin) he fancies only has eyes for Wai Yip...

Hong Kong Version Blu-ray comes with film trailer, photo gallery, and cast interviews.

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Product Title: Choy Lee Fut (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) 蔡李佛 (Blu-ray) (香港版) 蔡李佛 (Blu-ray) (香港版) 蔡李佛 (Blu-ray) (香港版) Choy Lee Fut (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version)
Artist Name(s): Sammo Hung (Actor) | Yuen Wah (Actor) | Kosugi Kane (Actor) | Hung Tin Chiu (Actor) | Wang Jia Yin (Actor) | Dennis To (Actor) | Stephen Wong (Actor) | Qian Jing Feng (Actor) | Liu Yong Jian (Actor) 洪金寶 (Actor) | 元華 (Actor) | 小杉健 (Actor) | 洪天照 (Actor) | 王佳音 (Actor) | 杜 宇航 (Actor) | 黃 嘉樂 (Actor) | 錢 景峰 (Actor) | 劉 永健 (Actor) 洪金宝 (Actor) | 元华 (Actor) | 小杉健 (Actor) | 洪天照 (Actor) | 王佳音 (Actor) | 杜 宇航 (Actor) | 黄 嘉乐 (Actor) | 钱 景峰 (Actor) | 刘 永健 (Actor) 洪金寶(サモ・ハン・キンポー) (Actor) | 元華(ユン・ワー) (Actor) | ケイン・コスギ (Actor) | 洪天照(サミー・ハン) (Actor) | Wang Jia Yin (Actor) | 杜宇航 (デニス・トー) (Actor) | Stephen Wong (Actor) | Qian Jing Feng (Actor) | Liu Yong Jian (Actor) Sammo Hung (Actor) | Yuen Wah (Actor) | Kosugi Kane (Actor) | Hung Tin Chiu (Actor) | Wang Jia Yin (Actor) | Dennis To (Actor) | Stephen Wong (Actor) | Qian Jing Feng (Actor) | Liu Yong Jian (Actor)
Director: Luo Hui De | Huang Ming Sheng 羅惠德 | 黃明升 罗惠德 | 黄明升 Luo Hui De | Huang Ming Sheng Luo Hui De | Huang Ming Sheng
Blu-ray Region Code: A - Americas (North, Central and South except French Guiana), Korea, Japan, South East Asia (including Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan) What is it?
Release Date: 2011-06-23
Language: Cantonese, Mandarin
Subtitles: English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese
Country of Origin: Hong Kong
Picture Format: [HD] High Definition What is it?
Aspect Ratio: 1.78 : 1, Widescreen
Sound Information: 7.1, Dolby TrueHD
Disc Format(s): Blu-ray, 25 GB - Single Layer
Screen Resolution: 1080p (1920 x 1080 progressive scan)
Video Codecs: AVC (MPEG-4 Part 10)
Rating: IIA
Duration: 93 (mins)
Publisher: Vicol Entertainment Ltd. (HK)
Package Weight: 120 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1024556068

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* Special Features:
- Trailers
- Photo Gallery
- Interviews With Cast

Director: Luo Hui De , Huang Ming Sheng

Having taken his father Chen Tien-lai's advice, Ying-jie decides to return to China to try a new start, tegether with his Japanese friend Takeda. When they start practicing Choy Lee Fut Kungfu from Master Chen Tien-hong, they learn that Tien-lai consented to sell the martial club to Pan-America International Investment Group. Pan-America challenges to a fight which requires the Chens to hand over th martial club if they can't prove their value of being.

n the process of pre-battle preparation. Ying-jie's courage and persistence catch the attention of a beautiful appraiser and martial arts consultant of Pan-America. yu-fai. However, Yu-fai's admirer Zuo Zhang-hong, also a fighter, is upset at this and becomes fiercer for the duel. No one knows the true reason why Mr. Chen intends to sell the club, until the day.....
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Professional Review of "Choy Lee Fut (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version)"

June 27, 2011

This professional review refers to Choy Lee Fut (DVD) (Hong Kong Version)
Choy Lee Fut should be cause for excitement for martial arts fans, given that it stars genre godfather Sammo Hung alongside his real life son Sammy Hung for the first time. Directed by the team of Tommy Law (whose CV includes such undeniable classics as Life from Hell and Sex Medusa) and Jackie Chan stunt crew member Sam Wong, the film also features considerable kung fu talent in the form of Yuen Wah, another genre veteran and Chinese Opera School pupil who graduated along with Hung and Chan. Filling out the youthful cast are Kane Kosugi (who fans of 1980s action may recognise from the likes of Nine Deaths of the Ninja and Pray for Death and who still looks around 20), Steven Wong (L For Love, L For Lies) and actress Wang Jia Yin.

The film kicks off with a hilariously unconvincing series of scenes in the UK (actually the British-themed Chinese development Thames Town), in which graduate and apparent paper boy Jie (Sammy Hung) gets into trouble in a restaurant before taking advice from his visiting (Sammo) and deciding to return to China and his family's Choy Lee Fut training school, his cheerful friend Ken (Kosugi) randomly tagging along. Although things initially go well, with the lads being trained by Wei Yip's eccentric uncle Master Chen (Yuen Wah), they soon receive the bad news that his father is to sell the school to the possibly nasty Pan-American corporation. Of course, the only way for Jie to save the academy and to restore the glory of the Choy Lee Fut style is to defeat the company's top fighters in a tournament, while at the same time courting one of their cute executives (Wang Jia Yin).

For a modern, vaguely youth-oriented martial arts film, Choy Lee Fut delivers pretty much exactly as expected, trying to hit as many bases as possible in order to achieve some level of commercial crossover appeal. As a result, the film spends almost as much time on comedy and relationships as on action, with Sammy Hung's pursuit of Wang Jia Yin vying for centre stage with the impending, but never particularly important seeming tournament. To be fair, the combination really isn't a bad one, giving the film very much the feel of an early 1990s style piece of mixed bag nonsense, though it does mean that fight fans may feel a little short-changed, especially during the largely pointless middle section. Also very evident is the use of pop and rap music, with the cast clad in brightly coloured trendy clothes and sporting spiky, boy-band hairdos, which may grate with anyone after something more grounded and gritty.

Thankfully, whilst the romance never ignites or amounts to much, the film is frequently hilarious, thanks in part to a wonderfully knowing performance from the excellent Yuen Wah, and in part to some unintentional laughs from the sheer, almost overwhelming daftness of the whole affair. Certainly, some of its bizarre date montage scenes, in which Sammy Hung and Wang Jia Yin pack in a staggering array of activities in the space of a few short hours, may well cause considerable bewilderment in the audience, as will the shameless and blatant product placement which rears its head in pretty much every scene.

On the plus side, when the film does get around to the business of martial arts, it scores highly with some excellent fight scenes leading up to the predictable though thrilling tournament. Sammy Hung and Kosugi provide most of the action and both acquit themselves very well, with Sam Wong's choreography being tight and old school. Sadly, Sammo only really makes a cameo appearance, though he and Yuen Wah do get a few chances to show off their skills, as well lending the film a sense of torch-passing credibility. Most of the film's kung fu slapstick is entertaining and imaginative, in a sort of old Jackie Chan type fashion, and the film is all the better for not taking itself too seriously. The low budget does show in places, with some of the CGI work and backgrounds being laughably and almost surreally obvious, though Law and Wong do a pretty decent job of at least keeping things moving at a reasonable pace.

This is enough to make Choy Lee Fut enjoyable enough for genre fans, if a little lightweight given the players involved. Though Sammy Hung is a pleasant enough action star, he still has some way to go before filling his father's mighty shoes, and will hopefully soon manage to find a more substantial vehicle for his talents.

by James Mudge - BeyondHollywood.com

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Customer Review of "Choy Lee Fut (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version)"

Average Customer Rating for this Edition: Customer Review Rated Bad 4 - 4 out of 10 (1)

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June 19, 2011

1 people found this review helpful

Disappointing Customer Review Rated Bad 4 - 4 out of 10
I was looking forward to this movie to see Sammo and Yuen Wah giving us an eyeful of action. But that is not to be. Sammo's total screen time only about 10 minutes and Yuen Wah, a little better ( but real action time of a little choy ley fatt = less than 5 minutes). The idea for this show was good to start off but unfortunately, got sidetracked to those boxing tournament. A letdown for the movie but great to see Sammo and Yuen Wah still looking great.
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