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Once Upon a Time in China II (1992) (DVD) (2019 Reprint) (Remastered Edition) (Hong Kong Version) DVD Region 3

Jet Li (Actor) | Donnie Yen (Actor) | Rosamund Kwan (Actor) | Max Mok (Actor)
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Jet Li returns as Wong Fei Hung in Once Upon A Time In China II, the second of the popular historical epics from director Tsui Hark! This time out, Fei Hung must do battle with the White Lotus Cult, a radical group bent on expelling foreigners from China. Wong Fei Hung also meets and befriends Dr. Sun Yat Sen, who's at odds with Imperial Magistrates led by kung-fu star Donnie Yen. Fei Hung finds his beliefs and loyalties questioned, but when lives and honor are at stake, he ultimately answers to only one master: China itself!

Co-starring Max Mok and Rosamund Kwan, Once Upon A Time In China II is a spectacular kung-fu epic that mixes historical pageantry with amazingly choreographed martial arts action. Legendary action director Yuen Woo Ping (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) handles the outstanding fight sequences, including an incredible climactic showdown between Jet Li and Donnie Yen! Tsui Hark's Once Upon A Time In China II is a worthy sequel to one of the seminal Hong Kong films, and is considered by many to be better than the original!

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Product Title: Once Upon a Time in China II (1992) (DVD) (2019 Reprint) (Remastered Edition) (Hong Kong Version) 黃飛鴻之二男兒當自強 (1992) (DVD) (2019再版) (高清系列) (香港版) 黄飞鸿之二男儿当自强 (1992) (DVD) (2019再版) (高清系列) (香港版) 黃飛鴻之二男兒當自強 (1992) (DVD) (2019再版) (高清系列) (香港版) Once Upon a Time in China II (1992) (DVD) (2019 Reprint) (Remastered Edition) (Hong Kong Version)
Artist Name(s): Jet Li (Actor) | Donnie Yen (Actor) | Rosamund Kwan (Actor) | Max Mok (Actor) | Ho Ka Kui (Actor) | Xiong Xin Xin (Actor) | Tsui Hark | Yuen Woo Ping (Actor) | David (John) Chiang (Actor) | Zhang Tie Lin (Actor) | Paul Fonoroff (Actor) | Dion Lam (Actor) | Zhu Ji Sheng (Actor) | Ren Shi Guan (Actor) 李 連杰 (Actor) | 甄 子丹 (Actor) | 關 芝琳 (Actor) | 莫少聰 (Actor) | 何家駒 (Actor) | 熊欣欣 (Actor) | 徐 克 | 袁和平 (Actor) | 姜大衛 (Actor) | 張鐵林 (Actor) | 方保羅 (Actor) | 林迪安 (Actor) | 朱繼生 (Actor) | 任世官 (Actor) 李 连杰 (Actor) | 甄 子丹 (Actor) | 关 芝琳 (Actor) | 莫少聪 (Actor) | 何家驹 (Actor) | 熊欣欣 (Actor) | 徐 克 | 袁和平 (Actor) | 姜大卫 (Actor) | 张铁林 (Actor) | 方保罗 (Actor) | 林迪安 (Actor) | 朱继生 (Actor) | 任世官 (Actor) 李連杰(ジェット・リー) (Actor) | 甄子丹(ドニー・イェン) (Actor) | ロザムンド・クワン (Actor) | 莫少聰(マックス・モク) (Actor) | 何家駒(ホー・カークイ) (Actor) | 熊欣欣(ホン・ヤンヤン) (Actor) | 徐克(ツイ・ハーク) | 袁和平(ユエン・ウーピン) (Actor) | 姜大衛 (デビッド・チャン) (Actor) | 張鐵林(チャン・ティエリン) (Actor) | Paul Fonoroff (Actor) | Dion Lam (Actor) | Zhu Ji Sheng (Actor) | Ren Shi Guan (Actor) 이연걸 (Actor) | 견자단 (Actor) | Rosamund Kwan (Actor) | Max Mok (Actor) | Ho Ka Kui (Actor) | Xiong Xin Xin (Actor) | 서극 | Yuen Woo Ping (Actor) | David (John) Chiang (Actor) | Zhang Tie Lin (Actor) | Paul Fonoroff (Actor) | Dion Lam (Actor) | Zhu Ji Sheng (Actor) | Ren Shi Guan (Actor)
Director: Tsui Hark 徐 克 徐 克 徐克(ツイ・ハーク) 서극
Producer: Tsui Hark | Wu Si Yuan 徐 克 | 吳 思遠 徐 克 | Wu Si Yuan 徐克(ツイ・ハーク) | 呉思遠 (ン・シーユン) 서극 | Wu Si Yuan
Release Date: 2019-05-17
Language: Cantonese, Mandarin
Subtitles: English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese
Country of Origin: Hong Kong
Picture Format: NTSC What is it?
Aspect Ratio: 1.78 : 1
Widescreen Anamorphic: Yes
Sound Information: DTS Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1, 6.1
Disc Format(s): DVD
Region Code: 3 - South East Asia (including Hong Kong, S. Korea and Taiwan) What is it?
Rating: IIB
Duration: 117 (mins)
Publisher: Kam & Ronson Enterprises Co Ltd
Package Weight: 120 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1074110057

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Once Upon A Time In China is the film that defined Jet Li (Lethal Weapon 4, Romeo Must Die as an action star destined for the international stage. His definitive kung fu and the vivid imagery of Tsui Hark (Peking Opera Blues, Swordsman II) make this a true classic of the genre. A more contemporary take on the evergreen tale of wise kung-fu master and purveyor of justice Huang Fei Hong (Jet Li), OUATIC is set in 1875 China when hostilities between the Chinese and the nvading foreigners are simmering to a boil. Huang and his disciples take on the unscrupulous dealers who are trying to entice gullible Chinese into slavery in America and save his Aunt Yee (Rosamund Kwan) who is in danger of being shipped off to be a prostitute. Tsui HArk raises the bar on martial arts epics with OUATIC via imaginative technology and thrilling choreography. This created successful sequels - don't be caught without this classic!
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Professional Review of "Once Upon a Time in China II (1992) (DVD) (2019 Reprint) (Remastered Edition) (Hong Kong Version)"

April 7, 2011

This professional review refers to Once Upon A Time In China II (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version)
September 1, 1895: a cadaverous little girl stares at the camera. Holding a candle she walks across a pitch black hall, singing: "King of Heaven/Ruler of Hell/Unite with the White Lotus Sect/So your country is safe." Lights up on hundreds of white-clad White Lotus Cultists. There follows a bullet-defying martial arts display and Priest Kung appears. Nothing can kill him. A bonfire is built of Western objects, including a Dalmatian. "Kill all foreigners," the cultists chant, "so we can live in peace." The bonfire is lit. Staring into the roaring flames the little girl smiles.

So begins Once Upon a Time in China 2, Tsui Hark's dark continuation of the Wong Fei-hung legend. Far from home, Wong Fei-hung (Jet Li), servant Leung Foon (Max Mok, replacing Yuen Biao), and Aunt Yee (Rosamund Kwan) travel to Canton to attend a medical conference. When they arrive, Canton is a city on fire. Red Guard-like White Lotus Cultists run rampant, destroying all signs of Westernization. The local Governor (Donnie Yen) is trying to smoke out two revolutionaries in the midst of all this chaos: the very real Sun Yat-sen, and his right-hand man, Luke. Wong Fei-hung and company find themselves trapped in the claustrophobic city, cut off from home by the winds of political change.

The whole film takes place over 48 hours, and Tsui Hark attacks his material like nothing on earth can stop him, packing every frame with nightmarish imagery. As Chinese turns against Chinese, and Canton capsizes under the weight of superstition and fear, good men like Wong Fei-hung and Sun Yat-sen can only watch from the sidelines in horror. All the pieces of the series we've come to expect are in place: the two-pronged plot, the rousing theme song (yes, that is Jackie Chan singing it), Leung Foon's puppy love for Aunt Yee, and Wong Fei-hung's fierce devotion to her. But this time around things have a darker bent. The movie ends on an optimistic note, but the body count is high, and the future is still uncertain.

Max Mok does a credible job replacing Yuen Biao, but he's overshadowed by the other two additions to the cast. Donnie Yen projects a quietly decaying dignity as Governor Lan, and his martial arts skills are as sharp as ever. But the showstopper is the wonderfully lopsided Xiong Xin-xin (Jet Li's stunt double) as the despotic Priest Kung. Ferocious to the point of rabidity, he’s the kind of villian who leads a cult as easily as some of us chew gum.

By Grady Hendrix

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Customer Review of "Once Upon a Time in China II (1992) (DVD) (2019 Reprint) (Remastered Edition) (Hong Kong Version)"

Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8.8 out of 10 (12)

Adrian
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January 13, 2011

This customer review refers to Once Upon A Time In China II (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version)
great film, average disc Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10
This is a great film. The blu ray is a step up over the dvd in quality and worth buying again in this format. Although below par picture quality the source matearial was always very washed out. Without a colour regrading restoration this is about as good as it will look. Like wise the audio is pretty tame stuff. Given the global appeal of these classic hong kong movies its pretty shocking that more effort is not put in to restoring them properly instead of sticking them straight out to make a quick buck. As it stands kam and ronson are sitting on a goldmine of movies but continue to churn out a stream of poor blu ray discs.
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Kevin Kennedy
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July 12, 2010

This customer review refers to Once Upon a Time in China 2 (US Version)
Solid Wong Fei Hung story Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10
As in its predecessor, "Once Upon a Time In China 2" is freighted with a mind-bogglingly complex set of interweaving plots. Set in Guangzhou during the waning days of the Qing dynasty, the film delivers the crazed White Lotus Clan determined to eliminate any foreign influence from China, nationalist rebels led by Sun Yat-Sen, and a police commander played by Donnie Yen who has an agenda all his own. Jet Li's Wong Fei Hung travels from Foshan to Guangzhou to give a lecture on on Chinese traditional medical practices to a group of Western doctors. The lecture soon comes under assault from the White Lotus Clan, who also take umbrage at the Western ways of the lovely Aunt 13 (Rosamund Kwan). With this attack, the action turns fast and furious and seldom lets up.

All the intertwining schemes make the movie feel a bit overstuffed, but it ultimately boils down to two big action set-pieces, one between Wong Fei Hung and the leader of the White Lotus Clan (Xiong Xin Xin) and the other between Wong Fei Hung and Donnie Yen's evil Commander Lan. Both scenes are spectacular and make the film a must-see for fans of the genre. Jet Li is more grim-faced and serious than usual in this film; Rosamund Kwan, as usual, makes an appealing damsel in distress. The romantic tension between the pair provides a sweet counterpoint to all the scheming and fighting. David Chiang also does a nice turn as a valiant supporter of Dun Yat-Sen.
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Anonymous

June 30, 2005

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The Best Movie Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
This is one of the best movie ever. If you like martial art movie this movie is perfect for you. There is alot of action and has better music. Every one should see this movie.
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Anonymous

June 9, 2005

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some kick ass Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
Finaly part two was made.I've been waiting to see it. And now I own it.Wong Fei-Hung(Jet Li),Aunt Yee(Rosamund Kwan),and Fu(Max Mok Siu Cheung) are in Canton.China has a problem with the White Lotus.The White Lotus are tricking people to jion their team by telling them that Kung is as hard ass metal and rock.Wong kicks the White Lotus asses and later on Wong wants to challenge the master Kung(Xiong Xin Xin).As Wong calls out Kung and a desperate fight Wong defets Kung.As wong and his buddy went to get the thing. Commander Lan(Donnie Yen) approaches and fights Wong.A very desperate fight with Wong & Lan.Fu is hurt so Wong gets even more angry and Fu-Shian No-Shadowkick to Lan and cut him on the traot.Wow that was amazing for me.The new themes that they made are even better than the one in the first one.
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Anonymous

April 15, 2004

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WOW Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10
Man this is one of the best movies ive seen of jet li being wong fei hung but wat really rotten this film is that donnie had to be the villian and died at the end. I think that donnie and jet are perfect for fighting eachother. this movie is a BLAST!!!!!!
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