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Film Review: Fong Sai Yuk: The Beginning (新方世玉前传侠者无畏) (2020) - China

Andrew Chan Chinese Film Fong Sai Yuk Martial Arts Film

Film Review: Fong Sai Yuk: The Beginning (新方世玉前传侠者无畏) (2020) - China

Fong Sai Yuk: The Beginning (新方世玉前传侠者无畏) (2020) - China As part of the ongoing Film Critics - Martial Arts series - “Discovering the world of Martial Arts cinema” With big boots to fill, the latest reboot of folk legend hero “Fong Sai Yuk”, made famous by Jet Li and Vincent Zhao in the 90s, it’s probably timely that the Chinese streaming giant takes an interest. Casting the fairly uncharismatic Narisu Bai in the title role remains the start of the long list of disappointment. For martial arts cinema fans, there is not enough action to sustain the paper thin story...

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Film Review: Fong Sai Yuk 方世玉 (1993) - Hong Kong

Andrew Chan Fong Sai Yuk Hong Kong Film Jet Li Michelle Reis

Film Review: Fong Sai Yuk 方世玉 (1993) - Hong Kong

Fong Sai Yuk 方世玉 (1993) - Hong Kong As part of the ongoing Film Critics - Martial Arts series - “Discovering the world of Martial Arts cinema” Reviewed by Andrew Chan (Film Critics Circle of Australia) Made at the height of Jet Li’s rise to fame after the “Once Upon a Time in China” series. Li wisely teams up with action director Corey Yuen for this Hong Kong martial arts classic. A much lighter version of folk hero than Wong Fei Hung, “Fong Sai Yuk” is every part playful, enjoyable, melodramatic and plenty of brilliant fight scenes. There is a...

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