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True Legend (simplified Chinese苏乞儿traditional Chinese蘇乞兒pinyinSū qǐ ér) is an 2010 Chinese-Hong Kong martial arts filmstarring Vincent ZhaoZhou XunJay ChouMichelle YeohAndy On, and Guo Xiaodong. It was directed by Yuen Woo-Ping. The film also features one of the final performances by actor David Carradine, who died in a bizarre accident in Bangkok during post-production.



Directed by Yuen Woo-Ping Produced by Bill Kong
Zhang Zhenyang Written by To Chi-Long Starring Vincent Zhao
Zhou Xun
Michelle Yeoh
Jay Chou Editing by Wenders Li Release date(s) Hong Kong:
11 February 2010
China:
9 February 2010
Thailand:
18 February 2010 Running time 110 min. Country China
Hong Kong Language Mandarin
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CastMichelle Yeoh, Jay Chou, Andy On, Xiaogang Feng, Xun Zhou, Man Cheuk Chiu, Luxia Jiang, Chia Hui Liu, Ka-Yan Leung, Will Liu
DirectorWoo-ping Yuen
Genre:  Action, Drama, History
Release Date:  13 May 2011 (USA)
MPAA Rating:  R
Screen WriterChi-long To
Runtime:  115 min
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review by . March 16, 2010
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   It has been quite awhile since legendary action choreographer Yuen Woo-Ping (Fearless) has helmed a film in Asia. “TRUE LEGEND” (aka. True Legends of Wu Shu) marks his return to Chinese filmmaking in which he re-imagines the beginnings of legendary folks hero Beggar So (who taught Wong Fei-Hung the secrets of the drunken fist in “Drunken Master“) and who also appeared as the leader of the beggar clan (played by Stephen Chow) in “King of Beggars”. …
review by . October 01, 2011
2 Stars: Not Quite True, Not Quite Legend, But All Entertaining, Nonetheless: TRUE LEGEND Delivers
I don’t know how much of TRUE LEGEND is either ‘true’ or which is more ‘legend’, but I found the end result of Director Yuen Woo Ping’s work to present the story as an incomplete parable – one where perhaps the viewer can draw inspiration from to seek out answers to questions regarding martial arts history – but certainly not a ‘definitive work.’  Or, at least, I wouldn’t hope so.  I can only suspect that, if this is based …
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