The choreographed fights were developed in the Hong Kong cinema, where the best action movies are being made and they provide a lot of work for the area.
Jackie Chan introduced a whole new style of choreography in the 1980's with the movie "Police Story". Another master of this art is Yuen Woo Ping, who the world got to know through his special way of displaying action in the Matrix Trilogy.
The camera never lies. When you know martial arts or you are an actor, you might learn how to develop your movements creatively and fluently in front of the camera.
Action superstars Jet Li (Fearless, The Forbidden Kingdom) and Michelle Yeoh (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) team up with celebrated action-director, Yuen Woo-ping (The Matrix Trilogy), to deliver one of the most kinetic and inventive martial arts adventures of all time.
This legendary mash-up contains images from "苏乞儿", namely the restaurant fight scene. "苏乞儿" or "True legend" is a 2010 Chinese-Hong Kong martial arts film starring Vincent Zhao, Zhou Xun, Jay Chou, Michelle Yeoh, Andy On, and Guo Xiaodong; directed by Yuen Woo-Ping).
The audio part of this montage is my (sloppy-)remix of Paulinho Moska's tune "Blues do Ano 2000". Although this remix has been sometimes described as "mariachi-house music:)", it still has some nice sections.
Here is a rough translation of the lyrics (as heard in my remix): "If by the year 2000 the world will not end / and I'm living on the street or in a bar [...] / When i will be an old, maniac and crazy man / I will remember [...]"
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This section contains details of all the new and forthcoming films from Optimum Releasing which will be distributed in cinemas across the UK. Our most recent releases can be seen below - simply click for more details on each film - and the full archive of releases can be searched below.
True Legend The Secret of Kells
Release date: 24th September
Acclaimed producer Bill Kong (Hero; Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) and FFI are proud to present True Legend, marking the triumphant return to the director’s chair of Yuen Woo Ping – the legendary fight choreographer behind the most successful martial arts franchises of our time, including The Matrix trilogy, Kill Bill 1 & 2, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Forbidden Kingdom, and Kung Fu Hustle.
With 2 key fight scenes brought to life by 3D technology, China will release the title on the 9th February as a much anticipated event piece for their Chinese New Year on a massive 800 to 1,000 screens, 60% of those in 3D.
The Secret of Kells
Release date: 1st October
Young Brendan lives in a remote medieval outpost under siege from barbarian raids. But a new life of adventure beckons when a celebrated master illuminator arrives from foreign lands carrying an ancient but unfinished book, brimming with secret wisdom and powers. To help complete the magical book, Brendan has to overcome his deepest fears on a dangerous quest that takes him into the enchanted forest where mythical creatures hide. It is here that he meets the fairy Aisling, a mysterious young wolf-girl, who helps him along the way.
A Town Called Panic Carlos
A Town Called Panic
Hammer & Tongs present a feature based on the popular puppetoon series ‘Panique au Village’ created by animators Stéphane Aubier and Vincent Patar.
During one of their adventures, Cowboy, Indian and Horse discover a strange and fascinating underwater world. While there, a conflict with the habitants is solved with the physical and geographical distribution of the two worlds.
This holiday season, Indomina invites you to share in the love, the laughter and the epic martial arts bad assery! This year Indomina released not just one, but four films full of the best in martial arts filmmaking. TRUE LEGEND, the latest film from action choreography master Yuen Woo Ping (The Matrix, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Kill Bill). CLASH, which the LA Times proclaims is "a dazzling Vietnamese martial arts movie with a soul, a stylish, gorgeously photographed film." BODYGUARDS AND ASSASSINS, an epic, action-packed historical drama with global superstar Donnie Yen (Blade II, Hero, Ip Man). DETECTIVE DEE AND THE MYSTERY OF THE PHANTOM FLAME, Tsui Hark's latest wildly imaginative and heart pounding action film that had the critics raving. TIME magazine calls it "A Masterpiece!" and New York Magazine describes it as "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon meets Sherlock Holmes...only a lot more fun!". Bring home all of these titles on Blu-ray or DVD for a special bad assery filled holiday! Visit Holidays.Indomina**** for more.
This is the Yuen Woo Ping directed Wire-Fu movie "The Fire Dragon" from 1994
The action choreography is up to the usual high standards of The Yuen Clan and the movie stars the one and only Brigitte Lin.
Cantonese With English subs.
Movie Title: Fire Dragon
Director: Yuen Woo Ping
Stars: Brigitte Lin,Max Mok,Sandra Ng
Action:Yuen Clan,Joe Chu, Leung Shing-Hung, Guk Hin-Chiu
AKA: 火龍風雲 , The Fiery Dragon Kid
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The end fight to the absolutely timeless Drunken Master, a film that cemented the name of its four main players, director and choreographer Yuen Woo Ping, Yuen Siu Tien (Woo Ping's father), Hwang Jang Lee and of course Jackie Chan, in kung fu movie history. A superbly funny and brilliantly inventive fight, which simply cannot be overrated. I give it 5/5. Please rate and comment. You can check out the rest of the Top 10 list on my page.
Wong Fei Hong (Jackie Chan) is sent to train under his uncle, a wine guzzling master famous for crippling his students. Desperate to escape this brutal teacher's cruel regime, he flees but is confronted, humiliated and beaten senseless by a hired assassin (Hwang Jang lee). Angry, ashamed, hungry for revenge, the wayward Fei Hung returns to his drunken master. This is the second collabration between director Yuen Woo Ping and Jackie Chan was another huge box-office hit, drawing in 8 million HK dollars on its run. Blending intresting martial arts moves with slapstick comedy (Jackie trademark). "Drunken Master" ushered in the new genre of comedy kung fu and estableshed Chan as its uncontested king.
Choreographed by Yuen Woo Ping. One of the best fights of the nineties, Wushu champ Jet fights Muay Thai and kickboxing champ Chow. Chen Zen (Jet) fights for his school and countries honour. ...
Choreographed by Yuen Woo Ping. A really inventive fight showing old school kung fu from Siu Ho against modern kickboxing from Jet. ...
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon the second fight between these two. Very technical fight. This is the best realistic fight I've ever seen (last fight in Fist of Legend is kinda close). Yuen Woo ping is a genious.
edit: in response to some of you, yes, this fight i think is realistic in terms of them not doing anything that impossible (except for the little flying pushback at one part) and them using real wushu style attacking/defense. if you say it isn't realistic cause it lasts too long, who's to say that two people can't be so skilled that a sword battle would last a long time before someone connects a hit?
SOME FACTS ABOUT THE TAMIL MOVIE ENTHIRAN:
Enthiran is a remake of the film "Bicentennial Man" starring "Robin Williams"
Shankar has hired a young boy who has a doctorate in robotics, who is actually the second son of Vairamuthu
Many technical crew members from Hollywood industry are involved in the making of Enthiran film such as Mary E Vogt for designing the scientific outfits, Stan Winston Studio (USA) for Animatronics and Yuen Woo Ping for stunt in the Enthiran film. They all have worked for many hollywood films.
Sun Pictures is negotiating a deal with HBO to release an English subtitled version of the Enthiran in the West.
The first schedule of the film was started on 8 September 2008 at Peru, where a song picturization featuring Rajinikanth and Aishwarya Rai was shot under the choreography of Raju Sundaram and Claudia Bruckmann, at the historic site of the Machu Picchu. Other scenes for the song were finished off in the United States and then Brazil . The shooting for the second schedule, continued in Goa, India. The third schedule for the film included shooting in Himachal Pradesh for a song,and then in Chennai.Scenes featuring a Robotics conference involving Rajnikanth, Aishwarya Rai, Santhanam and Karunas were carried out at SSN College of Engineering at kalavakkam , Tamilnadu as well as at the Vellore Institute of Technology, with over four hundred students being used as extras.
Enthiran Movie Stunt Released:
Enthiran's stunt sequences are done by a Chinese stunt master is the stunt co-ordinator. Some of stunt sequences are being shot with the help of Alex Martin.
A stunt shooting video in which Alex Martin dupes as Superstarrajinikanth has been released.
The Stunt sequences of endhiran are being done by a chinese stunt master.
The fight sequence is being performed by Alex martin wearing a mask as superstar.
Alex Martin Dupes as superstar and performs the mind blowing stunts.
Alex Martin Dupes as superstar and performs the mind blowing stunts.
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Jay Chou Chieh-lun 周杰倫 is a real-life treasure hunter. In recent years, the Mando-pop king has sought out any opportunity to work in both the music and film industry. His latest project is Kevin Chu Yen-ping's 'The Treasure Hunter' 刺陵 that depicts Chou as a chivalrous and adventurous young man, whose mission is to guard the hidden riches and return them to their owner.
Although the 30-year-old claims that his focused hasn't switched entirely from music, this film is currently being shown alongside Yuen Woo-ping's 'True Legend' and Chous debut Hollywood project (playing Bruce Lees former role as Kato) in Michel Gondry's 'Green Hornet'.
In this video, see highlights of the SCMP's interview with the Taiwanese singer-actor and excerpts from the film.
In Mandarin, with English subtitles.
Jackie Chan in his big break, the foreunner to Drunken Master, Snake in the Eagle's Shadow. Like Drunken Master it was directed in 1978 by Yuen Woo Ping and starred Jackie Chan, Yuen Siu Tien and Hwang Jang Lee (who knocked some of Jackie's front teeth out with a misplaced kick). Inventively choreographed, with some dazzling bootwork and enjoyable acrobatics, this fight does done in history as the first fight where the hero joins two styles together to defeat the villain. I give it 3.5/5. Please rate and comment. You can check out the rest of the Top 10 list on my page.
English Subtitles. Widescreen.
Snake In The Eagle's Shadow (1978) is Yuen Woo-ping's directorial debut. He is more known for doing action choreography for The Matrix, Kill Bill, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, etc. but I think this film is far superior as it has my man, Jackie Chan!
Jackie Chan went on to star in the more known classic Drunken Master (1978) also directed by Yuen Woo-ping right after this film, but this film is pretty awesome too! Lots of classic Jackie Chan humor, gags, and jaw-dropping fight scenes. A classic and must see!
The old man (Yuen Siu Tien, who appears as Beggar So in Drunken Master) is actually Yuen Woo-ping's real life father. He died shortly after making these movies in 1979, but it's amazing how athletic and acrobatic he is at age 67.
Jackie is Chien-Fu, an orphan who is taken in by a school. He is constantly bullied, but his kindness leads him to become a pupil of the last surviving master of the Snake Fist style.
An absolute beauty to watch these old Jackie Chan classics! A living legend. We will never see anyone else like him. Enjoy!
Drunken Master is a 1978 Hong Kong martial arts action comedy film directed by Yuen Woo-ping, and starring Jackie Chan, Yuen Siu-tien, and Hwang Jang Lee.