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True Legend (2010/Vivendi Blu-ray)


Picture: A-     Sound: B+     Extras: A     Film: B+



Su and Yuan, two blood brothers after a lifetime of battle returns home from the war to settle down, but Yuan seeking revenge from the past instead, murders all of Yuan's family, kidnapping his son and almost kills Su himself.  Now, Su, a broken alcoholic cripple must find a way to re-train his body, face his brother, and gain back his son and his honor in Woo-ping Yuen’s True Legend (2010).


Su and his adopted brother Yuan have grown up together and been through battles, thick and thin, but over the years Yuan has been secretly planning to get the revenge on Su's family for originally killing his.  Trained in the forbidden martial arts the Five Venom Fists, Yuan massacres Su family, takes son and then leaves Su for dead.  Yuan's body and spirit is left broken and in pain in the months to come, but even after barely surviving he is left crippled when he awakens.  Now, Su must find a way to recover and to train under a mysterious mountain monk to create a even more powerful martial art (drunken fist) to defeat Yuan's Five Venom Fist.


From (some of) the creators of The Matrix, Kill Bill and Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon if you are looking for not stop martial arts then look no further.  This film features high fantasy martial arts with beautiful vistas and settings, from bottomless valleys to mountain tops, from mammoth statues to ringside boxing scenes and more, one fight right after another.


This film actually could of been done into two films, the first chapter is one brother getting revenge on the other and the second part is about years later how a drunken martial artist defends China's honor from Western foreign fighters.  This looks and sounds as good as it possibly could with its 1080p image and DTS lossless 5.1 mix.  Extras include behind the scenes, storyboards, music video, trailer, additional bonus materials and downloadable song.



-   Ricky Chiang


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