This Hong Kong martial-arts extravaganza tells of evil emperors and true love. The secret Red Lotus Flower Society is committed to the overthrow of the evil Manchu Emperor and his minions. One of his Governors is sent on a mission to retrieve a list of members of that secret society. Meanwhile, Canton kung fu practitioner Fong Sai-Yuk falls in love with the beautiful daughter of a rich merchant, recently moved to Canton. Her father, in an attempt to gain influence in the region and thus improve his business, offers his daughter in marriage to the winner of a kung-fu contest. Some interesting gender role-reversals take place during a ‘comedy of errors.’
Tad Dibbern <[email protected]>
User Reviews: The martial arts sequences in this movie are incredible. This is one of Jet Li’s best movies. It really shows of a lot of his skills, and is quite entertaining at the same time. There are a lot of fight scenes but they co-inside well with an intricate story. It’s not just a fight movie.
The story is a bit involved and there are sub-plots I have not described. But this movie is well worth buying. I wish I could get a copy of Fong Sai Yuk 2, because I would love to see more of this movie.
Synopsis: Fong Sai Yuk is a late teen with a lot of martial arts skill, taught to him by his mother, equally as good. His father is part of a resistance against the empire. When the empire finds out that Fong Sai Yuk’s father is the lead the are out for blood. Fong Sai Yuk, mean while meets and fights for a girl he wished to marry. Oh the eve of his wedding night, the empire and the Fong Family accidentally meet at the dinner table. Fighting erupts and they must fight or flee.