Wing Chun (film)

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Wing Chun
Directed by Yuen Woo-ping
Produced by Yuen Woo-ping
Written by Elsa Tang
Starring Michelle Yeoh
Yen Chi-tan
Waise Lee
Cheng Pei-pei
Music by Yen Chi-tan
Cinematography Pin Bing Lee
Distributed by Century Pacific
Release date(s)
  • 24 March 1994 (1994-03-24)
Running time 93 minutes
Country Hong Kong
Language Cantonese

Wing Chun (Chinese: 詠春) is a 1994 Hong Kong martial arts action drama film produced and directed by Yuen Woo-ping, starring Michelle Yeoh and Yen Chi-tan. The film was preceded by a 1994 television series of the same name.

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Cast[edit]

Release[edit]

Guang Dong Tung Ah released it on DVD in the United States on 5 February 2002.[1]

On 20 September 2004, the DVD was released by Hong Kong Legends in the UK in Region 2.[2]

One year later, The Epic Action Collection DVD was released on 26 December 2005, a 4-disc set also including Iron Monkey (2-disc platinum edition) and Tai Chi Boxer; all three films were by directed by Yuen Woo-ping.[3] One month later, The Michelle Yeoh Collection DVD was released on 9 January 2006, a 3-disc set also including Magnificent Warriors and Police Assassins.

Reception[edit]

Joey O'Bryan of the Austin Chronicle called it a "fun, period martial arts film, unique in its stylistic approach to both violence and sexual politics".[4] J. Doyle Wallis of DVD Talk rated it 4/5 stars and wrote that what the film lacks in authenticity, it makes up for in "dazzling fight scenes".[1] Beyond Hollywood called it "a silly comedy with kung fu" that "knows what it is".[5] Chris Gould of DVDactive rated it 7/10 stars and wrote that the lack of actual Wing Chun fighting could disappointing to some fans, but the action and comedy make up for it.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Wallis, J. Doyle (2002-02-12). "Wing Chun". DVD Talk. Retrieved 2014-08-04. 
  2. ^ a b Gould, Chris. "Chris Gould takes a look at the latest offering from martial arts label Hong Kong Legends...". DVDactive.com. Retrieved 2014-08-04. 
  3. ^ Gould, Chris. "We have full specs and artwork for the latest HKL DVD release". DVDactive.com. Retrieved 2014-08-04. 
  4. ^ O'Bryan, Joey (1994-07-01). "Wing Chun". Austin Chronicle. Retrieved 2014-08-04. 
  5. ^ "Wing Chun (1994) Movie Review". BeyondHollywood.com. 2002-03-28. Retrieved 2014-08-04. 

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