Once Upon A Time In China (HK 1991)

Rating: ****
Director: Tsui Hark
Cast: Jet Li, Rosamund Kwan, Yuen Biao, Kent Cheng, Jacky Cheung, Jimmy Wang Yu

Fantastic! A sprawling historical martial arts epic depicting the events of Wong Fei Hung and turn of the century China. Jet Li makes an excellent Wong Fei Hung, and his performance is full of intensity and passion - plus, he wields a really mean umbrella! The scope of the film is so broad that it is nearly impossible to follow and understand in its unsubtitled form, but the photography, sets, and action are absolutely brilliant to watch. In stereo, too!