Wing Chun (HK 1994)

Rating: ***
Director: Yuen Woo Ping
Cast: Michelle Yeoh, Donnie Yen, Waise Lee, Norman Chu (Tsui Siu Keung), Catherine Hung, Cheng Pei Pei

A fun and exciting period kung fu piece, featuring Michelle Yeoh as Wing Chun, the only female monk to have ever studied at Shaolin Temple. She and her childhood friend Pok To (Donnie Yen) team up to battle a group of bandits that are terrorizing their village. Michelle Yeoh is incredibly charming as she performs her best fighting yet.

Notes on the domestic release: Tai Seng has done a great job with the laserdisc - the subtitles are crisp and legible (although a little tall) and the print is superb. However, the original Hong Kong subtitles seem to convey the more subtle humor better, whereas this version often leaves the viewer perplexed with several situations.