Roy Hin Yeung Chow's latest comes to DVD & Blu-Ray
Certain regions are known for specific types of films. The United States makes big-budget action films like no other, India has all but perfected the bog-screen musical with their "Bollywood" productions, and Hong Kong has been home to some of best martial arts films ever seen.
Director Roy Hin Yeung Chow's latest, Huang Feihong Zhi Yingxiong You Meng, known to American audiences as Rise of the Legend, comes out this week on DVD and Blu-Ray.
A martial artist with extraordinary power (Eddie Peng) returns to the town where his father was murdered to face off against a ruthless crime boss (Sammo Kam-Bo Hung) and bring justice back to the people.
Set in the late Ming Dynasty, Rise of the Legend is primarily a prequel to Tsui Hark's classic Once Upon A Time in China, showcasing Taiwanese actor Peng in the role of Wong Fei Hung, originally made famous by the legendary Jet Li.
Fans of Hong Kong cinema will find that while Peng has his moments, it is all but impossible to fill Li's legendary shoes. That said, the fight scene choreography and overall cinematography showcase the storyline well.