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Tai Chi Hero [Blu-ray]

Yuan XiaoChao , Shu Qi , Stephen Fung    Blu-ray
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From Zero to Hero (Making of)
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Lu Chan (Yuan XiaoChao) is still trying to find his place in Chen Village, the legendary town where everyone is a martial arts master…and Chen-style Tai Chi is forbidden to outsiders. But since he helped save the town from a frightening steam-powered machine, Yuniang (Angelababy), beautiful daughter of Grandmaster Chen (Tony Leung Ka-Fai), agrees to marry Lu Chan and bring him into the family. It’s only a formality, though – and that suits Lu Chan just fine, as the mutant horn on his head gives him incredible kung-fu power, but leaves him dumber each time, and closer to death.

Chen Village still stands in the shadow of danger. A prodigal brother returns, Lu Chan’s presence invokes a curse on the town, and Yuniang’s scorned fiancée has an appetite for revenge, as well as some new partners in crime.

The second in a trilogy from the creators of Ip Man and Detective Dee, and featuring action directed by the legendary Sammo Hung, Tai Chi Hero is a full-on, steampunk-infused, video game-influenced kung fu throwdown that will knock you out of your seat.

Language: Mandarin (original language), English (dub)
Subtitles: English, Chinese (only on feature), Spanish (only on feature), French (only on feature)
Run Time: 103 mins

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5.0 out of 5 stars Not a Bad Sequel At All..I Love It. Aug. 4 2013
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
And so we get to the final Tai chi-Hero,or so we think, the ending don't seem to go
that way,i find this one is more of a, how everybody comes together so we can see
who's who,now Lu Chan is on the verge of acceptance in Chen Village,but he has to
marry one of the Village woman first to be accepted as one of their own, now one of the
prodigal sons came back[that we never saw or new of in the first Tai Chi- Zero] to the
Village bringing a curse to the village people,dad rejected him as a boy because he likes
to draw and make things,so you definitely know his contraption will come into good use,
I'll leave it at that for now.if you haven't seen the first one,this one will make no sense to
you at all,
DTS-HD Master Audio is awesome.
Stereo/5.1 HD Surround Sound.
widescreen 2.35:1
runtime 106 min.
Not a Bad Sequel At All..I Love It.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More steampunk & martial-arts action!! July 30 2013
By Matthew Scott Baker - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Blu-ray
Back in January, I reviewed a steampunk/martial-arts hybrid film titled TAI CHI ZERO (click here to read that review [...] which is the first of a trilogy. I complimented the film on its originality and fast-paced action. The second film of the trilogy, TAI CHI HERO, is available now and is definitely a worthy follow-up to the original. With higher stakes and even wilder fight scenes, this second film will have you begging for the third and final film to come out!

I can't decide if I like the first or second film better. Both are excellent in their own regards and have high re-watch factors. But both also have their own distinctions. The first is revolutionary with its story; I believe it is the first ever steampunk film to integrate martial-arts action. But the second film broadens the storyline and introduces new characters, along with new threats and villains. This is accomplished while keeping the original plot in place, making for a cohesive and enjoyable sequel.

TAI CHI HERO is shot well and the acting is great. But what really makes an impression on the audience is the action. I never get tired of wire-work when it is well done, as is the case here. The kicks are high, the punches are fast and the fight choreography reaches new heights. If you're not breathless after watching the final battle, then you probably don't have a pulse.

I like how more back-story is given in this film as well; we find out more about previous happenings in regard to Lu Chan as well as the Grand Master of the village. This is integral for the story, as it shows us who they really are as people.

The steampunk in TAI CHI HERO is amped up a bit as well. Instead of a mechanized steam-powered tank, we get to see a steam-driven flying machine. This is interesting because the craft resembles a sketch of Leonardo DaVinci's I once saw at a museum. I'm not sure if this is intentional or not, but it made me grin nonetheless.

TAI CHI HERO is a true win for me, and I cannot wait to see how the third and final film shapes up. The very ending of this film gives us an idea of what to expect, and WOW...I'm literally on the edge of my seat just thinking about the possibilities! I highly recommend giving this film and its predecessor a look.
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice Kung fu flick June 11 2013
By J. Walker - Published on Amazon.com
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I ended up watching this one day when I was bored. The movie is really well done with a blend of comedy and action together. If you decide to watch this one be sure to watch Tai Chi Zero first. The first movie is more comedy but it is also really good.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better Than The First! July 31 2013
By Brian Harris - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Blu-ray
Finally being able to kick back and watch the sequel to TAI CHI ZERO was a major treat; truly a dazzling film! I thought TAI CHI HERO was better than the first in every way, with more story, amazing fight choreography, beautiful locations and a first-rate story to wrap up the story started in the first installment. I was really surprised by the amount of emotion packed into this film, a jail sequence in particular was especially moving.

Everything looked and sounded great on this release, picture was outstanding. I was very entertained with this film and didn't want it to end. Thankfully a third installment will be on the way and it should prove interesting considering the Stormare sub-plot. Chinese fantasy lovers are really going to dig this film. Nothing too heavy, just the right amount of fighting and some fun machines. Bravo!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A little spoof; a little steampunk, a little history. Sept. 10 2013
By G. Teslovich - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD
(1.) Great location - the type of natural carved canyon that makes the film a visual pleasure just on that alone.
(2.) Great sets/props - the usual beautiful, authentic intricate carving and crafting found in Chinese epic films; often at full (and I mean full) scale.
(3.) Great story line - bringing us a bit of the history of Tai Chi as it relates to Kung fu.
(4.) Great contemporary tie ins - some classical pop music; then some metal or rock; then some computer game animations. A good spoofing, at times,
of the martial arts genre e.g. with the fruits and veggies or when the moves were following the cooking style of each meal. Great steampunk tie in. Great da
Vinci tie in with regards to his design and innovations e.g. the flying machine.
(5.) Great wire acts and martial arts - imaginative wire routines with Tai chi juxtaposed to Kung fu movements; nothing ridiculous just to fill space but instead used to educate as to the philosophy and aesthetic of the movements.
(6.) Great acting -yet nuanced, understated performances in keeping with Tai chi philosophy.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My Hero! July 31 2013
By SUGAH CANE - Published on Amazon.com
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Fom Zero to Hero Part 2 in this installment is hot like Fiya!!!!Love Master Chen, can't wait for part 3!
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