A precursor to Crouching Tiger, Jet Li's Fist of Legend is a high-flying, hidden-wire kick-and-punch-fest, set against a historical, epic backdrop. In this installment of flying fists, Li returns his old school in Shanghai, only to find his teacher assassinated and the Japanese ready to invade (before WWII). Complete with love story and vengeance plots, it's a masterful blend of action and plot. The typically bad dubbing gets in the way, but frankly the story is better than that of Tiger. Too bad the stunts are not quite up to par -- too few and far between -- though when it's on, the fighting is impressive.

A remake of Bruce Lee's Fists of Fury and based on actual events.

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