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Shaolin (2 Discs)

Featuring: Andy Lau, Nicholas Tse & Bingbing Fan

Format: DVD | Rating: 15 years & over

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  martial arts magic

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cracking film with many stars of asian film, due to treachery warlord andy lau avoids being killed and escapes to a shaolin monestry, a broken man over his daughters death due to his former way he finds redemption among the peaceful monks and villagers. jackie chan is the monestry cook in a good turn and is still his acrobatic self. it isnt long before his former associates with troops come looking for him and all out war begins, plenty action with an decent story, fans of kung-fu will love it.

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  Darker than you might expect!

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I was lucky enough to see this during Chinese New Year in Malaysia. It has excellent production values, and pretty good martial arts choreography.

There are some very dark moments in the story, which came as a bit of a surprise, but are needed for Andy Lau's character to develop. Andy Lau gives an excellent performance in the lead role, and Jackie Chan's cameo is one of the best performances he has given to date, complete with a trademark fight scene.

On the negative side, Andy Lau lacks the physical prowess of his contemporaries, and supporting stars, such as Nicholas Tse and especially Wu Jing, don't really get to show off their strengths.

Well worth a look, if only for Jackie's cameo!

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