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95 of 97 people found the following review helpful
on April 17, 2013
*This is not a review of the content of the film*

I thought it would be prudent to post this disclaimer on Amazon as it directly effected my decision to NOT buy this version of this movie.

THIS IS NOT THE ORIGINAL VERSION, but rather one that has been edited and shortened by the American Studio handling the domestic release.
Also, changes have been made to some of the music as well.

Now, I'm sure some people don't care about this sort of thing, and you who don't will get an acceptable movie if you decide to buy this. Personally I am a bit of a purist and get offended when some Suits who had nothing to do with making a movie suddenly start cutting bits out and generally messing it about.

If you've got the scratch to spend, you can get the undiluted Chinese release here: Wu Xia Blu-Ray (Region A) (English Subtitled) Donnie Yen

That is all, and may you get much enjoyment out of this film in whatever form you acquire it.

*Unhelpful side note for the curious*:
I am also annoyed by the rebranding of this film as "Dragon." While Wu Xia does technically mean dragon, that is not the context of the title. "Wu Xia" is also the term for the sub-genre of story telling that this film is an example of. Hence, renaming it "dragon" is like renaming a Film Noir titled "Noir" to "Black" for a foreign release, which doesn't make any sense and is stupid. :p
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32 of 35 people found the following review helpful
on October 12, 2011
This movie looks like Donnie's best since IP MAN 1 & 2. Think of it as a Chinese "History of Violence" but set 100 years ago, and with martial arts. Great acting and action. Donnie's acting ability has gotten very very good. I think he'll end up with a better catalogue of work than either Jackie Chan or Jet Li. Unfortunately this DVD was horrible. The picture is soft, lacks any sort of detail and contrast, and has lots of pixelation. The subtitle track is poorly translated and not timed correctly. I recommend this movie, but not this particular DVD.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
on October 12, 2011
Obviously downloaded from the internet and burned on a DVD. Subtitles don't make sense and are not timed correctly. The artwork is blurry. Look for a better version.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on October 13, 2011
> I'm a huge Donnie Yen fan since I was fortunate enough to watch IP MAN
> on the airplane. Since IP MAN, I've seen Legend Of The Fist and The
> Lost Bladesman, as well as some of his older movies like Iron Monkey
> and Wing Chun. Wu Xia is now my second favorite Donnie Yen movie. The
> action is great, but like Ip Man, the story is engrossing and
> perfectly executed. You can definitely have great martial arts with
> out a story, but its difficult to have a great movie without one. This
> movie has it all. This review pertains to the uncut foil cover edition
> DVD. This is the second Wu Xia DVD I've bought. The first was a cheap
> bootleg that had horrible picture and bad subtitles. This second DVD
> was perfect and I really enjoyed it. When I get it back from my four
> friends who are borrowing it, I'll be watching it for a third time!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on October 29, 2012
I loved it, exciting, action pack I love Donnie Yen he can fight for me anytime, Just awesome the story line was excellent need I say more.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Let's get this out of the way quickly: there are 2 DVD versions of this film, an awful bootleg version(title is in white towards the left side with a full photo shot of three characters) and this very nice Media Asia version(yellow cover with green foil lettering and 2 small figures). It's worth the extra money. So now on to the film itself... Donnie Yen plays Jinxi, a quiet, well respected family man in a small village. One day he stops a burglary, killing two dangerous criminals in the process accidentally-- or was it? Police detective Xu Bai(played in quirky fashion as only Takeshi Kaneshiro can) is on the case, and unwilling to believe there isn't more to Jinxi than he lets' on. Director Peter Chan shows no lag coming off the enjoyable Warlords, only this time he's traded action star Jet Li in for Donnie Yen-- and Donnie brings his A game! Astonishing as a performer in his own action direction is a given, but Yen showcases some real acting skill in the more quiet moments of the movie, which hasn't always been the case(but the action is always so good you can look past some stiff deliveries). As a martial arts enthusiast I may be rating this a little high, it's a slower film with plenty of buildup, although the payoff is there(including a fantastic ode to the Chang Cheh classic The One-Armed Swordsman). Great performances, stylish direction, and Donnie giving his best acting performance? HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on March 24, 2013
Imagine my shock as I watched this DVD and found out that I was not going to get the normal run-of-the-mill martial art movie. This story actually has layers and depth. Don't get me wrong, there is still plenty of action, but it interspersed with great acting and a solid, realistic storyline. I even found a few plot twists that were totally unexpected. A definite must see.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on March 24, 2013
Imagine my shock as I watched this DVD and found out that I was not going to get the normal run-of-the-mill martial art movie. This story actually has layers and depth. Don't get me wrong, there is still plenty of action, but it interspersed with great acting and a solid, realistic storyline. I even found a few plot twists that were totally unexpected. A definite must see.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on May 7, 2013
I LOVE THIS MOVIE THE FIGHT SCENES WERE GREAT but I was disappointed to find that this was not in english like discribed ,I already own this WU XAI SO YOU CAN SEE MY FRUSTRATION TO SEE THAT i NOW HAVE THE SAME MOVIE TWICE.Dragon
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on January 2, 2013
This review is specifically in regard to the Wu Xia [2011, HK] (a.k.a Wuxia) DVD - Uncut Foil Cover Edition.
It seems that all the reviews for all versions of this movie are appearing for all listings on Amazon so I thought I'd clear some things up.
Long story short, the Uncut Foil Cover Edition is the studio released version and it is excellent quality. Nothing questionable about it.

The resolution is better than the theater and Amazon Istant version. The audio options are Mandarin and Cantonese. There are English subtitles. This is how I like to watch my kung fu...original language with English subs. Audio and video are all top notch. I bought the DVD over the Blu-Ray because the DVD was shipped by Amazon and the Blu-Ray was going to ship from Hong Kong. I couldn't wait that long. I recently watched the movie at the theater and then a couple days later on Amazon Instant Video. I really enjoyed it for the cinematography, the score, the acting, and the action, but when I got the DVD in the mail, I watched it that night and the quality was so much better than even watching at the theater...plus, it is the uncut edition. If you watched at the theater or on Amazon and you liked it, you will love this version. There is so much more depth to the story. I was so pleased. It's too bad the version available through Amazon Instant is not the uncut version. It is such a richer story and I'm sure if the uncut version is what was on offer to the general public here stateside, it would garner far more attention. The bar has been raised. Taking plot cues from A History of Violence while referencing a Hong Kong classic The One-Armed Swordsman, this movie feels timeless with little kitsch. There are modern stylistic devices that remind me of Fight Club and Snatch, a vintage quality soundtrack, clever storytelling, and Donnie Yen and Takeshi Kaneshiro both deliver quality, quality performances.
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