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With sensational, nonstop martial arts excitment supplied by the acclaimed choreopgraher of The Matrix and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Iron Monkey is the spirited tale of a mysterious and mythical Chinese legend. In a desperate and unjust land, where government corruption rules the day, only one man -- known as the Iron Monkey -- has the courage to challenge the system and fight back. Under the shadow of night, in the silence before dawn, he fights to give hope to the poor and oppressed. Although no one knows his name or where he comes from, his heroism makes him a living legend to the people ... and a wanted man to the powers that be! Presented by Quentin Tarantino -- don't miss the exhilarating action adventure that critics everywhere have called one of the greatest martial arts films of all time!
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WOW. I hit the jackpot! Rough and comic unlike the serious and elegant Hero. Chinese, Chinese, Chinese unlike the Hollywood Jackie Chan Knights. Plenty of martial arts and good natured humor. From the corrupt Governor and his many giggling wives to the evil monk who -- opps there go the many giggling wives -- to Master Fox, the heart of gold police chief, all the bad guys are comics. When the Governor orders that Iron Monkey must be arrested, the police round up an acrobat who jumps like a monkey, a man who sneezes like a monkey, a man selling...someone leans over and whispers, "Don't even say the word Monkey," but he gets nabbed, too. Even the serious Donnie Yen and Rongguang Yu have a playful chopstick fight over a piece of roasted duck.
For those who love flying, there are many scenes with the beautiful antigravity choreography of Woo-Ping Yuen. Probably the most lovely is the first, when the Doctor (Iron Monkey) and Miss Orchid (the nurse) go flying around the room to retrieve a stack of papers which has blown out of their hands at the end of a busy day at the clinic.
Although Iron Monkey's father had been killed unjustly and Miss Orchid's son, born of her work as a prostitute slave, dies at birth, in the present tense no one dies which is as it should be with a good old fashioned folk story. Five stars!
This is probably your best option for a copy of this movie. If you want the uncut version there are copies, but they are hard to come by and are not as high quality. I plan on getting the 2-disc Special Edition when I get a multi-region DVD player.
The story is one to love because it is about the little guy overcoming government corruption, which is something we can all relate to if you live in the Chicgo, lllinois area. The secretive Iron Monkey slinks along in the dead of night to fight for the oppressed people. The government authorities resort to some underhanded tactics to catch the Iron Monkey, but they fail.
In conclusion, if you like martial arts films with an excellent story combined with fantastic fight action scenes, you will want to see and own this great movie.
Rating: 5 Stars. Joseph J. Truncale (Author: Predator Hunter: A warrior's memoir)