This version was released in the United States by Tai Seng. Miramax made several changes that the company felt would make the film more marketable to American audiences:. The plot centers on a masked martial artist known as Iron Monkey. At the end of the film, the protagonists learn that a new governor has taken office, and they hope that he will be a good official. , In its release in 2001, numerous controversial edits and changes were made to the film for the United States release, to the dismay of Hong Kong cinema fans. The movie boasts some of the most impressive kung fu fight scenes, an intriguing Robin Hood type story and some adult subject matter. A new soundtrack was composed that emulated the classical score to.
The guards and four Shaolin monks are unable to stop him. 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!  In 1996, a separate film titled Iron Monkey 2 was released, but it is unrelated to the 1993 film.. Wong eventually arrives at Yang's clinic and is taken in by Yang and Miss Orchid, while he is still unaware of Yang's true identity. This prequel to SPL finds Yen's Inspector Ma involved in a difficult case versus a trio of deadly Vietnamese bad guys.
New sound effects were dubbed for the fighting to make them more realistic (as opposed to the more traditional exaggerated Hong Kong sounds). One year later, the Epic Action Collection DVD was released on 26 December 2005 in a four-disc set, which includes two other martial arts films - Wing Chun and Tai Chi Boxer - also directed by Yuen Woo-ping. The Fourth Man", Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Iron_Monkey_(1993_film)&oldid=975801749, Wikipedia pages semi-protected against vandalism, All Wikipedia articles written in Hong Kong English, Articles with unsourced statements from July 2013, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Lee Fai as White Eagle (Hin-hung's student), Cheung Fung-lei as Governor Cheng's mistress, As most Americans are unfamiliar with the story of.
After the film, screen captions inform viewers that Yang and Orchid are married, and that Wong Fei-hung, inspired by his father and the Iron Monkey, later becomes a hero among the Chinese and restores honor to the Shaolin Monastery. Miramax (with assistance from Lionsgate on some versions) released their version on DVD in the United States and also on Blu-ray on 15 September 2009, with the English audio in DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and the Chinese audio in Dolby Digital 5.1. They have a final confrontation with Hin-hung on top of burning wooden poles.
Upon hearing the appreciation from the people, however, Ip Man encounters the biggest challenge in his life – his wife has got an incurable disease for a while! The Wongs leave town for Foshan while Yang and Orchid see them off. With help from Fox, Yang manages to bring Wong Fei-hung, who has fallen sick, out of prison and keeps him in his clinic. Neither of them is able to defeat his opponent, and Iron Monkey escapes. Iron Monkey and Wong Kei-ying run into Hin-hung and his men in two separate encounters, and they are severely wounded by him. Inspector Ma's partner Wilson (Louis Koo) poses as a member of the gang to keep tabs on the trio, leading to the arrest of Archer (Ray Lui of To Be Number One). In the late 1950s, in Hong Kong which is under British colonial rule, Frank, a foreign property developer who colludes with the gangs and even the Police, is reclaiming houses and a school from the local community. 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! However, Archer's cohorts Tony (Collin Chou of The Matrix Reloaded) and Tiger (Xing Yu of Kung Fu Hustle) are still at large, and will stop at nothing to prevent Wilson and other witnesses from testifying. USA: Miramax re-edit on BluRay or on DVD -, UK: Eureka uncut 2K restoration of the original on BluRay or on DVD -, Germany: Amazia uncut version on BluRay or on DVD, out of print -. It is highly entertaining, intense, impressive and influential. In Hong Kong, the film was initially released by Megastar (later Deltamac) in a basic version. In the meantime, Wong Kei-ying, also a physician and martial artist from Foshan, arrives in town with his young son, Wong Fei-hung. Iron Monkey is a 1993 Hong Kong martial arts film written and produced by Tsui Hark and directed by Yuen Woo-ping, starring Donnie Yen, Yu Rongguang, Jean Wang, Angie Tsang and Yuen Shun-yi. Meanwhile, a Shaolin traitor named Hin-hung, who has become an imperial official, arrives in town with his followers.  The film was ranked #99 in Empire magazine's "The 100 Best Films Of World Cinema" in 2010. Hin-hung's monks eventually find their way to the clinic, and they engage Orchid in a fight.
She is saved by Wong Fei-hung, who continues the battle with the monks using the staff movements he learn from Yang and Orchid. In the day, Yang runs his clinic and provides free medical treatment for the poor, which he subsidises by charging his rich patients.
Although Wong Fei-hung is able to defeat the Hin-hung's best monks, he is captured and tortured. That version suffers from some heavy handed modifications compared to the original version (music replacement, scenes removed, characters renamed and backstories invented through the subtitles, which are not an accurate translation of the original).
Later, it was re-released in Hong Kong by IVL in a digitally remastered edition in the Donnie Yen & Yuen Woo Ping Action Collection. At night, he dresses in black and travels around town to rob the rich and help the poor. The film is a fictionalised account of an episode in the childhood of the Chinese folk hero Wong Fei-hung and his father Wong Kei-ying, and their encounter with the "Iron Monkey". Fox says that he would like to visit the Wongs, but that he is too busy "trying to catch that Iron Monkey". On 1 March 2004, the DVD for the film was released in a two-disc platinum edition. Iron Monkey and Wong Kei-ying (also wearing the Iron Monkey costume) break into the governor's residence to rescue Wong Fei-hung and defeat Hin-hung's men and monks.
It is not a good time for the Wing Chun master Ip Man to deal with young Bruce Lee who just applied for an apprenticeship. Iron Monkey is actually the alter ego of a traditional Chinese medicine physician called Yang Tianchun. This page was last edited on 17 October 2020, at 12:06. Flash Point is a return to SPL territory - at least character-wise. According to an interview with Tsui on the Iron Monkey DVD release, this delay may have had a negative effect on the film's box office earnings. Besides, things go terribly wrong when Tin Chi starts to envy him, meanwhile Frank who turns out to be an extraordinary fighter takes revenge on him. Wong Kei-ying is eager to prove his innocence, and he fights with Iron Monkey. Actually this tender-hearted husband intends to escape from battles and spend all his time taking care of his sick wife... Should he step up to defend his discipline of Wing Chun? The film's domestic release was delayed due to producer Tsui Hark's insistence on filming some additional comedic scenes after Yuen Woo-ping had finished the film. After an intense fight, Iron Monkey and Wong Kei-ying defeat Hin-hung and knock him down into the inferno below.
The subtitles were tailored to diminish the political context of the story.
The governor orders the chief constable, Fox, to hunt down Iron Monkey and to arrest anyone who is linked to him in any way.
Theaters", "The 100 Best Films Of World Cinema – 93. Hin-hung takes over as the new governor. The film was given a wide release in the United States by Miramax Films, backed by director Quentin Tarantino. Please read our. 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! Several comedic scenes, particularly ones interspersed in the fight scenes, were removed to give the fights a more serious feel. This 1993 film, produced by the action master Tsui Hark, is seen in all its 35mm glory.