Friday, August 27, 2010

Tai Chi Master (1993)

I can hardly believe this movie is this old.  seemed like I just watched it a few years ago, when it's probably been almost 15 years.

the  DVD cover
 according to the excellent commentary by Bey Logan, this was the first period piece Michelle Yeoh did, and the first team up with Jet Li.  neither of these things did I know!

when I first saw it all those years ago, I was getting very soured on all the "wire fu" and "chi blast" movies that were getting called "martial arts" films.  watching it again, I see there's a lot fewer wires than I remembered.  that's a big plus, as all four main actors didn't even really need to be floating about on wires most of the time.

I never bothered with the first US DVD release titled "Twin Warriors" since I didn't think I cared much for the movie.  the Dragon Dynasty version is the way to go.


Anonymous said...

I love this and it is one of my favorite Jet Li films.


Xenorama said...

the DVD is really good, too, the commentary is amazing.

Danny Coffin said...

I never knew Michelle hadn't done any period flicks before ''TAI CHI MASTER''.Indeed,Dragon Dynasty did this early 90's classic justice(MAJOR kudos to Bey Logan for his considerable efforts on behalf of Dragon Dynasty's martial arts releases.)