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Title:
Fearless Huo yuan jia
Author:
Yu, Ronny.
Edition:
Unrated edition.
Publication Information:
Universal City, CA : Universal Pictures, [2006]

©2006
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (104 min., Unrated version ; 103 min., Rated version) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Inspired by the story of a real-life hero, Huo Yuanjia. When an ill-advised fight destroys the reputation of a renowned martial arts champion and his family, his difficult path to redemption will bring him face-to-face with the most ferocious fighters in the world.
General Note:
Title from container.

Contains both unrated and rated (theatrical release) versions.

DVD release of the 2006 motion picture.

Special features: "A 'Fearless' journey" featurette ; deleted scene.
Language:
Chinese
Contents:
Special features: Anamorphic widescreen -- A fearless journey (Jet Li explains the making of this definitive martial arts epic) -- Deleted scene -- Original theatrical version -- Language: Mandarin Dolby digital 5.1 ; English Dolby digital 5.1 -- Subtitles: English (SDH), English, French.
Reading Level:
Unrated and MPAA rating: PG-13; for violence and martial arts action throughout.
ISBN:
9781417033256
UPC:
025193168320
Format :
DVD

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Fearless opens in Shanghai, China, circa 1910, when wushu master Huo Yuanjia (martial arts superstar Jet Li) prepares to battle one Japanese opponent, Tanaka (Shidou Nakamura), and three American opponents (Anthony de Longis, Jean-Claude Leuyer, and Brandon Rhea) in a massive tournament. The picture then cuts back to Huo's boyhood in the city of Tianjin, in North China, circa 1880, when his father forbids him from engaging in martial-arts training. He must therefore slip off and train covertly. Around 1900, Huo -- then in his twenties -- continues to fight in tournaments. His determination is such that his entire life begins to revolve around championships, and the prospect of becoming the top-ranked fighter in Tianjin turns into a die-hard obsession, despite the repeated warnings of his best friend, Nong (Dong Yong), to cut back. Huo ignores these admonitions, then turns conceited and ultimately refuses to hear an additional word of caution, until his arrogance leads to the death of a fighter and Nong's decision to abandon him as a friend. Driven into exile, Huo journeys to southeastern Asia, where he works alongside rice farmers and divests himself of conceit, then gently touches the spirit of a blind girl. When he finally returns to Tianjin, he has transformed, internally, into a different person altogether. A huge hit in Hong Kong when originally released into theaters in 2006, Fearless was often touted as Jet Li's final film in the wushu school of martial arts. The picture is based on the real-life story of Huo Yuanjia, founder of the Jingwu school of martial arts. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi