A Michelle Yeoh and Donnie Yen martial arts film that was directed by Yuen Woo-Ping seems like a dream come true for Martial Arts film fans.
However, the mixed messaging of the film hampered my enjoyment as the film starts off strong with Yeoh's character Wing Chun being more than capable in handling her affairs and that of her village as she protects them from bandits. However, she gets reprimanded for not being more like a woman. This message will be repeated a few times throughout the film just in case you didn't get it the first time.
The last message by Wing Chun's Sifu to her defeats the whole purpose of the film.
It also stars Cheng Pei-Pei, Norman Chu and Waise Lee with some great wire fu and stunts including the quick fast cutting that was common at the time.
This film was a missed opportunity.
Watched on DVD in its original language with English subtitles.