Hong Kong martial arts cinema: Jet Li’s star turn in Once Upon a Time in China, Tsui Hark film that revitalised the genre

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Hong Kong martial arts cinema: Jet Li’s star turn in Once Upon a Time in China, Tsui Hark film that revitalised the genre

In this regular feature series on the best of Hong Kong martial arts cinema, we examine the legacy of classic films, re-evaluate the career of its greatest stars, and revisit some of the lesser-known aspects of the beloved genre.There’s much more than action to Tsui Hark’s exuberant Once Upon a Time in China, although the action scenes are plentiful and superlative. The sprawling narrative of the 1991 film addresses colonialism, corruption, Westernisation, and modernisation in a manner which is…

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