director: Tung Cho Cheung
starring: Bai Jing · Yu Shaoqun · Kara Hui · Collin Chou
A film about
the real-life origins of Wing Chun, the martial arts discipline favored
by Bruce Lee and his master, Ip Man. The central character is Yim Wing
Chun, a young woman who lost her mother at a tender age and is now under
the guidance of Master Ng Mui, a fugitive during the corrupt Qing Dynasty.
Inspired by her master's Shaolin kung fu, she develops a new form of fighting
(that has since been named after her). The movie also deals lightly with
her romance and darkly with murder and assassination.
Hong Kong film; original widescreen format (16:9), international version
(109 minutes) in DVD encoded for ALL REGION NTSC, playable on any American
DVD machine; in Chinese language with optional English or Chinese subtitles.