Rebellious Reign details
|Starring:||Norman Chu, Jimmy Lee, Chien Yuet San, Kwan Young Moon, Norman Chu|
|Genres:||Action/Adventure, World Cinema|
|Run time:||1 hour 25 minutes|
|Rental release:||14 Jul 2003|
Most helpful review
Action Kung FuBy a customer from England , 21 Jul 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]This is the type of movie a kung fu maniac would like. However, this movie is the basis of kung fu movies and lack many enchancements. Could be a better movie if it was recreated in the 21st century, with more special effects. Overall, the movie is fun to view as it has many twisting plots.
Good things come to those who wait....about 30 minutes.By BigToughGully (6 reviews) from Salford,England , 16 Aug 2011It's a real shame that the opening 20-30 minutes of this film are terrible, without any introduction it starts off with a pretty bland fight scene and proceeds with a plot to confuse the hell out of you. However, once the pace is brought down to suitable level and you begin to grasp what is going down it becomes quite enjoyable.
In contrast to the given synopsis, a more relevant and enticing one (no spoilers) would be something like this:
'To ensure the succession of his throne and the Ching Dynasty rule, the King must decide which of the 14 princes is worthy enough to list in his will and inherit the crown. Meanwhile, a brave warrior fights his own battle to restore honour to the previously reigning Ming Dynasty'
Regardless, the film is about average up until the last 20 or so minutes when it all kicks off. This is a great finale sequence with some brilliant choreography and it definately deserves a watch just for this.
Ends Well.By Ian Davies from MerthyrTydfil, South Wales , 20 Apr 2007Plodding Ching vs Ming story with a powerful blood bath ending. Beware this dvd. You have the option to watch in Madarin, but there are no subtitles with that option.
Will Reign ForeverBy kung fu queen from london , 28 Nov 2006This film was originally written for the Master, Bruce Lee, but then he died (or did he?!) & stars another Lee, Jimmy Lee.
I've watched hundreds of these films and I've never seen Jimmy Lee again, at least not that I've noticed, which is a crying shame. The fighting is 1st class, the story is great too. If there's a flaw, it is that so much of the film has been cut out to fit in onto DVD so it doesnt flow. But that's not the fault of the film makers & this should be on everyone's must-see list.
Not the classic it should have beenBy Joseph Kuby from Britain, UK , 11 Dec 2005This film was originally written, by Shaw Brothers director Chang Cheh, for Bruce Lee and with Chu Yuan (Chor Yuen) set to direct. If the film was made by those guys it would have been so much better.
But as it stands, it's still a good film with lots of very good action sequences and good leading performances. It's a bit bloody too, though not as gory as some of Chang Cheh's work.
Kung Fu ClassicBy a customer from England, London , 08 May 2005The English dub makes this film look a little less budget than it actually is, but that aside it is a great movie if your into real kung fu traditional movies and none of this new wave wire rubbish.