From Zero to Hero…literally. Stylish martial arts, steam-punk flair, and a dash of comedy fill this direct “pick up where we left off” sequel to Tai Chi Zero / Tai Chi 0. Sammo Hung directs the action scenes & Yuen Biao also shows up as a master martial artist. Who doesn’t like Yen Biao? Tai Chi Hero is out July 2, 2013 on Region A Blu-ray and DVD from Well Go USA.
Lu Chan (Jayden Yuan) is still trying to find his place in Chen Village, the legendary town where everyone is a martial arts master…and Chen-style Tai Chi is forbidden to outsiders. But since he helped save the town from a frightening steam-powered machine, Yuniang (Angelababy), beautiful daughter of Grandmaster Chen (Tony Leung Ka-Fai), agrees to marry Lu Chan and bring him into the family. It’s only a formality, though – she is the teacher, and he is the student – and that suits Lu Chan just fine, as the mutant horn on his head gives him incredible kung-fu power, but leaves him dumber each time, and closer to death. Chen Village still stands in the shadow of danger. A prodigal brother returns, Lu Chan’s presence invokes a curse on the town, and Yuniang’s scorned fiancée has an appetite for revenge, as well as some new partners in crime.
Proutcast”s Box Art Rating: ★★★★☆ The artwork for this release is pretty good. I’m mean; it appears to be Photoshop head, sword and gun free. It retains a clean look and represents what is going down in the film as best it can. Once again though, the original “paint splash” character posters and the main poster featuring more steam-punk accents takes the cake.
Tai Chi Hero has a run time of approximately 106 minutes and is not rated.
Staring Jayden Yuan & Angelbaby, Directed By Stephen Fung