"Once Upon a Time in China III"
Directed by Tsui Hark
Set in China during the last
half of the troubled 1800s, this film centers on the evil Empress Dowager
and her eunuch, Li Hung Cheung. The two decide to hold a competition of
Lion Dance, a form of martial arts. This leads to much chaos and fighting
as the different Lion Dance schools prepare for the competition.
Meanwhile, Wong Fei-Hong (Jet Li), China's leading Lion Dancer, is busy
defending his father's Lion Dance school against a band of gangsters when
his girlfriend (Rosamund Kwan) discovers a Russian plot to assassinate the
Lion Dancers. Lots of action, including Club-Foot's gravity-defying feats
and a fight against the villains on an oil-covered floor. Cantonese with
English subtitles. 102 minutes.