Once Upon a Time in China II / Wong Fei Hung II: Nam yee tung chi keung (1992) [The Criterion Collection, Spine #1103]
Blu-Ray | BDMV | AVC, 1920x1080, ~34.8 Mbps | 1hr 53mn | 44.9 GB
Chinese (中文): LPCM Audio, 1 ch, 1152 kbps \ Chinese (中文): LPCM Audio, 2 ch, 2304 kbps
Genre: Action, Adventure, History, Biography, Romance
Having chronicled the social upheaval wrought by Western influence in the opening chapter of the Once Upon a Time in China series, Tsui Hark turned his attention to the perils of unchecked nationalism in his sensational follow-up, the rare sequel to equal the dizzying highs of its predecessor. Jet Li returns to the role of Wong Fei-hung, who here takes on the diabolical White Lotus Sect, a virulently xenophobic cult whose antiforeigner sentiments unleash a wave of destructive violence. Fellow martial-arts icon Donnie Yen dazzles in a star-making turn as Wong’s nemesis, who faces off with the hero in a battle royal that showcases the kinetic brilliance of revered Hong Kong action choreographer Yuen Wo-ping.