Starring Jet Li (Once Upon a Time in China / Unleashed)
Choreography by Yuen Wo Ping (Kill Bill / Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon / Matrix)
Jet Li’s final martial arts masterpiece ‘Fearless’, directed by Ronny Yu (The Bride With White Hair) and choreographed by Yuen Wo Ping (The Matrix, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) is released to own and rent on DVD by Universal Pictures from 23rd October 2006. Fearless is based on a true story telling the story of the troubled, turbulent life of legendary martial arts master Huo Yuanjia.
YUANJIA (Jet Li) wanted to learn martial arts. His FATHER (Collin Chou) was a great fighter, but he did not want his son to follow in his footsteps and refused to teach him. This only made Yuanjia even more determined to learn and with the help of his friend, NONG JINSUN (Dong Yong), Yuanjia sets out to teach himself how to fight.
Yuanjia throws himself into training, fight followed fight and victory followed victory until he became known as a skilled and powerful fighter. But as his fame grew, so did his pride. Yuanjia had become an arrogant hothead who was always spoiling for a fight. When one of Yuanjia’s young apprentices is supposedly injured by a master named Chin. Yuanjia forces Chin to fight him and kills him with no remorse. Only when he returns home does Yuanjia discover that his victory has cost him the lives of the two people he loves most.
Crazed with grief and shame, Yuanjia flees Tianjin, no longer caring whether he lives or dies. But just as he is ready to give up all hope, he is saved by Grandma Sun and her blind granddaughter, MOON (Betty Sun), who bring him back to the idyllic village where they live. Slowly he begins to find peace with the world.
Back in Tianjin, an American strongman named O’BRIEN (Nathan Jones) is making headlines by defeating China’s fighters. Yuanjia challenges the hulking wrestler, and beats him easily. This startles members of the Foreign Chambers of Commerce, who worry that Yuanjia’s victory would fan the flames of anti-Western sentiment in the Chinese people. They hatch a plan to humiliate Yuanjia by pitching him against four fighters representing the four major foreign powers in China.
The battle of the century begins! A British boxer, a Spanish swordsman, a Belgian soldier – three formidable fighters step into the ring, and one after another, Yuanjia defeats them all. But the Chamber of Commerce has been saving the best until last. The Japanese challenger, ANNO
TANAKA (Nakamura Shidou) is by far the most skilled competitor. As the two men stand face to face in the arena, the thousand-strong audience waits with baited breath. What happened that day in September, 1910, is something that nobody would ever forget!
Extended Cut Running 141m (Featuring over 20m of new footage) including footage with Michelle Yeoh and Jet Li fighting Thai Boxers – Both cut from the Hong Kong release!!!
- Import DVD
- NTSC Region 3
- Anamorphic Widescreen
- DTS and Dolby Digital 5.1 Mandarin Audio
- English Subtitles
- Extended Cut Running 141m (Featuring over 20m of new footage)
- Fearless Journey (In English)