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Trailer Watch: Martial Arts Epic True Legend Hits DVD/Blu-Ray in September

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood August 25, 2011 at 2:28AM

True Legend, the latest martial arts epic from famed Hong Kong director and choreographer Yuen Woo Ping, who has worked a lot with Jackie Chan and Michelle Yeoh, will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on Tuesday September 13. The movie starring Vincent Zhao and Jay Chou looks at a retired Qing dynasty general who wants to create a family and open his own martial arts school. See the trailer below.
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True Legend, the latest martial arts epic from famed Hong Kong director and choreographer Yuen Woo Ping, who has worked a lot with Jackie Chan and Michelle Yeoh, will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on Tuesday September 13. The movie starring Vincent Zhao and Jay Chou looks at a retired Qing dynasty general who wants to create a family and open his own martial arts school. See the trailer below.

It's Yuen's first film as a director since 1996. He has been in demand by Hollywood and Hong Kong for his action choreography on such films as The Matrix, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Kung Fu Hustle, The Forbidden Kingdom and Kill Bill.

This article is related to: Directors, Genres, Video, DVDs, Action, Foreign, Trailers


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.