R | | Action, Drama
In 1937, a Chinese martial artist returns to Shanghai to find his teacher dead and his school harassed by the Japanese.
The roof can be seen during the final fight scene indicating wires are only used to pull the characters left and right and not above.
Why don't you show me what you've learned
Chen Zhen: It's about the energy. About focusing on a single point in time.
Fumio Funakoshi: So, it's about energy. But tell me something, does a rock have as much energy as an opponent would?
Fumio Funakoshi: You need a more powerful stroke when you're ...
Mitsuko is able to understand Chen Zhen's Cantonese when they talk together in their home. However, she is unable to understand Cantonese whenever the Shanghai people talk about their disdain for the Japanese.
The Taiwanese version contains different music cues and features approximately four minutes of footage not found elsewhere: 1. A conversion between the Japanese regarding Chinese relations (extension before Fujita orders surveillance on individuals). 2. Chen Zhen and Mitsuko leaving Jing Wu School (extension after defeating Ting-Yan). 3. Ting-Yan smoking opium at the brothel. 4. Ting-Yan sitting at night time. 5. A conversion between Fumio and the ambassador (extension before their chess game finishes) 6. Japanese soldiers pause briefly before entering the dojo. It is missing a shot of Uncle Gun in the kitchen and a subsequent shot of Huo's shrine.
Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese, English
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