This classic from the early ’90s “New Wave” of old-school kung-fu films features Donnie Yen as Wong Kei-ying, father of real-life master Wong Fei-hong. A Robin Hood–style hero known as the Iron Monkey is the scourge of the local government. When Wong Kei-ying is seen using his formidable fighting skills to defend himself from bandits, he is accused of being the Iron Monkey and arrested. But when the true Iron Monkey reappears, the governor forces Wong Kei-ying to track down and fight the masked vigilante. Yuen Woo-ping outdid himself here with taut direction and revolutionary fight choreography. Print Courtesy of the Academy Film Archive.
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