LEGEND OF THE WOLF* (Theatrical Release Hong Kong 1997)


Ben Meyers’ Rating: 3.6|5.0 Starsììì 

Legend of the Wolf—concept is in place—does not work within the framework of traditional Donnie Yen-quality entertainment as found in the Ip Man movie series. The best fight scene found in the movie is about 17 minutes toward the end of the film. The movie focuses on the quality of fight choreography. Not a lot of storyline, good cinematography for its time, stage settings are well-done. The movie can be gory and quite violent. It is an okay watch for a lazy afternoon and doesn’t offer anything new or outstanding. 

Film Poster Courtesy of Google Images 


An aged martial arts master tells the story of his long career to an upstart youth. 

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to Donnie Yen for directing effort. Thank you to Producer Donnie Yen for making the film possible. Cast includes: Donnie Yen, Dayo Wong, Carman Lee, Ben Lam, Edmond Leung, and Mak Wai-cheung. 

Buy a ticket
? Yes? No? Maybe? 

Maybe. This movie focuses on fighting with dialogue made almost entirely of repetitive grunts and groans like the sound effects from many computer games like Mortal Kombat entertainment. The film works as an okay afternoon watch but there’s not much new here and the storyline is practically non-existent.

*Also Known as: The New Big Boss or Chin long suet 

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Ben Meyers


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