Starring: Jet Li, Michelle Yeoh
Starring: Michelle Yeoh, Donnie Yen
Asia’s top action actress Michelle Yeoh plays martial-arts legend Yip Wing Chun (the lone female Shaolin Temple student, who created her own style of kung fu) in this farcical action comedy. In their village, Wing Chun and her Auntie Abacus (King Dan Yuen) make a formidable team. Abacus is a shrewd and sharp-tongued businesswoman while Wing Chun (who developed her martial-arts skills to be less attractive to men) is known as a topnotch fighter.
Starring: Jackie Chan, Siu Tien Yuen
Though it wasn’t Jackie Chan’s first film, Drunken Master is the film that cemented his stardom. Jackie plays the rebellious son of a kung fu master. To teach Jackie the value of discipline, his father apprentices him to another master named So Hi, who has a unique “drunken” fighting style.
Starring: Chang Chen, Chow Yun-Fat, Michelle Yeoh
This Ang Lee film is scripted in Cantonese and Mandarin and set in the China of the early nineteenth century, although we could be watching a fable from any time in the last millennium, or from no time at all. Yu Shu Lien (Michelle Yeoh), is given a sword by Li Mu Bai (Chow Yun Fat), for safekeeping.