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Watch: Martial Arts Clinic in New Clip from Peter Chan's 'Dragon' (VIDEO)

By Chris Pomorski | Indiewire November 27, 2012 at 11:24AM

If the newly-released clip below is any indication, it's unlikely that director Peter Chan's "Dragon" (Wu Xia) will bore audiences with lengthy scenes of overdrawn dialogue. Nothing more complex than a grunt escapes the characters' lips in this stylized fight scene, which boasts an impressive array of weaponry, plus some speed bag-style punching and a healthy dose of property destruction. In a plot that closely mirrors David Cronenberg's "A History of Violence," Donnie Yen ("Iron Monkey," "Blade II") stars as Liu Jin-Xi, a Chinese villager forced to reveal his martial arts abilities when confronted by roving thugs. Like Viggo Mortensen's Tom Stall, Liu hides a criminal past beneath the veneer of his pastoral life, which threatens to peel away when a detective comes calling in the wake of Liu's clash with the gangsters. "Dragon" is currently available on VOD and opens in limited theatrical release November 30.
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"Dragon"

If the newly-released clip below is any indication, it's unlikely that director Peter Chan's "Dragon" (Wu Xia) will bore audiences with lengthy scenes of overdrawn dialogue. Nothing more complex than a grunt escapes the characters' lips in this stylized fight scene, which boasts an impressive array of weaponry, plus some speed bag-style punching and a healthy dose of property destruction.

In a plot that closely mirrors David Cronenberg's "A History of Violence," Donnie Yen ("Iron Monkey," "Blade II") stars as Liu Jin-Xi, a Chinese villager forced to reveal his martial arts abilities when confronted by roving thugs. Like Viggo Mortensen's Tom Stall, Liu hides a criminal past beneath the veneer of his pastoral life, which threatens to peel away when a detective comes calling in the wake of Liu's clash with the gangsters.

"Dragon" is currently available on VOD and opens in limited theatrical release November 30.

This article is related to: Wu Xia, Peter Chan, Donnie Yen, Trailers







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