Jet Li – Expendables week

Besides the previously mentioned The Expendables and The One, Jet Li has quite a few movies available on instant Netflix. Strangely, while I have seen plenty of Jet Li movies including those above, I have yet to see the ones below. Ocean Heaven is not an action film. My guess for best would be The Warlords.

Swordsman 2 (1991) – Not rated

“Action and fantasy combine in the sequel to the 1990s film The Swordsman, featuring a new cast headed by Jet Li as Blademaster Ling Wu Chang. Chang and his fellow martial arts students engage in battle with the Highlander clan, led by the supernatural Invincible Asia. Co-directed by genre masters Stanley Tong and Ching Siu Tung, this film’s original Chinese title is Xiao Ao Jiang Hu Zhi Dong Fang Bu Bai.”

New Legend of Shaolin (aka Legend of the Red Dragon 1994) – Not rated

“Hong Xiguan (Jet Li) mastered kung fu at a Shaolin temple while still a boy and then later joined rebel forces to oust oppressive rulers. When his cover is blown, the opposing forces kill all but one member of Xiguan’s family, his son. Having wandered China fending off evil and protecting the weak, Hong and son now join forces with a young woman (Chingmy Yau) to protect the Shaolin temple from invaders. Many fast-motion, high-octane brawls ensue!”

Dr. Wai in the Scripture with No Words (1996) – Not rated

“Dr. Wai (Jet Li) and his trusty assistant, Pao (Takeshi Kaneshiro), encounter many obstacles in their search for “The Scriptures with No Words.” Along the way, they meet the lovely but deadly Yu Fung (Rosamund Kwan), a top agent for the Japanese.”

Jet Li’s Fearless (2006) – Not rated

“Jet Li stars as real-life martial arts legend Huo Yuanjia — a world-class Chinese fighter who dreams of continuing his father’s legacy — in this action-packed historical drama set at the turn of the 20th century.”

The Warlords (2007) – Rated R

“After emerging as the sole survivor in a battle between revolutionary troops and the Qing army, wounded Qing Gen. Ma Xinyi (Jet Li) is nursed back to heath by lovely peasant Lian (Jinglei Xu) in this epic Hong Kong blockbuster. After he recovers, Xinyi swears blood brotherhood with bandits Cao Er-Hu (Andy Lau) and Zhang Wen-Xiang (Takeshi Kaneshiro), and the trio wages a seemingly impossible campaign against the revolutionaries.

Ocean Heaven (2010) – Not rated

“With the kind help of friends and neighbors, widower and aquarium worker Sam Wong (Jet Li) shares a contented life with his autistic 22-year-old son, David (Lunmei Kwai) — until Sam learns that he has a terminal illness that will soon leave David orphaned. Now, the doting father begins a quest to ensure that his boy will be loved and cared for after his death. Xiao Lu Xue directs this touching drama.”