Jet Li stars The Legend of Fong Sai-Yuk, a martial arts epic in the tradition of the Once Upon A Time in China films that's finally received a worthy DVD transfer in the U.K. this week. First released in 1992 the film is directed by Corey Yuen, the legendary action choreographer for many of Lis films as well as numerous Hollywood action movies including X-Men and The Transporter Li plays Fong Sai-yuk, a fictional Chinese folk hero revered in his homeland in much the same way as real life legend Wong Fei-hung was immortalised in Once Upon A Time in China and Iron Monkey. Set in Chinas Ching Dynasty, the film tells the story of a ruthless emperor who enslaves his people and persecutes a courageous revolutionary group, The Red Flower Society, mobilising to destroy his regime. When Fong Sai-yuk discovers that his own father is a freedom fighter who has been targeted for retribution, he embarks on a quest for justice that will unite his people and create a legend that will never be forgotten. Although this synopsis makes the film sound quite straight laced and serious, it is in fact a very fast paced, action comedy, with farcical elements of mistaken identity and constant humorous banter. The film is in a similar vein to the classic Kung-fu comedies such as Jackie Chans Drunken Master and Stephen Chows Kung Fu Hustle. The humour is warm-hearted and never strays too far off course or overshadows the dramatic elements of the story. The fight sequences come thick and fast are inventive, creative and never disappoint. The most memorable scenes include Li taking on an adversary in a fight leaping and jumping across the top of a large crowd using the heads of the people in the crowd for balance. Another scene sees Li take on the main villain played by Man Cheuk Chiu in a breathtaking fight where the pair battle each other with bamboo sticks of differing lengths to dazzling effect. Incidentally Chiu went on to play Wong Fei-hung in later instalments of the Once Upon A Time in China series. The films cast features a number of well known names from Hong Kong martial arts cinema. Michelle Reis from Bodyguards And Assassins, Chu Kong best known for John Woos The Killer and Once A Thief as well as Josephine Siao, veteran Chinese actress and star of over 80 films. Jet Li also proves with the breathtaking action scenes why he is considered to be one of the best martial artists working in movies today. The Legend of Fong Sai-Yuk went on to win a number of awards including Best Action Choreography at the Hong Kong Film Awards, Best Martial Arts Direction and Best Editing at Taiwans prestigious Golden Horse Film Festival. The film also spawned a slightly darker sequel the following year with many of the original cast returning to their roles.