the legend of fong sai yukan excellent comedy of chinese manners and unbelievable kung fui first came in contact with "the legend of fong sai yuk" (I) at swarthmore, during two fisted features - wilson picked it.
this ended up as one of my favourites from that series -
the plot is funny and only a little hard to follow (especially when compared to many other subtitled action films): the genderbending is good comedic fun, and the fighting is both funny and astonishing whupass.
jet li airborne
some amazing stuff here acrobatically/cinematographically, including a no-touch-ground fight that starts on a tall scaffold and ends on the heads of the spectators.
the legend of fong sai yuk makes an excellent introduction to the hong kong kungfu/wushu genre.
jet li plays a young man who charming and skilled and falls for the town magistrate's daughter. the magistrate is a butthole and has a big kungfu contest to marry her off. jet li wins, but thinks he has to marry a different daughter. his mom steps in, dressed as a man, his dad may be involved in a comspiracy, there's a weird guy in a cool hat going around slaying people, etc. etc.