• Movie: Once Upon a Time in China 4
  • Country: Hong Kong
  • Release Date: Jun 10, 1993
  • Duration: 1 hr. 41 min.
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated


  • Score: 7.1 (scored by 37 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #99999
  • Watchers: 68

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The film is set in 1900, during the late Qing Dynasty, when Wong Fei-hung and his companions (his new romantic interest 14th Aunt, his father Wong Kei-ying, and his students Leung Foon and Clubfoot) face new enemies. This time, their opponents include German and British forces, as well as the xenophobic feminist Red Lantern Society.

During a parade, the Red Lantern Society attacks a German church. Before things get out of control, Wong comes to the foreigners' aid and he fights with the society's members, who are armed with rope weapons and ether-filled lanterns.

As the champion of the Lion Dance Competition in the third film, Wong is invited by a Chinese general to join him in representing China in an international lion dance competition. The contest is actually a challenge posed by the Eight-Nation Alliance to China, and the Chinese need to win in order to defend their sovereignty and put on a display of national strength. Since the competition is an international one, contestants are not limited to using lion masks, hence other animal masks, such as dragon, centipede and eagle, are present.

Wong is late for the competition as he was busy dealing with the Red Lantern Society, so the general's dragon dance teams started without him. The contest turned out to be a brutal massacre, as the foreigners' animal masks are equipped with various types of weapons and they are using "dirty" tricks to ensure victory. The general and several dancers are killed in the contest.

When Wong finally arrives, he is shocked and issues a formal challenge to the foreigners, requesting for a rematch. This time, Wong's teams are better prepared and they emerge victorious. Ironically, after Wong's triumph, he receives news that the armies of the Eight-Nation Alliance have invaded and occupied Beijing, inflicting a crushing defeat on China. Wong has no choice but to leave Beijing with his companions and return to Foshan. (source: wikipedia)

  • Country: Hong Kong
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Jun 10, 1993
  • Duration: 1 hr. 41 min.
  • Score: 7.1 (scored by 37 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #99999
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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Apr 29, 2017
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Overall 7.5
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 7.0
Music 10
Rewatch Value 9.0
The Once upon a time in china series are my favorites. I'll rewatch all of the movies anytime I want because I enjoyed them. When I was a kid I loved watching Once Upon a time in china 1-3 then I watched once upon a time in china and America. I became older and thought wait where is number 4 and 5. It took me some time to find them online and watch it. I was wondering why is there a new guy as Wong Fei Hung? I found out Jet Li turned down the role of Wong Fei Hung in both Once Upon A Time In China 4&5 because of money issues. I was shocked and disappointed when I found out about it. I personally like Jet Li playing the role as Wong Fei Hung because he made the character funny to watch and cool. Jet Li and Rosamund Kwan as Wong and Aunt 13 were really enjoyable to watch but sadly they weren't in this movie.

This one is the first without Jet Li and also Rosamund Kwan wasn't in this movie too which meant two good actors as those characters missing. I believe the producer or some sort didn't make this movie as well so they had some actors and writers changes. They still had some good actors from the previous movie reprise their role. I enjoyed some of the fight scenes in this movie but the plot was confusing to me. Theirs always the top bad guy either one or two in this movie it had two. They weren't really much of a threat until they finally fight Wong at the end. I always love the lion dance competition where all the amazing fight scenes happen. The two main leads just didn't have any chemistry together. Vincent Zhao is good at Kung Fu but he as Wong Fei Hung wasn't that fun to watch. The music is still good because they didnt change it and I love that music still. Acting was ok I guess. Of course I would rewatch the movie no matter what. In the end movie was a little disappointment to me.

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