The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Canada)

Canadian Premiere
Selection 2022

Legendary In Action!

Directed by Justin Cheung, Ho Li


Official selection

Udine Far East Film Festival 2022


Justin Cheung, Ho Li

Executive Producer

Ken Lee


Tsz Kit Yau


Gary Chan


Justin Cheung, Chen Kuan Tai


Midas Pictures Ltd.

Hong Kong 2021 93 mins OV Cantonese Subtitles : English
Genre DramaComedyAction

Dragon was one of the biggest martial-arts stars of his day! But his bad temper got him removed abruptly from the final episode of the hit show SEVEN STAR SWORD. Flash-forward to 30 years later and a shady investor gives washed-up director Tiger a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, to direct a reboot of SEVEN STAR SWORD. By pure serendipity, he comes across the man himself! Dragon is game for a comeback, but is also suffering from health issues. As the cameras roll, Dragon still believes he’s a big star and insists on doing all his own stunts. In his first scene, he disregards the script like the old days and slays all the baddies in full character! With Dragon’s mounting demands and unforeseen troubles brewing behind the scenes, will SEVEN STAR SWORD get the concluding ending it richly deserves?

Shaw Brothers legend and real-life kung-fu champion Chen Kuan-Tai (IRON MONKEY, EXECUTIONERS FROM SHAOLIN) shines in a rare role that celebrates action stars of the golden era of the ’70s and ’80s, making it fun, tragic, but full of heart. LEGENDARY IN ACTION! Is a true love letter to the genre, but also to the crazy behind-the-scenes drama that comes with mounting a film, and a poignant reflection on life, inspirational and exhilarating. Think low-budget CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON meets THE PLAYER and VIVA EROTICA. Lead star and co-director Justin Cheung (PROJECT GUTENBERG) also went the Christian Bale route by putting on 50 pounds to play the loser director who aspires to do his dream film with his boyhood idol. Are you ready for real action? – King-Wei Chu