While China is traumatized by military cliques during the Warlord Era in the 1920s, Shanghai is the cynosure of all eyes. People see it as both Hell’s Kitchen and Heaven’s Gate. One of the city’s most memorable heroes has to be Chen Zhen, who single-handedly avenges his mentor’s death by killing all the Japanese at a dojo in Hongkou, only to be showered with bullets while making his legendary flying kick. He vanished from the public eye ever since he was taken for dead though his body was never found.

Seven years later, a wealthy entrepreneur called Koo returns from abroad and makes a grand entrance on the Shanghai social scene by befriending the notorious mafia boss of the city. This mysterious man is Chen Zhen in disguise, who dwells in a world of nefarious means to infiltrate the criminal empire. But, unfortunately, he soon discovers a secret collusion between the mafia and the Japanese. 

Disguised as a caped crusader at night, Chen sets out to dismantle the evil conspiracy that plagues the country with his martial arts skill.


  • Andrew Lau


Donnie Yen
Shu Qi
Anthony Wong
Huang Bo
Kohata Ryuichi
Huo Siyan
Zhou Yang
Shawn Yue 
Kurata Yasuaki

Release Date
Run Time
106 min
Dubbed Language
  • English
Subtitle Language
  • English