Tsui Hark

Once Upon a Time in China III

Once Upon a Time in China III

Jet Li’s third outing as the storied martial-arts hero Wong Fei-hung is an exhilarating celebration of Chinese culture peppered with a dash of international espionage. This time around, Wong travels to Beijing, where he finds himself drawn into the intrigue surrounding an epic lion-dance competition, spars with a Russian rival for the affections of his beloved Thirteenth Aunt (Rosamund Kwan), and fights to foil a foreign plot to assassinate the real-life Chinese diplomat Li Hongzhang. The eye-popping lion-dance set pieces—which combine vibrantly colored, fire-breathing pageantry with martial-arts mayhem—rank among the most visually spectacular achievements of the Once Upon a Time in China series.

Film Info

  • Hong Kong
  • 1993
  • 111 minutes
  • Color
  • 2.39:1
  • Cantonese, Mandarin

Available In

Collector's Set

Once Upon a Time in China: The Complete Films

Once Upon a Time in China: The Complete Films

Blu-ray Box Set

6 Discs


Once Upon a Time in China III
Jet Li
Wong Fei-hung
Rosamund Kwan
Thirteenth Aunt Siu-kwan
Max Mok Siu-chung
Leung Foon
Xiong Xin-xin
Clubfoot Seven
Lau Shun
Wong Kei-ying
John Wakefield
Meng Chin
Empress Dowager Cixi
Tsui Hark
Produced by
Tsui Hark
Ng See-yuen
Screenplay by
Tsui Hark
Hanson Chan Tin-suen
Charcoal Tan
Cinematography by
Andrew Lau Wai-keung
Edited by
Marco Mak Chi-sin
Angie Lam On-yee
Art director
Timothy Yip Gam-tim
Costume designer
Ching Tin-giu
Martial-arts direction by
Yuen Bun
Original music by
William Wu Wai-lap
Tsui Hark