So it's fun and all watching Jet Li punch and kick his way through Hollywood fare like the Expendables films, but there's nothing better than seeing the martial arts master in his natural film habitat — and that's a Hong Kong action epic with a punching-and-kicking ratio that puts most U.S. blockbusters to shame.
Ladies and gentlemen, enjoy the above clip from the new Magnolia Films release The Sorcerer and the White Snake.
Action director Ching Siu-Tung helms this fantasy film based on an old Chinese legend about an herbalist who falls in love with a thousand-year-old White Snake disguised as a woman. Jet Li stars as a sorcerer who discovers her true identity and battles to save the man's soul.
And according to this clip, that battle is chock full of the flying, spinning and superhuman face-pounding that Li's fans are looking for.
The Sorcerer and the White Snake opens in limited U.S. release Feb. 8.