Born to Defense (1986)
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Japan has finally surrendered and World War II is over, but boorish American sailors are causing trouble inside a Chinese village they're occupying. The only man with the power to halt their bullying is a veteran with a heart of gold (Jet Li, who also directed). Born To Defense has a streak of rabid nationalism that I personally found fascinating, but its most memorable elements are definitely the brutal, visceral fight scenes. This film is one of the strongest of Jet Li's earlier movies.
I'm giving this three stars, but I can't recommend it
you can get a copy that isn't English dubbed. I don't know if there are DVD copies that offer Cantonese and/or Mandarin, but the one I received from Netflix offered English dubbing only. This is very disappointing. Fortunately, it's only the second time this has happened, but I really do wish that Netflix would say right up front that English dubbing is the only audio option; I would never have rented it.
It's not just Cantonese and/or Mandarin language films where this is a problem either. ANY non-English language film made should be offered in the original language. English dubbing always distorts the original and almost always dumbs it down.
I repeat, do NOT see this film UNLESS you can find it with the audio option of the original language.
This film is directed by Jet Li himself trying to follow the legacy of Bruce Lee's older films where he tried to correct the soldiers.
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