Set in Canton, China in the 1940s, the story revolves in a town ruled by the Axe Gang, Sing who desperately wants to become a member. He stumbles into a slum ruled by eccentric landlords who turns out to be the greatest kung-fu masters in disguise. Sing’s actions eventually cause the Axe Gang and the slumlords to engage in an explosive kung-fu battle. Only one side will win and only one hero will emerge as the greatest kung-fu master of all.
The third film in the Jingle Ma-directed franchise, following “Tokyo Raiders” from 2000 and “Seoul Raiders” from 2005. Mr. Lin and Ms. Lin are the number one and number two in the field. They are neither friends nor enemies, but they ultimately join hands along with trusty assistant Le Qi as they track down an infamous thief who has stolen the ‘Heavenly Emperor’s Hand’. Unbeknownst to them, they become the common target in a manhunt by the European triads, the CIA and many other agencies.
In the wake of his father’s heart attack, Ken must battle his father’s mistress — who persuaded her lover to transfer the grand master title to her in the event of his death — for the rightful claim to the family fortune in a riveting game of mah-jong.