April 12, 2013
Studio: CJ Entertainment
Director: Kang Woo-suk
MPAA Rating: N/A
Starring: Hwang Jung-min, Yu Jun-sang, Yoon Jea-moon, Yu Hae-jin
Copyright Holder: N/A
Official website: CJ-Entertainment.com
On a television show billed as “the greatest fight show on Earth,” eager amateurs with lots to prove boldly step into the ring and expect to leave bloody but victorious. The ratings-hungry producers seek out legendary, but largely forgotten street fighters and mine their desperation for recaptured glory and redemption into ratings gold. Based on the Korean web comic Legendary Fist, "Fists of Legend" features three old friends and rivals from high school days who get their invitation to the big fight for the chance to win $200,000 and much more. 25 years later. Deok-kyu, whose Olympic dreams were dashed, now runs a struggling noodle shop. Jae-seok who always wanted to be number one but still finds himself in a third-rate gang. And Sang-hoon, a thug turned corporate executive who must go back and find his bloodlust one last time. An epic saga about friendship and family, "Fists of Legend" moves back and forth between the present day and their long-lost glory days, with the film featuring a high-octane blend of staged MMA alongside street fights.