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Once Upon a Time in China 3

original title: Wong Fei-hung tsi sam: Siwong tsangba


  • US Version
  • HK Version
Release: Oct 23, 2009 - Author: Muck47 - Translator: Victor - external link: IMDB
Comparison between the US Version and the Uncut Version (both on the US-DVD from Columbia TriStar)

- US Version: 108:36 min including ending credits in NTSC
- Uncut: 111:47 min including ending credits in NTSC

1 cut
Duration: 159 sec (= 2:39 min)

(The remaining difference derives from different credits/logos)

Even th third movie of the Once Upon A Time In China series, still directed by Tsui Hark, has been cut in the USA. Unlike the first movie though, only one single scene has been removed in which Aunt Yee is trying to teach Wong English words - which wouldn't quite work out in an English dubbed movie.
Both versions are contained on the US-DVD.

Running time data taken from the US Version in NTSC


The US Boxset also contains the US as well as the Uncut Version of Part 2. However, the running time difference of about a minute derives solely from different logos and credits as well as one alternative shot among the credits so there will be no report for the second movie.

More and partly alternative logos in the Uncut.

Uncut 27,4 sec longer


English vs Original credits.

no time difference

US versionUncut


After the plan to get rid of General Li is set one scene is missing. Aunt Yee teaches Wong English words. he makes kind of an ass of himself and since she wishes to hear these words from him for a long time now she closes by teaching him the sentence "I love you". Then Leung and Wongs father enter and little misunderstandings concerning the learned words ensue.

The US Version continues when Wong and his father go into the next room.

159 sec


English vs Original credits.

US VersionUncut

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