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Once Upon a Chinese Hero - Authentic Ghanaian Hand-Painted Poster

Once Upon a Chinese Hero - Authentic Ghanaian Hand-Painted Poster

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Once Upon A Chinese Hero (Also known as KICKBOXER) - Authentic Ghanaian Hand-Painted Movie Poster

Immerse yourself in the dynamic world of martial arts with this exclusive, hand-painted movie poster from Ghana. Crafted by the renowned artist "LEONARDO" for ZAAP Video, this piece represents a unique fusion of art and cinema, depicted on recycled canvas.


  • Title: Once Upon A Chinese Hero
  • Genre: Martial Arts
  • Artist: Leonardo
  • Dimensions: 59 3/4" x 44" (151 cm x 112 cm)
  • Condition: Good, with minor damages including small holes and slight paint wear, capturing the authentic history of its journey.

Own a piece of Ghanaian cinematic history, celebrated for its vibrant, bold aesthetics and deeply rooted in African art culture. Each poster is a unique artifact, showcasing the artist's personal interpretation and adding a touch of the exotic to your collection.

This hand-painted movie poster captures the vibrant martial arts action of the 1993 Hong Kong film "Once Upon a Chinese Hero." It showcases the dynamic fight sequences and cultural depth typical of Ghanaian hand-painted movie posters, crafted on recycled flour sacks.

Cultural and Artistic Significance

Ghanaian hand-painted movie posters are a significant form of African art. These posters began to thrive with the advent of mobile cinema in Ghana during the 1980s. Local artists use bold, vivid colors and creative interpretations of film scenes to draw public interest, often painting on recycled materials like flour sacks. Each piece is unique, reflecting the individual artist's perspective and serving as a functional advertisement as well as a collectible work of art.

Film Information

Directed by: Wu Ma

Main Cast: Yuen Biao as Lau Chat, Shirley Lui as Siu-ling, and Yuen Wah as Chairman Wah.

Plot: The story follows Lau Chat, a skilled martial artist who joins the Po Chi Lam school. Amidst his journey, he encounters various challenges and adversaries, ultimately aiming to clear his name from an opium smuggling accusation while delivering justice.

"Once Upon a Chinese Hero" is renowned for its engaging and creative action sequences, highlighting the martial arts prowess of Yuen Biao. The film includes innovative elements like a human-sized chessboard fight scene, adding a unique flair to the traditional martial arts genre.

Explore more about the unique tradition of Ghanaian hand-painted movie posters at TribalGH's collection of Ghana movie posters.

For more detailed information on sold Ghanaian movie posters, visit the TribalGH Ghana movie posters Archives.

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