Tai Chi Hero will be released to select IMAX 3D theatres in China on October 25, 2012.
During Yang Luchan's wedding to Yuniang, her brother Zaiyang returns from self-imposed exile with his new bride. He has mastered an elaborate form of martial arts that amazes the awestruck villagers. Only Master Chen can sense something astray, and refuses to welcome his curiously dressed son.
Zaiyang reminds the villagers of a local superstition. 300 years ago, an unruly monk arrived, claiming that one of their former students was a rapist and thief whose rampage across the countryside was only made possible by their martial arts teaching. The monk presented them with a giant bronze bell, claiming that disaster will befall the village if it ever rings.
That night, the 300-year-old bell rings for the very first time and the villagers turn on Yang. Master Chen defends his son-in-law, but Yang is forced to fight Zaiyang. Yang wins, revealing that the exiled son is a fraud with a suit constructed of tiny robots. Zaiyang flees the village with his wife, but soon finds himself in debt and despair when the government forecloses his factory. Fang Zijing proposes a deal: he will pay off Zaiyang's debts but only if he joins forces to control Chen Village.
When Fang and his army arrive outside the village gates, Yang, Yuniang and Master Chen fight them for the survival of the village. Yang and Yuniang flee to the capital to seek the help of a legendary Baguazhang master who is the chef of Royal Prince Chun. Prince Chun declares he will only join forces against the foreign army and bring justice to the village if Yang can defeat his chef in combat. However, if Yang loses he will instead be cruelly punished...
This movie has been digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of An IMAX 3D Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images coupled with IMAX's customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.