Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Drunken Master (1978)

Drunken Master is yet another vintage Jackie Chan gem. It was made back-to-back with Snake in the Eagle's Shadow and even went so far as to utilize the same actors from that earlier production. The plots of the two films are almost identical as well, but that doesn't make them any less entertaining. Both films center around styles of kung fu that are interesting to watch, and the chemistry between Chan and the late Siu Tien Yuen is really great.

There's really not much to say about the DVD. It's pretty barebones, but it does sport a serviceable widescreen transfer and the original Chinese language track at a cost of only $10. Not a bad package for the price, though not really a great one either. Still, the film's a must own for Chan fans.

This film is loosely based on the life of Chinese folk hero Wong Fei Hong.

Link(s) of interest:
Click here to read a plot outline, but beware of spoilers.

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