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CLASSIC LIKE THE FIRST

  • Aug 21, 2011
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The Legend of Drunken Master

THE LEGEND OF THE DRUNKEN MASTER

As any one who has read my review of the first film by Jackie Chan called "Drunken Master" can tell you I am a huge fan of that film. Which by the way that first film has a lot to do with an earlier film starring Jackie by the same cast and crew called "Snake in the Eagle's Shadow", just check it out. So it goes with out saying that I love this one as well. Jackie Chan has and will always be a king of these kinds of films; you know great martial arts action mixed with that comedic style. Like the first film this is excellent in both departments.

Chan reprises his role as real Chinese folk hero Wong Fei Hung as he is on his way home when he mixes up a box he had with one identical. The thing that is in that box is a very valuable piece of Chinese artifacts, in fact he unwittingly gets mixed up with those wanting to steal even more. So as these British criminals try to recover what they lost to him Wong Fei must do battle with them using a martial arts style his father disapproves of. That style of course is Zui Quan (Drunken Fist/Drunken Boxing) and his dad disapproves because he must get drunk to fully utilize his skills here, but he fears his son will not know when to stop drinking.

Jackie Chan is in top form here and looks just as good here as he did in the first film which was something like 16 years prior. So that makes it even more impressive especially after you see the action in this film. Which I must say is top notch and not only amazing but also very funny at times. The film is directed by Lau Kar-Leung [Liu Chia-Liang] who also directed one of my favorite films of all time "36th Chamber of Shaolin" as well as its two sequels along with "My Young Auntie" among others. You may also know him as martial arts choreographer to films such as "The One-Armed Swordsmen" films as well as "Master of the Flying Guillotine", "Seven Swords" and many others, and has acted in countless films as well. So this film was staked with all kinds of talent like the two mentioned above as well as people like Lung Ti who played Chan's father and Anita Mui who was his step mother.

This film in my opinion like the first film is a classic and they both rank very high amongst every one I know. If I had to choose which I thought I liked more I would not be sure. I may have to go with the first film but only by a little and even then I am not sure. Both films are classics and worth any one's time, I say go pick up both right away. Instant watching [you know what I mean] and rentals are cool but there is nothing like owning the classics baby.

CLASSIC LIKE THE FIRST CLASSIC LIKE THE FIRST CLASSIC LIKE THE FIRST CLASSIC LIKE THE FIRST CLASSIC LIKE THE FIRST

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August 30, 2011
This had one of the best fight scenes ever!! Did you see the uncut version?
September 06, 2011
Of course, my uncle hooked it up a long time ago.
 
August 26, 2011
Speaking of Liu Chia-Liang (hell, I just prefer using the good ol' Wade-Giles System), I love HEROES OF THE EAST (aka SHAOLIN CHALLENGES NINJA) and LEGENDARY WEAPONS OF CHINA, the latter for the tremendous weapons display in the last half hour or so. Before my grandsons started wu shu they both watched that and now they can't wait to get involved with some really exotic weaponry. Alex will be getting his sword after their first tournament on Labor Day weekend. And they're both working with staffs right now.
August 28, 2011
That is 2 cool, worked with staffs myself, most people will never know the hard work that goes into all that. Let me know when He gets that sword.
August 31, 2011
It should be soon after the Labor Day weekend tournament because he still has to train for that.
September 06, 2011
Let me know, I love people participating in all of that.
September 08, 2011
The tournament succeeded well enough so that there will be a second one next year. If you go over to my facebook site my daughter just posted a video of Alex's 1st place winning Long Fist form in the intermediate children's division. His style is Bei Dou kung fu.
 
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This film in my opinion like the first film is a classic and they both rank very high amongst every one I know. If I had to choose which I thought I liked more I would not be sure. I may have to go with the first film but only by a little and even then I am not sure. Both films are classics and worth any one's time, I say go pick up both right away. Instant watching [you know what I mean] and rentals are cool but there is nothing like owning the classics baby.
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