The drunkard turns out to be Beggar So, the Drunken Master. Lau Kar Leung also demonstrates that age is not a barrier, and he is no slouch with his solid technique against the young pretender. He makes his way back to Beggar So and decides to commit himself to the Drunken Master's training program. This movie is easily his best film ever. The more he drinks, the faster and more agile he becomes. Although his father character now replaced by Ti Lung, he's just as good and Anita Mui is fabulous. Jackie Chan was taking a bit of a risk returning to the traditional style of kung fu film that had established him as a star some sixteen years earlier.
He also incorporates a lot of the comedy that made the fights in his 1978 original such fun. Being a steelworks, there are plenty of hazards, most of them flammable, to give a sense of peril for our hero. The best thing about the finale though is that just like in 1978 against Hwang Jang Lee, Jackie has a worthy opponent in Ken Lo. Imitators As with many successful Hong Kong action films, several films were released in the wake of Drunken Master and its sequel that could be considered to trade on the fame of the original films. After a running battle with the man, Fei Hung retrieves what he thinks is his package.
Beggar So promises not to interfere in the fight. Films such as 2002 may feature a drunken style of kung fu, and in the case of 2008 , the same principal star, but they have a fundamentally different plot and sufficiently different title to separate them from Drunken Master. It is not long before the fans get what they are waiting for. It's also known as The Legend of Drunken Master in Australia but it's dubbed in english. Director: Godfrey Ho Writer: Danny Au Stars: Johnny Chan, Eagle Han, Bruce Cheung Enjoy :. His father decides to punish him for his behavior by making him train harder in martial arts. This scene is arguably Ken Lo at his best, delivering a great acting performance as well as his incredible kicking skills.
When Fei Hung attempts to retrieve the ginseng, he spots a man, Master Fu Wen-Chi, apparently stealing the ginseng. The plot line is pretty thin, and much of the humour, especially to a non-Chinese audience, is pretty broad. When Master Fu Wen-Chi opens the parcel he stole from the train, he discovers that he in fact has the ginseng. There are flips, kip ups, handstand kicks, and incredible hand techniques, all flowing seamlessly together. After much suffering the son comes back to rescue the father from an assassin who has also previously humiliated Naughty Panther. Initially in the series it focused on the Snake style he created for Snake in The Eagles Shadow. However, it has a number of additional features including a deleted scene and an interview with producer.
The film was a success at the box office, earning two and a half times the amount of Chan's previous film, , which was also considered a successful film. It was Chan's first traditional style martial arts film since The Young Master 1980 and Dragon Lord 1981. Master Wong disowns Fei Hung and expels him from the family home. Wong confesses that he did not master the last style so Beggar So tells him to combine the seven styles and create his own version of the last style. Penniless, he stops at a restaurant and tries to con a fellow patron into offering him a free meal.
Another film, Drunken Master 3 1994, directed by Lau Kar-Leung features little in common with either this or its predecessor, and is not considered a sequel. Jackie Chan does his own dub for this release, and I can personally testify that he did a good job! The finale, where he takes on the smugglers led by a super kicking Thai boxer, is probably the greatest fight scene choreographed. When Fei Hung and Master Fu team up, they are attacked in huge numbers by an axe-wielding gang in a two-storey tea house. According to his book I Am Jackie Chan: My Life in Action, Chan nearly lost an eye after his brow ridge was injured. The acting performances are pretty good, especially from old hands like Ti Lung and Lau Kar Leung, and Anita Mui steals every comic scene she is in. For the conclusion of this fight, Jackie pulls out all the stops with every move becoming faster and more furious. Lau also wanted to use wires extensively in the fight scenes, which Jackie was categorically opposed to.
The footage has brief flashes of slow motion photography so we can see the precision and application of some of these techniques. It has a Cantonese and Mandarin dub neither of which has Jackie Chan's voice. As he was about to leave after his meal, he discovers that the man is actually the owner of the restaurant. He made his first of many visits to Malaysia and Singapore in 1998 to learn Chin Woo kung fu under the supervision of Master Teng Wie Yoo. Yim then resorts to his secret technique, the Devil's Shadowless Hand, which is too fast for Wong to defeat. The fights are what matters, and Chan fights like a son of a gun.
This subreddit is for your recommendations of what to watch on Netflix, regardless of whether it can be seen instantly online. It contains a full 2:35:1 image and the Cantonese soundtrack. I don't know how Netflix gets some of it's movies. He became a Chinese folk hero and the subject of several Hong Kong television programmes and films. This was equivalent to 1. A Blu-ray version was released on 15th September 2009 in the U. It was released on 3 February 1994 Hong Kong.
For true Jackie Chan fans, we want it in original cantonese plus all the special features. So to recap, here are the things to remember about each release. His fighting moves consist of drunken style fighting mixed with vulgar actions. As for the picture, it's presented in its correct aspect ratio of 2:35:1. It's anamorphic and remastered with the original aspect ratio. The conclusion of the film takes place in a steelworks. In addition to the cuts there was a new English-language dub Jackie Chan dubbed himself , and a new musical score.