Drunken Master (Sous-titres français)
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Though it wasn't Jackie Chan's first film, Drunken Master is the film that cemented his stardom. Jackie plays the rebellious son of a kung fu master. To teach Jackie the value of discipline, his father apprentices him to another master named So Hi, who has a unique "drunken" fighting style. Jackie chafes at So Hi's rigorous exercises and runs away--only to be brutally humiliated at the hands of a hired killer named Thunderleg. Chastened, Jackie becomes So Hi's devoted student. He soon discovers he will need everything he's learned when Thunderleg is hired to kill his father. In Drunken Master, Jackie is only beginning to cultivate his mixture of action and comedy; here the emphasis is on kung fu acrobatics. But the kung fu is astounding. The final fight is dizzying and amazingly choreographed by director Yuen Woo-ping (now famous as the fight choreographer for The Matrix). --Bret FetzerSee all Product Description
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The DVD from Columbia is in its original 2.35:1 aspect ratio, after many years of faded pan-and-scan videos. The picture is a tad scratchy, although it's without a doubt the best this movie has looked in a long time. Thankfully, in addition to the English dub, the original Cantonese language track is included (although sections that were apparently lost have been replaced by the English). As a special feature, an absolutely fascinating commentary by Hong Kong film historian Rick Meyers and Jackie Chan's autobiography co-author Jeff Yang is included. It covers just about everything one could possibly want to know about "Druken Master."
Im telling you the true! this movie is not like the other Kung-Fu movies that were made in the 70's like Fearless Hyenas, Five Fingers of Death, Shaoling Collection and the Bruce Lee's movies. THIS one have cool cimematoghraphic, AWESOME fight choreography, good story and storyline and it have MANY long fights.
I repeat: AWESOME fight choreoghraphy!!! you won't be disappointed.
P.S: I like the sequel than this original movie but the two of them are a MUST BUY, I can't believe that the second one was originally made in 1979 (one year after the original), I guess that nobody can underestimate the 70's.
My gripe with this DVD is that the English language track is NOT the wonderfully fun one released previously on VHS featuring those loveably familiar English dubbed kung fu movie voices of the 1970s-80s. Some people hate those English dub jobs and will always prefer the original Chinese language tracks (which fortunately ARE on the DVD with choice of subtitles), but there are those of us who also enjoy watching the old English dubbed versions for their sheer camp value and cartoon-like energy. Those same voices (found on almost all exported kung fu films of that time period) have become like family members (the ones you want to have visit!).Read more ›
What really goes to Drunken master is about the high quality value of the kung-fu fights , and they are indeed beautiful to watch. But, Snake in the eagle's shadow is really Jackie's best kung-fu movie ( including his more modern action movies or kung- fu movies like Rumble in the bronx and plice story), it has a better overall quality & really, really has the best story in all of kung-fu movies. It is touching, moving, nostalgic & dramatical in terms of it's genre, with more-than- average kung-fu fights.
Overall, a good DVD to own, just rank below Snake in the eagle's shadow in terms of his best movie !
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This movie made me a fan of JACKIE CHAN just like Enter the Dragon made me a fan of BRUCE LEE.
AWESOME FIGHT SCENE POETRY
This movie was made in 1978 i was only one year of age but 25 years later I have found were Kung Fu really began.With fight chor. Read morePublished on April 25 2004 by Jason
One of Jackie Chan's best movies,I remember watching this movie over and over again when I was younger. Read morePublished on Jan. 23 2004 by Asoka
In spite of the fact that this movie is now about 25 years old, it is one of my favorite Jackie Chan movies. Read morePublished on Oct. 28 2003 by Laura De Giorgio
The fight scenes are great for a 'classic' Kung fu movie. The collaboration between Woo Ping Yuen, Jackie Chan, and Simon Yuen were great. Read morePublished on July 1 2003 by Kenjijyc
This was great! Even though this is an old movie, form way back then, it's funny and great at the same time. There's so much figting that it made my head spin. Read morePublished on May 20 2003 by - Kasia S.
Quite possibly the most important Kung-Fu comedy of all time, Drunken Master sealed Jackie Chan's super-stardom in history forever. Read morePublished on April 8 2003 by Richie Silverback
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