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Drunken Master (Sous-titres français)

Jackie Chan , Siu Tin Yuen , Woo-ping Yuen    NR (Not Rated)   DVD
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
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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 Fetzer

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of Jackie's Best Dec 15 2004
"Druken Master," the film that cemented Jackie Chan's stardom in Hong Kong, is still one of his best. This veeery broad kung fu comedy has a goofy, relaxed atmosphere to it that makes it enjoyable to watch. Also, the fight scenes (admittedly what really matters in a movie like this) are expertly choreographed, and a genuine thrill to watch. The melodramatic (if almost non-existant) conflict between Chan and bad guy Hwang Jang Lee only adds to the fun. Plus, Simon Yuen as the old master was never better.
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to the English dub, the original Cantonese language track is included (although sections that were apparently lost have been replaced by the English).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."
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Worst transfer to dvd ever Nov. 10 2003
yes its a kung fu classic and Jackie Chan's personal favorite movie, but the video and audio quality are unwatchable, seek out the remastered edition and skip this one.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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This movie RULES!!! warning:IM NOT KIDDING!
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.
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DRUNKEN MASTER is one of Jackie Chan's all time greats (the film itself is a 5 star film, only this DVD gets a 3 star rating). He plays a naughty little rascal named Huang Fei Hung (yes, the same character Kwan Tak Hing made famous in a series of nearly 100 films and later by Jet Li in the ONCE UPON A TIME IN CHINA series of films) who's sent by his father to the famous Sam the Seed (the old Drunken Master himself, Simon Yuen) to learn discipline. Huang Fei Hung can't take the torturous training and runs away, but after getting beat up and humiliated by a wicked kicking Master (he burns the kid's pants, badmouths his father's kung fu, and makes him crawl between his legs like a dog) he quickly repents and begs Sam the Seed to take him back. The film is a delightful mixture of kung fu, comedy, and drama with enough dazzling displays of martial arts and acrobatics to keep viewing fresh time after time.
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!).
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5.0 out of 5 stars 2nd best old kung-fu movie of Jackie Chan Oct. 4 2003
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"Drunken master", the Jackie Chan movie I thought is not his best, in terms of old kung-fu flicks. Snake in the eagle's shadow take the honor. In spite of it, the movie is better than most old kung-fu movies, because it has a higher budget allocation & big movie star, that is Jackie Chan. Hence, the movie turn out with a high production quality, decent story, andvery, very exceptional kung-fu fight scenes. The fight scenes, in fact is much better than seen on the movie Snake in the eagle's shadow. For examples, Jackie training sequences using the drunken kung-fu, his fight with the stick master is sensationally choreographed, his first encounter with Hwang Jang Lee, the main antagonist where he was completely humiliated, and his last fight again vs. Hwang Jang Lee, this time using his drunken kung-fu.
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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5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Kung Fu Comedy
This movie made me a fan of JACKIE CHAN just like Enter the Dragon made me a fan of BRUCE LEE.
Published on June 8 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars This started it all for me
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 more
Published on April 25 2004 by Jason
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved this movie
One of Jackie Chan's best movies,I remember watching this movie over and over again when I was younger. Read more
Published on Jan. 23 2004 by Asoka
5.0 out of 5 stars I just love this movie
In spite of the fact that this movie is now about 25 years old, it is one of my favorite Jackie Chan movies. Read more
Published on Oct. 28 2003 by Laura De Giorgio
4.0 out of 5 stars Classic Kung Fu
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 more
Published on July 1 2003 by Kenjijyc
5.0 out of 5 stars Bravo
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 more
Published on May 20 2003 by - Kasia S.
4.0 out of 5 stars Classic Chan, Classic DVD
Quite possibly the most important Kung-Fu comedy of all time, Drunken Master sealed Jackie Chan's super-stardom in history forever. Read more
Published on April 8 2003 by Aniki Tiger
3.0 out of 5 stars Chinese audio track problem...
Like the other reviewers, very disappointed with the chinese audio track. This was one of my favourite movies from my childhood... Saw it back in 1978 or thereabouts. Read more
Published on Feb. 22 2003 by Archimago
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