Starring: Jackie Chan, Yuen Siu Tien, Hwang Jang Lee, Hsu Hsia, Lin Yang.
Directed By: Yuen Woo Ping.
Produced By: Ng See Yuen.
Fight Choreography: Yuen Woo Ping, Hsu Hsia.
Seasonal Films: 1978
Age Certificate: 15
Stunning ground-breaking martial-arts, from the world's most famous action-star. On the year of it's original release "Drunken Master" sent Jackie Chan's rising star soaring into orbit, and gave martial arts cinema one of it's most accomplished and best-loved action-adventures.
With a brilliant tongue-in-cheek portrayal of indestructable folk-hero Wong fei Hung, normally played with single minded determination by Jet Li in the "Once upon a time in China" series, Jackie Chan shines as a young fighter with a talent for trouble and the potential to become a legend.
Under the guidance of Sam Seed (Yuen Siu Tien) Fei Hung endures some of the ost tortuous training ever devised in a bid to the master the devastating art of Drunken Boxing. His climatic battle with ace-kicking Hwang Jang Lee, which highlights the forms of the Eight Drunken Mortals, is a breath-taking showcase and a glowing tribute to the awsome physical talents of both performers.
Now re-mastered for DVD, "Drunken Master" is a must for any serious collector of martial arts cinema. Known to be one of Jackie's personal favourites', the star often recalls performing 'take' after 'take' to perfect the incredible physical manoeuvres required for the role. The result is one of the innovative, fun-filled, action-packed martial-arts adventures ever to grace the silver screen. You'd need to be drunk to miss it!!