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Snake In The Eagle's Shadow [1978] [DVD]

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  • Actors: Jackie Chan, Siu Tin Yuen, Jang Lee Hwang, Dean Shek, Roy Horan
  • Directors: Woo-Ping Yuen
  • Writers: See-Yuen Ng, Chi Yuan Hsi, Chi-Kuang Tsai, Huo An Hsi, Loong Shiao
  • Producers: See-Yuen Ng
  • Format: Anamorphic, PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Dubbed: Mandarin Chinese
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: Hong Kong Legends
  • DVD Release Date: 7 Feb. 2000
  • Run Time: 92 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004R7CQ
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 44,128 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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DVD Special Features:

Jackie Chan Photo Gallery
Jackie Chan Filmography and Biography
Theatrical Trailer
UK Music Video
Rare interview with Producer Ng See Yuen
16:9 Anamorphic version for widescreen TVs ,BR> Dual Language (English Language and Original Language with re-mastered subtitles)

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Snake in the Eagle's Shadow is the film that marks the beginnings of Jackie Chan as a Hong Kong action star. Set in early 20th century China, it is a traditional kung fu action picture invigorated by Chan's good humour and charm. The heart of the film is Jackie's surprisingly emotional relationship with the elderly Yuen Siu Tien, whom the star rescues and befriends. In return, the old man trains Chan in the art of Snake's Fist kung fu, which he later combines with the Cat's Claw to develop the technique of the title. The action, directed by Yuen Woo Ping, includes Chan in an exciting battle with a sword-wielding preacher and a striking showdown with arch-villain Hwang Jang Lee. The sequences in which Chan learns new fighting techniques are both inventive and humorous, with the charismatic Yuen Siu Tien (a veteran Chinese film star and father of the director) offering a sober version of the character he would play in Chan's follow-up Drunken Master (1978), and in Magnificent Butcher (1979). The film features a regular ensemble cast of classic Hong Kong kung fu film actors, and regardless of its obviously low budget mixes violence, comedy and emotion into an enduringly popular success.

On the DVD: The image is variable, with some shots displaying considerable grain and print damage while the colours are weak throughout. Worse, the original 2.35:1 film has been reformated to 1.77:1 widescreen TV ratio. While this has been done with some care it inevitably damages the compositions and loses information in the dynamic fight scenes. The sound is functional mono. Soundtrack options are the original Mandarin with English subtitles, or an English dub. Extras include the original English language theatrical trailer, Hong Kong Legends' own trailer, plus promos for further releases and a photo gallery. There is a detailed text biography and filmography of Jackie Chan, and a text interview with producer Ng See Yuen. There is also a text biography of Hwang Jang Lee linked to a kicking showcase which is another short fight scene. Most of these features are identical to those on the Drunken Master DVD.--Gary S Dalkin

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Jackie plays a used and abused dogsbody Chien Fu who works at a small kung fu school.One day he helps out a beggar (Yuen Siu Tien) who's very grateful and the two become close friends.We later find out that the old man is in fact Pak Cheung Tien the last of the remaining snake fist masters the rest have been wiped out by the eagles claw clan headed by Hwang Jang Lee.Chien confides in his new found friend and tells him how he's being abused and how he longs to learn kung fu.Tien takes pity on him and begins to teach him the deadly art of snake fist.As his kung fu improves he grows in confidence in the meantime Tien is being pursued by the snake fist clan as their leader closes in on him Tien and Fu prepare for a final confrontation with Lee.Originally Yuen Woo Ping wanted Fu Sheng for the lead role,he wasn't available so he decided to go with Jackie Chan.This decision was to revolutionize the course of kung fu films and invent a new sub genre,the kung fu comedy of which Chan was to become the undisputed king.This was was also one of the first films that took kung fu choreography to new and exciting heights.Yuen Woo Ping's direction is masterful and the three leads are excellent,the action is superbly constructed and the end fight is incredible.The film was a revelation at the Hong Kong box office and took 2,700,000 H.K dollars in it's first run and catapulted Chan to superstardom.A true classic one not to be missed,thanks for reading and I hope that you enjoy the film.
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i saw this movie on vhs before 9 years ago , you cant compare this dvd version with the vhs that i saw because it was a very poor version but it is better than this dvd version on one thing.
the vhs version(that i saw ) is uncut version and this dvd version is the cut version and that is sad because they cut two scene.
the most beutiful scene that they cut when jackie get kicked by the bad guy in the last fight in the movie when he uses snake fist technique in the first when the bad guy broke his teeth and cut his shirt before he shows the cat claw technique and combine it with the snake technique.
in my opinion they ruin the most beutiful secne in the the most beutiful movie for jackie chan... that is sad : (
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Normally I like a bit of Lee with my kung-fu movies. This is the best Jackie Chan film I ever saw, I've seen a few, although not all of them I must add. The kung-fu is mesmerizing and the best I've seen from Jackie Chan, the choreography is so well done. I caught this on TV one night and just had to buy it to see it again but it sat on my wishlist for a long time before I was happy with the price. I'd also recommend Drunken Master which is more of the same. The main difference seems to be that Drunken Master is actually intended to be a comedy. Snake in the Eagle's Shadow doesn't claim to be a comedy but it's hilarious anyway. The plot has been done a thousand times but we don't watch kung-fu movies for plot. The DVD itself showed up and I was a bit miffed to see it said 'Widescreen Version' on the bottom of the box. I didn't want the widescreen version but it doesn't say widescreen on the disc itself and it doesn't play like widescreen on my TV so I'm happy with it.
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Decades ago, Snake In The Eagle's Shadow was my introduction to Chinese martial arts films. It could not be compared with the Japanese masterpieces of Akira Kurosawa, but I was studying a Chinese martial art. The wonder of seeing four real martial artists performing forms and displaying techniques made an indelible impression. So, n my hear, this tragicomedy will always deserve four stars. However, some were stolen; others lost and this purchase makes the fourth time that I own the film. The English translation has been changed so conflicts occur between the subtitles and the dubbed speech. I still like the film, its actors and directors. It was a bold gamble at the time, But am among the growing few survivors who experienced the original.
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My favourite martial arts movie although Drunken Master and 36th Chamber of Shaolin come a very close joint second. There is something about this Kung fu classic that is evergreen. I can watch it over and over again and not get tired.
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I first saw this film about thirty years ago and haven't seen it since, so it was great to revisit my youth in martial arts and appreciate a true master at the height of his powers. One of the true classics in a genre littered with grim fakes, poor substitutes and wannabes. Up there with Drunken Master and the best of Bruce Lee, like Enter The Dragon.
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I had this film on video years ago and someone swiped it. I have looked for it in the past but the prices have always been a bit of a joke. I found this copy by this seller for a good price. Really good quality! Great classic Jackie Chan movie. Snake in the Monkeys shadow is easier to get but Snake in the Eagles shadow not so easy.
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For me this is one of the best Kung fu films ever made. You have Jackie Chan at his best in terms of comedy and fighting and you have Sam Seed as his friend/teacher, but its the performance given by Hwang Jang Lee that really made me watch this film over and over again. I cant think of a better villain or a better fighter then Hwang Jang Lee. The picture quality and sound are great and the extra features are also good ecspecally the kicking showcase by the master of kicking combat himself, yes its Hwang Jang Lee.
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