In 1979 Jackie Chan broke his contract with Lo Wei and signed himself over to Raymond Chow's Golden Harvest Group.His first project there was a true milestone in the annuls of kung fu cinema.Chan plays Dragon the younger of two orphans staying at a kung fu school that's preparing for the annual dragon dance contest.Unbeknownst to them there lead lion dancer (Wei Pei) has defected to the rival school,that ultimately causes them to loose the contest.When they're master finds out he's furious and kicks Wei Pei out.Pei returns to the school that payed him to work for them before.They take him on because they're looking for a third person to assist them breaking out their master,the fearsome Tiger Kim.When Chan confronts his master about the way that he's been bullying everyone he has a moment of compassion and sends Chan out to bring back Pei.With master Kim now free and Chan mistakenly put in the frame for the escape,he must ultimately bring master Kim in to clear his name.This is a stunning film with high production values a great cast that includes Yuen Biao,Wang In-Sik,Lee Hoi San,Fong Hak On and Lilly Li.The action is top notch and features a classic end fight that goes on for about 20 minutes.There's also a fantastic music score taken from Holst's Planet Suite.When the film opened in 1980 it broke all box office records throughout Asia and Chinatowns worldwide.Overall this is an absolutely brilliant film with great performances,great action and some great comic moments.Thanks for reading and I hope that you enjoy the film.
If you're a big kung fu film fan, then this HKL dvd is easily worth the money. Young Master is definately in my top ten list of films by Jackie Chan. It has Jackie's unique blend of homour, great fight sequences, and a fantastic lion dance to get things rolling. It is enjoyable from beginning to end, but for me the best part is the final battle between Jackie, and real-life kung fu grand master Wong In-Sik, who has unbelievable kicking skills. Now Jackie tends to take a beating in a lot of his films, but here, holy cow he takes a hell of a beating, and eventually manages to give one too (after about 15 minutes of punishment). In my opinion, the brilliant mix of comedy, classic kung fu elements, great fight choreography, and a very long unique final battle with Wong In-Sik make Young Master an absolute must-own for Chan fans. And Hong Kong Legends have done themselves proud once again with another brilliant dvd release.
Young Master directed by and starring Jackie Chan is one film you must own. This astounding movie is one of Golden Harvest's finest works only rivaled by other greats such as "Magnificent Butcher" and "Last Hurrah for Chivalry" both of which star many of the same cast. This film has it all top fighting choreography a great cast and story, it really is hard to find any faults. The story follows Dragon (Jackie Chan) a young kung fu student who is sent to find his friend Tiger (Wei Pai) who ran away from their school. Tiger now works for a rival kung fu school and helps them with various tasks that don't go down too well with the law. As Dragon continues his search he gets in all kinds of trouble even getting arrested for his friends wrong doings. This plot sets up one astonishing fight scene after another with some funny set pieces in between. It's a classic movie that you won't get tired of and in my opinion the best Jackie Chan film ever. I refer to the Original subtitled version .