Starring: Jackie Chan, Ken Lo, Anita Mui
Directed by: Lau Kar Leung
Running Time: 101 mins.
Language: Cantonese, Mandarin
Subtitles: Chinese, English
traveling with his father on a train heading home, Wong Fei Hung
(Chan) decides to hide some ginseng in the luggage of some British
passengers in order to avoid paying taxes. Later, while going to
retrieve the ginseng, he catches a man stealing an identical looking
package and a fight ensues resulting in the inadvertant swapping
of the packages. Wong Fei Hung discovers that the package he currently
possesses contains the Emperor's Jade Seal.
Seal is just one of many priceless artifacts stolen by the British
foreigners in a plot to smuggle Chinese treasures out of the
country. Wong Fei Hung and his comrades uncover the plan and
plot to stop the round-eye devils. What follows are incredible
fight sequences, comedy, and a finale that is...well, HOT HOT
was 40 years old when he made this movie and you would never
know it. In fact, this is one of Chan's best movies. The fight
sequences are extraordinary as we see some of the best Drunken
Style martial arts ever captured on film. The original Drunken
Master--directed by Yuen Woo Ping--is considered to be Chan's
breakout performance and this sequel, although having nothing
to do with the first, is just as good in every way.
Ken Lo (Chan's
real-life bodyguard) possesses out-of-this-world kicking abilities
and his final fight sequence with Chan can be described as nothing
less than breathtaking. Every character in this movie is wonderful,
from Anita Mui as his comical stepmother to Ti Lung as his stern
father. Furthermore, martial arts fans will enjoy a cameo from
the film's director Lau Kar Leung, who is a genuine disciple
of one of the real Wong Fei Hung's students.
nothing bad that can be said about Drunken Master 2 EXCEPT
that Miramax butchered it and released it domestically as The
Legend of the Drunken Master. Do not settle for the imitation
and get your hands on the original version with the original
ending. If you can only see one Jackie Chan movie in your life,
then you have a sorry life. Drunken Master II will make it a
is it worth? Drunken Master II is priceless yet can be had
on DVD in it's original letterbox format for the low, low price
you see below. Bottoms up!
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