June 26, 2010

The Legend the Drunken Master

More than 15 years after 1978's Drunken Master made him a star, Chan returned to the role of Chinese folk hero Wong Fei-hung for this sequel. Originally titled Drunken Master II and belatedly released in America as The Legend of Drunken Master, this set of adventures finds Wong inadvertently embroiled in a battle over Chinese relics that are being smuggled out of the country by British ambassadors.

Naturally, he needs to call upon his unparalleled skills as a master of the Zui Quan, or "drunken fist," fighting method, culminating in an epic 20-minute fighting sequence that apparently left Roger Ebert stunned. This was one of the films that made Jackie Chan a true legend. I've recently had the pleasure of watching this for the first time in 9 years, it's truly amazing. Go and watch this film, I guarantee it'll blow your mind.

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