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Snake In The Eagle's Shadow (1978)

Cast: Jackie Chan, Siu Tien Yuen, Jang Lee Hwang, Dean Shek, Roy Horan

Director(s): Woo-Ping Yuen

Language: English

Genre: Action / Disaster

Synopsis

In this, the first film to unite the martial arts mastery of Jackie Chan and director/choreographer Yuen Woo Ping (IRON MONKEY), action fuses with comedy to create a masterpiece of the genre. It is the end of the China Dynasty, and the 200 year-old clan known as the Eagle Claw Society has wiped out all forms of martial arts except their own style--with the exception of a few remaining members of the Snake Fist School. The leader of Eagle Claw is intent on finding and killing the remaining Snake ... [Get complete synopsis]

 

motleymitch wrote on March 22, 2008, 3:49 pm
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Very entertaining, if totally low-budget, kung-fu flick. From the get-go, it is very obviously campy 70's genre, with tight pull-in zoom editing, sharp piercing strings on the soundtrack, and lots of 'whoosh! whoosh!' as hands and legs slice through the air. The action is pretty much non-stop, as one fight scene leads to another as if playing 15 rounds of Tekken. The choreography is execllent, Chan is skilled and funny (in a groaning duh-duh village idiot way here) and the 'story' as it were is just a means to an end. Once it all wraps up in the final showdown, the master says to Chan, "I like your new style, but it needs a better name than Cat's Claw", to which Chan says, "I know, I'll call it Snake In The Eagle's Shadow!", and thus the title, and roll credits!
In and out, everyone gets hurt.
But in a 3 Stooges way, so it's funny violence!

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