Movie The Legend of the Drunken Master (1994)

Wong Fei-hung (Jackie Chan)
20141023:
I had seen Jackie Chan in Drunken Master (1978) before, but I had yet to see this movie, which was called Drunken Master II when first released. From what I remember of the former, I like the plot of Drunken Master more than the plot of Drunken Master II.

Wong Kei-ying, Wong's Father (Lung Ti)
On the plus side, I thought that Wong Fei-hung's mother (Anita Mui) was so funny. Granted the voice is dubbed by an English voice actor, but the acting and expressions were hilarious. For example, I Like the scene where she got punched in the jaw and she keeps her lower jaw shifted to the right.

Ling - Wong's Step-Mother (Anita Mui)
Speaking of the English dubbing, I happened to wonder what the original version sounds like. Doing some Google searches, I learned that apparently there's still dubbing, just in Cantonese (this is done for various reasons). During this time, I also discovered that the film has background music not found in the English dub. It's too bad Netflix doesn't have the Cantonese audio with English subtitles.


Overall, it was a solid Jackie Chan movie that's intertwined with a good balance of comedy. I would recommend this to anybody who likes Jackie Chan's older movies and those who enjoy martial art movies in general. As mentioned above, I would have enjoyed the movie more with the original Cantonese audio accompanied with English subtitles; do your best to watch that version instead of the English dubbed version.


Note: I think its funny how the DVD cover doesn't have any indication of the film.

Instant Comments:
"Fei-hung, what's this?" "We call this cheating."
That fight under train and after was pretty cool.


Ha. That ginger root ruse. Funny mother.
What if they just don't return the next day?
Ha. "If you have job, you wear the pants."
What? Breaking someone's instrument? That's uncalled for.


Damn, an axe to the back.

Watched 20141023 (Netflix, Instant) (English vocals)
The Legend of the Drunken Master (1994) Chia-Liang Liu. 102 min


Relevant Links:
Drunken Master II (Wikipedia.org)
The Legend of the Drunken Master (IMDb.com)
The Legend of the Drunken Master (RottenTomatoes.com)

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