Legend Of Drunken Master
Jackie Chan returns in one of his greatest roles in this action-comedy sequel to his 1978 Hong Kong blockbuster Drunken Master. Wong Fei Hong (Chan) is a young master of the martial art of "drunken boxing," in which fighters use alcohol to blind themselves to pain and release the angry brawler within; with the right amount of drinks under his belt, Hong can become a furious one-man army. Hong accompanies his father (Ti Lung) on a voyage to China, where they purchase a precious supply of ginseng. When Hong discovers thugs stealing from their luggage, he leaps into action to get their belongings back. Instead, he winds up with a box of valuable Chinese artifacts, which criminals are hoping to smuggle to England at a tremendous profit. Hong sets out to fight the gangsters and give the artifacts back to their rightful owners, but while his stepmother (Anita Mui) encourages him to use his drunken boxing skills, his father feels his boozy antics bring shame to the family. Jackie Chan brought some of his most elaborate stunt work to Drunken Master 2, including a remarkable fight on a bed of hot coals; Chan also directed part of the film, after Lau Kar Leung was fired after a number of disagreements with his star. Six years after it became a box office hit in Asia, Drunken Master 2 earned a theatrical release in the United States; the film was re-titled Legend Of The Drunken Master (in part because the original Drunken Master never had a proper theatrical release in America), re-edited, and dubbed into English, with a new score by Michael Wandmacher.
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Cast & Crew
|Jackie Chan||Wong Fei-hong|
|Ti Lung||Wong Kei-ying|
|Anita Mui||Madam Wong|
|Felix Wong||Master Tsan|
|Liu Chia-Liang||Master Fu Min-chi|
|Chin Ka-lok||Fo Sang|
|Andy Lau||Counter Intelligence Officer|
|Yuen Chieh Chi||Screenwriter|
|Ho Chong-Sing||Art Director,Production Designer|
|Wan Fat||Asst. Director|
|Lam Hak-Ming||Asst. Director|
|Leonard Ho||Executive Producer|
|Eddie Ma||Art Director,Production Designer|
|Tong Man Ming||Screenwriter|
|Hon Yee Sang||Associate Producer|
|Ching Tin-Kiu||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Barbie Tung||Associate Producer|
|Wu Wai-Lap||Score Composer|
|Michael Wandmacher||Score Composer|
|Kwan Yiu-Wing||Asst. Director|
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The fight scenes are awesome.. a must for any jackie chan fan !!
THE LEGEND OF DRUNKEN MASTER (JUI KUEN II in China) is just about as good as a Jackie Chan film can get. The Legend of Drunken Master is much better than it's prequel film, DRUNKEN MASTER (1978), with Chan returning as Wong Fei-hung (though in the original he was called Freddy...oh well). This film also has some of the best music ever, though the US version has new music by Michael Wandmacher, though that is also very good. Great performances by all, including Ti Lung as Wong's father and Anita Mui as Wong's (younger!) step-mom. A must-see for Jackie fans, and a really good film to watch for martial arts or comedy fans!
this has to be one of the many awesome jackie chan early films in his career. i never knew one can fight and kick ass without realizing it. i noticed you can play a character like that in the game virtua fighter i think. anyway this is about a guy, issues with his father and fighting a villian while vowing no more drinking. the only way to save the day is to take one sip and wham! he's a lean mean fighting machine. the fight scenes are amazing and now way are they fake. RIP Anita Mui, you were awesome in this and rumble in the bronx.
This is an absolutely phenomenal jackie chan movie. I'd say this is his BEST period martial arts film (i.e. no guns, spy equipment, etc).