Blu-ray Release: Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow/Drunken Master

Blu-ray Release Date: June  13, 2017
Price: Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Twilight Time

Jackie Chan (Crime Story, The Protector) became an international star via this pair of Hong Kong kung fu/comedy classics, Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow and Drunken Master, both released in 1978 and both featuring Chan as an initially bumbling but finally brilliant martial artist.

Both spotlight fresh refinements on Chan’s then-developing style, combining acrobatic fighting, comic timing, use of madly improvised weapons, and innovative stunts, all performed by Chan, himself.

Special features on Twilight Time’s release include isolated music & effects tracks and Drunken Master audio commentary with film historians Ric Meyers and Jeff Yang

Please note that in sections of the Cantonese and Mandarin audio tracks where the original dialogue is missing on Drunken Master, an English dub will play.

As supplier Twilight Time prints up only 3,000 copies of each title, be sure to head over to the Twilight Time site or that of distributor Screen Archives NOW so you can put in your prebook order!

About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.