Columbia remembers the Drunken Master
Many casual Jackie Chan fans may remember “The Legend of Drunken Master” which was released in the U.S. two years ago, but more knowledgeable watchers know it was the follow-up to the original 1978 Drunken Master. The film which showcases Chan is his absolute prime is coming to DVD in April from Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
Won Fei Hung is the mischievous young son of a martial arts schoolmaster who is constantly clowning around when he should be learning kung fu. After his comic antics injure the son of a powerful local man, his father enlists the help of his sadistic uncle to teach his son a little self-discipline. This strange man, who has a reputation for crippling his students, tries to teach Fei Hung a bizarre style of kung fu. At first, Fei Hung resists, but after losing a fight with a local assassin who has been hired to kill his father, he realizes he must master the special art of the “Drunken Boxer.”
Although this DVD is lacking in any special features outside of a theatrical trailer, the film itself will be given the respect many Chan films are denied with audio tracks in both English and Cantonese Mono. A new anamorphic widescreen transfer will also be a welcome treat.
On April 2nd, invite Jackie Chan into your home when “Drunken Master” arrives on DVD with a suggested retail price of $24.95.
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