Yuen Woo-Ping, the director of SNAKE IN THE EAGLE’S SHADOW (1978) is a legend in the world of Hong Kong Cinema. In martial arts films the plot is often just an excuse to get to a particular scene, in Woo-Ping’s films however you can see the care he has for those characters and there is always a point to the battles. SNAKE IN THE EAGLE’S SHADOW, his debut film as director, is no different. Although he continues to direct today, his work can also be seen as a fight choreographer in THE MATRIX and KILL BILL films among others.
This film is also notable for being Jackie Chan’s first major film as star. Snake was popular but it was DRUNKEN MASTER that really launched him to the next level. Chan would later shit on his career by taking safe “Hollywood” roles with Chris Tucker, Jennifer Love Hewitt, and others. Ahhh relevancy, you heartless bastard.
See you on forty deuce,
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