This Friday has two movies from martial arts legend Jackie Chan: Police Story 3: Supercop and Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow.
POLICE STORY 3: SUPERCOP
GING CHAT GOO SI 3: CHIU KUP GING CHAT
1993, Park Circus, 91 min, Hong Kong, Dir: Stanley Tong
This installment of the popular Hong Kong franchise pairs cop “Kevin” Chan Ka-Kui (Jackie Chan) with Interpol inspector Jessica Yang (CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON’s Michelle Yeoh) to take down a drug lord. Quentin Tarantino recently called the action set pieces here the “greatest stunts ever filmed in any movie ever,” and by the time the end credits – featuring outtakes from these sequences – roll, you’ll be amazed the performers survived them. English dubbed version.
SNAKE IN THE EAGLE’S SHADOW
SE YING DIU SAU
1978, Sony Repertory, 90 min, Hong Kong, Dir: Yuen Woo-ping
Martial arts choreographer Yuen Woo-ping makes his directorial debut on this seminal Hong Kong action film, whose infusion of comedy and acrobatic stunts helped propel Jackie Chan to stardom. Chan plays a put-upon janitor at a martial arts school who befriends an old beggar (Yuen Siu-tien, the director’s father), who turns out to be a kung fu master fleeing the assassins of the Eagle Claw clan. English dubbed version.
Screening formats: 35mm (POLICE STORY 3: SUPERCOP) and DCP (SNAKE IN THE EAGLE’S SHADOW)
Egyptian Theatre • Fri, May 22, 2015 • 7:30pm
On Saturday they will have another double bill featuring Drunken Master and The Legend of Drunken Master.
1978, Sony Repertory, 111 min, Hong Kong, Dir: Yuen Woo-ping
This irreverent take on Chinese folk hero Wong Fei-hung (played to perfection by Jackie Chan) is one of the most wildly entertaining kung fu movies ever made. To teach him some discipline, the troublemaking Wong is sent to his uncle (Yuen Siu-tien), an exacting martial arts expert known as the Drunken Master – a man with a reputation for crippling his students. As DRUNKEN MASTER builds to its climactic showdown, its slapstick is as brilliantly choreographed as its fight scenes. English dubbed version.
THE LEGEND OF DRUNKEN MASTER
JUI KUEN II
1994, Park Circus, 102 min, Hong Kong, Dir: Liu Chia-Liang
In this frenetic mix of martial arts, intrigue and humor, Jackie Chan reprises his role as Wong Fei-hung, a master of “drunken boxing.” When Wong stumbles into a plot to smuggle Chinese artifacts out of the country, he must battle not only hired thugs but also his father’s (Ti Lung) insistence that he refrain from drinking and fighting. As tough as its 1978 predecessor was to top, the jaw-dropping final action sequence does it, earning a place on Time magazine’s “All-TIME 100” list of great films. English dubbed version.
Egyptian Theatre • Sat, May 23, 2015 • 7:30pm
4 Quality movies on the big screen this weekend; man I miss LA…