April 2nd, 2014: Jui Kuen II aka Legend of the Drunken Master

Drunken Master 2

Cast and Crew:   Lung Ti, Anita Mui, Andy Lau, Ken Lo

What It’s About: “Drunken Boxing” expert Wong Fei-Hung (Jackie Chan) joins in the fight to defeat foreigners who want to extract precious artifacts from early 20th century China.

Why Watch it Today?: April is Alcohol Awareness month, and, at least in the original version, Fei-Hung’s use of industrial alcohol during his last fight leaves him blind and intellectually disabled.  Legend of Drunken Master features some of the best fight set pieces of Jackie Chan’s career.

Other Choices:  The Lost WeekendBring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia; Angela’s Ashes; Trees Lounge

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3 comments on “April 2nd, 2014: Jui Kuen II aka Legend of the Drunken Master

  1. geelw says:

    I need to see this again soon. I’ve only caught it once on cable and i was half asleep, so I missed the middle portion, but woke up in time for that long final battle and those credits with the painfui outtakes…

    • T.A. Gerolami says:

      I saw it during it’s Miramax release to American theaters…really enjoyed the hell out of it. Of course, I don’t think I’ve seen it since then…

      • geelw says:

        I think Encore or Starz ran it last year for a month in their lineup. The tend to rotate in films like this on occasion without warning. I think it was in a month where they had other Jackie Chan or martial arts films…

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