Snake In The Eagle’s Shadow (1978, Rated PG, 98 minutes) available from Columbia/TriStar Home Entertainment
Stars: Jackie Chan, Yuen Hsiao Tieng, Huang Cheng Li, and Hsu Hsia
Plot: A martial arts clan known as the Eagle Claw society has crushed all other clans except for those practicing the Snake Fist style. Vowing to hunt down and kill the Snake Fist school, the master of Eagle Claw is unaware that the Snake Fist Grand Master is teaching the powerful style to a young servant (Chan).
Features: Widescreen presentation, Theatrical Trailers, Cantonese/English audio, English/French/Spanish/Portuguese/Korean subtitles.
Final Word: One of Jackie’s better films from the late ’70s, and also marking his first collaboration with director Yuen Wo Ping (Iron Monkey, action director for The Matrix and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon). A fairly good print with both the original Cantonese audio and an English dub for those who prefer not to read subtitles.
Rating: 3.5 briefs (out of 5)
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