When it comes to martial arts classics, Jackie Chan’s Drunken Master is a huge favourite of many. And now, nearly 40 years after its release, the guys at Eureka Video are releasing a crammed new Dual Format edition of this beloved kung fu classic. Even better than that, we’ve got 3 copies to give away to some lucky readers.
In the film – which we gave 10/10 in our recent review - Chan stars as Wong Fei-Hung, a troublemaker who shames his father to such an extent that his pops turns to a wine-loving martial arts guru to help guide his son. Famed for its superb choreography and its lasting influence, Drunken Master is simply a must-have for any genre fans, and its new release as part of Eureka’s Masters of Cinema collection is a fantastic opportunity to revisit this old favourite or even for new eyes to check out the film for the first time.
To be in with a chance of winning this great prize, simply answer the below question:
Jackie Chan would later star opposite Chris Tucker in which movie franchise?
a) Lethal Weapon
b) Die Hard
c) Rush Hour
Email your answer, along with your address details, to email@example.com labelled Drunken Master before midnight on Sunday, May 7th.
To give you an idea of what to expect from this iconic film, be sure to check out the official trailer below:
The full details on this new release can be found below:
Eureka Entertainment to release DRUNKEN MASTER, the Original Kung-Fu Classic starring the undisputed Godfather of Martial Arts Action-Comedy Jackie Chan, as part of the Masters of Cinema Series in a definitive Dual-format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition on 24 April 2017.
Hong Kong action pioneer Yuen Woo-ping (The Matrix; Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) and martial arts superstar Jackie Chan burst onto the scene in 1978 with a one-two punch of kung fu masterpieces, and it was the second of these, Drunken Master, with its Keatonesque slapstick and flawlessly choreographed fight scenes that would leave the biggest impact.
Jackie Chan plays Wong Fei-hung (a legendary Chinese folk hero who has also been portrayed on screen by Jet Li, Gordon Liu and Donnie Yen amongst many others), who is punished for his frequent troublemaking by being forced to study under the martial arts master Su Hua Chi (Yuen Siu-tien), notorious for his drinking as much as he is for leaving his students crippled. Wong proves himself an adept pupil, but his new skills are soon put to the test when his own father is targeted by a brutal assassin (Hwang Jang Lee, Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow).
Frequently ranked as one of the greatest martial arts films of all time, Drunken Master revolutionised modern action cinema, and the Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present the film on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK in a new Dual-Format edition.
DUAL FORMAT SPECIAL FEATURES:
- Definitive transfer from 4K digital restoration
- The original complete Cantonese soundtrack, rarely heard on home video
- Alternate Cantonese, English and Mandarin audio options
- Newly translated English subtitles
- Audio commentary by Hong Kong film experts Ric Meyers and Jeff Yang
- New video interview with director Yuen Woo-ping
- Video interview with Jackie Chan
- New video interview with film scholar Tony Rayns
- New video appreciation by director Gareth Evans (The Raid film series)
- Deleted scene
- Original trailer
- PLUS: A booklet featuring new writing and archival imagery
DRUNKEN MASTER, the Original Kung-Fu Classic starring the undisputed Godfather of Martial Arts Action-Comedy Jackie Chan, is released as part of the Masters of Cinema Series in a definitive Dual-format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition on 24 April 2017, and is available to purchase here.
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