The New Beverly in Los Angeles will be screening Jackie Chan’s classic SNAKE IN THE EAGLE’S SHADOW April 19, 2016 in a snake movie double feature.It was one of Jackie Chan’s earliest hits, directed by Yuen Woo-ping in his directorial debut. This movie would be followed by the very similar-though-not-technically-a-sequel DRUNKEN MASTER, considered one of Jackie’s biggest hits.
SNAKE IN THE MONKEY’S SHADOW (1979) 7:30 PM
Starring John Chang, Wilson Tong, Charlie Chan, Pomson Shi / Directed by Cheung Sam / action by Wilson Tong
As often the case with successful movies in Hong Kong, Jackie’s successful movie SNAKE IN THE EAGLE’S SHADOW spawned many quick cash-ins to his hits. This was one of them! Starring a young master who must *gasp* avenge his master by learning the illustrious drunken monkey style!
SNAKE IN THE EAGLE’S SHADOW (1978) 9:20 PM
Starring Jackie Chan, Hwang Jang Lee, Simon Yuen / Directed by Yuen Woo-Ping / Action Choreography by Yuen Woo-Ping
After finally breaking from previous director Lo Wei, Jackie was now on his way with his new brand of kung fu comedy.
All all-star cast leads the way for Jackie to shine, directed by one of the most legendary directors of kung fu cinema. Supporting him were the comedy stylings of Yuen Siu Tien aka Simon Yuen (Yuen Woo-ping’s father) as the classic drunken Beggar So, a character he would reprise several more times. They face the Japanese-born Korean kicking sensation Hwang Jang Lee, one of the most iconic kung fu villains of the 70’s.
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