Snake in the Eagle's Shadow

1978 [CN]

Action / Comedy

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh80%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright82%
IMDb Rating7.31011914

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Jackie Chan as Chien Fu
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892.09 MB
Chinese 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 37 min
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1.62 GB
Chinese 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 37 min
P/S 1 / 14

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by AwesomeWolf10 / 10

Most excellent

'Snake in the Eagle's Shadow' - Jackie Chan's other breakthrough hit, along with 'Drunken Master'. Both released in 1978, these two movies made the careers of Jackie Chan and director Yuen Woo Ping, and both featured Siu Tien Yuen and Hwang Jang Lee in similar roles.

The plot follows Chien Fu (Jackie Chan),an orphan abused and mistreated by the kung-fu (evil, of course) school he works at. He can't fight until he meets Pai Cheng-Cheh (Siu Tien Yuen),a grand-master of Snake Fist, and last remaining follower of the Snake Fist style. A rivalry between the Snake Fist and Eagle Claw styles has led to the near-elimination of the Snake Fist style, and Chien Fu and Pai Cheng-Cheh find themselves being hunted by Lord Sheng Kuan (Hwang Jang Lee),the master of the Eagle Claw style.

The awesomeness of 'Snake in the Eagle's Shadow' lies in the fact that it really is quite similar to 'Drunken Master', which is also awesome. Again, the plot is a pretty standard kung-fu plot, but any plot which allows for the maximum amount of on-screen kung-fu time is a good plot. The training sequences are entertaining, and the following fight scenes are incredible - Jackie, Hwang Jang Lee and Yuen Woo Ping are all at their best here.

'Snake in the Eagle's Shadow' is an awesome and very funny movie - 10/10, a must see for all Jackie Chan fans.

Reviewed by Leofwine_draca7 / 10

A whole lotta fun

One of the greatest of all Jackie's early period kung fu comedies, SNAKE IN THE EAGLE'S SHADOW is a textbook example of the genre directed by the renowned Yuen Woo-ping. While the simple storyline is nothing to write home about, the movie offers up a relentless onslaught of gags and fights, all of which are handled with aplomb by a willing team.

Inevitably, the standout thing about the film is Chan himself, and he's in his element here with a role which is both physically strenuous and highly comedic in equal measure. Chan displays the winning formula that would go on to make him a huge worldwide star over the next couple of decades, and watching him larking about on screen is a real delight.

The comedy is often lowbrow and involves sight gags, slapstick and silly humour, but somehow it all works. The fight scenes are inventive and fun to watch, and the arduous training sequences are particularly well staged. There's also some solid support from Sam Seed (Yuen Woo-ping's dad, no less) as the funny old man and Hwang Jang Lee as the villain. Both actors were typecast in their respective parts, but when they fit them so well you can see why.

Reviewed by SnoopyStyle8 / 10

terrific fun

ShangKuan Yi-Yuan is an Eagle Claw master bend on destroying the Snake-Fist school of fighting. After wiping out 3000 students, he is searching for Pai Chang Tien, master of Snake-Fist. Chien Fu (Jackie Chan) is a lowly servant forced to be the punching bag at his fight school. He tries to save an old beggar who turns out to secretly be the Snake-Fist master.

Jackie Chan and the beggar's first fight is a classic. The old guy is a great classic performer and Jackie is set to take off. This is a fun action-packed Hong Kong Kung Fu movie. Now, PETA may have an issue with the cat and cobra fight. One may want to cover the eyes of any animal lovers during that section. Overall, this is terrific fun.

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