Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Jackie Chan's Snake in the Eagle's Shadow (蛇形刁手) (1978) (Full movie)

Yesterday was Jackie Chan's 60th Birthday. Am posting his first big hit. This movie put him in the history books of action cinema. 


Snake in the Eagle's Shadow
(Cantonese:  蛇形刁手 - "Se ying diu sau")

Chien Fu (Jackie Chan), an orphan adopted by a kung fu school, is overworked as their janitor and abused by the kung fu teachers as a walking punching-bag. Chien befriends an old beggar (Simon Yuen Siu Tien) by offering him a meal and a place to stay. Unknown to Chien, the old beggar is actually one of the last surviving masters of the Snake-style of kung fu. The old man is on the run from the Eagle Claw clan, which is viciously killing off all of the rival Snake-style Clan.

In Cantonese with English subtitles 


  • Jackie Chan got his front tooth knocked out by the powerful kick of Jang Lee Hwang. In the finale, the gap where Chan's tooth was is clearly seen.
  • While filming a sword fight, Chan's arm was accidentally slashed by a sword. He went on fighting, and the footage appears in the film. 
  • Although nowadays, Yuen Woo-ping is known for his choreography in movies such as:  The Grandmaster, Charlie's Angels and of course The Matrix series, this was his directorial  debut.
  • Simon Yuen Siu Tien is the real-life director of director Yuen Woo-ping.

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