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7 April 1966 (Hong Kong) See more »
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A group of bandits kidnaps the governor's son and demands their imprisoned leader to be set free in exchange. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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Directed by
King Hu  (as King Chuan)
 
Writing credits
King Hu  (as King Chuan) and
Yang Erh  (as Ye Yang)

Produced by
Run Run Shaw .... producer
 
Original Music by
Lan-Ping Chow 
 
Cinematography by
Tadashi Nishimoto  (as Lan-Shan Ho)
 
Film Editing by
Hsing-Lung Chiang  (as Chiang Hsing-Loong)
 
Art Direction by
Johnson Tsao 
 
Makeup Department
Kiang Wu .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Han-Pin Chou .... assistant director
Han-Ke Chow .... assistant director (as Han Ke Chow)
 
Sound Department
Yung-Hua Wang .... sound recordist
 
Music Department
Eddie Wang .... music supervisor (as Chu-Jen Wang)
 
Other crew
Ying-Chieh Han .... action director
Kin-Kwan Poon .... action director
 

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Also Known As:
"Da zui xia" - Hong Kong (original title)
"Great Drunken Hero" - USA (literal English title)
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Runtime:
Japan:90 min | USA:95 min | Hong Kong:91 min
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Australia:MA (TV rating) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-15 (2006) | Germany:16 | Hong Kong:IIA
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Yueh Hua is dubbed.See more »
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Referenced in The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)See more »

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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
The original 'Drunken Master' - should have been released in America in 1967, 27 June 2006
Author: (winner55) from United States

If this film had been released in America in the year of its production, 1966, or the year afterward, I guarantee that the rave for Hong Kong action films would have surfaced then, and not 1972 (and on) with "5 fingers of death" and "fist of fury". And it would not just have happened among young men (the principle audience for the 'fu film in the '70s), but among Hollywood veterans as well, which would have begun a trend to introduce Hong Kong methods - and professionals - into Hollywood itself.

because this film is dam' well made. The film looks as though King Hu spent hours watching and analyzing George Steven's accomplishment in "Shane", and then figuring out how to do Stevens 'one better' so to speak, and yet maintain his film's appeal to his base audience in Hong Kong and other Chinese communities.

So what we have here is part 'adult western', part 'chinese opera' and all adventure movie from start to finish.

And this is not for kids - and I'm not referring to the violence. The subtle humor of the dialog, the maturity of the acting, the wisdom of the ethical problems raised and of their resolutions, these are for adults to enjoy, and then later to ponder. When the hero stabs a villain, and the villain's blood gushes over the hero's face, this is a brutal reminder of just how serious a violent choice - i.e., the choice to engage in violence, however noble the cause - really is. - A question the film takes seriously, as any good film would.

Very well made, cleverly written, with strong performances from all. A real gem.

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