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Release Date:
8 March 1978 (Hong Kong) See more »
Jackie Chan stars as the young warrior Hsu Yiu Fong. Hsu has been entrusted with the book of the "Art... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Chi-Hwa Chen 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Hsin Yi Chang  screenplay

Produced by
Shih Mei Chu .... planner
Li Hwa Hsu .... producer
Wei Lo .... executive producer
Original Music by
Fu Liang Chou  (as Chow Fook Leung)
Cinematography by
Chung Yuan Chen 
Film Editing by
Chih-Hsiung Huang 
Production Design by
Shih Mei Chu 
Art Direction by
Chih Liang Chou 
Costume Design by
Yan-Hung Li 
Makeup Department
Hsi Chen .... makeup artist
Yue-chiao Chiang .... hair stylist
Production Management
Hsien Chang Li .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ping-Liang Shen .... assistant director
Art Department
Lien Pi Hu .... props
Sound Department
Hua Chang .... sound recordist
Ping Wong .... sound editor
Jackie Chan .... stunt coordinator (as Chen Yuen Lung)
Wei Ho Tu .... stunt coordinator (as Her Tu Wei)
Camera and Electrical Department
Hao-Ran Chen .... assistant camera
Tseng Hsian Huang .... assistant camera
Chin-Lung Lu .... lighting technician
Editorial Department
David Block .... colorist (uncredited)
Other crew
Chou-chieh Chang .... continuity
Mei-tze Chien .... script supervisor
Li Hwa Hsu .... presenter
Kuang Nan Hsueh .... production coordinator
Chia Chih Li .... production assistant
Ching Fu Li .... production assistant
Wei Ho Tu .... martial arts director (as Her Du Wei)

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Also Known As:
"Snake and Crane Arts of Shaolin" - Hong Kong (English title), UK (imdb display title)
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96 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:PG | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:R (Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Germany:16 (re-rating) | Singapore:PG | UK:15 | West Germany:18 (cut)

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Who can stand against the Snake & Crane Arts of Shaolin?, 25 March 2005
Author: cloudhands_1

To start with, this is one of the best old skool Kung Fu movies out there! and now to the nitty gritty...

Every year, the Masters of all the Shaolin divisions gather for combining and developing the best technique based on their supreme kung fu knowledge & experience, now they have formed the ultimate kung fu technique making "The Book of the Eight Steps of Snake & Crane".

but mysteriously hereafter, the 8 Masters of Shaolin disappear along with the most valuable book, and chaos reigns in South China Until one day, when a young stranger comes to town named Hsu Yin Fung, or better known to us as Jackie Chan, carrying the precious book. Now this definitely means action, and in big quantities - all the kung fu clans want this book for themselves, but Hsu Yin Fung has mastered the art which is written there! even more, not only that Hsu Yin Fung does not keep the fact that he has the book very secret as you would expect him to do, he also has a bad habit: he likes fighting people who fight well, as he puts it in the movie.

yes ladies & gentlemen, this movie is loaded with fighting scenes! there are heaps of them to surely satisfy any kung fu movies fan, while the plot itself is also interesting, it is not the usual formula of kung fu movies, a lot of colorful characters appear in this film, and there are no dull moments, the story keeps it's rhythm fluently.

There is also some humor weaved in the story although not exactly the kind of humor you might be used to from other Jackie Chan's movies, note this - Jackie does not do any slapstick like humor by himself, here he is the toughest guy around and he has no problem showing it. most of his films, Jackie is not reluctant to kick ass, nor to straight forward declare that he can, but here it's a whole different tale...

one last thing, in the opening scenes of the movie (and later on) The Dragon Spear is mentioned: a weapon which is given to The ShaoLin Master Lin who was given the book at first to assist him in this, but we never get to see this spear in the movies it is only mentioned so don't build up expectations.

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