Wong Fei-Hung (Jackie Chan) is a mischievous, yet righteous young man, but after a series of incidents, his frustrated father has him disciplined by Beggar So (Yuen Siu-Tien), a master of drunken martial arts.
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Returning home with his father after a shopping expedition, Wong Fei-Hong is unwittingly caught up in the battle between foreigners who wish to export ancient Chinese artifacts and loyalists who don't want the pieces to leave the country. Fei-Hong has learned a style of fighting called "Drunken Boxing", which makes him a dangerous person to cross. Unfortunately, his father is opposed to his engaging in any kind of fighting, let alone drunken boxing. Consequently, Fei-Hong not only has to fight against the foreigners, but he must overcome his father's antagonism as well. Written by
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Miramax's North American theatrical distribution, Drunken Master II was cut the least. A scene in which Wong drunkenly sings at a café was re-cut slightly, making use of a few alternate takes not seen in the original Cantonese version. In addition, a 35 second cut was made to the concluding scene of the film which showed Wong blinded and mentally crippled as a result of drinking industrial alcohol during the film's ultimate fight. Played for laughs, the scene was considered to be in bad taste by Miramax. See more »
The amount of sand in the drum that Fei-hung uses to extinguish the man on fire. See more »
I may be wrong about this, but I think Chan is responsible for the
avalanche of ironic performance fights we have now.
Here's the deal: movies need to be cinematic and fights are cinematic
so we have them.
Movies fall into two rough buckets: various concepts of sincerity and
those that have (incorrectly as it turns out) been conflated under the
concept of irony. Anything that exists in the first eventually has a
sibling in the second; that's the way the world works.
So if you have fights, even elaborate kung fu productions that are
sincere, sooner or later someone will figure out how to annotate them.
Chan was the guy that found a way to turn fights into a show and at the
same time produce a simultaneous commentary that says: "watch this, its
To do the annotation, a requirement is that first level be excellent.
Chan IS an excellent fight performer, and key to this awareness is the
much publicized fact that no cheating is done on the effects. But he
also a great humorist as well.
This particular film isn't the turning point for all fight irony that
follows. That was much earlier, but this is probably the best and most
Ted's Evaluation -- 3 of 3: Worth watching.
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