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Snake in the Eagle's Shadow (1982)

Jackie Chan , Siu Tin Yuen , Woo-ping Yuen  |  PG |  DVD
2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Jackie Chan, Siu Tin Yuen, Jang Lee Hwang, Dean Shek, Roy Horan
  • Directors: Woo-ping Yuen
  • Writers: See-Yuen Ng, Chi Yuan Hsi, Chi-Kuang Tsai, Huo An Hsi, Shiao Loong
  • Producers: See-Yuen Ng
  • Format: Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Beverly Wilshire
  • DVD Release Date: November 7, 2000
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005AWR6
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #244,275 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Snake in the Eagle's Shadow" on IMDb

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you've seen Drunken Master 1, watch this now! March 7, 1999
By A Customer
This film has Jackie and Simon Yuen Siu Tien (Su Huan Chi from DM)teaming together again. Jackie plays an orphan who is indentured at a kung fu school. At the school he does chores and gets used as a punching bag. One day in the street, he runs into an old beggar who teaches him the Snake Fist style. The Eagle Claw clan wishes to wipe out the weaker Snake Fist style users, so Jackie develops his own style of Cat's Claw. Simon Yuen Siu Tien is great in this movie, possibly better than he was in Drunken Master. There is an incredible scene at the beginning where he balances a bowl on his hands, feet, and head while Jackie tries to grab it. The action in this is great, as well as the plot. Do yourself a favor and watch this. (But don't watch Snake in the Eagle's Shadow II, Jackie's not even in it).
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best Jackie films ever January 12, 1999
Format:VHS Tape
Together with "Drunken Master", Snake in the Eagle's Shadow launched Jackie's career. Not to be confused with the "sequel", Snake in the Eagle's Shadow II, which to my knowledge doesn't even have Jackie in it. The Eagle Claw style has embarked on a quest to eradicate the Snake Fist style, and almost succeeds before the last living Snake Fist master passes the art on to Jackie. Jackie's character is quite cinderella-like, an orphan kept by the master as a janitor. picked on and abused by the other instructors when the master is away, he gets even after learning kung-fu from the Snake Fist master, played by Simon Yuen. the Eagle Claw master / main villian is played by Hwang Jang Lee, one of the best screen fighters ever. Tino Wong also does some excellent fighting as the arrogant county kung-fu champion. Beautifully choreographed fights and a fair amount of laughs make this a must for any Jackie fan.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A kung-fu masterpiece June 9, 1999
This film has everything a good martial arts movie needs, besides kick-a!@ fighting scenes, to be venerated as a classic- a decent and touching story, good plot points, and great actors. Jackie Chan, Simon Yuen (Sam Seed from Drunken Master) and the incomparable kicking master Hwang Jang Lee bka Silver Fox along with brilliant director/choreographer Yuen Woo Ping bring this karate-kid type story to life believably (minus the Russian assassin/priest whose dubbed voice is to quote the Chess King Jack Long "reprehensible" yet regaling). A must have for any martial arts fan.... Purchase!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The movie that made Jackie a legend January 21, 1999
Format:VHS Tape
This has to be one of Jackies best old school movies. Classic Jackie fighting and the crazy Snake in the Eagles shadow technique make this a legend. Also those massive chopsticks Jackie's mentor used were amazing. Jackie is a young servent who is taught the snake technique by a wandering mentor. But the Eagle clan has vowed to kill everyone who knows the art of the snake. Unlucky for them, Jackie comes up with his own technique. The Cats Claw. In this movie a stunt went wrong and Jackie has his arm slashed. The original footage is still in the movie. Arm the Homeless
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Wow - this really *is* a cheap bootleg - DO NOT BUY!!! August 28, 2008
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
NOTE - THIS IS NOT A REVIEW OF THE MOVIE BUT A WARNING THAT WHAT AMAZON IS SHIPPING IS AN INCREDIBLY CHEAP AND OBVIOUS BOOTLEG.

Seriously. I figured the few people who had reported this were kooks, but they're not - this *is* a bootleg, and a terrible one at that. You can find better bootlegs on streetcorners in NY. The cover is obviously photocopied, and the disc itself is a DVD-R that comes conveniently pre-scratched. Worse than that, though, is the fact that this is *obviously* a rip of a VHS tape that was poorly transferred and completely uncropped. I'll be filing a complaint with Amazon.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The copy Amazon is selling is not the right movie January 21, 2008
Format:DVD
I've purchase and received this movie twice and when i insert the movie in my dvd it's not the right movie that's playing. It's some person having a concert. Is anyone else having this problem, shame on Amazon for distributing illegal dvd copies and selling it to customers.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars This is not the original! June 18, 2000
Format:VHS Tape
...The original Snake in the Eagle's Shadow...is BRILLIANT. But the movie being offered is Snake in the Eagle's Shadow II, which is nowhere near as good.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Horrible Picture and Audio Quality! DO NOT BUY! January 6, 2010
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
This DVD is probably a bootleg. The video quality is that of very old VHS and it only has the English dub as available audio. I deserve the money wasted that I spent on this piece of trash. The box art should have tipped me off.

Fingers crossed for a better release of this classic movie.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars bootleg
bootleg, different soundtrack than original, bad copy. dvd box from obvious bootleg. dont buy this copy, not worth it. in my opinion, jackie chan's best movie. amazing martial arts
Published on September 13, 2011 by lizgger15
3.0 out of 5 stars Great story, poor video quality
This is an early Jackie Chan movie before he became "Jackie Chan"; in fact the name Jackie Chan only appears on the DVD container and not in the actual film credits. Read more
Published on February 25, 2011 by G
1.0 out of 5 stars still waiting
placed this order in the first week of August and still waiting to get it in the second week of september
Published on September 10, 2010 by charles
5.0 out of 5 stars A CLASSIC !!
There's not much that needs to be said, this is some of Jackie Chan's best work ever.

Great movie !!
Published on August 23, 2010 by FaridVE
1.0 out of 5 stars wrong movie in disc
I'd just like to warn Amazon customers out there - I purchased this dvd of Snake in the Eagle's Shadow and when I played it, the disc contained "Original Salsa Kings 2". Read more
Published on June 19, 2010 by Rabbit's Dragon
1.0 out of 5 stars PIRATED COPY!
This movie is a classic Jackie Chan movie. I was extremely disappointed to find out it was a pirated copy! Shame on Amazon for selling it!
Published on September 15, 2007 by amazonuser
5.0 out of 5 stars 1 of The Greatest Kung Fu Movies Ever Made!!!!!!!!
I caught this movie on comcast demand in the( free movies ) section for the first time in over 12 years. I always loved this movie but never could remember the title. Read more
Published on September 14, 2006 by J. J. Wooten
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible Quality
This is my favorite Jackie Chan movie of all time, and unfortunately I was trying to save a few dollars by buying the cheaper one, big mistake! Read more
Published on January 28, 2006 by Skyfox36
5.0 out of 5 stars It is certainly fun, but probably not for everyone
Snake in the Eagle's Shadow was certainly one of the cheesiest movies I have ever seen. However, that was what made it so much fun. Read more
Published on May 16, 2004
4.0 out of 5 stars Ok, but not Jackie Chan
This movie only showed clips from the original movie with Jackie Chan. The real star here is Wang Tao. Read more
Published on March 23, 2001 by Kenneth Ndelle
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