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Podcast On Fire 76: Jackie Chan Special Part 1

The start of a series of shows covering the career of the legendary Jackie Chan and if you’re a fan or casual viewer, there’s a lot to take in via Ken’s and Brian Kirby’s  (of Shelf Life Clothing and Hong Kong Subtitles) 2 hour discussion of Jackie’s career in the 70s leading up to 1982. Featuring a larger spotlight on specifically Snake In The Eagle’s Shadow and The Young Master.

(Ken’s note: pardon misid’ing the box office info on The Young Master. The first movie to make 1 million at the Hong Kong Box Office was The One Armed Swordsman.)

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The Young Master (1980)

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Plot (HKL Edition): When two rival martial arts schools square off in an annual lion dance competition, the favorite, betrayed by their star pupil, Tiger (Wei Pei), exits in disgrace. When Tiger is expelled and joins up with a notorious gang of criminals, led by feared kicking expert Master Kim (Wong In-sik), Dragon (Jackie Chan) embarks on a dangerous mission to bring his brother back to the school. Unfortunately, the situation is further complicated when he is mistaken for his criminal brother, and must fight to clear his name, while continually on the run from both the local police and the criminal gang.

Unknown to Dragon, the ultimate challenge awaits him: a deadly one-on-one encounter with the formidable Master Kim. Filled With intricate, masterfully – choreographed action sequences, clever sight-gags and fluid camerawork, this timeless classic broke all Hong Kong box-office records on its original theatrical release, and is still today, one of the top-grossing Jackie Chan movies of all time!! Read the rest of this entry »

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