“She xing diao shou” (also known as “Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow”) is the first movie ever (1978) directed by Woo-ping Yuen. Yuen has made a huge contribution in the martial arts cinematography by directing, acting, and choreographing fights and stunts in many films (including both Kill Bill volumes and Matrix trilogy). This film also stars a young but very experienced by that time Jackie Chan. Needless to say that I’ve seen it a hundred times or so. All that was about 15 years ago though…
Directed by: Woo-ping Yuen
Genres: Action, Comedy
Cast: Jackie Chan, Siu Tien Yuen, Jang Lee Hwang, Dean Shek, Roy Horan, Hark-On Fung, Lung Chan, Kam Chiang, Chi Ling Chiu, Sammo Hung Kam-Bo
IMDB raintg: 7.4
My rating: 9.0
Excellent movie. What more can I say? It has an interesting, but somewhat classical, story with strong good and evil powers and lots of martial arts in it. The choreography is really outstanding. It is one of those films that made me fell in love with Chinese kung fu films for the rest of my life.