Rare New Wave? Yes some New Wave Classics are rares too.
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Postby jasonsauvey » Tue May 23, 2006 7:25 am

anyone see it,, is it any good? I think It is Donnie yen's first movie.

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Postby Goldenswallow » Tue May 23, 2006 11:30 am

Hello Jason
I think that this is one you would have to watch yourself to decide if it's any good or not! It's got a lot of weird Yuen clan comedy which can put a lot of people (including me) off. This includes Donnie doing stunts on his BMX and doing a weird Breakdancing/Puppeteer routine which you wouldn't normally expect to see in ancient china!
Obviously the kung fu is top notch as it's done by Yuen Woo Ping and it's interesting to see a young Donnie busting out his moves in an old school style.
Do you like wacky comedy in your kung fu films? If you don't then give this one a miss, if you don't mind it then you won't be dissapointed if you can pick it up cheap.

BTW it is strictly speaking an old schooler rather than new wave.

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Postby Omega Inferno » Wed May 31, 2006 9:13 am

Drunken Tai Chi i haven't seen yet I do not want to watch it because I don't like Donnie Yen. because he has to much pride in most his movies i watched.

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Drunken Tai Chi

Postby Kwai Chang » Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:55 pm

Has a good Cantonese print (with English subs) been released?

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Postby Fabhui » Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:52 am

Eastern Heroes released this Widescreen, Cantonese and remastered English subs but unfortunately only on VHS which I have and converted to DVD.

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Postby Kwai Chang » Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:16 pm

I've got the R1 DVD and was going to upgrade to the Eastern Heroes DVD. However, a few reviews state that they released the movie twice. The first issue had a Cantonese track with very average subs and the second had no subs at all. Is this true? Also, did the VHS have improved subs? Thanks guys.

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Postby Kwai Chang » Thu Mar 12, 2009 5:33 pm

I found the VHS on Amazon.co.uk for a bargain price. I'll transfer it to DVD. I'm surprised that HKL never released the film. A Bey Logan and Donnie Yen commentary would have been great.

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Postby Silver & Gold Dragon » Mon Dec 21, 2009 10:40 pm

this is my fave of Donnie's

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Postby Silver & Gold Dragon » Wed Dec 23, 2009 8:25 pm

it does have a fat woman Lydia Shum Tin Ha

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Drunken Tai Chi

Postby samtheseed » Sat Sep 08, 2012 1:32 pm

In this excellent debut film, Donnie Yen shows the skills that would later make him a star. He plays the well-educated son of an unpleasant, miserly salt baron who pours attention on Yen and ignores his hardworking son (Yuen Yat Chor). Yen is a constant thorn in the side for a local bully and one night, the two brothers are ambushed by the bully and his cohorts. However, in a scintillating display, the brothers conquer the bully, but inadvertently turn him into a gibbering wreck. His nobleman father decides to hire a powerful, yet mute hitman who finds one of the brothers and kills him and his father. Yen manages to avoid the killer, but is now homeless and wanders the streets in search of a new home. When Yen 'helps' a puppeteer (Yuen Cheung Yan), but ruins his puppet booth, Yen is marched back to the old man's home and told to work to pay-off the cost of the damage. After time, Yen befriends the puppeteer and his rotund wife and informing them of his traumatic past. When the killer severely beats Yen, his new family encourage him to learn Tai-Chi in order to counter the villain's hard style. With intensive Tai-Chi training complete, Yen faces the powerful assassin.


Yuen Woo Ping weaves more choreographed magic into the narrative and allows the entire cast to show what they can do. As is usually the case with Yuen's films, action and comedy are well blended with Donnie Yen showing a surprising aptitude for the latter. Even though Yen has gone on to make a number of films, this remains one of his best and is a reminder, after his disappointing recent efforts, of what he can do.

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