Blu-ray release: ‘Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow’
By Phil Mills | Feb 15, 2021
88 Films are bringing the 1978 Hong Kong martial arts action-comedy ‘Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow’ (蛇形刁手) to UK Blu-ray on March 29, 2021.
Directed by Yuen Woo-Ping, the film follows an orphan raised in a kung fu school who has a life-changing experience after helping an old beggar. The cast includes Jackie Chan, Yuen Siu-Tien, Hwang Jang-Lee, Dean Shek, and Fung Hak-On.
Synopsis: Chien Fu (Jackie Chan) is an orphaned hard-luck case who gets a break when he meets Pai Chang-Tien (Yuen Siu-Tien). Pai may seem like a beggar, but he’s really the master of the snake fist style, and is on the run from Shang Kuan Yin (Hwang Jang-Lee), master of the powerful eagle claw! Pai offers to teach Chien Fu the snake fist style, but Chien Fu does him one better by inventing his own “Cat’s Claw” style to counter the superior eagle claw style!
• DTS-HD MA Cantonese Mono
• DTS-HD MA Mandarin Mono
• DTS-HD MA Classic English Dub
• Newly Remastered English Subtitles
• Audio Commentary by Mike Leeder and Arne Venema
• Audio Commentary by John Kreng and R.P. “Kung Fu Bob” O’Brien
• “Horan in the Eagles Shadow” an interview with Roy Horan
• “Out of the Shadows” with George Clarke
• US Opening Credits
• Reconstructed Chinese Opening Credits
• Original Hong Kong Trailer with English subtitles
• English Trailer
• US Trailer
• Reversible sleeve with original artwork and new artwork from R.P. “Kung Fu Bob” O’Brien
‘Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow’ is available for pre-order now from Amazon.co.uk.
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