Drunken Master is a 1978 Hong Kong action comedy martial arts film directed by Yuen Woo-ping, and starring Jackie Chan. It is the first example of the comedic kung fu genre for which Jackie Chan became famous.
Young and mischievous Wong Fei-hung (Chan) runs into a series of troubles. Firstly, he teaches an overbearing assistant martial arts teacher a lesson. Next, he makes advances on a woman to impress his friends, and is soundly thrashed by her older female guardian as a result; his shame is compounded when these two are later revealed to be his visiting aunt and cousin, whom he had not met before. Lastly, he beats up a hooligan who is the son of an influential man in town. His father decides to punish him for his behaviour by making him train harder in martial arts.
Summerhall presents Scotland’s first ever Kung Fu Film Festival this September. From classics including Bruce Lee’s Enter The Dragon to hidden comedy gems like Shaolin Soccer and Kung Fu Hustle, celebrate some of the greatest action film-making ever with us across 1 week only.
A former Shaolin monk reunites his five brothers, years after their master’s death, to apply their superhuman martial arts skills to play football and bring Shaolin kung fu to the masses.
Stephen Chow (director and star of Shaolin Soccer) is at it again with his newest action-packed and comedic martial-arts adventure, KUNG FU HUSTLE.
Hero is a 2002 Chinese wuxia film directed by Zhang Yimou. Starring Jet Li as the nameless protagonist, the film is based on the story of Jing Ke’s assassination attempt on the King of Qin in 227 BC.