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The Fearless Hyena
The Fearless Hyena
Actors: Hui Lou Chen, Tien-chi Cheng, Kuen Li, Dean Shek, James Tien
Director: Kenneth Tsang
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House
UR     2001     1hr 34min

The most readily available version of this early Jackie Chan flick has been distractingly dubbed with English accents and lad slang. ("You twit!" snarls a beefy young kung fu master.) This is a film of some historic intere...  more »

     

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Actors: Hui Lou Chen, Tien-chi Cheng, Kuen Li, Dean Shek, James Tien
Director: Kenneth Tsang
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House
Sub-Genres: Hong Kong Action, Indie & Art House
Studio: Sony Pictures
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned,Dubbed,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 09/18/2001
Original Release Date: 01/01/1979
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1979
Release Year: 2001
Run Time: 1hr 34min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: Cantonese, English
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Movie Reviews

A Great Showcase of Jackie's Talents
Julie A. Elkes | Bloomington, IN United States | 10/20/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Much in the tradition of the great comics, such as Buster Keaton or Charlie Chaplin, this movie really shines on Jackie's comic genius. You can turn off the sound and the comic scenes would still be hilarious. However, this isn't just about comedy... the movie shows his range as an actor, from humor to grief, and his heroic final fight has some incredible work, as well as -- of course -- more humor. In all, it is probably one of his best films. It's a shame they used some dork to dub over his voice, but still that wouldn't have kept me from buying this film. If you want to appreciate Jackie Chan at his best... this is one of the better movies you could watch!"
Classic Jackie Chan
Julie A. Elkes | 01/02/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A classic. I 'll give this five stars relative to other movies in the genre. If you love vintage Jackie Chan (RE Drunken Master)then you'll love this. A great combination of Chan's comedic talents and superb acrobatic martial arts skills, this movie will have you feeling the pain and laughing at the same time."
Top-notch movie with a DVD to match
T-Man | Virginia Beach, VA | 08/26/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I don't know what a lot of people are talking about. This DVD from Columbia Tristar is the best there is for this movie. It has the original Cantonese dialouge (along with a separate English dub) with English subs. The picture is fine too. It's good enough for an old movie like this one. It's not like you can't see what's going on in the film. I like it.

The movie itself has GREAT choreography, especially Jackie Chan versus the sword guy at the school and Jackie Chan versus the three swordsmen. Fast paced and BREATHTAKING!"
Old school kung fu
daniel | las vegas nv | 09/20/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Awesome old school jackie chan movie great fighting scenes tons
of training scenes and also digitally remastered and widescreen, great picture quality for such a old movie a must by for any jackie chan movie fan. Dont listen to anybody talking about this
movie is not good just run to the store and pick it up. The ending fights scenes with the three guys with the spears and the evil master jackie fights is mindblowing buy this movie now."