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Jefferson N. from BLAIRSVILLE, GA Reviewed on 11/8/2011...
Master with Cracked fingers is a classic Jackie Chan film from his younger days in the Hong Kong Cinema. This is set in that genre of martial arts films where a young man must learn kung-fu from an old drunk to triumph over his enemies. And as has been shown many times over the years, Jackie was a master of this genre. This time, Jackie's father owns a restraunt, and of course, thugs start terrorizing the place. Jackie wants to fight back, but his father won't let him. And to top it off, his skills just aren't that great. But, as luck would have it, he runs into an old, drunk beggar who shows him how to fight and after that...It's on! This may not be as memorable as Drunken Master, Flying Hyena, or Half a Loaf of Kung-Fu, but it's close. If you're a Jackie Chan fan, you won't be disappointed.
Good luck getting this DVD to play well...
Michael Rittenberry | Nashville, Tennessee USA | 09/18/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
"For starters, I will admit that the widescreen presentation of the English dub of this film is probably the best I've seen of any release of it. However, the film itself is a mediocre patchwork mess, with plenty of footage with a Jackie double. During one fight scene, blink and you'll miss both Mars and Yuen Biao, longtime JC collaborators.
The biggest problem with this release is that the DVD is poorly manufactured. On two different DVD players, I could not get the disc to read properly. The disc would jump to random chapters every ten minutes or so in one DVD player; it wouldn't even read at all in the other one! I would suggest saving your money and, if you really MUST have this movie, buy one of the many other releases of the film. No matter how you slice it, the film isn't very good anyway, letterboxed or not!"
The Best Version Of This Film
Fang Shih-Yu | Hanau-Germany | 11/17/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Thist is probably the best version of this film (included Japan version from Pioneer - that is the version around it acts here). The picture is according to my opinion very good and the dub (From the Original Language) is one of the best that I ever heard. Unfortunately there are altogether 7 errors on the DVD. The chapters move on up once. Chapters - 2,5,8,10,16,18,19 The B-Side of the DVD is an insolence - contains the Chinese Version,with chinese and english subtitles. It's only an old vhs copy.(No sharpness,stripes) The Jackie Chan Music Video is very good,only the sound is missing!"
ORIGINAL VERSION IS ALWAYS BETTER~!!!
Tradeand5 | Planet Z | 02/05/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"If you want UNCUT ORIGINAL version, ALWAYS look for ORIGINAL LICENSED Production. NOT US Release. Its a foreign film, it should not be US version to begin with~! HELLO!!!?? Why settle for LESS with US Version where they edit and cut so many excellent scenes especially with Jackie's Fighting Scenes. And US Release ruins the speed and sound as well. I have been collecting Jackie Chan's movies both HK and US Release Version for quite some time now. I found HK Version to be MUCH MORE in enjoyable, and HIGHER in Quality. American Market always like to "Americanize" and "Control". Regional Code Regulation thing is one of the example to CONTROL the Market. Why not let everyone enjoy the same HK Original Release move the same way ENTIRE WORLD enjoys it ?? No one makes Hollywood American movies to "French version" or "Chinese Version" ~! This what Americans are doing~! Well, enjoy the cheap "American version" then~! LOL"
Crappy release, please avoid
Mr. Ben | mid-michigan | 08/15/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I picked this up on a "hot tip" from a friend that this is a very cool kung fu movie (I had scene Drunken Master and really enjoyed it). Well... this sucks. The disc is NOT remastered. the "b" side featuring the original chinese version is an open matte poorly done affair. The included interview is only five minutes long and doesn't really show or illuminate anything. This is such a lackluster effort. Supposedly it isn't even a real movie if you read some of the other posts on this page. If i could get my money back, i would."