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!"
Some respect please
William Wertman | Pittsburgh, PA United States | 08/09/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I have never seen this movie, nor will I out of respect for Jackie Chan. This is not a real movie. When Jackie left his first director, a hack names Lay Lo, (Bruce Lee fan may reconize the name, he took credit for the first few movies Bruce made) Jackie had to sign over the rights to all of his early movies to him (on account this jerk sicked the Tri-ad on Jackie). With the rights to Jackie's early films, and Jackie now a smash hit, Lo hacked up Jackie's older films, and used bits and peaces on of each of them to make a "new movie" called Master with Cracked Fingers.
To learn more about this read Jackie's Autobiography, I Am JACKIE CHAN."
This movie is pretty bad
Yoshitsune | Planet Earth | 07/21/2001
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I am a Jackie Chan fan, but this movie is not that great. The acting is bad, the scenes are choppy, and the fight sequences are not anything spectacular. Personally, I found it a hardship to watch the whole movie. The only reason I gave this movie two stars instead of one is the fact that Jackie Chan is in part of the movie."
Early 1970's Chan flop had its moments!
tigersclaws01 | Pt. Pleasant, NJ | 04/03/2001
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This film marked Jackie Chan's first lead role in the world of the Hong Kong film industry. This film had a classic plot of vengence and Kung Fu training much similar to the Shaw Brothers era films of the 60's and 70's. The film was a low budget, slipshod, chop socky Kung Fu flick which plots Chan as a waitor at his Uncle's resturant. It follows Jackie from his childhood of eagerness towards Kung Fu where he learns from a dirty old beggar (Classic master from 100's of Kung Fu flicks throughout the 70's) and learns the Snake Fist style as well as the mystical art of blind fighting. After learning from the old man and fighting the local triad mobs that are torturing his Uncle he exacts revenge on his fathers killer. However, Jackie did not finish filming this film and in 1978 a shifty producer used a Jackie Chan look alike to continue the filming. The film even uses scenes from Drunken Master and has Jackie blindfolded at the end in order not to show that a look alike was used. This film does have its moments though and if your a Chan fan like myself, you'll definitely want to pick this one up for your collection!!!"