Saturday, Sep 24: 9:30 pm
Introducing Kung Fu Clubhouse, a series that highlights martial arts films you can't miss. We aim to showcase electrifying fight coordination, ridiculous plots, endearingly "charming" dramatic performances and more!
Wong Fei-Hung returns some years after his training with Beggar So. Traveling back home from a shopping expedition for his father’s business as local physician, precious cargo on board their train is stolen from visiting members of the British consulate. Wong Fei-Hung juggles the British empire’s disruptive investigations into his hometown in search of a stolen Chinese artifact between his complicated relationship with his pacifist father. Drunken Master II seamlessly weaves personal family drama, fiery fight choreography, and late stage colonialism around Wong Fei-Hung’s declining physical & mental health. Featuring one of the greatest ending fights in martial arts film history, this is an all-time masterpiece. In Cantonese with English subtitles.
“Every scene is either an incredible fight, a great comedic set-piece, or some beautiful overwrought melodrama.” -Justin Decloux, FilmTrap
“I think you could reasonably say that the Golden Age of the kung fu film began in 1967 with The One-Armed Swordsman, reached its classical perfection with 1978’s The 36th Chamber of Shaolin and saw its last gasp with 1994’s Drunken Master II.” Sean Gilman, The Chinese Cinema
Don’t miss Ultimate Versus on 10/15!