Snake and Crane Arts of Shaolin (She hao ba bu)
Snake and Crane Arts of Shaolin (She hao ba bu) (1978)

Jackie Chan stars in this straight-ahead kung fu saga directed Chen Chi-hua. The film opens with eight Shaolin masters developing a new, powerful martial-arts technique and writing the form down into a tome called "The Eight Steps of… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: March 8, 1978
DVD Release Date: October 7, 1997
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J.C. Mašek III

Chan ranges from the casual, one handed beat down (which he often performs without even standing up or breaking a sweat) to the all out, weapon-wielding, man-throwing, face-kicking melee that the best and the worst films of this kind have in spades.

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Dean McKenna
Wonderful and best old school kung fu movie, period. Never a dull moment in this film with the action happening right from the beginning. The fight sequences… More
Khris N
One of Jackie's first slapstick martial arts comedies - an early look at chinese movie history being made.