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On a landmark episode of WE DO OUR OWN STUNTS, Jackie Chan has signed a huge contract with Golden Harvest which promises creative and financial freedom, and he kicks things off with the 1980 kung-fu comedy THE YOUNG MASTER! While at the same time his old boss Lo Wei wants his now-bankable star back and is willing to work with Triads to make it happen. UH OH! It’s a perilous time in Jackie’s career and will soon push him off to America for a while, but in the meantime we can enjoy this enormously entertaining, fight-filled film which features Yuen Biao, Tien Feng, Hwang In-Shik, and Shih Kien! CHECK IT OUT!
We're recording on Jackie Chan's first Golden Harvest film THE YOUNG MASTER today on WE DO OUR OWN STUNTS.
Really a landmark film for Jackie in all sorts of ways, including it being the first one where he's billed as "Jackie" Chan instead of Jacky. pic.twitter.com/r72fdeL3lK
Jackie Chan having SEX! Wait, come back! Yes, it’s Jackie Chan’s notorious “porno” film, except it’s really just a silly comedy that throws a little nudity and light thrusting into the final half hour. ALL IN THE FAMILY has nothing to do with Archie Bunker, but it has a LOT to do with squabbling families, gambling, rickshaw drivers and virginity tests. There’s no martial arts, but there IS a bit where Jackie Chan gets a broken sternum due to SEX! Let’s check it out!
On this episode of Cinema Smorgasbord we return to WE DO OUR OWN STUNTS: THE WORK OF JACKIE CHAN, and this time we’re looking at a true oddity. Based on a legendary erotic novel from the early 1600s, this film features no martial arts, but still includes plenty of action. It’s THE GOLDEN LOTUS, a Shaw Brothers production featuring lots of (uncomfortable) sex, murder, intrigue and a very young Jackie Chan in his kinda sorta first role.