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Snake In The Eagle
Genre: Action Adventure

Reviewed In Issue 63 (Aug 2002) Of Widescreen Review®

Cheng Lung (Jackie Chan), Yuan Hsiao-Tien, Huang Cheng-Li & Wang Chiang

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 2.5
DD Sound Rating: 1
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Includes bonus trailers.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 08428
(MPAA Rating): PG
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(Retail Price): $24.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 97
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1978
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 06/18/02
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Yuen Woo-Ping
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Pai Chang-tien (Hsiao-Tien), the Snake Fist Grand Master, is the only remaining member of his group of martial arts experts. When Chien Fu (Chan) saves his life, the master introduces the younger man to the Snake Fist style of fighting and is determined to teach him everything he knows. Shangkuan I-yun (Cheng-Li) is the master of the Eagle Claw Society, and he is determined to find Pai Chang-tien and do away with him and any of his followers. After witnessing his pet cat killing a cobra, Chien begins a new deadly style of fighting and becomes the

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD picture looks quite pleasing, despite a very dirty source element. Images can be generally sharp, with satisfying detail, but the picture often has a softly focused quality. Dirt, scratches, artifacts, and grain abound, yet color can be very well balanced and images appear nicely detailed. Minor distractions in the way of edge enhancement and pixelization are noitced, but what most people would find objectionable with the picture is related to the source. (Suzanne Hodges)

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