Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow (1978) film screening

Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow (1978)
film screening

Sunday October 2nd

SitES 1978

Tickets available

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Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow (1978)
is the classic kung fu masterpiece starring superstar Jackie Chan (Police Story, Rumble in the Bronx, Dragon Fist).

At the end of the Qing Dynasty, a 200-year old deadly clan known as the Eagle Claw Society has wiped-out all other styles of martial arts, except for the legendary Snake Fist style.
The Grand Master of Eagle Claw is obsessed with finding – and killing – the remaining members of the Snake Fist school.
Meanwhile, the wise, elderly Snake Fist Grand Master is busy in hiding, teaching a young, overworked servant (Jackie Chan) his awesome, super-fast lightning moves.
An action-packed showdown is inevitable, but will the newest member of the Snake Fist school be any match for the evil Grand Master of Eagle Claw?

This star-making film was the first to feature Jackie Chan’s trademark mix of comedy and mind-blowing martial arts action.
It also marked the historic first collaboration between Jackie and director Yuen Woo Ping (who would later go on to oversee the action choreography for The Matrix and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon).

A landmark film in martial arts cinema, where Jackie Chan emerged following the death of Bruce Lee and made his presence known, see a rare screening of this classic film.

Sunday October 2nd

Doors open – 2:30pm

Film starts – 4pm

Tickets – £5 (plus booking fee), available here:

This film will be in Cantonese language with English subtitles.
This film has a 12 certificate – entry will not be permitted to those below this age.

Ahead of the film starting, we’ll have the videogame classic Street Fighter II (1992) hooked up to the big screen – from a SNES mini classic console – for anyone to play and test their fighting skills, ahead of watching this classic martial arts film.

Snake Shadow - Street Fighter

Due to renovation building work taking place in the Abbeydale Picture House auditorium, this screening will take place in the venue’s Fly Tower Cinema. This cinema space is not wheelchair accessible.
Booking in advance is recommended.

Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow (1978) original film trailer: