I’m only four minutes into this and already some dude popped out of nowhere Spidey style, hanging upside down from the ceiling, paid a dude for a palm reading, killed him, and busted through a wall.
Flashback to him trapped in a tiny, tiny cage as he’s being sentenced to death. He busts out anti-gravity style, only to be promptly caught and attached to a chair which is thrown down a slide covered in boiling oil which essentially burns his palms off. Essentially don’t cut the mustard, apparently, as two men promptly rip off the skin from his palms.
End flashback. The room he busted into is host to his judge/prosecutor guy, who is quick to pop what look like kunai out of his knees and elbows. Then, by sheer fucking force of will, his clothes tear apart, revealing a back plate filled with hundreds of sharp needles.
Oh right, that’s all happening while these two dudes are flying around the goddamn room, upside-down, sideways, every which way, as they break everything in sight.
And we’re not even five minutes in. Best part? This crazy piece of cinema is brought to us by the Yuen clan, the most famous Yuen being Yuen Woo-ping, who did the action choreography for Drunken Master, Fist of Legend, all three Matrix films, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Kung Fu Hustle, and both Kill Bill installments.
I’m super anxious to check out all the films the Yuen family have made together, but for now, back to Taoism Drunkard. You can find the whole film on Youtube, starting here.
fuck dude, i gotta watch this now