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  • #46
    Eureka is releasing The Shaolin Plot in June.

    https://eurekavideo.co.uk/movie/the-shaolin-plot/

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    SYNOPSIS
    After his work directing the action sequences for King Hu’s Palme D’or winning A Touch of Zen, Sammo Hung worked with director Huang Feng (Lady Whirlwind, Hapkido) on a series of martial arts masterpieces which continuously broke new ground for action cinema, the culmination of which was The Shaolin Plot. After the release of this film, Sammo (who also has one of his first major acting roles here, playing a deadly monk with an unusual choice of weaponry) began his own career as a director and would play a huge role in the “Golden Age” of Hong Kong cinema – an era which revolutionised action filmmaking around the world.

    Hong Kong movie veteran Chen Hsing (The Iron-Fisted Monk) plays a tyrannical ruler with the aim of collecting all existing Chinese martial arts manuals in order to obtain ultimate power. After obtaining the Wu Tang manual, he sets his sights on the Shaolin Temple and the secrets of their fighting style. Two Shaolin Monks (Casanova Wong and Yeong-moon Kwon) must team up with a Wu Tang fighter (James Tien) to defeat the villainous despot.

    On home video for the first time in the UK from a new 2K restoration, Eureka Classics is proud to present a towering classic that deserves to be recognised as one of the best and most important works of martial arts cinema.

    SPECIAL FEATURES
    Limited Edition O-Card slipcase featuring new artwork by Darren Wheeling [2000 copies]
    Original Mandarin mono audio
    Optional English dubbed audio
    Optional English Subtitles, newly translated for this release
    New feature length audio commentary by Asian film experts Frank Djeng (NY Asian Film Festival) & Michael Worth
    New feature length audio commentary by action cinema experts Mike Leeder & Arne Venema
    Original Hong Kong theatrical trailer
    Original export trailer
    A Limited Edition collector’s booklet featuring new writing by James Oliver [2000 copies]

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      • #48
        Enter The Fat Dragon is getting a Blu-ray release in Germany soon. Looks like it will have an English audio track.

        https://www.amazon.de/-/en/gp/produc...KR8XB7XF&psc=1

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        • #49
          "Some of the best filmmakers Hong Kong has to offer – Sammo Hung, Anne Hui, Patrick Tam, Yuen Woo-ping, Johnnie To, Ringo Lam and Tsui Hark – have teamed up for Septet: The Story of Hong Kong (formerly Eight & a Half), an eight-part anthology film about the history of Hong Kong, which will span from the 1940s to present time."

          More here:

          https://cityonfire.com/hong-kongs-gr...c-film-series/
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          • #50
            Eureka have announced that they're releasing The Dead & The Deadly.

            https://eurekavideo.co.uk/movie/the-...nd-the-deadly/

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            SYNOPSIS
            Criminally unseen in the West, The Dead and the Deadly is a horror-action-comedy-special effects extravaganza in the in the same vein as Mr. Vampire and Encounters of the Spooky Kind. Directed by Wu Ma (one of Hong Kong cinema’s most beloved multi-hyphenates; over a 50 year career he was hugely successful in writing, directing, producing, and acting) in perhaps his best directorial effort, and also starring Sammo Hung – The Dead and the Deadly is a must-see for both horror and action fans.

            Wu Ma also stars as a man who fakes his death in order to steal his family’s funeral treasure. When the treasure is instead bequeathed to Ma’s unborn son, his co-conspirators kill him (for real this time). His vengeful spirit seeks out the help of his friend (played by Sammo Hung) and together they seek revenge on his murderers.

            Also starring Lam Ching-Ying (as a Taoist priest, foreshadowing his future role in Mr. Vampire) and Cherie Chung, The Dead and the Deadly comes to home video for the first time ever in the UK from a brand new 2K restoration!

            SPECIAL FEATURES
            Limited Edition O-Card slipcase
            Original Cantonese mono audio
            Optional English dubbed audio
            Optional English Subtitles, newly translated for this release
            New feature length audio commentary by Asian film experts Frank Djeng (NY Asian Film Festival) & Michael Worth
            New feature length audio commentary by action cinema experts Mike Leeder & Arne Venema
            Archival interview and audience Q&A with Sammo Hung, filmed in 2016 at the Udine Far East Film Festival
            Original Hong Kong theatrical trailer
            A Limited Edition collector’s booklet featuring new writing by James Oliver
            **All extras subject to change**


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            • #51
              Dumb question are Eureka's releases region locked?

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              • #52
                Originally posted by Randy G View Post
                Dumb question are Eureka's releases region locked?
                Typically, yes.
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                • #53
                  Not by choice though. They used to put some quite amusing lock messages on their discs until certain licensors gave them a bollocking.
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                    • #55
                      Sammo Hung to star in new action movie directed by Jaycee Chan (Jackie's son) alongside.... Paris Hilton.

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