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  • Mad Monkey Kung Fu is going to be censored on the Region B release (I assume it'll be like other cut Arrow releases, where it is the same disc. so if played on a Region A machine it will be uncut, and if played on a Region B machine it will be censored.)


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    One thing to warn Region B-locked viewers about with Shawscope Vol 2 - the BBFC have made us cut 15 seconds of (frankly quite horrid) monkey-swinging animal cruelty, which will only play uncut in Region A. Everything else, however, is totally uncut, including The Boxer's Omen!

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      • So convenient that the delay of a finished product pushes just outside of the presumed B&N 50% off sale in November.

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        • Watched both Boxer's Omen and Mercenaries From Hong Kong in the last 24 hours.

          Boxer's Omen is nuts. Nuttier than I remember maybe. It has more puke eating in it than I remember at least. Any movie with an evil flying head is a good on in my books. Had a lot of fun revisiting this. Boobs on glass!

          Mercenaries From Hong Kong was a first time watch for me, at least I think it was, because I remember absolutely nothing about it. Anyway, it's 95 minutes of really entertaining nonsense. Pretty violent, lots of shooting, some explosions, some odd politically correct humor, a little bit of nudity and some rad stunts. The story is goofy and the twists are pretty ridiculous but it's hard not to have a good time with a movie like this.
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          • I have been viewing the films more or less in the order Arrow presents them. Last night I hit Five Superfighters (Volume 2, film 5). The laziest plot ever conceived. No big stars in the cast. My desperate hope that the finale would resolve some of the mysteries was cruelly dashed. I still have no idea who the five (super)fighters in the title are. It's another film where a bunch of guys beating up one guy is considered a great triumph.

            The extra that accompanied with this one, "Shaw in the USA," is very good.

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            • For those near Syracuse - it isn't all Shaw, but it's enough Shaw to count.

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              • Because they are the worst label in the business, Shout Factory has posted a site exclusive limited edition (2500 copies) BRAVE ARCHER Box set that contains THE BRAVE ARCHER 1-3, THE BRAVE ARCHER AND HIS MATE, & LITTLE DRAGON MAIDEN. (As I always ask, why bother licensing this shit if you aren't going to release it properly.)

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                • Thanks for the heads up on the Brave Archer box. It's never been clear to me why companies chose any particular marketing strategy. In this case, it's nice that each movie gets its own disc and they have produced three new featurettes (although I have little use for the commentaries). On the other hand, $70 is not cheap.

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                  • Unless it is a big title getting re-released on UHD or licensed from a major US studio, Shout Factory is pretty much all in on site exclusive limited edition model. It has been something that they mostly foisted upon catalogs they own (i.e. the Roger Corman catalog, Westchester Films catalog), but they recently have expanded it to include licensed titles. (Which, if I were Celestial, StudioCanal, etc. I would not be happy with, as they get a percent of disc sales, and Shout's actions artificially cap what they possibly could be earning.)

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                    • A listing has been found for a Shaw Brothers Vol. 1 from Shout Factory. It will have 11 films (no titles listed) and should be announced tomorrow.

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                      • DOTD says these are the titles.

                        The Assassin
                        The Thundering Sword
                        The Golden Swallow
                        The Jade Raksha
                        The Bells of Death
                        The Sword of Swords
                        Killer Dart
                        The Invincible Fist
                        Dragon Swamp
                        The Flying Dagger
                        The Golden Sword

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                        • A Blu-ray.com user posted the following about the subtitles on The Brave Archer set
                          Just a random thing of note. Subtitles are a mixed bag. I think they’re mostly dubtitles but they seem like they are maybe auto generated by software. Either that or the person creating them isn’t paying very good attention because some of the words are mixed with words that sound like the word they’re supposed to be. In addition there seem to be a lot of inconsistencies. Characters names are spelled differently between (at least the first 3 movies) and I suspect it’s partly because the dubs pronounce them differently. In any case it’s a bit sloppy. Not a deal breaker but not very polished just the same
                          More shit subtitles from Shout Factory.

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                          • Coming 6/13/23 from Shout! Factory.

                            https://amzn.to/3ptkh6A

                            The Assassin (1967)
                            The Thundering Sword (1967)
                            The Golden Swallow (1968)
                            The Jade Raksha (1968)
                            The Bells of Death (1968)
                            The Sword of Swords (1968)
                            Killer Dart (1968)
                            The Invincible Fist (1969)
                            Dragon Swamp (1969)
                            The Flying Dagger (1969)
                            The Golden Sword (1969)

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                            • Here's the full press release from Shout! Facrtory.

                              Shaw Brothers Classics Vol. 1

                              Epic Tales from the Legendary Studio Make Their Blu-ray Debuts June 13, 2023 from Shout! Factory

                              Jam-packed with epic kung-fu tales from the legendary Hong Kong studio, Shout! Factory is proud to announce Shaw Brothers Classics, Vol. 1. Featuring eleven films from the influential filmmakers never before available on Blu-ray in North America, this deluxe box set will be available June 13, 2023. Fans can pre-order copies by visiting ShoutFactory.com

                              Showcasing classic tales of battles between good and evil fought by fabled heroes and larger than life villains, the set contains eleven films released from 1967-1969 including: The Assassin, The Thundering Sword, The Golden Swallow, The Jade Raksha, The Bells of Death, The Sword of Swords, Killer Darts, The Invincible Fist, Dragon Swamp, The Flying Dagger and The Golden Sword. The box set also comes loaded with new bonus features, including new audio commentaries from critics, authors and experts including David West, Gilbert Po, Brian Bankston, Frank Djeng and James Mudge; new interviews with author Leon Hunt, author and critic Kim Newman, actress Cheng Pei-Pei, critic Tony Rayns, dubber Peter Boczar, and more!

                              Shaw Brothers Classics Vol. 1 Bonus Features
                              THE ASSASSIN
                              • NEW Audio Commentary by David West, critic and author of Chasing Dragons: An Introduction to the Martial Arts Film.
                              • Celestial Trailer
                              AUDIO:
                              • Mandarin Mono DTS-HD Master Audio with new subtitle translation
                              • English Dub Mono DTS-HD Master Audio

                              THE THUNDERING SWORD
                              • NEW From a Western Perspective - an interview about the transnational appeal of the Shaw Brothers with academic Leon Hunt, author of "Kung Fu Cult Masters: From Bruce Lee to Crouching Tiger"
                              • NEW interview with author and critic Kim Newman about the Western "breakthrough" films of Sir Run Run Shaw, which took the producer from East to West.
                              • Celestial Trailer
                              AUDIO:
                              • Mandarin Mono DTS-HD Master Audio with new subtitle translation

                              THE GOLDEN SWALLOW
                              • NEW Audio Commentary by Hong Kong-based academic and filmmaker Gilbert Po
                              • Interview with actress Cheng Pei-Pei by Frédéric Ambroisine
                              • Celestial Trailer
                              • Original Theatrical Trailer
                              AUDIO:
                              • Mandarin Mono DTS-HD Master Audio with new subtitle translation
                              • English Dub Mono DTS-HD Master Audio

                              THE JADE RAKSHA
                              • NEW Slicing at the Stars - an interview with critic and Hong Kong film expert Tony Rayns, about the emergence, key players and success of the Shaw Brothers wuxia film
                              • NEW A Very Vocal Violence - Hong Kong based dubber Peter Boczar reflects on his time behind the microphone for a number of martial arts masterpieces.
                              AUDIO:
                              • Mandarin Mono DTS-HD Master Audio with new subtitle translation

                              THE BELLS OF DEATH
                              • NEW Audio Commentary with James Mudge, veteran Hong Kong film critic at easternKicks
                              • Celestial Trailer
                              AUDIO:
                              • Mandarin Mono DTS-HD Master Audio with new subtitle translation
                              • English Dub Mono DTS-HD Master Audio

                              THE SWORD OF SWORDS
                              • NEW Audio Commentary with film historian Brian Bankston (Cool Ass Cinema blog)
                              • NEW Audio Commentary with James Mudge, veteran Hong Kong film critic at easternKicks
                              • Celestial Trailer
                              • Original Theatrical Trailer
                              AUDIO:
                              • Mandarin Mono DTS-HD Master Audio with new subtitle translation
                              • English Dub Mono DTS-HD Master Audio

                              KILLER DART
                              • NEW Audio Commentary with James Mudge, veteran Hong Kong film critic at easternKicks
                              • Celestial Trailer
                              AUDIO:
                              • Mandarin Mono DTS-HD Master Audio with new subtitle translation

                              THE INVINCIBLE FIST
                              • NEW Audio Commentary with film historian Brian Bankston (Cool Ass Cinema blog)
                              • NEW Audio commentary with James Mudge, veteran Hong Kong film critic at easternKicks.
                              • Celestial Trailer
                              • Original Theatrical Trailer
                              AUDIO:
                              • Mandarin Mono DTS-HD Master Audio with new subtitle translation

                              DRAGON SWAMP
                              • NEW Audio Commentary with Hong Kong-based academic and filmmaker Gilbert Po.
                              • Celestial Trailer
                              • Original Theatrical Trailer
                              AUDIO:
                              • Mandarin Mono DTS-HD Master Audio with new subtitle translation

                              THE FLYING DAGGER
                              • NEW Audio Commentary with Frank Djeng of the New York Asian Film Festival
                              • Celestial Trailer
                              AUDIO:
                              • Mandarin Mono DTS-HD Master Audio with new subtitle translation
                              • English Dub Mono DTS-HD Master Audio

                              THE GOLDEN SWORD
                              • NEW Audio Commentary with Hong Kong-based academic and filmmaker Gilbert Po
                              • Celestial Trailer
                              AUDIO:
                              • Mandarin Mono DTS-HD Master Audio with new subtitle translation

                              ABOUT SHOUT! FACTORY
                              Shout! Factory, LLC is a leading multi-platform media company devoted to film and TV distribution, development, and production. Founded by Richard Foos, Bob Emmer, and Garson Foos in 2003, Shout! owns and manages a large portfolio of films, contemporary and classic TV series, animation, and documentaries. The company’s creative acquisition mandate has established it as a leading independent distributor, with partners and properties including GKIDS, Sesame Street, LAIKA Studios, The Jim Henson Company, The Carol Burnett Show, The Johnny Carson Show, Stephen J. Cannell Productions, ALF, ITV Studios, Major League Baseball Productions, and many others. Shout! Factory Kids focuses on live-action and animated kids and family properties as well as anime, and the company releases films and television shows in other genres under the Scream Factory and Shout Select imprints. Shout! develops, acquires and distributes new films via Shout! Studios, owns and operates libraries including Mystery Science Theater 3000 (in partnership with creator Joel Hodgson) and the Roger Corman New Horizons Pictures Library and operates the acclaimed streaming service Shout! Factory TV. Shout! Factory is based in Los Angeles, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com.

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                              • Vol. 2 of Shout Factory's SB sets now up for pre-order.

                                https://shoutfactory.com/collections...classics-vol-2
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