Asian Cinema Thread

NormanicGrav

Quintessential Grav
AUKN Staff
Coming soon from 88 Films:

Dragons Forever (飛龍猛將) 4K ULTRA HD from director Sammo Hung - 1988 Hong Kong film starring Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung & Yuen Biao.

Flying Guillotine Part II (飛龍猛將) from director Hua Shan - 1974 Hong Kong film for Shaw Bros collection.

On the Run (亡命鴛鴦) from director Alfred Cheung - 1988 Hong Kong film starring Yuen Biao.

Righting Wrongs (執法先鋒) from director Corey Yuen - 1986 Hong Kong film starring Yuen Biao.

Tiger Cage Trilogy (特警屠龍, 洗黑錢, 冷面狙擊手) DELUXE LIMITED EDITION from director Yuen Woo-ping - 1988, 1990 & 1991 Hong Kong films starring Donnie Yen, Carol Cheng & Man Cheung.
 

Jon O Fun

Dragon Knight
Not news but I'm moving house and thought I'd share some of the random things I found stuffed in a box at the back of a cupboard. Some greats I'd totally forgotten about that need the blu ray treatment!
I'd completely forgotten about Gozu! One of Takeshi Miike's weirdest films AND I found Above The Law, which I didn't know I owned, just in time for 88 films to announce a deluxe edition 🤦‍♂
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NormanicGrav

Quintessential Grav
AUKN Staff
What's interesting about Righting Wrongs (Above the Law) is that there's apparently two different versions of the film depending on whether you watched it in Cantonese or Mandarin, and 88 is apparently including both.
 

Jon O Fun

Dragon Knight
Better late than never!
Now the question of is it Kung Fu Hustle 2 or Kung Fu 2 Hustle and the bigger question of why not Kung Fu Tustle?!?!

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Jon O Fun

Dragon Knight
88 Films have added Seventh Curse to their website and for the first time I've notice they seem to have tweaked the artwork a bit.

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NormanicGrav

Quintessential Grav
AUKN Staff
Looks like the folks who are working on the Tiger Cage Trilogy have more projects in the works. Those on BD forum speculate it's going to be the first five In the Line of Duty films (which features actress Michelle Yeoh of Everything Everywhere All at Once & Shang-Chi fame) due to their planned release in Germany.
 

Jon O Fun

Dragon Knight
Looks like the folks who are working on the Tiger Cage Trilogy have more projects in the works. Those on BD forum speculate it's going to be the first five In the Line of Duty films (which features actress Michelle Yeoh of Everything Everywhere All at Once & Shang-Chi fame) due to their planned release in Germany.
Hopefully! I've only seen the HKL released ones:
Police Assassins (Yes, Madam!)
In The Line Of Duty (In The Line Of Duty 4)
It'll be very interesting to see how they're named this time around haha
 

Yami

Thousand Master
RRR is now on Netflix (albeit only in its Hindi dub, but one that's director-approved and by the actors themselves) and for my money is the best film of the year so far by a country mile. Incredible filmmaking.
 

HWR

CCG’s Reaper
AUKN Staff
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New Announcement | THE POLICE STORY TRILOGY, the exhilarating martial arts comedies that established Jackie Chan as a worldwide superstar, will be released as part of the Eureka Classics range in their worldwide Ultra HD Blu-ray debuts, presented from stunning 4K restorations. Available from 26 September 2022, the Limited-Edition set (4000 copies only) will feature a Hardbound Slipcase & 100-page Collector’s Booklet.

The most action-packed trilogy of all time comes to Ultra HD Blu-ray for the first time ever! Featuring some of the most dangerous stunts ever performed on camera, these three films represent the pinnacle of Jackie Chan’s unique style of Hong Kong action filmmaking. A dazzling blend of gritty action cop drama, impeccably choreographed martial-arts sequences, and bone-crunching stunt work – this series of films revitalised the Hong Kong action genre and established Jackie Chan as a worldwide superstar.

POLICE STORY (dir. Jackie Chan, 1985) – considered by Jackie Chan himself to be his best film in terms of pure action, POLICE STORY stars Chan as “super cop” Chan Ka-Kui, who goes up against a notorious crime lord in a series of escalating set-pieces that resulted in many of Jackie’s stunt team being hospitalised.

POLICE STORY 2 (dir. Jackie Chan, 1988) – Demoted to traffic cop after the events of the first film, Chan Ka-Kui is reinstated to the detective unit when a deadly gang of explosive experts blow up a building and threaten to blow up more if their demands are not met. Featuring yet more bravura stunt work, and even more injuries to its cast and crew, POLICE STORY 2 is to this day considered one of the best action films ever made.

POLICE STORY 3: SUPERCOP (dir. Stanley Tong, 1992) – Action superstar Michelle Yeoh (EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE) joins the series as Inspector Yang Chien-Hua, who teams up with Chan Ka-Kui to take down an international drug ring. With some of the most outrageous stunt sequences ever committed to film, POLICE STORY 3: SUPERCOP is an action masterpiece that must truly be seen to be believed.

All three films consistently appear on lists of the best action films ever made, and Eureka Classics is proud to present them all in their worldwide Ultra HD Blu-ray debuts from stunning 4K restorations!

LIMITED EDITION BOX SET CONTENTS:
Hardbound Slipcase featuring new artwork by R.P. “Kung Fu Bob” O’Brien | 4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray presentations of all three films across 3 Ultra HD Blu-ray Discs in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible) | Reversible sleeve artwork for each film, featuring limited edition individual sleeve designs by R.P. “Kung Fu Bob” O’Brien | 100-PAGE perfect bound collector’s book featuring essays by James Oliver on each film, as well as archival materials, imagery, and ephemera | Worldwide UHD debuts for all three films, and the first time POLICE STORY 3: SUPERCOP has been available on home video in the UK since the VHS era

DISC ONE – POLICE STORY (1985)
4K (2160p) UHD presentation of the original Hong Kong theatrical cut [100 mins] | 1080p HD presentation of the alternate “Police Force” export cut of the film [88 mins] | Hong Kong Version – Original Cantonese mono audio, as well as optional restored 5.1 DTS-HD MA | Hong Kong Theatrical Version – Classic English dub (original mono) | Hong Kong Theatrical Version – Brand new audio commentary with Asian film experts Frank Djeng (NY Asian Film Festival) and F.J. DeSanto | Hong Kong Theatrical Version – Brand new audio commentary with action cinema experts Mike Leeder & Arne Venema | Police Force Version – Option of either the classic English dub track or a rare alternate audio track featuring the original Cantonese audio mixed with the Kevin Bassinson score | Newly revised English subtitles | Archival interview with Jackie Chan [19 mins] | Alternate and Deleted Scenes | Archival “Jackie Chan Stunts” promo | Trailers, including the films’ original theatrical and export trailers

DISC TWO – POLICE STORY 2 (1988)
4K (2160p) UHD presentation of the Extended cut of the film [121 mins] | 1080p HD presentation of the original Hong Kong theatrical version [105 mins] | 1080p HD presentation of the alternate export version [95 mins] | Extended Version – Original Cantonese mono audio, as well as optional restored 5.1 DTS-HD MA | Extended Version – English dub presented in restored 5.1 DTS-HD MA | Extended Version – Brand new audio commentary with Asian film experts Frank Djeng (NY Asian Film Festival) and F.J. DeSanto | Extended Version – Brand new audio commentary with action cinema experts Mike Leeder & Arne Venema | Hong Kong Theatrical Version – Original Cantonese mono audio | Hong Kong Theatrical Version – Archival audio commentary with Miles Wood and Jude Poyer | Export Version – Classic English dub track | Newly revised English subtitles | “Jackie Chan” episode of Son of the Incredibly Strange Film Show [41 mins] – documentary on Jackie Chan’s early career from cult film documentary series, presented by Jonathan Ross | Archival interview with actor and stuntman Benny Lai [15 mins] | Outtakes |Trailers, including the films’ original theatrical and export trailers

DISC THREE – POLICE STORY 3: SUPERCOP (1992)
4K (2160p) UHD presentation of the original Hong Kong theatrical cut [96 mins] from a brand new restoration of the original film elements \ 1080p HD presentation of the alternate US version [91 mins] | Hong Kong Theatrical Version – Original Cantonese mono audio, as well as an optional alternate Cantonese audio track featuring original, unaltered, sound effects | Hong Kong Theatrical Version – Brand new Cantonese Dolby Atmos Surround Sound Audio | Hong Kong Theatrical Version – Classic English dub track | Hong Kong Theatrical Version – Brand new audio commentary with Asian film experts Frank Djeng (NY Asian Film Festival) and F.J. DeSanto | Hong Kong Theatrical Version – Brand new audio commentary with action cinema experts Mike Leeder & Arne Venema | US Version – “American English” dub track, including Jackie Chan and Michelle Yeoh voicing their own characters | US Version – Original Cantonese audio | Newly translated English subtitles | Brand new interview with Stunt Coordinator and Action Film Historian John Kreng | New featurette on rarely seen Jackie Chan video games, Kung Fu Master & Fists of Fire by Arne Venema | New featurette on the filming locations of the POLICE STORY trilogy | Archival interview with Jackie Chan (20 mins) | Archival interview with Michelle Yeoh (23 mins) | Archival interview with director Stanley Tong (20 mins) | Archival interview with Jackie Chan’s long-time bodyguard and co-star Ken Lo (21 mins) | Outtakes (50 mins) – a huge selection of NG (“No Good”) shots from the film | Trailers
 

Jon O Fun

Dragon Knight
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New Announcement | THE POLICE STORY TRILOGY, the exhilarating martial arts comedies that established Jackie Chan as a worldwide superstar, will be released as part of the Eureka Classics range in their worldwide Ultra HD Blu-ray debuts, presented from stunning 4K restorations. Available from 26 September 2022, the Limited-Edition set (4000 copies only) will feature a Hardbound Slipcase & 100-page Collector’s Booklet.

The most action-packed trilogy of all time comes to Ultra HD Blu-ray for the first time ever! Featuring some of the most dangerous stunts ever performed on camera, these three films represent the pinnacle of Jackie Chan’s unique style of Hong Kong action filmmaking. A dazzling blend of gritty action cop drama, impeccably choreographed martial-arts sequences, and bone-crunching stunt work – this series of films revitalised the Hong Kong action genre and established Jackie Chan as a worldwide superstar.

POLICE STORY (dir. Jackie Chan, 1985) – considered by Jackie Chan himself to be his best film in terms of pure action, POLICE STORY stars Chan as “super cop” Chan Ka-Kui, who goes up against a notorious crime lord in a series of escalating set-pieces that resulted in many of Jackie’s stunt team being hospitalised.

POLICE STORY 2 (dir. Jackie Chan, 1988) – Demoted to traffic cop after the events of the first film, Chan Ka-Kui is reinstated to the detective unit when a deadly gang of explosive experts blow up a building and threaten to blow up more if their demands are not met. Featuring yet more bravura stunt work, and even more injuries to its cast and crew, POLICE STORY 2 is to this day considered one of the best action films ever made.

POLICE STORY 3: SUPERCOP (dir. Stanley Tong, 1992) – Action superstar Michelle Yeoh (EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE) joins the series as Inspector Yang Chien-Hua, who teams up with Chan Ka-Kui to take down an international drug ring. With some of the most outrageous stunt sequences ever committed to film, POLICE STORY 3: SUPERCOP is an action masterpiece that must truly be seen to be believed.

All three films consistently appear on lists of the best action films ever made, and Eureka Classics is proud to present them all in their worldwide Ultra HD Blu-ray debuts from stunning 4K restorations!

LIMITED EDITION BOX SET CONTENTS:
Hardbound Slipcase featuring new artwork by R.P. “Kung Fu Bob” O’Brien | 4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray presentations of all three films across 3 Ultra HD Blu-ray Discs in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible) | Reversible sleeve artwork for each film, featuring limited edition individual sleeve designs by R.P. “Kung Fu Bob” O’Brien | 100-PAGE perfect bound collector’s book featuring essays by James Oliver on each film, as well as archival materials, imagery, and ephemera | Worldwide UHD debuts for all three films, and the first time POLICE STORY 3: SUPERCOP has been available on home video in the UK since the VHS era

DISC ONE – POLICE STORY (1985)
4K (2160p) UHD presentation of the original Hong Kong theatrical cut [100 mins] | 1080p HD presentation of the alternate “Police Force” export cut of the film [88 mins] | Hong Kong Version – Original Cantonese mono audio, as well as optional restored 5.1 DTS-HD MA | Hong Kong Theatrical Version – Classic English dub (original mono) | Hong Kong Theatrical Version – Brand new audio commentary with Asian film experts Frank Djeng (NY Asian Film Festival) and F.J. DeSanto | Hong Kong Theatrical Version – Brand new audio commentary with action cinema experts Mike Leeder & Arne Venema | Police Force Version – Option of either the classic English dub track or a rare alternate audio track featuring the original Cantonese audio mixed with the Kevin Bassinson score | Newly revised English subtitles | Archival interview with Jackie Chan [19 mins] | Alternate and Deleted Scenes | Archival “Jackie Chan Stunts” promo | Trailers, including the films’ original theatrical and export trailers

DISC TWO – POLICE STORY 2 (1988)
4K (2160p) UHD presentation of the Extended cut of the film [121 mins] | 1080p HD presentation of the original Hong Kong theatrical version [105 mins] | 1080p HD presentation of the alternate export version [95 mins] | Extended Version – Original Cantonese mono audio, as well as optional restored 5.1 DTS-HD MA | Extended Version – English dub presented in restored 5.1 DTS-HD MA | Extended Version – Brand new audio commentary with Asian film experts Frank Djeng (NY Asian Film Festival) and F.J. DeSanto | Extended Version – Brand new audio commentary with action cinema experts Mike Leeder & Arne Venema | Hong Kong Theatrical Version – Original Cantonese mono audio | Hong Kong Theatrical Version – Archival audio commentary with Miles Wood and Jude Poyer | Export Version – Classic English dub track | Newly revised English subtitles | “Jackie Chan” episode of Son of the Incredibly Strange Film Show [41 mins] – documentary on Jackie Chan’s early career from cult film documentary series, presented by Jonathan Ross | Archival interview with actor and stuntman Benny Lai [15 mins] | Outtakes |Trailers, including the films’ original theatrical and export trailers

DISC THREE – POLICE STORY 3: SUPERCOP (1992)
4K (2160p) UHD presentation of the original Hong Kong theatrical cut [96 mins] from a brand new restoration of the original film elements \ 1080p HD presentation of the alternate US version [91 mins] | Hong Kong Theatrical Version – Original Cantonese mono audio, as well as an optional alternate Cantonese audio track featuring original, unaltered, sound effects | Hong Kong Theatrical Version – Brand new Cantonese Dolby Atmos Surround Sound Audio | Hong Kong Theatrical Version – Classic English dub track | Hong Kong Theatrical Version – Brand new audio commentary with Asian film experts Frank Djeng (NY Asian Film Festival) and F.J. DeSanto | Hong Kong Theatrical Version – Brand new audio commentary with action cinema experts Mike Leeder & Arne Venema | US Version – “American English” dub track, including Jackie Chan and Michelle Yeoh voicing their own characters | US Version – Original Cantonese audio | Newly translated English subtitles | Brand new interview with Stunt Coordinator and Action Film Historian John Kreng | New featurette on rarely seen Jackie Chan video games, Kung Fu Master & Fists of Fire by Arne Venema | New featurette on the filming locations of the POLICE STORY trilogy | Archival interview with Jackie Chan (20 mins) | Archival interview with Michelle Yeoh (23 mins) | Archival interview with director Stanley Tong (20 mins) | Archival interview with Jackie Chan’s long-time bodyguard and co-star Ken Lo (21 mins) | Outtakes (50 mins) – a huge selection of NG (“No Good”) shots from the film | Trailers
And they've pilfered Kung Fu Bob for the artwork, very nice!
 

Jon O Fun

Dragon Knight
Found these slides that make it easier to understand what's included.
I completely missed the part about Kung Fu Bob having done new covers for each film! I thought it was just the box 😂
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HWR

CCG’s Reaper
AUKN Staff
I’ll be picking up the UHD trilogy - very much enjoyed PS 1 and 2 and have yet to see the third film.
 

Jon O Fun

Dragon Knight
My reaction to seeing the Amazon leak last night (slighty NSFW? - won't take any risks):
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Jokes aside, I'll be picking up the box and the standalone release of PS3.
Same reaction!
I saw rumblings on bluray.com a while ago about them having PS3 but instantly brushed it off as wishful thinking because of the Miramax debacle.
So glad I was wrong and hopefully it opens the door to others they had locked away like Drunken Master 2 & the John Woo films (I think, that could be an entirely different problem)
 
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