RELEASE DATE: June 20, 2022
On June 20, 2022, Eureka can be releasing a Blu-ray (Area B) for the 1977 traditional Golden Harvest kung fu movie, The Shaolin Plot.
The movie is directed by Huang Feng, who is probably finest recognized for 1972’s Hapkido, 1972’s Woman Whirlwind, 1973’s When Taekwondo Strikes and 1974’s Stoner.
The Shaolin Plot options an all-star solid that features Chan Sing (New Fist of Fury, Amsterdam Connection), James Tien (Hand of Demise, Seaman No. 7), Casanova Wong (Ninja within the Claws of the CIA, The Iron-Fisted Monk) and Sammo Hung (The Skyhawk, King Swindler), who additionally serves as combat choreographer.
After his work directing the motion sequences for King Hu’s Palme D’or successful A Contact of Zen, Sammo Hung labored with director Huang Feng (Woman Whirlwind) on a sequence of martial arts masterpieces which constantly broke new floor for motion cinema, the fruits of which was The Shaolin Plot. After the discharge of this movie, Sammo (who additionally has certainly one of his first main performing roles right here, enjoying a lethal monk with an uncommon alternative of weaponry) started his personal profession as a director and would play an enormous position within the “Golden Age” of Hong Kong cinema – an period which revolutionised motion filmmaking all over the world.
Hong Kong film veteran Chen Hsing (The Iron Fisted Monk) performs a tyrannical ruler with the goal of accumulating all present Chinese language martial arts manuals with the intention to get hold of final energy. After acquiring the Wu Tang guide, he units his sights on the Shaolin Temple and the secrets and techniques of their preventing type. Two Shaolin Monks (Casanova Wong and Yeong-moon Kwon) should group up with a Wu Tang fighter (James Tien) to defeat the villainous despot.
On house video for the primary time within the UK from a brand new 2K restoration, Eureka Classics is proud to current a towering traditional that deserves to be recognised as the most effective and most necessary works of martial arts cinema.
- Restricted Version O-Card slipcase that includes new paintings by Darren Wheeling (First print run of 2000 copies solely)
- Authentic Mandarin mono audio
- Non-obligatory English dubbed audio
- Non-obligatory English Subtitles, newly translated for this launch
- New function size audio commentary by Asian movie consultants Frank Djeng (NY Asian Movie Competition) & Michael Value
- New function size audio commentary by motion cinema consultants Mike Leeder & Arne Venema
- Authentic Hong Kong theatrical trailer
- Authentic export trailer
- PLUS: A Restricted-Version collector’s booklet that includes new writing by James Oliver (First print run of 2000 copies solely)
*All extras topic to alter
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