THE SHAOLIN PLOT (Eureka Classics) Blu-ray
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After his work directing the action sequences for King Hu’s Palme D’or winningA 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 wasThe 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 EDITION BLU-RAY FEATURES
Limited Edition O-Card slipcase featuring new artwork by Darren Wheeling (First print run of 2000 copies only) | 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 | PLUS: A Limited-Edition collector’s booklet featuring new writing by James Oliver (First print run of 2000 copies only) | *All extras subject to change
“A strong cast combine to lift this well-made kung-fu film up a notch and make it a recommended evening’s viewing” – Fareast Films
- Aspect Ratio : Unknown
- Package Dimensions : 17.1 x 13.8 x 1.7 cm; 110 Grams
- Run time : 1 hour and 49 minutes
- Release date : 20 June 2022
- Subtitles: : English
- Studio : Eureka Entertainment
- ASIN : B09W747ZW3
- Country of origin : United Kingdom
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I preordered this but didn't get delivered until 2 days after release date, which is unusual as normally preorders get delivered by amazon on the day of release. I would highly recommend this Martial arts classic for all Martial arts collectors.