Cinematic Vengeance (Limited Edition Box Set – 2000 copies) (Blu-ray)

Director: Joseph Kuo

1974-1979 Taiwan

Action

 

£46.99

Release Date: 15th November 2021

TECHNICAL DETAILS

TECHNICAL DETAILS
  • Country: Taiwan
  • Language: Mandarin
  • Year: 1974-1979
  • Runtime: 723
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Colour: Colour
  • Certificate: TBC
  • Subtitles: Optional English Subtitles
  • Genre: Action
  • SKU: EKA70443
  • 1 Disc
  • Release Date: Nov 15, 2021
Format:

SYNOPSIS

8 Kung Fu Classics by Director Joseph Kuo 

Although his name may not be as instantly recognisable as some of his contemporaries, Joseph Kuo was an incredibly successful filmmaker who consistently produced crowd-pleasing spectacles always in line with what audiences at the time wanted to see.

Often handling writing, directing, and producing duties, the success of this multi-hyphenate filmmaker is even more remarkable considering that the majority of his films were produced independently, at a time when the kung-fu genre was dominated by the big Hong Kong studios. Cinematic Vengeance! collects eight of these independent productions, all fully restored and making their worldwide debuts on Blu-ray*.

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • 8 Films across four Blu-ray discs, all fully restored and presented in 1080p HD
  • Limited Edition Hardbound Case featuring newly commissioned artwork by Darren Wheeling
  • Limited Edition 60 page booklet featuring new writing on the films included in the set by James Oliver, illustrated with archival imagery and materials
  • Limited Edition set of 8 facsimile lobby cards
  • Disc 1 and 2 - Includes The 7 Grandmasters, The 36 Deadly Styles, The World of Drunken Master, and The Old Master
  • Disc 1 and 2 - Original Mandarin Soundtracks
  • Disc 1 and 2 - Optional English dubbed audio tracks
  • Disc 1 and 2 - Alternate Cantonese audio tracks for The 7 Grandmasters, The World of Drunken Master, and The Old Master
  • Disc 1 and 2 - Newly translated English subtitles
  • Disc 1 and 2 - Brand new audio commentaries on The 7 Grandmasters and The World of Drunken Master with Asian film expert Frank Djeng and martial artist / filmmaker Michael Worth
  • Disc 1 and 2 - Brand new audio commentaries on The 36 Deadly Styles and The Old Master with action cinema experts Mike Leeder and Arne Venema
  • Discs 3 and 4 - Includes Shaolin Kung Fu, The Shaolin Kids, 18 Bronzemen, and Return of the 18 Bronzemen
  • Discs 3 and 4- Original Mandarin audio tracks
  • Discs 3 and 4 - Optional English dubbed audio for Shaolin Kung Fu, The Shaolin Kids, and Return of the 18 Bronzemen
  • Discs 3 and 4 - Newly translated English subtitles
  • Discs 3 and 4- Brand new audio commentaries on 18 Bronzemen and Return of the 18 Bronzemen with Asian film expert Frank Djeng and film writer John Charles (The Hong Kong Filmography, 1977–1997)
  • Discs 3 and 4 - Brand new audio commentaries on Shaolin Kung Fu and The Shaolin Kids with action cinema experts Mike Leeder and Arne Venema
  • Discs 3 and 4 - 18 Bronzemen: The Hong Kong Version – a reconstruction of the original theatrical release version of 18 Bronzemen