Dreadnaught (Blu-ray)

Director: Yuen Woo-ping

Stars: Yuen Biao

1981 Hong Kong

Action Horror

 

£17.99

TECHNICAL DETAILS

TECHNICAL DETAILS
  • Country: Hong Kong
  • Language: Cantonese
  • Year: 1981
  • Runtime: 95
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Colour: Colour
  • Certificate: TBC
  • Subtitles: Optional English subtitles
  • Genre: Action
  • SKU: EKA70455
  • 1 Disc
  • Release Date: Apr 25, 2022
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SYNOPSIS

Directed by legendary action choreographer Yuen Woo-ping (The Matrix; Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), Dreadnaught expertly blends majestic action sequences with superb physical comedy, courtesy of stars Yuen Biao, Bryan Leung Kar-yan, and Yuen Shun-yee.

A violent criminal known only as ‘White Tiger’ (Yuen Shun-yee; Iron Monkey) is hiding amongst a theatre troupe, murdering anyone who discovers his identity (as well as anyone who happens to annoy him). Mousy, a timid laundry man (Yuen Biao; Project A), crosses paths with White Tiger several times but always manages to escape. When the killer instead targets his friend (Bryan “Beardy” Leung; Warriors Two), Mousy must overcome his cowardly nature and acquire the skills necessary to defeat the White Tiger.

Notable for being the final film in which Kwan Tak-hing portrayed folk hero Wong Fei-hung (and, oddly enough, for its famous laundry scene being directly referenced in Batman Forever), Dreadnaught is a cult favourite amongst martial arts fans, and Eureka Classics is proud to present the film in its UK debut on Blu-ray from a brand new 2K restoration!

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Limited Edition O-Card slipcase featuring new artwork by Darren Wheeling [2000 copies]
  • Reversible sleeve design featuring original poster artwork
  • Original Cantonese mono audio
  • Optional English dubbed audio
  • Optional English Subtitles, newly translated for this release
  • Brand new feature length audio commentary by Asian film expert Frank Djeng (NY Asian Film Festival)
  • Brand new feature length audio commentary by action cinema experts Mike Leeder & Arne Venema
  • Archival interview with actress Lily Li (21 mins)
  • Trailers
  • A Limited Edition collector’s booklet featuring new writing by James Oliver [2000 copies]
  • *All extras subject to change

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