Encounter of the Spooky Kind (Blu-ray)

Director: Sammo Hung

1980 Hong Kong

Action

 

£17.99

Release Date: 21st June 2021

TECHNICAL DETAILS

TECHNICAL DETAILS
  • Country: Hong Kong
  • Language: Cantonese
  • Year: 1980
  • Runtime: 103
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1
  • Colour: Colour
  • Certificate: 15
  • Subtitles: Optional English Subtitles
  • Genre: Action
  • SKU: EKA70425
  • 1 Disc
  • Release Date: Jun 21, 2021
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SYNOPSIS

A defining film in Hong Kong genre cinema, Encounter of the Spooky Kind blended kung fu, special effects, and Chinese folklore to invent a whole new sub-genre of asian cinema, the jiangshi film, which only a few years later would spawn the iconic and hugely successful Mr. Vampire.

Sammo Hung plays Courageous Cheung, a man well known in his local village for his lack of fear. His reputation is soon put to the test after he is tricked into spending the night in a temple full of spirits, zombies, and vampires!

Not content with delivering a bucket load of supernatural chills and thrills, Sammo also delivers some of the finest action choreography of his career. Eureka Classics is proud to present Encounter of the Spooky Kind on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK, from a brand new 2K restoration!

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Limited Edition O-Card slipcase featuring new artwork by Darren Wheeling [2000 copies]
  • Limited Edition reversible poster featuring the film’s original HK artwork [2000 copies]
  • 1080p presentation on Blu-ray from a brand new 2K restoration (worldwide debut of this restoration on home video)
  • Cantonese audio (original mono presentation)
  • Rare alternate Cantonese soundtrack
  • 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)
  • Archival interview with Sammo Hung
  • Alternate English opening & closing credits
  • Stills Gallery
  • Original trailer
  • Limited Edition collector’s booklet featuring new writing by James Oliver [2000 copies]

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