Once Upon a Time in China Trilogy (Blu-ray)

Director: Tsui Hark

Stars: Jet Li Biao Yuen

1991 Hong Kong S.A.R., China

Action Adventure

 

£35.99

TECHNICAL DETAILS

TECHNICAL DETAILS
  • Country: Hong Kong S.A.R., China
  • Language: Cantonese / English
  • Year: 1991
  • Runtime:
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Colour: Colour
  • Certificate: 15
  • Subtitles: English (optional)
  • Genre: Action
  • SKU: EKA70315
  • 4 Discs
  • Release Date: Nov 26, 2018
Format:

SYNOPSIS

Tsui Hark’s phenomenal Once Upon a Time in China trilogy finally arrives on Blu-ray in the UK from brand new 4K restorations! Starring Jet Li as the real life Cantonese folk hero, Wong Fei-hung, a physical embodiment of traditional Chinese values and moral incorruptibility, this martial-arts epic charts China’s transition into the modern-world as it gradually abandons its old traditions and begins to accept the inevitable encroach of Western cultures.

Once Upon a Time in China – In 19th century Canton, Wong Fei-hung battles ruthless imperialist forces determined to subjugate his country and enslave his people, leading to a climactic fight sequence still regarded as one of the best ever filmed.

Once Upon a Time in China II – Wong Fei-hung faces off against the White Lotus Cult, a dangerous xenophobic group seeking to drive all European influence out of China, as well as a corrupt military officer, played by Donnie Yen in his breakthrough role.

Once Upon a Time in China III – Wong Fei-hung travels to Peking and is forced to enter a martial-arts contest in order to prevent an assassination attempt against a prominent Chinese diplomat who wants to showcase traditional Chinese martial-arts, and restore national pride.

With action sequences choreographed by the legendary Yuen Woo-ping, the Once Upon a Time in China series is a glorious high-point in martial-arts filmmaking, and Eureka Classics is proud to present Tsui Hark’s original trilogy, as well as Once Upon a Time in China and America (which saw Jet Li return to the Wong Fei-hung role after a four year gap) for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK in a special Limited Edition Box Set loaded with extra content.

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Special Limited Edition Box Set
  • 1080p presentations of all three films, sourced from brand new 4K restorations and making their UK debuts on Blu-ray
  • Original Cantonese audio (original source audio tracks and restored 5.1 audio options available)
  • Optional English audio tracks
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Once Upon a Time in China and America [100 mins, HD] – The final chapter in the Once Upon a Time in China series, with Jet Li making a triumphant return to his most iconic role
  • New audio commentaries on films I-III by martial-arts cinema expert Mike Leeder
  • A new video essay by Travis Crawford
  • New Interviews with key Cast & Crew (More Info TBC)
  • The Legend of Wong Fei-hung [48 mins] – a three-part featurette on the legendary folk hero
  • Archival interview with actor and Shaw Brothers veteran Yen Shi-kwan [10 mins]
  • Archival interview with Jet Li [10 mins]
  • Archival interview with Donnie Yen
  • Archival Q&A with Jet Li [10 mins]
  • Archival interview with director Tsui Hark [23 mins]
  • Archival interview with actor John Wakefield [11 mins]
  • Making of Once Upon a Time in China and America [25 mins]
  • Stills Galleries
  • Trailers
  • ALL EXTRAS SUBJECT TO CHANGE
  • Box Set Exclusive - Collector's booklets featuring new essays, and an abundance of archival material and ephemera

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