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02 October 2019

Eureka Classics showcases THREE FILMS WITH SAMMO HUNG (review)

Martial arts star Sammo Hung's career as director and Golden Harvest star gets an overview with THREE FILMS WITH SAMMO HUNG.  In THE IRON-FISTED MONK, Hung trains at a Shaolin temple to get revenge on Manchu gangsters who killed his master.  In THE MAGNIFICENT BUTCHER, Hung is a butcher who trains with master Wong Fei-Hung.  A case of mistaken identity leads to a war with another formidable master.  In EASTERN CONDORS, Asian American convicts are recruited to take a suicide mission in Vietnam after the war.

REVIEW LINK: Eureka Video (UK) Region B Blu-ray (DVDCompare)

THREE FILMS WITH SAMMO HUNG Blu-ray specs:
  • Disc One - The Iron Fisted Monk:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.39:1 widescreen
    • Cantonese and "classic" English dub in LPCM 1.0 mono and "modern" English dub in LPCM 2.0 stereo
    • Optional English Subtitles
    • Audio Commentary by Asian film expert Frank Djeng (NY Asian Film Festival) 
    • Interview with actor/director Sammo Hung #1
    • Interview with actor/director Sammo Hung #2
    • Theatrical Trailer
  • Disc Two - The Magnificent Butcher:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.39:1 widescreen
    • Cantonese orginal and alternate LPCM 1.0 mono dubs, "classic" English LPCM 1.0 mono dub, and "modern" English LPCM 2.0 stereo dub
    • Optional English Subtitles
    • Audio Commentary by martial-arts cinema authority Mike Leeder and filmmaker Arne Venema 
    • Interview with actor Sammo Hung #1
    • Interview with actor Sammo Hung #2
    • Interview with director Yuen Woo-ping
    • Theatrical Traile
  • Disc Three - Eastern Condors:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.39:1 widescreen
    • Cantonese orginal and alternate LPCM 1.0 mono dubs, "classic" English LPCM 1.0 mono dub, and "modern" English LPCM 2.0 stereo dub
    • Optional English Subtitles
    • Audio Commentary by martial-arts cinema authority Mike Leeder and filmmaker Arne Venema (on the HK version) 
    • Audio Commentary by Asian film expert Frank Djeng (on the HK version) 
    • Complete English Export Version in HD with English Dolby Digital 1.0 mono audio
    • "Sammo Hung on Eastern Condors" interview
    • "Sammo Hung on Jackie Chan and Yuen Biao" interview
    • Interview with actor Yuen Wah
    • Export Opening and Closing Credits
    • "EASTERN CONDORS Live!"
    • Teaser Trailer
    • Hong Kong Theatrical Trailer
    • Japanese Theatrical Trailer
  • The first print run of 2,000 copies comes with a limited edition O-card slipcase and a 35-page booklet featuring new writing on all three films

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