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18 December 2020

88 Films resurrects the Dragon with Jackie Chan's NEW FIST OF FURY (review)

THE BIG BOSS/FIST OF FURY producer/director Lo Wei handpicked Jackie Chan to be the next Bruce Lee which proved to ber a bad fit in spite of Chan going on to become a martial arts superstar.  In this early effort NEW FIST OF FURY, Chan plays a Taiwanese street thief who may be the only hope of avenging the Dragon's death at the hands of Japanese occupiers.

REVIEW LINK: 88 Films (UK) Region B Blu-ray (DVD Drive-in)

NEW FIST OF FURY Blu-ray specs:

  • 1976 Mandarin Cut (2 hours):
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.35:1 Widescreen
    • Mandarin and English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
    • Optional English Subtitles
    • Audio Commentary by Asian cinema expert Brandon Bentley and artist/Hong Kong cinema expert R.P. “Kung Fu Bob” O’Brien
    • Audio Commentary by Hong Kong cinema expert Andrew Staton
  • 1980 Cantonese Cut (82 minutes):
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.35:1 Widescreen
    • Cantonese and English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
    • Optional English Subtitles
  • Hong Kong Theatrical Trailer
  • English Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible Cover with original Hong Kong poster artwork and brand-new artwork from R.P. “Kung Fu Bob” O’Brien
  • The first print run includes a slipcover with brand-new artwork from R.P. “Kung Fu Bob” O’Brien and an extensive booklet by Bruce Lee Historian and Martial Arts movie reviewer for Martial Arts Illustrated and World of Martial Arts magazines Andrew Staton.

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