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    Unique ID Code: 0000198179
    Added by: Jitendar Canth
    Added on: 16/6/2019 16:30
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    Last Hurrah For Chivalry & Hand Of Death: Two Films By John Woo

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    Two John Woo classics
    Certificate: 18
    Running Time: 204 mins
    Retail Price: £27.99
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    Content Type: Movie

    Synopsis:
    A decade before he would change action filmmaking forever with A Better Tomorrow and The Killer, director John Woo was directing martial-arts films for the two biggest studios in Hong Kong, Shaw Brothers and Golden Harvest. Under the mentorship of the great Chang Cheh (Five Deadly Venoms), Woo began to develop his signature style, films that featured slick, stylish and often violent choreography, with dramatic plots that revolved around brotherhood, honour and redemption. Presented here are two of his early works from this period.

    In Last Hurrah for Chivalry, two killers (Pai Wei and Damian Lau) agree to help a man exact vengeance upon a kung fu master. Woo s first cinematic masterpiece, Last Hurrah for Chivalry is a dark and violent revenge film, featuring lightning fast swordplay and stylish cinematography.

    In Hand of Death, a young Shaolin monk must train to defeat a dangerous Manchu warlord (James Tien) who is intent on wiping out the Shaolin once and for all. Featuring early performances from Jackie Chan and Sammo Hung (both also handled the film s stunts, along with third brother Yuen Biao), Hand of Death is an exquisitely stylish example of old school kung fu filmmaking.

    Obscure and largely unseen for many years, Eureka Classics is proud to present these two early films from one of action cinema s all-time greats for the first time ever on Blu-ray, from brand new 2K restorations.

    Special Features:
    Stunning 1080p presentation of both films on Blu-ray, from brand new 2K restorations
    Cantonese, Mandarin and English audio options
    Optional English subtitles
    Brand new audio commentaries on both Last Hurrah for Chivalry and Hand of Death, by martial-arts cinema authority Mike Leeder
    Archival interviews with director John Woo
    Trailers for both films
    Reversible inlay featuring original poster artwork
    Limited Edition Collector s booklet featuring new writing by film writer Matthew Thrift [First 2000 copies only]

    Video Tracks:
    2.35:1 widescreen 1080p

    Audio Tracks:
    PCM 2.0 Stereo Mandarin
    PCM 2.0 Stereo Cantonese
    PCM 2.0 Stereo English
    PCM 1.0 Mono Mandarin
    PCM 1.0 Mono Cantonese
    PCM 1.0 Mono English

    Subtitle Tracks:
    English

    Directed By:
    John Woo

    Written By:

    Starring:
    Tao-Liang Tan
    James Tien
    Jackie Chan
    Ching Chu
    Pao-Shan Chang
    Feng Chen Chen
    Sheng Chiang
    Chi Chu Chin
    Sammo Kam-Bo Hung
    Pai Wei
    Damian Lau
    Kong Lau
    Chiu-Hua Wei
    Pray
    Hoi Sang Lee
    Pak Chun-Tong

    Music From:
    Joseph Koo
    Frankie Chan

    Director of Photography:
    Yung-Chi Liang
    Yiu-Tsou Cheung

    Editor:
    Peter Cheung
    Tung-Chun Yuan

    Costume Designer:
    Kuan-Kai Kong

    Producer:
    Raymond Chow

    Executive Producer:
    Chien Peng

    Distributor:
    Eureka Entertainment

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